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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Scottish-born Alister McRae has upheld his family’s legendary driving status and made it a three-peat at the Leadfoot Festival – notching up a new record time in the mighty Vantage Subaru WRX STI. McRae had to give it absolutely everything to drop the winning time into the 47-second bracket for the first time in the […]

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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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Motorsport in New Zealand is one of the few sports in which women compete on a completely level playing field with men. That’s why MotorSport New Zealand, via its Women in Motorsport Advisory Commission, will be at this weekend’s CRC Speedshow at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds. “We know tens of thousands of Kiwi women from all […]

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Motorsport is one of many sports in New Zealand that would not function without volunteers and that’s why MotorSport New Zealand (MSNZ) is marking National Volunteer Week 2018, which concludes 23 June. MSNZ, the governing body for four-wheeled motor sports in New Zealand, has a small team of eight paid employees and contractors based in […]

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MotorSport New Zealand joins with the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and other national motorsport governing bodies to acknowledge and thank the thousands of volunteers who contribute to their time and talents to motorsport around the world for the FIA Volunteers Weekend on 19-20 May. The initiative is being promoted using the hashtag #FIAVolunteersWeekend. In […]

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