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Advantage Giltrap heading to Otago Rally for second Mainland Rally Championship round

April 14, 2021

It’s advantage to John Giltrap as the 2021 Mainland Rally Championship heads to Otago for their second of six rounds this weekend. The two-day Winmax Brakes Otago Rally incorporates the one-day Mainland round within the rally as part of Saturday’s Leg 1 based around the township of Lawrence. Giltrap and Daph O’Rouke won the recent Westland Rally held in the..

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Racing World Special – IMS Test Day 2

April 13, 2021

The second of our two part special from the IMS Oval test before the 2021 IndyCar Season kicks off this weekend at Barber. In this show you will hear from all four Team Penske drivers Will Power , Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and kiwi rookie Scott McLaughlin as they reflect on the test and the season ahead. Joining them is..

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Sharp primed for Formula First finale action at Taupo this weekend

April 13, 2021

Christchurch's Louis Sharp and his Track Tec Racing team head to Taupo for the eighth and final round of the Hi-Q Components 2020/21 NZ Formula First Championship, this weekend. The Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park host the final fling for the series with the rookie returning to a circuit he loves. “It should be good,” commented Sharp. “I think we have..

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Season’s biggest field for V8 Utes final

April 13, 2021

The booming popularity of the RYCO 24.7 V8 Utes Racing Series has resulted in a huge 40% increase in the field for the season finale at Taupo on April 16-18th. With the championship on the line, last year's winner Paul Manuell is looking comfortable at the top of the pecking order with 307 points. Yet Peter Ward (255 points) and..

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Leitch to race GT3 Lambo in Creventic endurance campaign

April 12, 2021

Brendon Leitch is back in Europe and all set to campaign a Leipert Motorsport GT3 Lamborghini Huracan Evo in three major endurance races. Leitch will pilot one of the Leipert entries in the forthcoming Hockenheim 12 Hour and Portimao 24 Hour races with a third event – likely another 12 hour race – still to be confirmed. The 24 Hour..

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Connor Adam aims high in Pirelli Porsche Championship Round 5

April 12, 2021

The longly awaited fifth round of the six-round Pirelli Porsche Championship finally arrived at Hampton Downs on Saturday, April 10th, along with rain that would break any drought and not the most ideal for Motorsport. Heavy rain, teamed up with very strong winds and storm-like conditions greeted most of the upper North Island Saturday but that didn’t stop the seventeen..

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Kev Jarvis keen to compete in Production Racing Championship at his home track

April 10, 2021

Kev Jarvis is the latest to confirm his entry in the 2021 Production Racing Championship winner-takes-all round to be held at Highlands Motorsport Park, 23-24 April 2021. The builder from Alexandra is no stranger to the Highlands track having completed many laps there in his MINI Challenge race car. “I just want to do some racing,” commented Jarvis. “I’ve been..

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MotorSport New Zealand partners with NZ Esports Federation

April 8, 2021

MotorSport New Zealand and the New Zealand Esports Federation (NZESF) have joined forces to continue the growth of the emerging digital motorsport discipline. Both MotorSport New Zealand and motorsport’s world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), have moved to officially adopt esport as a new discipline of the sport. New Zealand has already seen multiple official motorsport esport..

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Jaxon Evans to compete in ELMS Porsche 911 RSR with Dempsey-Proton Racing

April 8, 2021

Evans adds ELMS to WEC and Porsche Mobil1 Supercup commitments for 2021 season Following the recent announcement that two-time Carrera Cup Champion (Australia - 2018; France - 2020) Jaxon Evans will team up with 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE-Am winners Matt Campbell and Proton Competition team boss Christian Ried in the FIA World Endurance Championship this year. The..

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Entries top 50 for 2021 NZRC

April 8, 2021

A total of 50 competitors will tackle the fast roads of Rally Otago in the season opening event in the 2021 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship next week. The impressive number of entries is encouraging for championship organisers, particularly considering the cancellation of the 2020 season due to COVID-19. Reigning NZRC champion Ben Hunt has entered in..

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