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Championship contenders eager to return to track

May 29, 2020

Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship contenders Peter Vodanovich and Jaden Ransley have made the most of the Covid-19 lockdown period, keeping their skills sharp in the virtual world. Now though, the Kiwi duo are keen to get back on track and conclude the tight championship fight with young Australian Jaylyn Robotham. Just 78 points covers the fast trio. We caught..


Restructure positions MotorSport New Zealand well for future

May 28, 2020

The board of MotorSport New Zealand has implemented a restructuring of its team and believes the organisation is now well-positioned for the future. The board considered at length its responsibilities to its member clubs in reaching its decisions. “When we proposed the restructure on 8 May, MotorSport New Zealand employed 12 people. Following detailed consultation with staff over the past..


Toyota will continue to support motorsport in New Zealand

May 27, 2020

Motorsport is steeped in history and enjoys a rich heritage. From its beginnings soon after the automobile was invented (as the joke goes, the first race was just after the second car was built), through two World Wars, and the social backlash of the 1955 Le Mans disaster, people often predict the demise of the sport. Yet it keeps adapting...


The Murphy Legacy Continues

May 26, 2020

Motorsport New Zealand and the Motorsport New Zealand Scholarship Trust today proudly announced the 2019 Motorsport New Zealand Elite Academy year winner. This announcement is normally held during the last weekend of May at the night of nights for New Zealand Motorsport,  the annual awards prize-giving for the season's racing. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, this particular award was announced..


Billy Frazer crowned champion as NZ Formula Ford Championship declared 

May 26, 2020

The ITM NZ Formula Ford Championship has been declared early after series organisers voted to cancel the final round after exhausting viable options for a series finale amongst the uncertain COVID-19 situation. Pukekohe teenager Billy Frazer led the standings after the most recent round and will be crowned the NZ Formula Ford Champion. In a stellar debut season, Frazer took..


Brendon Hartley – an outstanding Kiwi on and off the track

May 25, 2020

He’s one of our finest motorsport exports. A winner at Le Mans, a winner in the World Endurance Championship and a winner in many of the other major world endurance challenges. He’s had a spell in F1 and came through the ranks of New Zealand motor racing on the way. Today he’s also one of the busiest drivers in the..


Endurance Racing ready to return

May 25, 2020

Endurance Racing in New Zealand is getting ready to return as the entire sport starts getting back into gear. The two popular island-based series alongside the NZ Endurance Championship has enjoyed strong fields with talented drivers and increasingly impressive machinery vying across one and three-hour races. The South Island Endurance Series will be first to get underway. The opening round..


MotorSport New Zealand restructure in progress

May 22, 2020

The board of MotorSport New Zealand has provided an update regarding the proposed restructure of the organisation which was initiated on 8 May. Wayne Christie, elected President of MotorSport New Zealand Inc, says: “Following a carefully considered consultation process with staff, which included significant opportunity for staff input, the board of MotorSport New Zealand has today provided staff with a..


MotorSport New Zealand’s ‘Back in Motion’ plan revealed

May 20, 2020

MotorSport New Zealand has released its ‘Back in Motion’ plan which outlines how motorsport events may take place under current COVID-19 restrictions.  The plan and resources have been developed after extensive consultation with our commission and departments along with circuits and event organisers. Additional expert bodies such as the Ministry of Health, Sport NZ and Motorsport Australia were also used..


MotorSport New Zealand CEO Resigns

May 15, 2020

Simon Baker, the Chief Executive Officer of MotorSport New Zealand, and the organisation’s President Wayne Christie have agreed that there are irreconcilable differences and will go their separate ways. Mr. Baker has resigned effective today, 15 May 2020.


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