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M Developments land three Renault Clio Cup cars in time for the Super Production Series

September 17, 2021

Three new-to-New Zealand Renault Clio Cup cars have just landed in time for the summer of Super Production racing. Queenstown based M Developments, known for running both VW Golf Cup and TCR cars in endurance racing as well as the TCR and Super Production Championships, have organised the cars out of the (one-make) Central Europe Clio Cup Series. Two have..

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‘Mountain Shootout’ added to Esport Lockdown Challenge

September 15, 2021

MotorSport New Zealand’s Esport Lockdown Challenge has been revived following the extension of Alert Level 4 lockdown in Auckland. Eager motorsport competitors are once again confined to their homes with esport the only way to scratch their motorsport itch. The ‘Mountain Shootout’ event, taking place on Sunday night, will pit drivers against each other on the famous Mount Panorama circuit..

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‘Road to NZGP’ programme revealed by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing NZ

September 13, 2021

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand has released details of its Road to NZGP programme and it should help young Kiwi racers into the fast lane for the biggest single seater race weekend of the year. With the ongoing challenges of the global pandemic, the threat of lockdowns and the lack of MIQ availability, the TRS cars will only appear for..

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Applications for the 2022 Team Porsche New Zealand Scholarship Open

September 10, 2021

New Zealand. Team Porsche New Zealand (TPNZ) is opening the application process for its Scholarship to support a young kiwi talent to drive in the 2022 Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia series. In its debut 2021 season, TPNZ has already had success in achieving its purpose – winning & creating a pathway for young New Zealand talent to advance..

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COVID-19 Alert Level change 7 September

September 6, 2021

At 11:59pm on Tuesday night (7 September) areas of New Zealand outside the wider Auckland region will move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2. Auckland remains in Alert Level 4 until 14 September. MotorSport New Zealand has updated the 'Back in Motion' guidelines which allow motorsport events to take place under the updated Delta Level 2 restrictions. Auckland - Level 3..

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More cars expected to contest TCR Championship this summer

September 6, 2021

The momentum is growing as teams prepare for the three-round 2022 TCR Championship this summer. Grid numbers are set to expand with more cars expected into the country and a change in regulations allowing older TCR cars to join the grid. “We are very pleased with the interest for the coming summer,” commented category manager Lindsay Dodd. “We are aware..

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Rowan Shepherd confirms Toyota 86 title defence

September 3, 2021

Christchurch racer and current Best Bars Toyota 86 Champion Rowan Shepherd will defend his title next season. Rowan will race a Toyota 86 entered by race promoter Speed Works Events and he will be aiming squarely at retaining his title and securing a Supercar test in Australia and another test in Toyota’s FT60 single seater. Shepherd (29) - who took..

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Shane van Gisbergen and Simon Evans confirmed for Elite Academy Esport event

September 3, 2021

Supercars star Shane van Gisbergen and Jaguar iPace eTrophy champion Simon Evans will be on the grid for Friday night's Elite Academy Graduate Challenge esport event. Already MotorSport New Zealand has run six esport events since lockdown began in the middle of August where over 120 competitors have entered those events. Now, graduates of the world-renowned Elite Motorsport Academy of New..

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Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship calendar revealed

September 3, 2021

The 2021-2022 Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship – which will be the biggest in its nine year history – will be fought out over six rounds starting in November. There will be four North Island rounds and two in the South Island with the championship heading to the spectacular setting of Highlands Motorsport Park before making a long-awaited return to..

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Premier Race Championship Series calendar confirmed for 2021/22

September 2, 2021

Motorsport promoter Speed Works Events has confirmed its 2021-2022 summer season calendar and it will feature eight premier motorsport events with a return to the South Island. Up to ten classes will race at each of the two day events and for South Island fans, they can look forward to the NAPA Central Muscle Cars and the all-new Super GT..

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