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Major refresh for NZ Formula Ford Championship

July 14, 2019

One of New Zealand’s longest-running single seater motor racing championships, the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship has had a major refresh with MotorSport New Zealand appointing a new championship organiser and announcing new regulations. Using international Formula Ford regulations of the era, the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship first ran in 1971 with David Oxton the inaugural champion. With the..

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MotorSport NZ confirms TCR NZ promoter

June 8, 2019

MotorSport New Zealand has awarded the contract for the commercial and promotional rights of the new TCR New Zealand motor racing series to the ANZ Motorsport Group, a new subsidiary company of the Australian Racing Group (ARG), which promotes the TCR Australia Series. The decision was announced at the second TCR Australia Series round at Philip Island, an event attended..

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Situations Vacant: Chief Executive Officer

June 8, 2019

MotorSport New Zealand (MSNZ) is recognised and appointed by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) as the governing body of four wheeled motor sport in New Zealand and as their sole authority having the sporting power with the right to organise officially sanctioned National Championship, Series and other motor sport events. Motor sport is an exciting, diverse and dynamic sport..

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MotorSport NZ statement: CEO resignation

May 31, 2019

Brian Budd has today, 31 May 2019, announced his resignation from the role of Chief Executive Officer of MotorSport New Zealand. Mr Budd joined MotorSport NZ as the General Manager in 2009 and, following a change in the organisation’s constitution, became the CEO in 2015. Mr Budd says, after ten years, it feels like the time is right to do..

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MotorSport NZ thanks volunteers, officials and motorsport stalwarts

May 25, 2019

Several volunteer officials and administrators who form part of the backbone of New Zealand motorsport were recognised for their dedication and efforts by MotorSport New Zealand at the organisation’s annual awards night in Wellington on 25 May. MotorSport NZ President Wayne Christie says: “Like most sports in New Zealand, without our volunteers, our sport simply would not exist. Every aspect..

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Motorsport media awards go to Hedge, Summerfield, Burke and Marshall

May 25, 2019

Well-known names among motorsport media – David Hedge, Shaun Summerfield and Terry Marshall – were joined by relative newcomer Tayler Burke when the MotorSport New Zealand media awards were presented on Saturday 25 May in Wellington. The MotorSport New Zealand media awards are designed to promote and recognise the media and communications professionals who contribute to media coverage of New..

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MotorSport NZ secures contract to bring TCR to New Zealand

April 3, 2019

MotorSport New Zealand has reached an agreement with WSC Ltd, the global rights holders of Touring Car Racing (TCR), to introduce a national TCR series in New Zealand in 2020. The TCR concept was developed by former World Touring Car Championship manager Marcello Lotti in 2014 as a cost-effective touring car racing alternative. Since its inception in 2015, the TCR..

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MotorSport NZ completes race strategy review

April 3, 2019

MotorSport New Zealand has recently completed a comprehensive review of its strategy for top-level saloon car race categories in New Zealand. “The review sets in place a strategic direction for top-level circuit racing for the immediate and medium future,” says MotorSport NZ President Wayne Christie, who has just announced that the fast-growing global Touring Car Racing (TCR) concept would be..

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Toyota Racing NZ management decision understandable

January 20, 2019

MotorSport New Zealand President Wayne Christie says the decision by Toyota Racing New Zealand to cancel the remaining qualifying sessions and races scheduled for the second round of the 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series at Teretonga Park today (Sunday) is understandable given the forecast high wind conditions for Invercargill. “Ultimately, this kind of decision is up to the category manager..

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Dixon and McLaughlin champion motorsport in Halberg Awards

January 11, 2019

Two New Zealand motorsport stars – five-time IndyCars champion Scott Dixon and the 2018 Australian Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin – have been selected as finalists for the Sportsman of the Year title in the 56th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards. The prestigious awards celebrate and honour sporting achievements from 2018, with organisers the Halberg Foundation announcing 27 finalists for six categories..

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