One of New Zealand’s longest-running single seater motor racing championships, the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship has had a major refresh with MotorSport New Zealand appointing a new championship organiser and announcing new regulations. Using international Formula Ford regulations of the era, the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship first ran in 1971 with David Oxton […]

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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand’s Nicolas Caillol is heading overseas to spread the good oil on the new-look Castrol Toyota Racing Series – which looks set to be bigger and better than ever before from 2020 onwards. Hot on the heels of the category’s announcement of a new car – the FT-60 – category manager […]

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The road to the Indianapolis 500 could be just a little easier for up and coming racing drivers from both sides of the Pacific thanks to a new partnership between TOYOTA GAZOO Racing New Zealand and the Road to Indy programme. In a partnership agreement between the two organisations confirmed today, drivers who have competed […]

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New Zealand’s premier single seater motorsport championship has received a major boost from world motorsport’s governing body following a meeting of the FIA World Motorsport Council (WMSC) at the end of last week. Drivers aiming to qualify for a Formula One Super Licence can now count Super Licence points from a European winter championship as […]

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There was sweet revenge for their Pukekohe disappointment for Jonny Reid and Neil Foster as they dominated the final round of the ENEOS North Island Endurance Series Three Hour championship at Hampton Downs. But it was Glenn Smith and John De Veth who cruised home in the challenging conditions to lift the 2019 title. In […]

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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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Toyota New Zealand has announced a massive new prize package for its rebranded TOYOTA GAZOO Racing 86 Championship as it focuses on continuing to provide a vital stepping stone for the country’s best up and coming racing drivers. The winner of the 2019-2020 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing 86 Championship will win a Toyota 86 road car […]

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Toyota Racing New Zealand has today revealed both a new brand and a brand new racing car for its annual New Zealand-based single seater championship and says it is aiming to put the championship firmly on the map as a ‘must do’ for the world’s best up and coming racing drivers. The new FT-60 – […]

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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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