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Applications open for 2022 Elite Motorsport Academy of New Zealand

November 4, 2021

Having celebrated its 20th year in 2021, the Elite Motorsport Academy of New Zealand is looking forward to another decade of helping develop Kiwi motorsport competitors. Applications for its 2022 program are now open for all aspiring motorsport competitors from Race, Rally, ClubSport and KartSport. The academy is designed as such that a rally co-driver benefits just as much as..

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Emma Gilmour joins McLaren Racing as their first ever female driver

November 4, 2021

McLaren Racing today announced Emma Gilmour as the team’s first-ever female driver who will compete for the McLaren Extreme E team in 2022. Emma’s announcement follows a media engagement today during the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. The engagement also marks McLaren Racing’s entry into Extreme E and the..

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Competitors and volunteers to be recognised as “locals” at Hamptons and Highlands

November 3, 2021

MotorSport New Zealand volunteer and competition licence holders will be able to take advantage of more discounts thanks to Tony Quinn owned business's Highlands and Hampton Downs Motorsport parks and Game Over Auckland and Queenstown. These well-recognised tourism businesses will resonate well with motorsport fans who have either competed at or attended one of the premier events at Highlands and..

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Ladies & Youth Autocross great way to get involved

November 3, 2021

The Eastern Southland Car Club will hold another of their popular Ladies and Under 18 Youth Promotions on Saturday 13 November at 292 Paterson Road, Waimumu. The day gives ladies and youngsters an opportunity to have a go at grassroots motorsport in the form of a grass autocross, either in their own car or a club supplied vehicle with both..

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Castrol offers NZGP drive for aspiring young Kiwi racer

November 1, 2021

Opportunity knocks for those who chase it, and a seat on the grid in the 2022 New Zealand Grand Prix in a Castrol-backed Toyota FT-60 is up for grabs for one up and coming Kiwi racer. For over a century Castrol has accelerated the progress and careers of some of the biggest names in motorsport and has been the title..

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Authority Card Renewal Exemptions

October 29, 2021

MotorSport New Zealand has gained approval from LVVTA to provide COVID-19 related exemptions to the normal LVV/MSNZ Authority Card renewal criteria for those competitors who reside in the Auckland and Waikato lockdown regions.  The requirement exemptions for those competitors will be similar to those offered last year. For those competitors who reside in the Auckland area or the parts of..

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Women on top with Track Tec Racing

October 26, 2021

Cromwell-based motorsport team Track Tec Racing has enjoyed more four-wheeled success at the weekend. Their all-female driver-engineer duo of Debbie Chapman and Carmen Doran took second place in the latest South Island Endurance Series round. Driver, Debbie Chapman, took second place in her Helius Therapeutics sponsored Audi RS3 TCR car. Chapman, who has been racing for over 30 years took..

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2021 Elite Motorsport Academy Newsletter #1

October 22, 2021

The first check in with the latest crop of Elite Motorsport Academy of New Zealand graduates has arrived. This newsletter is their first updates since participating in the opening part of the academy, the week-long camp in Dunedin held in July earlier this year. VIEW THE 2021 ELITE MOTORSPORT ACADEMY NEWSLETTER #1

 
COVID-19 Government Announcement – 22 October 2021

October 22, 2021

Following the government's announcement on Friday morning, MotorSport New Zealand will be working through the new COVID-19 frameworks and what they mean for motorsport. We understand our clubs, competitors, crews and volunteer officials will all be anxious to know how this new framework effects motorsport events. Please be assured MotorSport New Zealand will communicate this with you as soon as..

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McCutcheon wins Hampton Downs NZ Racing Academy Shoot-out

October 21, 2021

A young speedway star, a top Formula Ford racer last season and now 18-year-old Matthew McCutcheon has won the inaugural Hampton Downs NZ Racing Academy Shoot-out. The teenager from Eastern Beach, Auckland has won $30,000 towards racing in the Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship this summer. "It's an awesome start to the season. That really takes the pressure off. It's..

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