Nineteen-year-old race driver Jordan Baldwin has topped the points-table following the intensive week-long camp in Dunedin which commences the New Zealand Elite Motorsport Academy programme for 2017. Baldwin, from Howick, Auckland, is one of eight young motorsport competitors selected to participate in the year-long training and coaching programme designed to provide the competitors with an […]

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Eight motorsport competitors from Auckland, Whakatane, Hamilton, Marton and Christchurch have been selected to participate in New Zealand’s world-class Elite Motorsport Academy programme for 2017. Represent race and rally motorsport disciplines, the talented young competitors selected for the 2017 Elite Motorsport Academy are: Jordan Baldwin, 19, race driver, Auckland Sarah Brennan, 25, rally co-driver, Christchurch […]

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East Auckland’s Jacob Smith has topped the points-table of the 2016 New Zealand Elite Motorsport Academy to win the Ian Snellgrove trophy. The prestigious trophy, awarded in memory of long-time Motorsport New Zealand general manager and academy programme trustee Ian Snellgrove, was presented to Smith during the Motorsport New Zealand annual awards dinner in Wellington […]

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The South Canterbury Car Club hosts the final round of the 2017 New Zealand Hillclimb Championship over the weekend of 1-2 April. An integral aspect of grassroots motorsport in New Zealand, the NZ Hillclimb Championship attracts competitors from around the country keen to demonstrate their speed and skills behind of the wheel in a controlled, […]

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Aussie motorsport specialists engaged to bring together cars and stars to celebrate the ‘Legends of Bathurst’ ORGANISERS of the ever-popular New Zealand Festival of Motorsport have confirmed the date for the 2018 event at Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park. Next year’s event, which will be headlined by a special celebration of the ‘Legends of Bathurst’, […]

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MotorSport New Zealand (MSNZ) has confirmed a long-term contract with Speed Works Events as the promoter of the premier race championships which take place each New Zealand summer at race circuits around the country. MSNZ owns the commercial rights to the top-tier motor racing championships, and in conjunction with the Series Organisers Group* (SOG), MSNZ […]

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Topping the most competitive 10-driver line-up for the King of Millen’s Mountain title today, in the Leadfoot Festival’s history, was the supremely talented Alister McRae in his Vantage Motorsport Subaru WRX STi. Rocketing up the 1.6km (mile-long) driveway in 49.43 secs, the Scottish rally star beat Rotorua’s Sloan Cox in his 2004 Hill Climb Special […]

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Will history repeat at the inaugural Taupo Historic GP meeting this weekend? That’s the question students of historic motor racing are asking after last weekend’s Festival of New Zealand Motor Racing meeting at Hampton Downs. There, the man whose career the event was celebrating, Kiwi supervet Ken Smith (Lola T332 F5000), made a clean sweep […]

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Entries for the Race of Champions Revival that book-ends the inaugural Taupo Historic GP this weekend at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park closed last Friday with a line-up of 26 Formula 5000s and 9 Formula One cars – beating by one car the F1 entry on the only occasion the Formula Ones were beaten by an […]

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This weekend’s NZ Festival of Motor Racing at Hampton Downs belonged to Ken Smith but next year the Waikato circuit will celebrate all things Bathurst. Hampton Downs owner Tony Quinn is excited about bringing the cars and stars from the iconic Australian racetrack to New Zealand. “It’s been a great weekend for the NZ Festival […]

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