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The opportunity to race at high speed on 9kms of great gravel road drew entries from all over the South Island to the 2015 running of the Auchenflower Rd gravel sprint on Sunday 12th July. An oversubscribed field of 54 cars would get light over the brows and the three bridges, the top cars hitting 200km/h plus along the straights as they fought among themselves over three runs at the road. .  Read more >>
 
Young New Zealander and current Formula Ford champion Taylor Cockerton is the first to commit to the 2016 Toyota Racing Series.
Pukekohe high school student Cockerton, 17, will be challenging both top national and international drivers on the grid when the 2016 Toyota Racing Series gets underway in Christchurch come January next year..
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A spectacular new era in the FIA World Rally Championship is around the corner after the announcement of rules from 2017 to give cars more power, less weight, better aerodynamics and aggressive looks reminiscent of the infamous Group B machines of the 1980s..  Read more >>
 
Antonio Felix da Costa claimed his maiden DTM victory with a lights-to-flag drive at Zandvoort.
The single seater convert made no mistakes from pole position as he opened up an early lead which he maintained once the mandatory pit stops were completed.
RBM’s Augusto Farfus applied pressure on the Portuguese driver in the second half of the race, but the Brazilian was unable to prevent the Red Bull Formula 1 reserve from taking the victory.
Farfus finished 0.4s adrift in second with the MTEK BMW of Bruno Spengler third.
BMW emerged as the manufacturer to beat with the Munich firm filling the top five positions.
Mercedes’ Pascal Wehrlein and Audi’s Mattias Ekstrom were the best of the rest in sixth and seventh.
Reigning champion Marco Wittmann made the most of a strong start to clinch his first win of the season in Race 1.
Wittmann, who started from second on the grid, quickly grabbed the lead from polesitter Farfus on the run to Turn 1.
The RMG BMW driver was shadowed by da Costa for the entire race with just 0.4s separating the pair at the flag.
Maxime Martin secured the final place on the podium as BMW occupied the top seven positions.
Audi’s Jamie Green leads the championship by five points from Ekstrom and Wehrlein.
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Four times World Rally Champion Tommi Mäkinen will head Toyota’s return to the WRC in 2017. The Finn has been appointed Team Principal of the rallying arm of Toyota GAZOO Racing, Toyota’s umbrella motorsport company.Toyota President Akio Toyoda will serve as team chairman. Mäkinen had an 18 year career in the WRC between 1985 and 2002 and won four consecutive World Rally Driver’s Championships between 1996 and 1999. “With comprehensive oversight from Mäkinen, the team will strengthen its vehicle development capabilities and work toward 2017,” said Mr Toyoda.
Since retiring from competitive driving, Mäkinen has developed a company to build and run Group N cars in the WRC, European and national championships..
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Barrie Thomlinson’s annual trip to Europe to attract young motor racing talent to New Zealand has just been made easier for the 2016 season following New Zealand’s historic one-two finish at the Le Mans 24 Hours Sports car race.Thomlinson, the Category Manager of the premier single-seater championship which is run over five rounds in January and February, believes the recent success of its graduates will encourage the next generation of world class driver’s to get involved..  Read more >>
 
THUNDER ROLLS OUT ACROSS WEST MELTON AS OFFROADERS DO BATTLE
• Clean sweep in stadium racing heats for six drivers
• Spectacular programme of stadium racing
• Basalaj and Chang set sights on national title.
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It is all tied up at the top of the Japanese Formula 3 Championship with Aucklander Nick Cassidy now sharing the series lead after the weekend’s racing at Okayama.
“It was tough to get to the flag. A disappointing weekend, but I know I’m always fighting for the win with no problems,” said Cassidy, claiming an average race after being pushed wide at start of race one and finishing fifth..
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Rahal wins at Fontana - 28th Jun 15
American Graham Rahal held onto the lead out of a caution with three laps left to earn his second IndyCar win, closing out a wild, record-setting day at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, on Sunday (NZ time).Kiwi Scott Dixon, one of 14 drivers to hold the lead at some point during the race, was sixth after starting from the fourth row of the grid and retains third place in the championship standings..  Read more >>
 
The Fuchs Rally of Gisborne saw a dominant display by Subaru drivers, with Ben Hunt taking a commanding victory, Lance Williams second and Matt Summerfield fourth.
Auckland-based Hunt in his Subaru Impreza WRX STi finished the four stages yesterday just under three minutes ahead of Te Aroha’s Williams, driving his Subaru WRX R4. Hunt and co-driver Tony Rawstorn’s game plan had been to drive within their limits and increase their lead in the NZRC. Finishing each stage in the fastest time “without really having to push it,” was encouraging for achieving their ultimate goal of winning their first national title after the final two rallies this year, Hunt said..
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Helping Kiwi drivers achieve more.  Read more >>
 
