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NZ Hillclimb Championship starts in Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa

September 27, 2019

MotorSport New Zealand’s 2019-20 NZ Hillclimb Championship gets underway on 5 October with the first round jointly hosted by the Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa Car Clubs across two weekends. The NZ Hillclimb Championship is one of MotorSport NZ’s longest-contested titles, dating back to 1956. Nowadays the NZ Hillclimb Championship forms part of the ClubSport discipline within MotorSport NZ’s competitive activities...


MotorSport New Zealand announces first FIA Motorsport Games drivers

September 24, 2019

Aucklander Flynn Mullany and Taupo’s Faine Kahia are the first drivers confirmed to represent ‘Team New Zealand’ in the upcoming FIA Motorsport Games taking place in Rome, Italy on 1-3 November. In June, the FIA unveiled a new international, multidisciplinary sporting event called the FIA Motorsport Games where sees drivers compete for their country, not individual recognition. The 2019 FIA..


MotorSport NZ supports Hawkewood’s Chinese APRC finale bid

September 11, 2019

New Zealand rally driver Andrew Hawkeswood is heading to the final round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship in China this October with support from MotorSport New Zealand. In March, MotorSport New Zealand released details of a $5,000 grant for one New Zealand competitor who qualified for October’s APRC final in China. Auckland-based Hawkeswood qualified for the APRC final..


MotorSport NZ supports Supercars’ 2020 ANZAC date

August 29, 2019

The recent announcement of the 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship calendar offers some MotorSport New Zealand Race Championship competitors an exciting opportunity to potentially start and conclude their 2019-20 race season at the biggest motorsport event currently held in New Zealand. Supercars revealed their 2020 calendar on 28 August, with the ITM Auckland SuperSprint moving to the ANZAC long weekend..


Hamlin reappointed to MotorSport NZ board

August 2, 2019

Invercargill’s Nick Hamlin has been reappointed to the MotorSport New Zealand board of directors for a three-year term. Hamlin has already contributed to the governance of MotorSport NZ as an appointed board member from October 2016 to May 2019 where he focused on assisting the organisation to meet health and safety regulatory requirements and served as the board liaison person..


New CEO for MotorSport NZ brings commercial and technology background

July 26, 2019

Simon Baker starts as MotorSport New Zealand’s new Chief Executive Officer on 29 July following a comprehensive recruitment process conducted by the organisation’s board members. MotorSport NZ is the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) appointed governing body for motor sports in New Zealand and required a new CEO when the previous CEO Brian Budd resigned after ten years with the..


Major refresh for NZ Formula Ford Championship

July 14, 2019

One of New Zealand’s longest-running single seater motor racing championships, the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship has had a major refresh with MotorSport New Zealand appointing a new championship organiser and announcing new regulations. Using international Formula Ford regulations of the era, the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship first ran in 1971 with David Oxton the inaugural champion. With the..


MotorSport NZ confirms TCR NZ promoter

June 8, 2019

MotorSport New Zealand has awarded the contract for the commercial and promotional rights of the new TCR New Zealand motor racing series to the ANZ Motorsport Group, a new subsidiary company of the Australian Racing Group (ARG), which promotes the TCR Australia Series. The decision was announced at the second TCR Australia Series round at Philip Island, an event attended..


Situations Vacant: Chief Executive Officer

June 8, 2019

MotorSport New Zealand (MSNZ) is recognised and appointed by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) as the governing body of four wheeled motor sport in New Zealand and as their sole authority having the sporting power with the right to organise officially sanctioned National Championship, Series and other motor sport events. Motor sport is an exciting, diverse and dynamic sport..


MotorSport NZ statement: CEO resignation

May 31, 2019

Brian Budd has today, 31 May 2019, announced his resignation from the role of Chief Executive Officer of MotorSport New Zealand. Mr Budd joined MotorSport NZ as the General Manager in 2009 and, following a change in the organisation’s constitution, became the CEO in 2015. Mr Budd says, after ten years, it feels like the time is right to do..