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LAND BACK FOR FULL SEASON IN PANORAMA FORD

PORTERGORUP V8 Ute team Panorama Motorsport is upping the ante for the forthcoming season by becoming a two car team. Jason ‘Mario’ Land will return for the four round 2017-2018 championship at the wheel of the Hamilton-based team’s Betta Autoparts supported Ford BF Falcon, joining the team alongside existing racer and potential championship winner Glen…

Milligan aims for top of the Mountain with Bathurst drive

Every Kiwi racing driver’s dream will become reality for Jack Milligan when he races a Toyota 86 sports coupe at the Bathurst 1000 next month. The 21 year old Christchurch driver has had a challenging few years battling his way through karts and RX7 racing to secure the second CareVets Scholarship car in last season’s…

PORTERGROUP BACK FOR MORE WITH V8 UTES

Leading New Zealand equipment hire firm, the PORTERGROUP, has today confirmed it will continue with its title sponsorship of the PORTERGROUP V8 UTE Series for the 2017-2018 season and will expand its corporate hospitality programme with the series. National TV coverage on TV3’s CRC Motorsport show on Sunday afternoons and exceptional racing action over the…

TIMPERLEY SET FOR V8 DEBUT

23-year-old Auckland driver Brock Timperley will make his BNT NZ Touring Car Championship debut in November when round one gets underway at Pukekohe. A former Rookie of the Season in the Mazda Pro 7 Championship, last season Timperley went on to Win the New Zealand Championship for Pro 7 Plus finish 3rd in the North…

Toyota Racing New Zealand at full speed in 2018 championship preparation

Australian Sarah Brown, a veteran of almost a decade in key management roles with the V8 Supercars organisation in Australia is joining the Castrol Toyota Racing Series as one of two category managers. Her appointment comes as championship preparations hit top speed, marking the 150-day milestone on the countdown to TRS 2018. She will take…

SPEED WORKS ANNOUNCE TV FOR RUSH HOUR FEATURE RACES

Premier Motorsport Championship promoter Speed Works Events has today confirmed that each of its three Rush Hour races to be held during the upcoming season will be televised on Three’s CRC Motorsport show. “We’re really excited with the interest so far – we’re looking for the fastest cars in the country to compete in the…

Liam Lawson wins CareVets Scholarship for coming Toyota 86 Championship

Pukekohe student Liam Lawson will be the CareVets Racing Team’s scholarship driver in the coming 2017-2018 Toyota 86 Championship. “It’s a real honour to be selected, the scholarship has been a fast track for the drivers chosen in past seasons and I’m looking forward to racing in a two-car, professionally run team like this,” he…

HARKER EYEING CASTROL TRS

2016–’17 Toyota 86 Championship runner-up Reid Harker has signalled he wants to be a contender in next year’s Castrol Toyota Racing Series. The 21-year-old recently tested Toyota’s FT50 open wheeler at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park following on from his success in the feeder series. With a taste of the wings-and-slicks platform, the former New Zealand…

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…

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…