With a new format and a new naming rights sponsor the return of the Australian GT Championship to Hampton Downs looks set to be one of the big events of this year’s motorsport calendar. Laser Plumbing & Electrical has been confirmed as the naming rights sponsor for the Hampton Downs 500 on October 28-29. The […]

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A rally of what might have been is how Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon describes Rally de Portugal, which wrapped up on Sunday afternoon (Western European summer time). With new British co-driver Sebastian Marshall alongside for the first time at a World Rally Championship event, Paddon’s result way down the running order didn’t reflect the […]

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Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon is all set to put his best foot forward as he and UK co-driver Sebastian Marshall tackle their first World Rally Championship event together at the 18-21 May running of Rally de Portugal. Marshall was scheduled to take over from Paddon’s long-time co-driver John Kennard at Rally Finland in July, […]

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MotorSport New Zealand joins the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and other national governing bodies of motorsport world-wide to create an official day of recognition for motorsport volunteers. The first FIA Volunteers Day takes place on Friday 12 May, celebrating those who dedicate their time to make motorsport possible in New Zealand and around the […]

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A sixth-place finish in the 2017 edition of Rally Argentina wasn’t the result Hayden Paddon was hoping for, but successfully completing the tough event he won last year has at least inched the Kiwi into seventh equal place on the FIA World Rally Championship drivers’ points table. Paddon said: “You could not have written a […]

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Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon acknowledges he hasn’t had the best start to the year, but he and co-driver John Kennard are looking for some improving momentum as they return to Argentina, the scene of their history-making first World Rally Championship victory last year. “It is one of the roughest events on the calendar, and […]

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The support of seven city and district councils in the Horizons region played a key role in the decision to award a multi-year contract to host the New Zealand Grand Prix to Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon. The New Zealand Grand Prix (NZGP) is one of only two current national Grand Prix events that are not […]

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New Zealander Brendon Leitch had plenty to learn during his first event in the Formula 4 United States Championship at the Homestead-Miami Speedway over the weekend, but the Toyota Racing Series regular showed strong pace and has many positives to build on for the remaining five rounds. Invercargill-born, Cromwell-based Leitch finished each of the three […]

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Well-deserved win for Holder in AP4 Hyundai in Otago David Holder and co-driver Jason Farmer piloted their Hyundai i20 AP4+ rally car to victory in the opening round of the 2017 New Zealand Rally Championship. The defending champions had to work hard for the win at Rally Otago against fellow AP4 drivers Andrew Hawkeswood and […]

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New Zealander Brendon Leitch is preparing for his first weekend of racing in the Formula 4 United States Championship at the opening around at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, running 7-9 April. The 21-year-old is the first Kiwi to contest the US Formula 4 series which, in only its second year, has attracted 32 entries from across […]

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