The following document is a technical proposal for a nationally developed 4 wheel-drive rally car intended [as a replacement for FIA Group N] that provides a similar specification to the current FIA R5 that is ostensibly able to be ‘self-built’ from locally sourced components.
The draft proposal encompasses the following provisions which initially have been adopted to cater for as wide a customer base as possible although it its envisaged that a number of these provisions may be removed as the category develops or as required in order to achieve parity with existing car categories and/or to gain FIA regional approval.
• Freedom of choice to national or regional build specification
• Freedom of choice to engine capacity (as per engine capacity classes)
• Freedom of choice to many component parts
• Freedom of choice to source of component parts
The regulations are written primarily for national competitions although include a number of alternative specifications that are envisaged to enable a ‘Nationally Homologated’ car to be ‘Regionally Approved’ for international competitions in the Asia Pacific region.
MotorSport NZ with the support of the Rally Commission, having received the detailed work of the Rally Technical Working Group together with other relevant information, confirm the future direction of the 4WD NZ Rally Championship for 2015 and beyond as follows.
Note: Existing 2WD categories (FIA R1, R2, R3/ Open 2WD/ Historic) will continue unchanged.
That the NZ Rally Championship 4WD class be categorised in two divisions:
• Cars compliant with the Technical Regulations (outlined below) for Super 4WD Rally Cars – Group NZ (name to be confirmed)
• Cars respecting their FIA Homologation for GpN, S2000, R4, R5 (R5 to be confirmed subject to performance equity) and Regional Homologation by another ASN, in all respects excluding Fuel Type & Electronic Engine Management Control System.
Cars complying with Schedule “A” and the Performance Parity Schedule detailed below.
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26 July 2016
Women in Motorsport New Zealand (WiMNZ) has joined forces with the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
(VASC) and Women of Australian Motor Sport (WAMS) to launch a new motorsport offcials exchange programme
that will strengthen ties across the Tasman.
This is the frst programme of its kind available for New Zealand’s female motorsport offcials, and the frst major
initiative from Women in Motorsport New Zealand.
Called the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship Trans-Tasman Female Offcials Exchange, from the Australian
perspective the new trans-Tasman exchange is an extension of the highly successful WAMS offcials exchange
programme which is now in its fourth year of sending female offcials to work between signature Australian
motorsport events and the Singapore Grand Prix.
Capitalising on the strong relationship between Australian and New Zealand motorsport communities, the inaugural
VASC Trans-Tasman Female Offcials Exchange Programme will recognise the valued contribution made by many
women offciating in motorsport on both sides of the Tasman. It also shows the commitment of both countries’
motorsport governing bodies to supporting and promoting the inclusion and development of female offcials
between Australia and New Zealand.
The programme will provide the opportunity for a New Zealand offcial to participate in the 2016 Castrol Gold Coast
600 in October 2016, along with an Australian offcial being provided the opportunity to participate in the 2016 ITM
Auckland SuperSprint two weeks later.
Deborah Day, the MSNZ board member who heads WiMNZ, said: “I’m very pleased that we can offer a New Zealand
female motorsport offcial this opportunity, thanks to Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and our counterparts
at Women of Australian Motor Sport.
“There is a fantastic array of activities lined up for our selected Kiwi offcial to participate in at the Gold Coast 600,
which will be of immense value to the offcial and, in turn, to New Zealand motorsport,” Mrs Day said.
“This is an important frst step in WiMNZ’s role in a wider initiative to develop women in leadership and senior
offciating positions globally, and also strengthens our working motorsport relationships with Australia.”
For New Zealand female offcials, the selection criteria is as follows:
• be a MSNZ accredited offcial of Silver grade or higher;
• be 18 years of age or older;
• be available to travel to Australia for 20-24 October 2016;
• hold a current passport with at least 6 months’ validity from October 2016;
• provide details of your recent national and international level offciating experience;
• provide contact details of two senior MSNZ offcials who support your application and can be contacted for
• tell us in 300 words why you should be selected to represent WiMNZ, MSNZ and New Zealand as an offcial
at the 2016 Castrol Gold Coast 600.
Applications are now being sought and will close on 14 August 2016.
Download the VASC Trans-Tasman Female Offcials Exchange Programme application form here. (PDF)
For any queries about eligibility, please contact Deborah Day via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Any technical queries about the application form can be addressed to Kate Gordon-Smith kate@