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TCR New Zealand announces revised calendar for 2020

December 6, 2019

TCR New Zealand has announced a revised calendar for the 2020 season, extending the inaugural 2020 championship duration from its original planned five-week duration to be held over five months. Based on competitor feedback, the new calendar will consist of seven rounds, commencing in the second half of 2020 and will run through until February 2021. This will include a..

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Elite MotorSport Academy Applications open for 2020

December 6, 2019

Applications for the 2020 Elite MotorSport Academy of New Zealand are open. Young kiwi competitors who hold licences with MotorSport New Zealand and its affiliates are encouraged to put their names forward for the renowned elite training academy. The academy has fostered young talent who regularly make headlines around the world for their achievements. Shane van Gisbergen, Hayden Paddon, Mitch..

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Speed Works Rush Hour goes Live

December 5, 2019

The fastest drivers and the fastest cars - with no restrictions. And it's all going to be live on TV. Rush Hour - the unrestricted one hour races run by Speed Works at its motor racing events - will receive a big boost this coming season with the four events scheduled all benefitting from live television coverage. The four events..

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Circuit and e-sports racer Fraga targeting Kiwi title

December 5, 2019

Brazilian ace Igor Fraga - fresh from a top three finish in the 2019 Formula Regional European Championship - will begin his 2020 racing season with a title challenge in New Zealand's Castrol Toyota Racing Series. Of Brazilian descent but born in Japan, Fraga is a successful and interesting addition to the 2020 field. Driving for M2 Competition, the successful..

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“The best it’s ever been” – Collinson

December 5, 2019

"We were able to push hard every time we were on track" Panorama Motorsport racer Glen Collinson enjoyed a winning start to his season, taking one race win and two second places in the first round of the RYCO 24•7 V8 Utes Championship at Pukekohe Park over the weekend. Collinson sits second in the points just a whisker behind series..

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HUGE WEEKEND OF MOTOR RACING AT TERETONGA PARK

December 4, 2019

The mighty OSCA Super Saloons will headline the action at the last motor race event of 2019 at Invercargill’s Teretonga Park this weekend - 7/8 December. A great programme of racing presented by Downer will feature over the two days. The OSCA category allows competitors plenty of freedom to build and design their cars and the result is a wide..

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Freeman poised to take over lead in South Island F1600 Championship

December 4, 2019

Dunedin’s Cameron Freeman is in the box seat to take over the lead in the 2019/20 South Island Formula 1600 Championship from Christchurch’s Bailey Paterson. Due to other commitments, Paterson will be absent from the fourth round at Teretonga Park in Invercargill this weekend. With a maximum of 40-points for each of three races available at the two-day event, Freeman..

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Paddon Rallysport launches Nevis hillclimb

December 3, 2019

Hayden Paddon and Paddon Rallysport Group have launched a brand-new motorsport event called the Ben Nevis Station Golden 1200 Hillclimb which will run for the first time in March 2020 in the spectacular Nevis region of Central Otago. The Golden 1200 Hillclimb is intended to be a sister event to the iconic Race to the Sky which Paddon Rallysport is..

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Hartley and Bamber inducted into FIA Hall of Fame

December 3, 2019

New Zealand endurance racing icons Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber have been inducted into the FIA Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at the Automobile Club de France in the heart of Paris overnight. The ceremony began with the presentation of the drivers who won one world title between 1981 and 1992. The FIA World Endurance Championship was first..

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Early points lead for Manuell in RYCO 24•7 V8 Utes Championship

December 3, 2019

Three action-packed races at Pukekohe heralded the start of the 2019-2020 RYCO 24•7 V8 Utes Championship over the weekend and it was experienced campaigner Paul Manuell who took advantage of almost three decades worth of experience racing at the circuit to take the championship lead. Quick from the first practice session, Manuell established himself as the man to beat and..

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