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Speedway champion Michael Pickens to contest Rally Canterbury

May 26, 2021

Multi-NZ speedway champion Michael Pickens will contest the one-day Lone Star Canterbury Rally on Sunday 6 June 2021. The nine-time Midget car and current NZ Sprintcar champion will drive a Stadium Finance Toyota Corolla DX in his first ever car rally with Christchurch’s Stephen Lloyd in the co-driver’s seat. No stranger to competing on dirt and going sideways, Pickens is..

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NZ Formula Ford Championship management statement

May 25, 2021

MotorSport New Zealand has confirmed that the North Island Formula Ford and South Island Formula Ford clubs will jointly manage the NZ Formula Ford Championship for the next three seasons. A long-term agreement between the two clubs and MotorSport New Zealand has been signed. The agreement outlines the key roles and responsibilities for each of the parties along with goals..

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TGRNZ confirms more Toyota FT60 test dates

May 24, 2021

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand has confirmed an extensive list of test dates at Hampton Downs with its current Toyota FT60 TRS car over the coming months as it continues its programme ahead of the 2022 Castrol Toyota Racing Series. TGRNZ has already run a successful test day in the South Island at the Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna which..

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Evans takes second in Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season opener

May 24, 2021

The action-packed opening round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup ended with a convincing win for the reigning champion Larry ten Voorde (Team GP Elite). The Dutchman controlled the twice red-flagged race on the famous street circuit of Monte Carlo and crossed the finish line more than three seconds ahead of New Zealander Jaxon Evans (Martinet by Alméras). “That was..

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Leitch secures podium on 24 Hour Series debut

May 24, 2021

Kiwi GT driver Brendon Leitch has secured a podium finish on debut in the Hankook 12 Hour GT race at Hockenheim in Germany, the fifth round of the 2021 24 Hour series. The race was run in two parts over the weekend on the iconic Rhine Valley track - with the first segment a six and a half hour race..

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Indy 500 Qualifying 2021 Racing World Special Podcast

May 23, 2021

Drama, tension speed and the unknown that's what makes Indy so special and today was no different. This is Indy qualifying at its finest and will big names to get in the show 2021 is set to be a great race. We review the day chat with Scott Dixon, TK, Will Power, Ryan Hunter Reay, Charlie Kimball, Alex Palou, Sebastien..

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Scott McLaughlin and Steve Horne inducted into Motorsport Wall of Fame

May 22, 2021

Scott McLaughlin and Steve Horne have both been inducted into the Motorsport Wall of Fame at the annual MotorSport New Zealand Awards Evening, held in Christchurch for 2021. The MotorSport Wall of Fame was established in 1994 and is a permanent reminder of the achievements of past and present members who, through their endeavours, have been instrumental in bringing MotorSport..

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Sturgeon, Armstrong, Hunt and Dixon win MotorSport New Zealand premier awards

May 22, 2021

The MotorSport New Zealand’s premier awards have seen a high calibre of individuals recognised for 2021. Winners were announced at the annual MotorSport New Zealand Awards Evening held in Christchurch. Peter Sturgeon was awarded the Lupp Trophy for his efforts in raising the profile of historic touring car racing. The Lupp Trophy is awarded to recognise a competitor from Classic..

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2021 Elite Motorsport Academy class announced

May 22, 2021

The class of 2021 for the MotorSport New Zealand Elite Motorsport Academy has been announced at the annual MotorSport New Zealand Awards Evening in Christchurch. The academy, which has evolved into a world-leading competitor development program and is highly regarded by the FIA, has seen 130 graduates pass through its doors and reads of the “who’s who” of the modern..

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MotorSport New Zealand Annual Conference wrap up

May 21, 2021

The annual MotorSport New Zealand Conference, AGM and Awards take place this weekend in Christchurch. Today, various commissions and departments presented a series of interactive seminars as part of the conference section of the weekend. Admin: MotorSport New Zealand’s office presented a seminar detailing some of the administration processes that the organisation has in place. Attendees were given explanations on..

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