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Dominant Hunt could seal title in South Canterbury

June 19, 2019

Ben Hunt could wrap up the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship at this weekend’s fourth round in South Canterbury. The Subaru driver could secure his second career championship should he make it four wins on the bounce and if closest rival Josh Marston finishes outside the top four at Stadium Finance Rally South Canterbury. Hunt has dominated..

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Paddon going all out at South Canterbury

June 19, 2019

Hyundai rally driver Hayden Paddon will be going all out at this Saturday’s one-day South Canterbury Rally with Samantha Gray, another Timaru local, back in the co-driver’s seat of the Hyundai i20 AP4. Paddon is originally from Geraldine so this is his ‘home’ rally and one he enjoys a great deal. He plans to up the pace he showed last..

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Boost for Castrol Toyota Racing Series as FIA confirms winter championships’ status

June 18, 2019

New Zealand’s premier single seater motorsport championship has received a major boost from world motorsport's governing body following a meeting of the FIA World Motorsport Council (WMSC) at the end of last week. Drivers aiming to qualify for a Formula One Super Licence can now count Super Licence points from a European winter championship as well as a summer championship..

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Shepherd secures top TCR seat for Spanish and Belgian 24 hour races

June 13, 2019

Kiwi racer Rowan Shepherd has secured a drive in two of Europe's biggest endurance events as he looks to build a career in both the burgeoning TCR category and in international endurance racing. The 27 year old - originally from Hawkes Bay and now a Christchurch resident - will compete in the TCR class of the 24 Hour of the..

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Next Generation BNT V8 Breaks Cover

June 13, 2019

A new and exciting era for V8 racing in New Zealand is on the horizon with the BNT V8s Championship announcing technical details of their next generation car. A huge leap forward in design and technical specification the new car platform is to be designed and built by Pace Innovations in Australia, and will be designed to look like two..

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Fight Back to Podium Finish

June 11, 2019

Although leading APRC Rally Montre at the time, broken suspension on Stage 9 prevented Mike Young from posting his first win in the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship driving the CUSCO TRD Yaris 4WD . Co-driver Malcolm Read showed his amazing skills by rebuilding the suspension on the road-section afterwards, but the time lost proved too much to claw back..

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Kiwi Toyota 86 racer, Vodanovich joins Paul Morris Motorsports

June 11, 2019

18-year-old New Zealand racer, Peter Vodanovich will complete his maiden Australian Toyota 86 Racing Series season with Paul Morris Motorsports, which currently fields Declan Fraser and Luke Vanna. Vodanovich visited the Paul Morris Racing Academy at the Norwell Motorplex on the Gold Coast after finishing the opening round at Phillip Island fifth overall. From there, he has been awarded a..

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Lawson crashes out of the lead at Spa but retains 2nd in Euroformula Open championship

June 10, 2019

A lightning start in the final Euroformula Open race at Spa-Francorchamps catapulted Liam Lawson into the lead before disaster struck when the 17-year-old Kiwi clashed with his Red Bull Junior teammate Yuki Tsunoda and both drivers retired. Lawson started from grid five and made up two places by the first corner. He then went hunting his two Motopark teammates, Tsunoda and pole-man Marino Sato...

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North Island Champions crowned at Hampton Downs

June 9, 2019

There was sweet revenge for their Pukekohe disappointment for Jonny Reid and Neil Foster as they dominated the final round of the ENEOS North Island Endurance Series Three Hour championship at Hampton Downs.  But it was Glenn Smith and John De Veth who cruised home in the challenging conditions to lift the 2019 title. In the One Hour race and..

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Lawson takes another podium in EFO from 8th to 3rd in the opening race at Spa

June 9, 2019

A poor qualifying by Liam Lawson for the opening race of Euroformula Open at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium didn't stop the Kiwi teenager from making the podium. In the closing minutes of the morning qualifying session, Lawson tumbled from 2nd to 8th as he battled with a badly understeering car. Team Motopark made considerable changes to Lawson's car for the mid-afternoon 13-lap race,..

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