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Holder and Farmer ready for gravel of Portugal Rally

May 15, 2018

Kiwi rally pairing Dave Holder and Jason Farmer head to the testing gravel stages of Rally de Portugal, starting 17 May, with the odds slightly more in their favour. Holder and Farmer, from Mt Maunganui and Hamilton respectively, have always rallied on the gravel roads of New Zealand. With the first two 2018 FIA Junior World Rally Championship events run..MORE

Strong start for Armstrong in 2018 Formula Three Euro

May 13, 2018

Christchurch-born race driver Marcus Armstrong has started strongly – but with some frustration – in the 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship’s opening round over this weekend at Pau in France. Armstrong, 17, was fifth overall in the first race of the season, improved to a podium in the second but was unable to finish the third after being nudged..MORE

Sloan Cox races into third on international rallycross debut

May 8, 2018

Kiwi driver Sloan Cox showed he’s on the right track with his new rallycross endeavours, securing a well-deserved third place at his very first international rallycross event at the Höljes Motorstadion in Sweden on 6 May (CEST). Cox, from Rotorua, has joined the RX Academy for the 2018 season, taking a new direction away from the New Zealand Rally Championship..MORE

MotorSport New Zealand’s club championship decided

March 22, 2018

The premier Gold Star title at the 2018 New Zealand ClubSport Championship, held in Christchurch on 17 and March, was won by Cameron Morison, a Christchurch-based pilot in his twenties. Invercargill’s Rachel Lawrie, a 33-year-old accountant and mother from Invercargill, took out the Women in Motorsport NZ ClubSport Champion’s title and 18-year-old trainee mechanic Jordan Grant, from Tauranga, won the..MORE

Paddon’s social media vision recognised by WRC peers

November 21, 2017

Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon was presented with the WRC.com Social Media Star of the Year award at the WRC Gala awards in Sydney on Monday 20 November. Paddon, the only New Zealander competing in the FIA World Rally Championship, has built a strong social media presence during his international career with over 400,000 followers on Facebook, 68,000 on Instagram..MORE

Hartley creating history for New Zealand motorsport

November 17, 2017

Kiwi racing star Brendon Hartley continues to make New Zealand motorsport history with confirmation that he will continue to drive for Formula 1 team Scuderia Toro Rosso for the 2018 season. Having made his F1 debut with the team in the United States just over one month ago, Palmerston North-born Hartley will make his fourth appearance for the team at..MORE

Stellar year for Kiwi stars Hartley and Bamber

November 6, 2017

Kiwi racing stars Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber, with Porsche team-mate Timo Bernhard, secured the 2017 FIA World Endurance Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ Championship at the penultimate round in Shanghai over the weekend. The result adds to a stellar year for Hartley and Bamber, from Palmerston North and Wanganui respectively, particularly with Hartley’s recent successful Formula 1 debut with Scuderia Toro..MORE

50 years since Denny Hulme’s F1 Championship title

October 22, 2017

Sunday 22 October marks the 50th anniversary of Kiwi racing legend Denny Hulme winning the 1967 Formula 1 World Championship in Mexico. Hulme made history as the first – and only – New Zealander to have ever won the most prestigious motor racing championship in the world. The significance of the date gains added impetus this year as another New..MORE

MotorSport New Zealand revs past 70 years

October 18, 2017

On 18 October 1947 a meeting was held in Wellington to form a national body to govern the coordination of motor sports in New Zealand. The Association of New Zealand Car Clubs was duly established with an initial group of seven regional car clubs represented, namely the New Zealand Motor Racing Drivers Club (now Auckland Car Club), Hawke’s Bay Sports..MORE

Hartley’s F1 news sensational for NZ motorsport

October 14, 2017

The announcement that Kiwi racing driver Brendon Hartley will race for Formula 1 team Scuderia Toro Rosso in America next weekend is a yet another major milestone in Hartley’s stellar career and for New Zealand motorsport as a whole. Hartley’s debut F1 race, the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Texas on 22 October,..MORE