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Fight Back to Podium Finish

June 11, 2019

Although leading APRC Rally Montre at the time, broken suspension on Stage 9 prevented Mike Young from posting his first win in the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship driving the CUSCO TRD Yaris 4WD . Co-driver Malcolm Read showed his amazing skills by rebuilding the suspension on the road-section afterwards, but the time lost proved too much to claw back..

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Kiwi Toyota 86 racer, Vodanovich joins Paul Morris Motorsports

June 11, 2019

18-year-old New Zealand racer, Peter Vodanovich will complete his maiden Australian Toyota 86 Racing Series season with Paul Morris Motorsports, which currently fields Declan Fraser and Luke Vanna. Vodanovich visited the Paul Morris Racing Academy at the Norwell Motorplex on the Gold Coast after finishing the opening round at Phillip Island fifth overall. From there, he has been awarded a..

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Lawson crashes out of the lead at Spa but retains 2nd in Euroformula Open championship

June 10, 2019

A lightning start in the final Euroformula Open race at Spa-Francorchamps catapulted Liam Lawson into the lead before disaster struck when the 17-year-old Kiwi clashed with his Red Bull Junior teammate Yuki Tsunoda and both drivers retired. Lawson started from grid five and made up two places by the first corner. He then went hunting his two Motopark teammates, Tsunoda and pole-man Marino Sato...

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North Island Champions crowned at Hampton Downs

June 9, 2019

There was sweet revenge for their Pukekohe disappointment for Jonny Reid and Neil Foster as they dominated the final round of the ENEOS North Island Endurance Series Three Hour championship at Hampton Downs.  But it was Glenn Smith and John De Veth who cruised home in the challenging conditions to lift the 2019 title. In the One Hour race and..

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Lawson takes another podium in EFO from 8th to 3rd in the opening race at Spa

June 9, 2019

A poor qualifying by Liam Lawson for the opening race of Euroformula Open at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium didn't stop the Kiwi teenager from making the podium. In the closing minutes of the morning qualifying session, Lawson tumbled from 2nd to 8th as he battled with a badly understeering car. Team Motopark made considerable changes to Lawson's car for the mid-afternoon 13-lap race,..

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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..

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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..

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Crawley Clean Sweeps TR Group North Island Formula Ford Winter Series!

June 4, 2019

The open weekend of the North Island Formula Ford Winter series presented by the TR Group started off in an extremely wet fashion, torrential rain mixed with a sprinkling of hail and lightning challenged the teams and driver on saturdays practice. The competitors lapped it up both literally and figuratively, with most of them battling the elements throughout the day..

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GILLIES AND PILCHER TAKE CLASS LEAD IN NZ RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP

June 3, 2019

Toyota crew Andy Gillies and co-driver Nathan Pilcher made the podium for the third rally in a row over the weekend in the Canterbury Rally, taking second in class despite it being their first time together competing in forest and night stages. The pair enjoyed a virtually trouble free run after overcoming a broken alternator bolt on the first stage...

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Subaru’s Hunt makes it three from three NZRC wins

June 3, 2019

Subaru brand ambassador Ben Hunt has now scored a hat-trick of round wins in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) after producing a masterful victory at the Lone Star Rally Canterbury yesterday. Powering his Subaru WRX STI through the seven stages with co-driver Tony Rawstorn, they won every one of them, which hands Hunt a huge..

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