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BRAZILIAN DRIVER BRANQUINHO FOR TOYOTA RACING SERIES

Luiz Felipe Branquinho will continue the now well-established tradition of Brazilians racing in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series, when he starts at the first round at Ruapuna Park, Christchurch, on January 12-14. He follows in the foot steps of Pedro Piquet, who has competed in the championship for the last two years finishing fifth in…

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Rush Hour moves to Teretonga, and the GP gets one too

Speed Works Events has today announced a move to Teretonga for the second Rush Hour race in January, replacing the race scheduled for the Saturday evening of the January 13 event in Christchurch. With speedway running on the Saturday evening nearby, there were problems with resource consent for a Saturday evening motorsport event at the…

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BRITISH F3 RUNNER UP SET FOR TOYOTA RACING SERIES

James Pull, who has just finished runner-up in the British Formula 3 Championship, is the latest driver to enter this coming summer’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series, which starts at Ruapuna Park, Christchurch, on January 12-14. Singapore born but England-based Pull was the model of consistency in the 24-race series, finishing on the podium at least…

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Lexus to lead race line-ups this summer

Lexus’ high performance RC F coupe and GS F sports sedan will be front and centre at all the summer’s major motor racing meetings performing Safety car and Course car duties. The 5 litre V8s will set the pace at the five rounds of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series starting at Ruapuna on the outskirts…

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Clark takes round win as Ngatoa’s lead crumbles

Local boy Conrad Clark has taken his first round win in the Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship following a string of strong results at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park. Despite Clark taking the round win, it was Reece Hendl-Cox and Kaleb Ngatoa who produced the biggest stories of the weekend. Hendl-Cox toke pole position while…

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Brian McGovern wins, as Porsches clean up inaugural Rush Hour enduro

The inaugural Speed Works Rush Hour enduro has been won by Porsche pilot Brian McGovern (pictured below), with a second Porsche driven by Conal Dempsey finishing second, almost 10-seconds adrift.  The pairing, McGovern in particular, benefited from shorter scheduled pit stops, as well as mechanical failures for the once dominant Juno sports cars, as well…

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Manuell wins Ash Cairns Trophy and PORTERGROUP V8 Ute first round

Paul “Auto’ Manuell grabbed his second win of the weekend in the PORTERGROUP V8 Utes at the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park to make it two out of three and win the first round of the championship and the Ash Cairns Trophy. The final race proved to be another close run thing with three drivers –…

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GREAT WEEKEND OF RACING KICKS OF CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

The first ever championship race win for a female racing driver and a packed weekend of action were the highlights at the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park over the weekend when the Speed Works Events New Zealand Motorsport Championship series came to town. Chelsea Herbert added her name to the record books when she took Class…

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Connor Adam races into Toyota 86 Championship lead at Taupo

Three race winners, three changes in the points lead: the Toyota 86 Championship has a new name at the top of the points table. Racing at Taupo’s Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, International Motorsport driver Connor Adam has surged into a narrow two-point lead with fourth in race one, a win in race two and second…

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Bargwanna Takes Round Honours at Taupo

Australian driver, Jason Bargwanna has taken his Tiger Building Systems Toyota Camry to the overall win at the second round of the BNT V8s Championship at Taupo this weekend. Competitors faced hot track conditions throughout the weekend, Bargwanna showing his experience and coming away with overall victory from the three-race encounter. Bargwanna took a second…

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