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..
July 22, 2019
A programme designed to mentor relatively new and/or aspiring female motorsport participants who wish to progress their involvement in the sport has been launched by the Women in Motorsport Advisory Commission of MotorSport New Zealand. The female mentees can be competitors, event organisers, volunteers or officials, engineers or media representatives such as journalists and photographers. The programme is designed to..
May 24, 2019
MotorSport New Zealand, through its Women in Motorsport Advisory Commission, has revealed an ambassador scheme designed to raise the visibility of women in New Zealand motorsport. New Zealand’s Women in Motorsport Commission stems from a similar initiative at global level when the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) launched its Women in Motorsport in 2009 with the aim of showing that..
January 21, 2019
New Zealand-based Australian racer Alexandra Whitley is ready to do her best at the intensive W Series selection programme being run in Austria next week. Whitley will be up against 59 other talented female racers vying for one of 18 places to compete in the brand-new W Series, a single-seater motor racing series for women drivers only. The six-race series,..
October 14, 2018
Emma Gilmour was left wondering what could have been at yesterday’s Hyundai NZ Raglan Rally of the Coast, after she had some fast stage times, interspersed with mechanical issues. The final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) started well for her and co-driver Anthony McLoughlin, as they powered the Vantage Windows and Doors Suzuki..
October 8, 2018
A third place on the season’s podium is within Emma Gilmour’s sights at this Saturday’s final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship - the Hyundai NZ Raglan Rally of the Coast. She and co-driver Anthony McLoughlin will be doing their best to maximise their points in the Vantage Windows and Doors Suzuki Swift AP4 over..
October 2, 2018
Chelsea Herbert will graduate to class one of the BNT V8s this season when the championship gets underway at Pukekohe in November. Herbert competed in class two during the 2017/18 season, the 19-year-old becoming the first female to win a V8 Touring Car race in New Zealand, also finding herself a contender for the championship before eventually finishing third overall...
September 30, 2018
The Dayle ITM Mike Racing team’s three-hour race at Mike Pero Motorsport Park was unfortunately all over before it really got going yesterday, at the second round of the Carter’s Tyres South Island Endurance Series. After less than 10 laps on the Ruapuna circuit, near Christchurch, team driver Christina Orr-West was forced to pull off into the pits with a torque..
September 28, 2018
Masterton’s Tracey Stringer has been selected as the New Zealand participant in a trans-Tasman exchange for female motorsport officials. Now in its third year, the exchange is organised by the Women in Motorsport advisory commission (WIMNZ) of MotorSport New Zealand with their Australian counterparts, the Women of Australian Motor Sport (WAMS) to assist female motorsport officials expand their knowledge of..
September 22, 2017
Long-serving volunteer Shelly McSaveney, from Christchurch, has been selected to attend the famed Australian Bathurst endurance race as part of a trans-Tasman female motorsport official exchange programme. The exchange is organised by Women in MotorSport New Zealand (WiMNZ), an advisory group to the sport’s governing body MotorSport New Zealand (MSNZ), and their Australian counterparts Women of Australian Motor Sport (WAMS)...