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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing NZ confirms biggest ever NZ motorsport prize fund

October 16, 2020

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand (TGRNZ) will enhance the Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship’s status as the number one stepping stone for up and coming Kiwi racing talent with the biggest ever prize pool for a New Zealand motorsport series. Seventeen up and coming racers were on hand at Hampton Downs today (Friday) to try out the thoroughbred TR86 racer..

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South Island Three Hour finale heats up with Waite/O’Donnell Audi R8 joining the field at Timaru

October 15, 2020

This Saturday sees the third and final round of the 2020 Carter’s Tyres South Island Endurance Three Hour Series at Timaru International Raceway. The competition has markedly increased over the series and joining the field is another Audi R8 driven by the very quick Andrew Waite and Scott O’Donnell. It has been a one-way show so far with the stunning..

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Rally Bay of Plenty spectator information released

October 14, 2020

Spectator information for the Rally Bay of Plenty for use in conjunction with official rally map and safety information. Saturday October 17: The motorsport activity starts with a free Rally Show on Whakatane’s waterfront on Saturday afternoon. The full field will be in attendance from 3.30pm at the Kakahoroa Drive carpark and at 4.30pm Whakatane mayor Judy Turner will flag..

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Thriller expected with titles on the line in Timaru for One Hour South Island Endurance Series

October 14, 2020

Forty entries will take to the grid this Saturday, in Timaru, contesting the third and final round of the 2020 Carter’s Tyres South Island One-Hour Endurance Series.  Overall and four separate Class titles are on the line in a series where finishing is vital to be in contention. There have been two separate race winners this season, but neither are..

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Drift King Mad Mike to feature at Repco Battle of Jacks Ridge!

October 13, 2020

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbcHThRKdiw[/embed] Drift King Mad Mike Whiddett will bring his RUMBUL super truck to the Repco Battle of Jacks Ridge next month. The 2018 Formula Drift Japan Championship winner is one of New Zealand’s most successful and recognisable motorsport personalities and will be a major feature at the November 15 event at the purpose-built WRC-calibre power stage on former national champion..

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Dayle ITM confirms strong driver pairing for Toyota TR86 enduros

October 13, 2020

Dayle ITM Racing's Christina Orr-West will team up with endurance driver Rowan Shepherd for the forthcoming two round Toyota 86 Endurance championship in what promises to be one of the strongest combinations on the grid. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing NZ confirmed last week that the mini endurance series will herald the start of the 2020-2021 Toyota 86 racing season. The Endurance..

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Racing World Podcast #16

October 13, 2020

Arguably one of the biggest weekends in Australasian sport but certainly ranking at the top end of the motorsport calendar. Once again the ‘Editor at Large’ of Auto Action magazine – labelled ‘Australia’s #1 Motor Racing read since 1971’ – Mark Fogarty - joins the discussion to add his unique perspective on the coming weekend. ‘Foges’ still has a dodgy..

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Rally New Zealand Esport Series starts today

October 12, 2020

Rally New Zealand, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and MotorSport New Zealand have teamed up with Lets Play Live to host the official Rally New Zealand Esport Series, Auckland, Presented by MotorSport New Zealand, featuring the recently released WRC 9 motor-sim game and the beautiful Rally NZ rally stages. Motor-sim PC racers will be able to compete in..

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Carter Strang wins second successive Rankleburn rally

October 11, 2020

Carter Strang of Wallacetown, on the outskirts of Invercargill, took his second successive victory in the Eastern Southland Car Club’s MLT/Heartland Hotels Ernslaw One Limited Rankleburn Rally in West Otago on Saturday. Strang, the defending champion and top seed, along with co-driver Stewart Robbie won all four Special Stages just as they had done last year in their Mitsubishi Lancer..

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Strong field for Driven Auto Sales Rally Bay of Plenty

October 9, 2020

The first gravel road event on the 2020 North Island rally calendar has attracted a high-quality field of 52 crews. The Driven Auto Sales Rally Bay of Plenty running out of Whakatane over the October 17-18 weekend features some of New Zealand’s best rally drivers as well as a strong turnout of Clubman and Novice teams. The challenge awaiting the..

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