September 11th, 2019143
New Zealand rally driver Andrew Hawkeswood is heading to the final round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship in China this October with support from MotorSport New Zealand.
In March, MotorSport New Zealand released details of a $5,000 grant for one New Zealand competitor who qualified for October’s APRC final in...
August 25th, 2019341
rally star Hayden Paddon has won the FIA Pacific Rally Cup – part of
the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) – at the Eureka Rush
Rally in Victoria, Australia on 26 August.
The Eureka Rally was the
final event of four which counted for the APRC’s Pacific Cup. Paddon
won the first two rounds in New Zealand –...
August 20th, 2019829
The multi-championship winning rally team, Paddon
Rallysport, has revealed they are undertaking a ground-breaking new project –
the design, development and construction of the world’s first electric rally
car that will be capable of running full length rallies.
Headed by New Zealand’s most successful rally driver,
July 29th, 2019197
Zealand’s Hayden Paddon knows he needs to make a positive impression at
this weekend’s Rally Finland, his first World Rally Championship event
since finishing second at Rally Australia last November.
John Kennard returning to his co-driver’s role, Paddon is feeling as
ready as he can be for his tenth run at the...
July 26th, 2019531
Simon Baker starts as MotorSport New Zealand’s new Chief Executive Officer on 29 July following a comprehensive recruitment process conducted by the organisation’s board members. MotorSport NZ is the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) appointed governing body for motor sports in New Zealand and required a new CEO...
July 22nd, 2019298
A programme designed to mentor relatively new and/or
aspiring female motorsport participants who wish to progress their involvement
in the sport has been launched by the Women in Motorsport Advisory Commission
of MotorSport New Zealand.
The female mentees can be competitors, event organisers, volunteers or officials, engineers or...
July 18th, 2019635
Encouraging greater competitor and club participation is the aim of MotorSport New Zealand personnel who manage race regulations, as they announce revisions of the “Clubman’s race” category rules for grassroots racers.
As in all aspects of New Zealand motorsport, improving the accessibility of grassroots, club-run competition...
July 14th, 2019602
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.
international Formula Ford regulations of the era, the New Zealand
July 9th, 2019538
Hawke’s Bay motor racing competitor Ronan Murphy has topped the
points-table following a week-long camp with MotorSport New Zealand’s
Elite MotorSport Academy, which is run by the Otago Academy of Sport in Dunedin.
The highly regarded Elite MotorSport Academy is a year-long programme administered by the MotorSport NZ...
July 4th, 2019484
Zealand rally star Hayden Paddon returns to the top level of world
rallying with the announcement that he will drive the third M-Sport
Fiesta WRC car at Rally Finland in August.
John Kennard returning as his co-driver, Paddon is understandably
delighted to have this opportunity to contest one of his favourite FIA
July 1st, 2019310
New Zealand, through its Women in Motorsport Advisory Commission, is
seeking applications from female motorsport officials for its annual
trans-Tasman exchange programme designed to expand the knowledge, skills
and understanding of the successful applicant.
in its fourth consecutive year, the exchange is organised...
June 25th, 2019411
Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon takes on a new challenge this weekend as he makes his debut in the new European rallycross series, TitansRX Europe
The new FIA-affiliated series kicks off at the Circuit d’Essay in France, about two hours west of Paris, with a full grid of 12 drivers competing in identical PanteraRX6 cars.
June 22nd, 2019369
Hyundai rally driver Hayden Paddon paid credit to the Paddon Rallysport crew after he and co-driver Samantha Gray dominated the Rally of South Canterbury with twelve wins on twelve special stages.
The Hyundai i20 AP4 ran virtually faultlessly throughout the one-day rally on Saturday 22 June, enabling the pair to power to an outright...