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‘Back in Motion’ guidelines updated to fit COVID-19 Protection Framework

December 2, 2021

MotorSport New Zealand has now completed the new Back in Motion guidelines which have been completely reworked to meet the COVID-19 Protection Framework which takes effect on Friday 3 December 2021. The new document can be viewed by clicking here. The new Back in Motion guidelines detail all three stages of the CPF and detail how the government is requiring the use..


Track Tec Racing have proven performance in TCR category

December 1, 2021

Competition in the New Zealand TCR Championship is expected to again be close as we head into a new three-round 2022 season. Highlands Motorsport Park based Track Tec Racing have a proven race and championship winning history and bring plenty of experience to the new season. Current NZ TCR champion, Chris van der Drift, won the 2021 title driving a..


Key Rally Volunteers wanted

November 27, 2021

At the end of 2020, the Board appointed a group to look at the future of rallying in New Zealand. Named the 'Rally Futures Group', it consisted of six leading figures in the New Zealand rally community who worked with the CRO to understand and create a proposed path forward for rallying in New Zealand. This was presented to the Member Clubs at..


New Zealand Rally Championship calendar locked in for 2022

November 23, 2021

Rally New Zealand in Auckland will comprise rounds five and six of the 2022 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship and set the calendar in stone. Organisers confirmed the six-round championship today, which will finish with a stunning double-header in Auckland on some of the most iconic roads on the planet while the rallying world looks on. The..


COVID-19 Protection Framework implementation announcement

November 22, 2021

The NZ Government has announced that the COVID-19 Protection Framework will be implemented from Friday 3 December. This will mean a number of events will need to comply with the new regulations set by the government in the COVID-19 Protection Framework. MotorSport New Zealand released its initial guidance and understanding of how the COVID-19 Protection Framework will effect motorsport events..


“TCR offers huge benefits” M-Developments

November 19, 2021

Results on track are always the best proof and TCR category cars certainly showed what they are capable of in the recently completed four-round 2021 Carter’s Tyre Service South Island Endurance Series. Two VW Golf GTi TCRs’ finished second and fourth overall in the Three-Hour competition while TCR cars filled the top four places in the Class A & B..


COVID-19 Protection Framework Update

November 18, 2021

As we draw closer to the implementation of the COVID-19 Protection Framework, we have been fielding an increasing number of calls from Member Clubs, Competitors and Volunteers who are seeking some guidance on how the COVID-19 Protection Framework will affect motorsport events in the future. This document is designed to provide some guidance on our understanding of the framework however..


NZ Formula Ford opener postponed

November 16, 2021

In a joint decision, North Island Formula Ford and South Island Formula Ford have postponed the opening round of the 2022 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship scheduled at Highlands Motorsport Park on January 12-14. Indecision and uncertainty from the government over covid protocols, boundaries etc. combined with the lack of any form of testing and race mileage by NIFF competitors..


Pukekohe round of MotorSport New Zealand Race Championship postponed

November 15, 2021

Motorsport Promoter Speed Works has been left with little choice but to postpone its December Pukekohe race meeting and reschedule the classes racing there to other events on its calendar later in the season. Several non-championship classes will now race in the Waikato at Hampton Downs over the weekend of December 17-19 - a new date - while other categories..


Taupo Motorsport Park sold to Tony Quinn

November 4, 2021

Tony Quinn has acquired Taupo Motorsport Park following a Special General Meeting where outgoing shareholders voted to accept Quinn's $9.8m offer to buy the circuit's land and assets. Taupo Motorsport Park joins Hampton Downs and Highlands Motorsport Parks in Quinn's New Zealand portfolio of race circuits alongside Queensland Raceway which Quinn recently purchased in Australia. "Third time lucky," said Tony..



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