Sydney learnings key to Jaxon Evans’ Supercars learnings
MotorSport New Zealand Blog
by Jordie
1d ago
Jaxon Evans has had another crucial learning weekend in the Repco Supercars Championship with plenty of positives to come out of the 2024 Panasonic Air Conditioning Sydney SuperNight. Although unable to close in on the top 10, the first-year Supercars driver finished both races higher than where he qualified, picking up an 18th on Saturday and 20th on Sunday. Starting off with a challenging practice session on Friday afternoon, Evans was able to find some more pace in Saturday’s qualifying, and put the SCT Motorsport Chevrolet Camaro in P22. The New Zealander then showcased his fighting spirit ..read more
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Rally of Dargaville Tunatahi attracts top field for North Island Rally Series round
MotorSport New Zealand Blog
by Jordie
1d ago
Ventia Rally of Dargaville Tunatahi attracts top field for North Island Rally Series round The 2024 Generator Rental Services North Island Rally Series (NIRS) roars back into action with the Ventia Rally of Dargaville Tunatahi this Saturday, 27 July 2024. The one-day event has attracted a number of top national teams with Ben Hunt/Tony Rawstorn, Skoda Fabia Rally 2 Evo taking top seed ahead of Jack Hawkeswood/Jason Farmer (Toyota Yaris AP4), Todd Bawden/Dave Neill (Ford Fiesta R5 MkII), Dylan Turner/Brianna Little (Audi S1 AP4) and Haydn Mackenzie/Shane Reynolds (Toyota Yaris AP4). Fifth on th ..read more
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Will Kitching advances in Nexen Tyre Mazda Racing Series and Elite Motorsport Academy
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by Jordie
1d ago
It has been a big year for eighteen-year-old Timaru apprentice mechanic Will Kitching following his debut in the Nexen Tyre NZ Mazda Racing Series last summer. After a very successful rookie season in the category, Kitching recently attended the Elite Motorsport Academy camp run by MotorSport New Zealand in Dunedin. The academy covers numerous topics to assist young drivers including fitness, sports psychology, nutrition, data analysis, public speaking, media training and more. Kitching emerged from the week hailing it, “an amazing experience.” “After a number of attempts in previous years to ..read more
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Hunter Robb ready for Sprint Challenge testing in Australia
MotorSport New Zealand Blog
by Jordie
1d ago
Fresh from successfully completing the 2024 Elite Motorsport Academy week in Dunedin, Aucklander Hunter Robb is heading to Australia to test a Porsche Michelin Sprint Championship car as he prepares for the next step in his career. “The Elite Motorsport Academy was a great experience,” commented Robb. “ It was all about becoming a more complete driver with focus on off-track stuff such as nutrition, media, sponsorship and fitness. I’m definitely going to make changes and have already started to do this with my diet. Certainly, I’m looking forward to applying a lot of what I learnt into a race ..read more
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Paddon heads to Rome aiming for championship gains
MotorSport New Zealand Blog
by Jordie
1d ago
As the defending FIA European Rally Champion, Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon heads to Rally di Roma Capitale in Italy this week with a clear goal: to protect and, ideally, extend his lead in this year’s championship. Paddon took the 2024 ERC lead at the previous ERC round in Estonia earlier this month and now has 73 points, just ten points ahead of second-placed Frenchman Mattieu Franchesci while Norway’s Mads Ostberg holds third place with 53 points going into this Italian event. Acknowledging his main championship rivals, Paddon says: “Both Mathieu and Mads will be fast, especially Mathieu wh ..read more
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Livery revealed for Team MotorSport New Zealand Powered by Giltrap Group Motorsport
MotorSport New Zealand Blog
by Jordie
4d ago
The striking new livery for Team MotorSport New Zealand Powered by Giltrap Group Motorsport has been unveiled ahead of the 2024 Tri-Nations Esport Cup. Longtime supporters of New Zealand motorsport, the Giltrap Group, have reaffirmed their commitment by backing the nation’s entry into this innovative event through their Giltrap Group Motorsport division. The ten fastest qualifiers from New Zealand will compete under the Team MotorSport New Zealand Powered by Giltrap Group Motorsport banner in this second iteration of the multi-national competition. The identical Porsche 911 GT3 R cars will pro ..read more
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Louis Sharp vows to fight back after Dutch dramas
MotorSport New Zealand Blog
by Jordie
1w ago
For the second time this season, Louis Sharp has lost the GB3 Championship lead as a result of another driver’s over-zealous errors. As happened last month in the reverse grid race in Belgium, the young New Zealander again was perfectly placed to increase his points advantage in the second race in the Netherlands when his Rodin Motorsport entry was struck from behind and knocked out of the results. Though title rival John Bennett was subsequently penalised by race stewards for causing the collision, the incident proved costly – even more so as the biggest beneficiary was another of Louis’ main ..read more
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Kiwi Young Gun Lands TCR Debut with 99motorsport
MotorSport New Zealand Blog
by Jordie
1w ago
19-year-old Kiwi protege Ben Stewart will step aboard the 99motorsport Audi RS3 TCR for the upcoming round of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series at Queensland Raceway. After winning the inaugural TGRA86 Scholarship Shootout in 2023, Stewart took on the Trans-Tasman Challenge in TA2 machinery over the Summer where he notably challenged two-time Trans Am Champion Nathan Herne. Stewart has returned to Australia in 2024 and sits inside the top five in the 2024 TGRA86 Scholarship Series ahead of his debut in TCR Australia in August. Team Owner Marcus LaDelle drove the 99motorsport Audi at the ..read more
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Jacob Douglas tops Elite Motorsport Academy camp to win Bruce McLaren Trophy
MotorSport New Zealand Blog
by Jordie
1w ago
Christchurch race driver Jacob Douglas, 19, has won the Bruce McLaren Trophy by topping the points table for the 2024 Elite Motorsport Academy of New Zealand camp. The Elite MotorSport Academy is an annual competitor development program put on by the MotorSport New Zealand Scholarship Trust for eight young and aspiring motorsport athletes. A week-long camp in Dunedin at the Otago Academy of Sport is the first part of the tailored 12-month development program each athlete receives. Following a series of workshops, participants were assessed not only on their physical fitness but also their newl ..read more
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Dates confirmed for 2025 Taupō Super400
MotorSport New Zealand Blog
by Jordie
1w ago
Supercars is thrilled to announce that the dates for the 2025 ITM Taupō Super400 have been confirmed for 11-13 April. Following the resounding success of the inaugural event in 2024, which drew a sold-out crowd of 67,411 passionate spectators, the 2025 date coincides with the start of the New Zealand school holidays. The 2024 ITM Taupō Super400 marked a triumphant return to racing in New Zealand, with tens of thousands of fans coming together to witness an unforgettable weekend of high-octane action that started with the first ever Track to Town that saw all 24 Repco Supercars Championship Sup ..read more
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