It’s going top be wet on Sunday afternoon so you can’t do the lawns. I know, I know gutted, instead here is how you can keep yourself busy This is the rundown for all the motorsport action this Sunday on CRC Motorsport on TV3; 1pm action from round  3 of the NZ V8 Ute series […]

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When Motorsport last let a pressure group take control of one of their flagship classes it ended in financial disaster that the sport has not recovered from. A group is now trying to take over F1600, the class we all remember as Formula Ford. This is the class where most of our international drivers learnt […]

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Yes there is an elephant loose in the room at Motorsport in New Zealand. We are just going to ignore it for now but eventually someone will lift their head up and notice it. No that’s cruel they have already noticed it, they just don’t know what to do about it. They have tried all […]

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Not that we are going to be racing Ostrich’s any time soon but we are about to be experiencing the effect. The old Ostrich ‘head in the sand’ effect. We have our head in the sand over our new premier touring car class. We set up a team of experts to come back with a […]

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Dear people in charge, I am afraid  you are going to have to speed up your glacial pace of change. While our two worthy working groups are still working their way through suitable meeting dates the Australians have made a decision and start TCR in 2020. They moved on changes to Formula Ford several years […]

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Well it least that made you start reading, but this is important. Head and neck restraints. Why oh why can’t we just make these compulsory for all motorsport with exceptions for some classics and give club sport two years to save the massive $400 they will need to spend to save their lives. It is […]

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Dear Sir, Thank you for you very long service (over 50 years in fact) to motoring and motorsport. Yes they were halcyon days when with mighty Kent powered Formula Ford was the world’s development formula for single seater racing. I know from behind you lovely mahogany desk all may still look well in the factory […]

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Not much from the motorsport conference to instill a sense of wonderful year ahead. Yes progress is being made on Health and Safety so that is a positive but where is the big picture? Where is the crowd the sponsors and the dare to dream picture? We have a promoter who is trying hard but […]

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Here are some sobering statistics about Motorsport license holders. There are around 5,000 licence holders in total and of these almost 25% are spread over just three series. These three bottom of the pile series, LeMons, 2K cup and BMW and very popular, why because they are cheap and fun. Few rules easy to get […]

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All it takes it one we spin in practice and the media experts are expounding frothing at the mouth predicting Brendan Hartley’s imminent  demise. I think young Mr Gasly is in more danger of a stern word from Franz Tost. It is OK to make an error in practice, in fact that is what practice […]

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