MotorSport 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. The decision was announced at the second TCR Australia Series round at […]

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Brian Budd has today, 31 May 2019, announced his resignation from the role of Chief Executive Officer of MotorSport New Zealand. Mr Budd joined MotorSport NZ as the General Manager in 2009 and, following a change in the organisation’s constitution, became the CEO in 2015. Mr Budd says, after ten years, it feels like the […]

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Five-time 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. At its annual awards night, held this […]

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The highly successful, UK-based, Dunedin-born motorsport team principal Dick Bennetts has been inducted onto MotorSport New Zealand’s wall of fame. The announcement came during MotorSport NZ’s annual awards night held at Te Papa in Wellington on 25 May. The MotorSport NZ Wall of Fame was established in 1994 and is located in MotorSport House as […]

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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 are: Joshua Bethune, 16, Whitford, Auckland, race driver and karter […]

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Young Auckland race driver Peter Vodanovich has topped the points-table of the 2018 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 Vodanovich at MotorSport New Zealand’s 2019 annual awards dinner […]

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MotorSport New Zealand has reached an agreement with WSC Ltd, the global rights holders of Touring Car Racing (TCR), to introduce a national TCR series in New Zealand in 2020. The TCR concept was developed by former World Touring Car Championship manager Marcello Lotti in 2014 as a cost-effective touring car racing alternative. Since its […]

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MotorSport New Zealand has recently completed a comprehensive review of its strategy for top-level saloon car race categories in New Zealand. “The review sets in place a strategic direction for top-level circuit racing for the immediate and medium future,” says MotorSport NZ President Wayne Christie, who has just announced that the fast-growing global Touring Car […]

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Masterton’s Tracey Stringer has been selected as the New Zealand participant in a trans-Tasman exchange for female motorsport officials. Now in its third year, the exchange is organised by the Women in Motorsport advisory commission (WIMNZ) of MotorSport New Zealand with their Australian counterparts, the Women of Australian Motor Sport (WAMS) to assist female motorsport […]

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Callum Crawley, aged 17 of Feilding, has topped the points-table at the Elite Motorsport Academy’s intensive training camp at Dunedin. Second in a close-fought assessment was Peter Vodanovich, also 17, of Auckland, with 15-year-old Billy Frazer, of Pukekohe, third. Crawley, Vodanovich and Frazer are part of a group of eight young race drivers participating in […]

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