• Big trucks ready to roar
• Full programme of stadium racing
• Strong grid of ‘Side by Side’ Polaris racers.
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Point Standings
NZ Rally
NZRC - After Rd 4
1. Ben Hunt 126
2. Phil Campbell 84
3. Lance Williams 71
4. Matt Summerfield 63
5. Marcus van Klink 61
6. Graham Featherstone 56
NZ Race
TRS Int 2015 Final
1. Lance Stroll (18) Canada 906
2. Brandon Maisano (19) France 798
3. Santino Ferrucci (10) USA 765
4. Arjun Maini (36) India 732
5. Sam McLeod (5) Great Britain 684
6. Charlie Eastward (28) Ireland 535
NZV8 TL - 2015 After Rd 6/6
1. Kevin Williams / Holden 1334
2. Steve Taylor / Ford 919
3. Brad Lathrope / Ford 844
4. Nathan Pilcher / Holden 762
5. Grant Molloy / Ford 631
6. Brendan Murphy / Holden 631
NZV8 TLX - 2015 after Rd 6/6
1. Jason Bargwanna / Toyota 1272
2. Nick Ross / Nissan 1153
3. Lance Hughes / Holden 879
4. Scott Taylor / Toyota 799
5. James McLaughlin / Holden 302
6. Ian Booth / Holden 288
V8SuperTourers - Final 2015
1. Simon Evans (4) 1357
2. Andre Heimgartner (-) 1132
3. Shane van Gisbergen (4) 1102
4. Tim Slade (10) 973
5. Tim Edgell (1) 962
6. Richard Moore 951
Toyota TR 86 - Final
1. Tom Alexander (11) 1162
2. Jamie McNee (1) 1096
3. Ash Blewett (66) 1044
4. Callum Quin (91) 910
5. Matt Gibson (88) 857
6. Neil Allport (8) 596
Formula Ford - Final 2015
1. Taylor Cockerton - Auckland 1084
2. Michael Scott - Te Puke 1041
3. Caleb Cross - Christchurch 1023
4. Aaron Marr - Wanganui 995
5. Ryan Yardley - Christchurch 838
6. Kim Crocker - Tauranga 396
NZ V8 Utes - After Rd 3/6
1. Sam Barry (Ford) 251
2. Brett Rudd (Holden) 229
3. Matt Spratt (Holden) 223
4. James Urquhart (Holden) 204
5. Mike Lightfoot (Ford) 202
6. Peter Ward (Holden) 185
Australian Race
V8 Supercars - After Race 17
1. Mark Winterbottom (5) Ford 1465
2. Craig Lowndes (888) Holden 1217
3. Fabian Coulthard (14) Holde 1205
4. David Reynolds (55) Ford 1192
5. Chaz Mostert (6) Ford 1183
6. James Courtney (22) Holden 1175
Australian GT - After Rd 3
1. Greg Crick - Audi 240
2. Chris Mies (Ger) Audi 240
3. Tony Quinn - McLaren 228
4. Nathan Antunes - Audi 188
5. Max Twigg - Merc 165
6. Geoff Emery - Merc 165
Overseas Rally
WRC - 2015 After Rd 7/13
1. Sebastien Ogier (VW) 161
2. Andreas Mikkelsen (VW) 83
3. Mads Ostberg (Citroen) 69
4. Jari-Matti Latvala (VW) 66
5. Thierry Neuville (Hyundai) 58
6. Kris Meeke (Citroen) 53
World RX - After Rd 6/13
1. Petter Solberg - Citroen 159
2. Johan Kristoffersson - VW 115
3. Andreas Bakkerud - Ford 113
4. Timmy Hansen - Peugeot 104
5. Reinis Nitiss - Ford 96
6. Davy Jeanney - Peugeot 88
Overseas Race
NASCAR Sprint - After Race 19
1. Kevin Harvick (4) Chev 777
2. Joey Lagano (22) Ford 708
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr (88) Chev 677
4. Jimmie Johnson (48) Chev 675
5. Martin Truex Jr (78) Chev 668
6. Brad Keselowski (2) Ford 638
World TCC - After Rd 8
1. Jose Lopez / Citroen 322
2. Yvan Muller / Citroen 267
3. Sebastien Loeb / Citroen 230
4. Quing Hua Ma / Citroen 146
5. Norbert Michelisz / Honda 141
6. Gabriele Tarquini / Honda 138
British TCC - After Rd 7
1. Gordon Sheddon / Civic 195
2. Jason Plato / BMW 185
3. Matt Neal / Honda 173
4. Sam Tordoff / BMW 162
5. Colin Turkington / BMW 161
6. Andrew Jordan / MG 156
Formula 1 - After Rd 9 /19
1. Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes 202
2. Nico Rosberg - Mercedes 181
3. Sebastian Vettel - Ferrari 160
4. Valtteri Bottas - Williams 77
5. Kimi Raikkonen - Ferrari 76
6. Felipe Massa - Williams 74
IndyCar - After Race 13
1. Juan Pablo Montoya (2) 445
2. Graham Rahal (15) 403
3. Scott Dixon (9) 397
4. Helio Castroneves (3) 391
5. Will Power (1) 390
6. Sebastien Bourdais (11) 368
NZ Motorcycles
NZSBK Final 2015
1. Dennis Charlett (3) 211
2. Linden Magee (M) 153
3. Sloan Frost (4) 152
4. Jaden Hassan (41) 147
5. Scott Moir (87) 146
6. Hayden Fitzgerald (6) 138
Overseas Motorcycles
MotoGP - After Rd 9
1. Valentino Rossi / Yamaha 179
2. Jorge Lorenzo / Yamaha 166
3. Andrea Iannone / Ducati 118
4. Marc Marquez / Honda 114
5. Bradley Smith / Yamaha 87
6. Andrea Dovizioso / Ducati 87
WSBK's - After Rd 9
1. Jonathan Rea / Kawasaki 407
2. Tom Sykes / Kawasaki 282
3. Chaz Davies / Ducati 263
4. Leon Haslam / Aprilia 240
5. Jordi Torres / Aprilia 164
6. Sylvain Guintoli / Honda 136
 
 
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