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Murphy top at Elite MotorSport Academy camp

July 9, 2019

Young Hawke’s Bay motor racing competitor Ronan Murphy has topped the points-table following a week-long camp with MotorSport New Zealand’s Elite MotorSport Academy, which is run by the Otago Academy of Sport in Dunedin. The highly regarded Elite MotorSport Academy is a year-long programme administered by the MotorSport NZ Scholarship Trust with the Otago Academy of Sport’s top sports tutors...


Vodanovich wins 2018 NZ Elite MotorSport Academy title

May 25, 2019

Young Auckland race driver Peter Vodanovich has topped the points-table of the 2018 New Zealand Elite MotorSport Academy to win the Ian Snellgrove trophy. The prestigious trophy, awarded in memory of long-time MotorSport New Zealand general manager and Academy programme trustee Ian Snellgrove, was presented to Vodanovich at MotorSport New Zealand’s 2019 annual awards dinner in Wellington on 25 May...


Eight young competitors selected for Elite MotorSport Academy

May 25, 2019

The 2019 intake of New Zealand’s highly regarded Elite MotorSport Academy programme have been named. The eight young competitors come from Auckland, New Plymouth, Taupo, Hawke’s Bay, Palmerston North and Upper Hutt and represent circuit racing, karting and rallying. The 2019 Elite MotorSport Academy participants are: ·         Joshua Bethune, 16, Whitford, Auckland, race driver and karter ·         Thomas Boniface, 15,..


Hedge secures round after dramatic third race

December 9, 2018

Fifteen year old Callum Hedge took his first round win in the Toyota 86 Championship season with an outstanding victory in one of the best races ever seen in the category at Pukekohe Park. For much of the final fifteen lap race on the iconic, original Pukekohe layout a leading pack consisting of Hedge, CareVets team mate Arran Crighton, Saturday..


Hartley’s F1 news sensational for NZ motorsport

October 14, 2017

The announcement that Kiwi racing driver Brendon Hartley will race for Formula 1 team Scuderia Toro Rosso in America next weekend is a yet another major milestone in Hartley’s stellar career and for New Zealand motorsport as a whole. Hartley’s debut F1 race, the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Texas on 22 October,..


Baldwin tops Elite Motorsport Academy points to date

July 9, 2017

Nineteen-year-old race driver Jordan Baldwin has topped the points-table following the intensive week-long camp in Dunedin which commences the New Zealand Elite Motorsport Academy programme for 2017. Baldwin, from Howick, Auckland, is one of eight young motorsport competitors selected to participate in the year-long training and coaching programme designed to provide the competitors with an array of skills and knowledge..


Bamber and Hartley champion NZ motorsport with Le Mans win

June 19, 2017

Kiwis Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley, with German team-mate Timo Bernhard, staged an incredible comeback to win the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours. The drivers and Porsche crew never gave up even though the number two Porsche 919 LMP1 Hybrid was, at one point, 19 laps off the lead and second to last in the standings, and then won the..