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Racing World Podcast #8

August 13, 2020

Episode #8 of the ‘Racing World’ podcast direct from a dedicated motor sport recording studio in the megalopolis of downtown Waitoki. This week we talk with renowned motor sport journalist and author of multiple, and I really do mean multiple, books MAURICE HAMILTON who joined us by the magic of Zoom from his HQ in the UK, at, it must be..

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Summerfield wins on 100th start

August 13, 2020

Matt Summerfield celebrated his 100th rally start with victory at the Catlins Rally and in doing so, recorded the first win for his newly acquired Mitsubishi Mirage AP4 rally car. Sponsored by Driven, and driven he was. After losing time with a spin in the opening stage, Summerfield was unbeaten over another four special stages and ended the day with..

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Youth participation welcomed as Evolution Motorsport ClubSport series begins

August 13, 2020

The opening round of the Evolution Motorsport ClubSport Championship will take place at Teretonga Park in Invercargill on Sunday and the Southland Sports Car Club is rapt with the number of young drivers becoming involved in the sport. Southland Sports Car Club ClubSport co-ordinator Malcolm Mitchell, says that he is “really stoked with the number of young people coming along,..

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12 August COVID-19 Update

August 12, 2020

The government has moved Auckland back into COVID-19 Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand back into Level 2. At this stage, these restrictions are in place until midnight on Friday, 14 August. If the restrictions are extended beyond this time, it may affect some motorsport events in New Zealand. As we had in late May, MotorSport New..

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Hydraulink helps champion Gary Rush live his dream and prove the best under pressure

August 12, 2020

Fresh from his success as winner of the Formula Open NZ racing series, the 2019-20 open wheeler title holder Gary Rush is champing at the bit for the 2020-21 season to begin with hot competition from local and international drivers. Gary won the latest series to join previous identities whose names were engraved on the fiercely contested Ultimate Echo trophy,..

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Track Tec Racing launches ‘Accelerate to the Podium’ program

August 11, 2020

New Zealand motorsport team Track Tec Racing is expanding its line up to included single-seaters by launching their “Accelerate to the Podium” program.  The “Accelerate to the Podium” program is aimed at providing a path for talented local drivers to advance to the internationally renowned  Toyota Racing Series and beyond as a springboard to their international motorsport careers. The goal..

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Strong interest for the 2020/21 Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship

August 10, 2020

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand is seeing unprecedented interest in its 2020-2021 Best Bars Championship from a wide range of motorsports. The Toyota 86 series in New Zealand has been acknowledged for several seasons now as the premier domestic saloon car category for drivers to test their ability against the country's best up and coming drivers. Now with Covid-19 changing..

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Another F3 podium for Lawson

August 10, 2020

Liam Lawson stood on the podium at Silverstone for the second time in consecutive weekends as the FIA Formula 3 championship hit the half-way mark. The Red Bull Junior driver finished 3rd in the feature race on Saturday and narrowly missed getting a podium double in the reverse grid race. Lawson charged up to fourth from 8th place on the..

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Summerfield wins Catlins Coast Rally

August 9, 2020

Matt Summerfield of Christchurch drove superbly to win the twentieth edition of the Catlins Coast Rally in his Mitsubishi Mirage AP4 on Saturday. Summerfield won four of the six Special Stages, taking the lead after the third, and building a gap of 52 seconds before Gore driver Andrew Graves won the final stage, cutting the margin to 38.8 seconds at..

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Armstrong back for round two of Formula Two at Silverstone

August 7, 2020

After a difficult weekend at Britain’s famous Silverstone circuit, New Zealander Marcus Armstrong is readying himself to fight back. His rivals in the FIA Formula 2 championship reset the top ten last weekend, bumping Armstrong from sixth on points to eleventh and prompting a week of evaluation and consideration of data for his team, ART Grand Prix. Armstrong says: “Last..

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