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Supercheap Auto Backing for Jack Smith

Australian Dunlop Super 2 Series driver Jack Smith will be lining up on the New Zealand grid again as the BNT V8s Championship 2018-19 season gets underway in Pukekohe this weekend. Claiming several podiums and a race win last season and familiarising himself with New Zealand’s circuits, Smith will this year be focusing on the…

Timperley Looks to Continue Winning Form

Brock Timperley will be looking to continue his race winning form in class two of the BNT V8s when the new season gets underway at Pukekohe this weekend. Timperley had a strong back end of the season and took out rookie of the year honours for class two in 2017/18. “Our speed was great throughout…

Matt Tubbs looking up the grid

An upgraded car and a refined driving style are two of the ingredients Matt Tubbs hopes will springboard his results when the BNT V8s get underway at Pukekohe in November. Tubbs made his rookie debut last year, and with his season coming right towards the back end of the championship, the Hamilton racer believes he…

New Car, New Number – Wallace Moves Into Class One of BNT V8s

It’ll be a new car and a new number for Rob Wallace when he makes the progression into class one of the BNT V8s Championship this season. In the off season, Wallace purchased the ex Greg Murphy V8 Super Tourer and now plans on running the car in the top tier of the New Zealand…

Esteban Muth confirms Toyota Racing Series entry

European karting ace and up and coming Formula 4 racer Esteban Muth has this week been confirmed by Toyota Racing New Zealand as the first competitor for the 2019 Castrol Toyota Racing Series. The championship – which qualifies for F1 Super License points – is now an accepted route for up and coming single seater…

Symon smashes NZ Formula First season opener

Palmerston North’s Chris Symon has dominated the season-opening event of the 2018/19 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship, taking pole position and all three race wins at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon in Feilding. Saturday morning’s 15-minute qualifying session for the 18-strong field saw 27-year-old Symon take pole position with a time of 1:23.588, giving him…

TRS on the radar for drivers as FIA decides on F3 chassis

Castrol Toyota Racing Series officials say that the FIA decision last week to go with the Tatuus chassis for European regional F3 series means its New Zealand championship should now be fully on the radar for drivers planning next season’s campaigns. The New Zealand series uses a Tatuus chassis and the FIA has selected the…

Ross Expects Tight Championship Battle in BNT V8s

It will be a measured approach to the BNT V8s season for Nick Ross and his Total Lubricants Nissan Altima when the championship gets underway at Pukekohe November 2-4. It will be the Cambridge driver and his Concept Motorsport team’s 16th consecutive season in the BNT V8s championship and having finished third last season, 43-year-old…

50th celebrations headline 2018/19 NZ Formula First Championship

The Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship is just days away from kicking off its 2018/19 season at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon, a season in which the long-standing MotorSport New Zealand championship celebrates 50 years of racing in December. Among the many things to celebrate in this milestone season, at the top of the list…

Championship Podium Finish the Focus for Ashwell

A championship podium finish is the aim for Christchurch driver Justin Ashwell in class two of the BNT V8s this season. “We had a mixed season last year. We completed all rounds with no DNF’s and no penalties, we just didn’t have car speed,” said Ashwell. During the off season break, Ashwell says he and…