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September 3, 2019

Christina Orr-West is back in a GT3 car for this season's South Island Endurance Championship and is relishing the opportunity. Orr-West will team up with Ben Byers in his family-run Audi R8, which has just had an extensive pre-season factory rebuild. Thirty two year-old Orr-West is the most experienced female racing driver in New Zealand and arguably one of the..


Closing minutes heartbreak for the Dayle ITM Mike Racing team

November 26, 2018

As is often the case in a three-hour endurance race, the war of attrition takes it toll and the Dayle ITM Mike Racing Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 fell victim to a mechanical failure, in the final half hour of the New Zealand Endurance Championship. The driveshaft gave up while driver Brendon Leitch was in third position at the Highlands Motorsport Park-hosted event..


Hometown advantage for Highlands pair in NZ Endurance decider

November 22, 2018

Highlands owner Tony Quinn and the circuit’s resident driving professional Andrew Waite will team up for this weekend’s Carters Tyre Service New Zealand Endurance Championship (NZEC) on Saturday, November 24. It’s the first time the Cromwell circuit has hosted the NZEC finale and Quinn and Waite have done substantially more laps around the track than any other pairing on the..


Highlands set to rumble for NZ Endurance Champs

November 20, 2018

With the best endurance cars in New Zealand set to decent on Cromwell’s Highlands Motorsport Park this Saturday 24 November, teams will put everything on the line as they attempt to claim one of the New Zealand Endurance Championship titles that are up for grabs. In a joint venture between the event hosts South Island Endurance Racing Drivers Club (SIERDC)..


Dayle ITM Mercedes fit and ready for the NZ Endurance Champs

November 19, 2018

New Zealand Endurance Championship drivers beware – the Dayle ITM Mike Racing team has got to the bottom of the recent issues that have been hampering the Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 and it is fighting fit for the winner-takes-all final this Saturday. The Dayle ITM Mercedes’ gearbox has been replaced, eliminating the problem that had been causing torque glitches and forced..


Best field ever for NZ Endurance Championships at Highlands

November 19, 2018

The stage is set for one of the biggest motorsport battles ever staged in New Zealand, as the magnificent Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell hosts the 2018/19 Carters Tyres New Zealand Endurance Championship event this Saturday 24 November. The event is a joint venture between the South Island Endurance Racing Drivers Club (SIERDC) and the North Island Endurance Racing Drivers..


Reid targets NZ Endurance title at Highlands

November 13, 2018

On the same weekend that his former Dick Johnson Racing team will be hoping to win the V8 Supercars title with Scott McLaughlin, Kiwi driver Jonny Reid will be chasing championship glory of his own at Highlands. Reid and co-driver Neil Foster will be one of the fancied pairings to win the 2018/19 Carters Tyre Service New Zealand Endurance Championship..


NZ Endurance title to be decided at Highlands

November 6, 2018

Bragging rights and national titles are at stake when Highlands hosts some of the fastest cars in the country at the 2018/19 Carters Tyre Service New Zealand Endurance Championship (NZEC) on Saturday, November 24. The top 20 cars from the North and South Island Endurance Series’ have been invited to compete in the 'winner takes all' finale. “There’s a massive..


Podium finish for Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR in South Island Endurance Series overall 3 hour race

October 15, 2018

M Developments stepped on the podium this weekend at the third and final round of the 2018 Carters Tyres South Island Endurance Series at Levels, Timaru. Not only did the team finish the series 1 st in their class but 3 rd overall across all classes in the 3 hour series behind the Porsche 991 GT3 Cup driven by Alan..


Whittaker wins as Henderson claims his second One Hour SI Endurance Series title

October 14, 2018

Chris Henderson has won the Carter’s Tyres One Hour South Island Endurance Series after finishing second in the third and final round at Timaru International Raceway on Saturday. Matt Whittaker (Gen2 Porsche 991) won the 60 min race from Henderson (Toyota AE86 V8,) and Rowan Shepherd (Porsche 997 GT3 Cup). Having won the 2017 series, Henderson was not expecting a..