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Hot pairing for opening 86 Enduro

October 20, 2020

Officially announced today in Auckland is the driver line up from Connor Adam Motorsport for the first of the two stand-alone endurance championship series races for the Toyota 86 type cars. These events are designed to encourage current 86 drivers to team up with a new competitor from outside of the series to run a two-driver team therefore combining the..

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Dual endurance racing events come to Pukekohe Park this Labour Weekend

October 19, 2020

Pukekohe Park Raceway is the epicentre of Endurance Racing this coming Labour weekend. Saturday sees the Golden Homes North Island Endurance Series with both 1 hour and 3 hour races whilst on Sunday 25th the Historic Racing Club will stage the 2020 Edition of the B&H Endurance Races featuring 500 and 100 mile races for production cars. Saturday 24th October..

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Three-Hour Series title to Heart of Racing Team as Foster/Reid win South Island Endurance race in Timaru

October 18, 2020

The Heart of Racing Aston Martin pairing of Alex Riberas and Darren Kelly have won the 2020 Carter’s Tyres South Island Three-Hour Series title after finishing second at the third and final round on Saturday. Timaru International Raceway hosted the finale which saw current NZ Endurance champions Neil Foster and Jonny Reid (Audi R8 LMS GT3) win after a 180-minute..

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Martin Dippie takes title while Schelp wins South Island Endurance One Hour thriller in Timaru

October 18, 2020

Martin Dippie is the overall title winner of the Carter’s Tyres South Island Endurance One-Hour Series after a finale thriller in Timaru. Dippie (Porsche 991 GT3RS) headed into the third round tied on points with father and son pairing of Garry and Ben Derrick (Porsche 991 GT3), just needing to finish ahead to take the overall title. This he did,..

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MotorSport New Zealand statement on Admiral Road Hill climb

October 18, 2020

MotorSport New Zealand can confirm two spectators were involved in an incident at a motorsport event on Saturday, 17 October. During a hill climb event on Admiral Road in Gladstone, the two spectators were standing behind a farm fence on private property when a car left the road and ran off course, down a bank and through a fence. Emergency..

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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing NZ confirms biggest ever NZ motorsport prize fund

October 16, 2020

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand (TGRNZ) will enhance the Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship’s status as the number one stepping stone for up and coming Kiwi racing talent with the biggest ever prize pool for a New Zealand motorsport series. Seventeen up and coming racers were on hand at Hampton Downs today (Friday) to try out the thoroughbred TR86 racer..

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South Island Three Hour finale heats up with Waite/O’Donnell Audi R8 joining the field at Timaru

October 15, 2020

This Saturday sees the third and final round of the 2020 Carter’s Tyres South Island Endurance Three Hour Series at Timaru International Raceway. The competition has markedly increased over the series and joining the field is another Audi R8 driven by the very quick Andrew Waite and Scott O’Donnell. It has been a one-way show so far with the stunning..

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Rally Bay of Plenty spectator information released

October 14, 2020

Spectator information for the Rally Bay of Plenty for use in conjunction with official rally map and safety information. Saturday October 17: The motorsport activity starts with a free Rally Show on Whakatane’s waterfront on Saturday afternoon. The full field will be in attendance from 3.30pm at the Kakahoroa Drive carpark and at 4.30pm Whakatane mayor Judy Turner will flag..

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Thriller expected with titles on the line in Timaru for One Hour South Island Endurance Series

October 14, 2020

Forty entries will take to the grid this Saturday, in Timaru, contesting the third and final round of the 2020 Carter’s Tyres South Island One-Hour Endurance Series.  Overall and four separate Class titles are on the line in a series where finishing is vital to be in contention. There have been two separate race winners this season, but neither are..

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Drift King Mad Mike to feature at Repco Battle of Jacks Ridge!

October 13, 2020

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbcHThRKdiw[/embed] Drift King Mad Mike Whiddett will bring his RUMBUL super truck to the Repco Battle of Jacks Ridge next month. The 2018 Formula Drift Japan Championship winner is one of New Zealand’s most successful and recognisable motorsport personalities and will be a major feature at the November 15 event at the purpose-built WRC-calibre power stage on former national champion..

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