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Race wins propel Bethune ahead in NZ Formula 1600 Championship title hunt

January 20, 2019

Three wins from four races at Teretonga Park, Invercargill, over the weekend has propelled Auckland driver Josh Bethune ahead on the 2018/19 NZ Formula 1600 Championship points table. The southern circuit hosted four 8-lap races in varying weather conditions that saw 21 cars take to the grid. It was the third round of the national series which also doubled as..

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Second Wigram Cup win for Bethune at F1600 round

January 13, 2019

Auckland’s Josh Bethune has won the prestigious Wigram Cup for the second consecutive year with a dominant performance at the Mike Pero Motorsport Park in Christchurch over the weekend. The 12-lap feature race was part of the second round of the New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship. Second home was US driver Spike Kohlbecker ahead of Zac Stichbury from Hawke’s Bay...

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Rookie Penrose wins; Kohlbecker shines

January 12, 2019

Rookie driver James Penrose has won the opening race at the second round of the New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship held at the Mike Pero Motorsport Park this afternoon. Penrose was able to hold out championship leader Josh Bethune who took second from pole-sitter Jordan Michels. “I couldn’t be happier,” exclaimed Penrose. “He (Bethune) was pushing me all the way..

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Rivals look to threaten Bethune’s NZ F1600 Championship lead at Ruapuna

January 7, 2019

2018/19 New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship Round 2– Preview 12-13 January 2019 Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Christchurch A large grid of 26 Formula 1600 single seaters will take to the Mike Pero Motorsport Park this coming weekend as the second of five New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship rounds gets underway.  Current points leader Josh Bethune from Auckland (Ray GR17) will..

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Bethune dominants opening NZ F1600 round at Timaru

November 11, 2018

Auckland’s Josh Bethune has stamped his mark on the 2018/19 New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship with a dominant performance at Timaru on Saturday.  Bethune set the fastest lap in qualifying then crossed the line first in all three races. Wins were recorded for race 1 and 3 while a 5 sec penalty was given for passing under a yellow flag..

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National F1600 title fight underway at Timaru this weekend

November 8, 2018

Twenty-four cars will line up on the grid in Timaru on Saturday for the opening round of the New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship. Also doubling as the second round of the South Island F1600 Champs, the one-day event will see more young drivers joining the field, making it one of the best line-ups for several seasons. It was Auckland’s Josh..

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