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Motorsport’s Premier Awards Announced

Monday, 26 May 2014, 11:10 am | MotorSport NZ

Five individuals were recognised for their outstanding contributions to motorsport in 2013-2014 at Saturday night’s annual MotorSport NZ (MSNZ) Awards dinner, held this year in Dunedin. More >>

McNee’s comeback earns national championship

Monday, 5 May 2014, 1:11 pm | MotorSport NZ

Born-again racer Jamie McNee has won New Zealand’s newest motor racing title, the Toyota Finance 86 Championship. The 23-year-old Wellington driver wrapped up the series for the Toyota TR 86 coupes at Hampton Downs yesterday, completing a great ... More >>

V8 championship 12 years in the making

Monday, 28 April 2014, 11:12 am | MotorSport NZ

Nick Ross claimed the New Zealand V8 Touring Car Championship today after 12 years of trying. The Cambridge driver ended his campaign in nervous fashion at Pukekohe’s ITM 500 meeting, where the Kiwi cars supported the V8 Supercars. More >>

V8 history in the making at Pukekohe

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 2:55 pm | MotorSport NZ

Jason Bargwanna is out to make history when the New Zealand V8 Touring Car Championship concludes at Pukekohe’s ITM 500 meeting this weekend. More >>

Tough wins for Bargwanna in NZV8 Touring Cars

Monday, 10 March 2014, 1:13 pm | MotorSport NZ

Jason Bargwanna did it the hard way as he won the penultimate round of the New Zealand V8 Touring Car championship at Taupo today. The former Bathurst winner started the weekend badly when he copped a drive-through penalty in yesterday’s race for hitting ... More >>

Judge in the dock in NZV8 Touring Cars

Saturday, 8 March 2014, 7:25 pm | MotorSport NZ

The judge became the judged in today’s New Zealand V8 Touring Car race at Taupo – and he was found guilty. More >>

Motorsport New Zealand Proud of Paddon’s Achievement

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 3:36 pm | MotorSport NZ

Motorsport New Zealand takes great pride in congratulating Hayden Paddon on his unprecedented opportunity to compete on the highest stage in international rallying. More >>

Cassidy is winning driver and teacher at Grand Prix

Monday, 10 February 2014, 1:25 pm | MotorSport NZ

Nick Cassidy could claim multiple success as he won the New Zealand Grand Prix for the third straight year at Manfeild today. The Aucklander – who had not raced since last year’s GP – has been working with the Neale Motorsport team to coach its ... More >>

Fierce competition for New Zealand Grand Prix

Friday, 7 February 2014, 11:51 am | MotorSport NZ

The New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild on Sunday will be the most competitive for many years, with at least seven drivers fast enough to vie for the prestigious trophy. More >>

Big change of fortune brings victory in Toyota Racing Series

Monday, 3 February 2014, 1:19 pm | MotorSport NZ

Estonian race driver Martin Rump ended a run of bad luck with victory in the Toyota Racing Series feature event at Hampton Downs today, while Singaporean Andrew Tang seized a narrow lead in the championship. More >>

Kiwi racer Leitch challenging for Toyota championship

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 4:39 pm | MotorSport NZ

Damon Leitch’s sensible approach has put the Kiwi driver right in contention for the Toyota Racing Series as the big field heads to the NZ Motor Cup meeting at Hampton Downs for the penultimate round this weekend. More >>

Triumphs and disasters shared in Toyota Racing Series

Monday, 27 January 2014, 10:12 am | MotorSport NZ

Estonian Martin Rump leads the Toyota Racing Series by just two points as the field closed right up through a series of ups and downs for the leading drivers at Highlands Motorsport Park today. More >>

V8 champion seeks help from teenage team-mate

Wednesday, 15 January 2014, 12:18 pm | MotorSport NZ

Australian veteran Jason Bargwanna is looking to his teenage Kiwi team-mate AJ Lauder to help him retain his New Zealand V8 Touring Car championship title. More >>

Russians star in Kiwi motor racing

Saturday, 11 January 2014, 10:14 pm | MotorSport NZ

Russians star in Kiwi motor racing The rapid rise of Russian motor racing is reflected in the victory by Egor Orudzhev in today’s opening race of the Toyota Racing Series at Invercargill’s Teretonga circuit. Indeed all three Russians entered finished ... More >>

Formula Ford champ aces Elite Motorsport Academy

Tuesday, 9 July 2013, 10:20 am | MotorSport NZ

Christchurch’s James Munro has come out on top of the 2013 Elite Motorsport Academy, after a huge week of physical and mental challenges. Second was David Holder (Mt Maunganui, rally) and third Christopher “CJ” Sinclair (Auckland, karting). More >>

2013/14 MotorSport NZ Race Championship calendar confirmed

Tuesday, 2 July 2013, 4:00 pm | MotorSport NZ

The dates have been confirmed for the 2013/14 MotorSport NZ Race Championship Series. Five championship classes headline the series this coming season, headed up by the hugely successful Toyota Racing Series which will be celebrating its 10th year. More >>

Bargwanna seeks championship after 20 years

Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 2:37 pm | MotorSport NZ

V8 Supercar driver Jason Bargwanna has a big gap in his trophy cabinet, a gap he plans to fill when the NZV8s championship concludes at Pukekohe this weekend. “I’m still yet to win a national championship,” said the ebullient Aussie, who leads ... More >>

NZ Racing Legends On The Bill For Highlands Hot Laps

Thursday, 28 March 2013, 12:09 pm | MotorSport NZ

NZ Racing Legends On The Bill For Highlands Hot Laps Two of New Zealand’s motorsport legends will cut the first hot laps at the new Highlands circuit in Cromwell aboard their V8 SuperTourers this weekend. Greg Murphy and Angus Fogg are on the bill for ... More >>

V8 victory means taking risks, Kiwi driver says

Thursday, 7 March 2013, 2:40 pm | MotorSport NZ

Kiwi driver Martin Short is ready to take some risks as he battles for the NZV8s Championship at Taupo this weekend. The young Hamilton racer goes into the penultimate round of the championship just 12 points behind Australian V8 Supercar driver Jason ... More >>

Silver Fern Rally Turns To Mud

Tuesday, 13 November 2012, 8:49 pm | MotorSport NZ

Day 3 and the epay Silver Fern Rally has turned from dust to mud in dramatic fashion. Torrential rain lashing the east coast for the last 24 hours meant that three stages were cancelled today due to rising river levels and poor road conditions. The remaining ... More >>



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