Motorsport News NZ

Catlins Rally a family affair

Catlins Rally a family affair

Dunedin rally driver Tony Johnston is usually outnumbered by the female co-drivers in his home, but for the up-coming Catlins Rally, he will join his wife Heather and stepdaughter Nikita Gibson on the passenger side.

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Changes point to outstanding season

Changes point to outstanding season

With just under two months to go until the 2016 South Island Endurance Series (SIES) roars into life, some significant changes have been made, one of which will result in up to six full FIA GT3-spec cars competing this season.

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Leitch says TRS will keep him race-ready

Leitch says TRS will keep him race-ready

Cromwell-based racing driver Brendon Leitch will enter the Toyota Racing Series (TRS) for a fourth time in the 2016-17 season, with an eye out for international opportunities.

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Otago drivers in action around the world

Otago drivers in action around the world

This weekend, three Otago drivers are competing in different corners of the world, in different events.

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Rosberg eases to win in Azerbaijan

Rosberg eases to win in Azerbaijan

Nico Rosberg won the first Formula One grand prix held in Azerbaijan to turn the championship tide and stretch his lead over frustrated Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton to 24 points.

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Murphy, Marston to drive Holdens in NZRC

Murphy, Marston to drive Holdens in NZRC

Former V8 Supercar driver Greg Murphy will run one of two Holden-backed AP4 (NZ spec) rally cars in next year's New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC).

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Holder enjoying his time in the sun

Holder enjoying his time in the sun

Like all rally drivers David Holder has experienced his fair share of lows, but lately it has been his time to shine.

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Small but punchy cars to debut this year

Small but punchy cars to debut this year

Momentum is growing behind a new, pint-sized motorsport class, the New Zealand Racing Cars, which will race a five-round series from November.

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New Porsche carries Dippie to fourth

New Porsche carries Dippie to fourth

Martin Dippie had the ultimate first race outing in his new Porsche 991 GT3 RS - winning the Targa Rotorua's Modern 2WD class and finishing fourth overall last weekend.

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Dutch teen rewrites record books with F1 win

Dutch teen rewrites record books with F1 win

Less than eight months after passing his driving test on his 18th birthday, Max Verstappen raced into the record books as Formula One's youngest winner.

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Quinn pumps $1million into motorsport

Quinn pumps $1million into motorsport

The Kiwi Driver Fund has received a $1million boost from Highlands Motorsport Park owner Tony Quinn, who pledged to put $50,000 per annum into the fund for the next 20 years.

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Young bloods take hands-on approach

Young bloods take hands-on approach

A group of young bloods who share a passion for motorsport are helping to drive the Otago Sports Car Club ahead.

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