Archive for July 2017

Toyota 86 Championship moves to Hankook tyres

The category manager of the Toyota 86 Championship has announced a switch to a semi-slick tyre from Hankook for the 2017-2018 series. At the CRC Speedshow in Auckland, Geoff Short said the decision came after extensive on-track testing of six brands and means drivers will have an ‘all new’ championship thanks to the different performance…

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The Affordable First Step on the V8 Pathway

As young New Zealand drivers look for the next step of their racing career, increasing numbers are looking towards Class Two of the BNT NZ Touring Car Championship as a way to hone their V8 tin top skills. Since the class was incorporated into the BNT NZ Touring Car Championship, a number of drivers have…

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Baldwin tops Elite Motorsport Academy points to date

Nineteen-year-old race driver Jordan Baldwin has topped the points-table following the intensive week-long camp in Dunedin which commences the New Zealand Elite Motorsport Academy programme for 2017. Baldwin, from Howick, Auckland, is one of eight young motorsport competitors selected to participate in the year-long training and coaching programme designed to provide the competitors with an…

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"In a year when Kiwis have won at Le Mans, in Indycar and are dominating Supercars across the ditch, we wanted to showcase all of the top categories in New Zealand that are producing the stars of both today and tomorrow," explained Speed Works Events promoter Geoff Short. It will be the first time that…

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