July 14th, 2019429
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, 2019389
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, 2019358
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, 2019244
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, 2019332
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, 2019288
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...
June 19th, 2019336
rally driver Hayden Paddon will be going all out at this Saturday’s
one-day South Canterbury Rally with Samantha Gray, another Timaru local,
back in the co-driver’s seat of the Hyundai i20 AP4.
Paddon is originally from Geraldine so this is his ‘home’ rally and one he enjoys a great deal. He plans to up the pace he...
June 8th, 2019418
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.
decision was announced at the second TCR Australia...
May 31st, 2019550
Brian Budd has today, 31 May 2019, announced his resignation from the role of Chief Executive Officer of MotorSport New Zealand.
Budd joined MotorSport NZ as the General Manager in 2009 and, following
a change in the organisation’s constitution, became the CEO in 2015.
Budd says, after ten years, it feels like the time...
May 26th, 2019453
IndyCars Champion Scott Dixon, 2019 Toyota Racing series winner and now
Red Bull Junior Team driver Liam Lawson, former New Zealand Rally
Champion Ben Hunt, and passionate classic car competitor John McKechnie
were the recipients of MotorSport New Zealand’s four most prestigious
awards on Saturday 25 May.
May 26th, 2019503
The 2019 intake of New Zealand’s highly regarded Elite MotorSport Academy programme have been named. The eight young competitors come from Auckland, New Plymouth, Taupo, Hawke’s Bay, Palmerston North and Upper Hutt and represent circuit racing, karting and rallying.
The 2019 Elite MotorSport Academy participants...
May 26th, 2019201
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.
NZ President Wayne Christie says: “Like most sports in New Zealand,...