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Liam Lawson confirmed for F2 dual-program with Red Bull

January 16, 2021

Red Bull Motorsports today confirmed the young Kiwi driver will drive for the global energy drink company in Formula 2 this season. The announcement follows on from news last week that the soon to be 19-year-old will also race in DTM in a yet to named GT3 team, along with sidelined Red Bull F1 driver Alex Albon. Lawson will stay..

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Tom Alexander joins mentor Kenny Smith on NZGP grid

January 15, 2021

Versatile Kiwi racer Tom Alexander - the current Aussie SuperUtes champion - is the latest to confirm his spot in the forthcoming 66th New Zealand Grand Prix at Hampton Downs. The 26-year-old from Christchurch joins a star-studded field of 16 cars for the 28 lap race around the North Waikato circuit's 4km international track that includes Shane van Gisbergen, Andre..

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Spark Sport ‘a perfect fit’ for Castrol TRS

January 15, 2021

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand has welcomed yesterday's news that its 2021 Castrol Toyota Racing Series will be streamed live and on-demand on Spark Sport's growing broadcast platform. The series has always enjoyed TV coverage but the move to a fully online product will make it accessible to many more domestic fans and potentially a much wider international audience. The..

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Ultra-rare Shelby Mustang GT350R to make appearance at Taupō Historic GP meeting

January 14, 2021

For spectators and Ford fans at Taupō Historic GP meeting at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park on 23/24 January, the celebration of Ford’s motorsport heritage will be boosted by the appearance of an ultra-rare and genuine 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350R, one of only 37 special “full race-spec” Shelbys ever built. The GT350R’s iconic reputation and image were recently boosted by its..

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Damon Leitch to face off against brother, Brendon, for NZGP

January 14, 2021

Experienced racer turned Highlands Motorsport Park track operations manager and driver Damon Leitch is the latest in a growing list of high calibre Kiwi racers set to take part in the forthcoming 66th New Zealand Grand Prix at Hampton Downs over the weekend of January 23-24. Hampton Downs has been instrumental in helping to put together the field for the..

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New Spark Sport broadcast partnership takes premium Kiwi motorsport intro streaming’s fast lane

January 14, 2021

Motorsport promoter Speed Works Events has today confirmed an innovative broadcast partnership with premium sport streaming service Spark Sport. It secures top level Kiwi motorsport for Spark’s expanding platform which already includes Formula 1, Formula 2, Formula 3, World Rallying and the Porsche Carrera Cup. “We’re very excited to confirm this partnership,” explained Speed Works’ Geoff Short. “With numbers of..

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“I’ve always got on well with Shane, but I’d love to beat him” – Leitch

January 13, 2021

Dayle ITM racer Brendon Leitch is raring to go at the 66th New Zealand Grand Prix after a successful shakedown of his Toyota FT60 at Hampton Downs. The former Castrol Toyota Racing Series winner is making a one-off appearance alongside some of New Zealand's biggest motorsport names at the forthcoming Grand Prix, racing in the familiar yellow colours of long..

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D1NZ National Drifting Championship secure live TV coverage for Australia

January 13, 2021

The Valvoline New Zealand D1NZ National Drifting Championship has landed a deal with the Foxtel Group that will see all rounds broadcast live on Kayo Sports for the first time ever in Australia. The broadcast deal will see the D1NZ Series shown in Australia live on Kayo Sports, plus selected live coverage on Fox Sports on Foxtel, Foxtel Now, Foxtel..

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Jacob Douglas confident heading to his second F1600 round at Teretonga

January 12, 2021

Kartsport champion Jacob Douglas is confident of gaining more podium placings as he heads to his second single-seater competition at Teretonga Park, Invercargill, this weekend. The Christchurch high school student made the step up from kartsport in December, competing in the third round of the 2020/21 South Island Formula 1600 Series, also at Teretonga Park. A podium placing in his..

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Record McLaren F5000 entry at circuit named to honour NZ motor racing great

January 12, 2021

It seems entirely fitting that at the second round of this season’s SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series at the annual Taupō Historic GP, this time celebrating Ford, at Taupō’s Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in less than a fortnight’s (Sat-Sun Jan 23/24) time, there will be a record number of cars bearing the name of the NZ..

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