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  • Leighs and Alexander take win in three-hour masterclassLeighs and Alexander take win in three-hour masterclass
    Anthony Leighs and Tom Alexander stormed to a dominant win in the second three-hour race of this year’s South Island Endurance Series at Levels Raceway. Debuting their Nissan GT-R GT3 this weekend, Leighs and Anthony romped to an emphatic win. “It’s awesome to get a result like that on our first weekend,” Alexander said. “Big… Read more »
  • Wood claims back-to-back wins in Class C and DWood claims back-to-back wins in Class C and D
    Ryan Wood remains unbeaten in the South Island Endurance Series, the teenager collecting another win in the Class C and D one-hour race, this time from Timaru. Wood controlled almost all of the race. He initially slipped into second and behind the fellow Porsche of Johnny Small but reclaimed the lead a few laps later.… Read more »
  • Gould wins Class A and B one-hour despite pitlane startGould wins Class A and B one-hour despite pitlane start
    From pitlane to victory lane. Rhys Gould executed a masterful strategy and raced with intent to win the Class A and B one-hour race at Levels Raceway. A broken front left axle in qualifying didn’t stop Gould from claiming pole position in the morning’s earlier qualifying. But it did prevent him from starting up the… Read more »
  • Rodin Cars confirmed as naming rights partner for Super GT NZ SeriesRodin Cars confirmed as naming rights partner for Super GT NZ Series
    Homegrown motorsport group and fledgling car-maker Rodin Cars has been confirmed as the naming rights partner for the opening season of New Zealand’s new Super GT NZ Series. Confirmed by Speed Works Events organisers, the announcement represents the latest local group that Rodin Cars has thrown support behind. The firm also supports the University of… Read more »
  • Alexander gives GT-R pole on debutAlexander gives GT-R pole on debut
    Tom Alexander and Anthony Leighs had a dream debut for their Nissan GT-R, claiming pole position for this afternoon’s three-hour race at Levels Raceway. Alexander muscled the GT-R to a 58.657s on fresh rubber, pipping the McLaren 650s GT3 of Glenn Smith and Damon Leitch by 0.173s. Today is only the third time Alexander has… Read more »
  • NZ returns to WRC calendar for 2022NZ returns to WRC calendar for 2022
    New Zealand is returning to the World Rally Championship next year, ten years since it last appeared on the calendar. Auckland will host Rally New Zealand’s 32nd event from September 29 to October 2. The city was meant to hold the country’s first WRC round since 2012 in 2020. However, that was cancelled due to… Read more »
  • Baird on Lawson crash: “ I thought it was a disgraceful move”Baird on Lawson crash: “ I thought it was a disgraceful move”
    Craig Baird a former Supercars driver and the current driving standards observer for the series weighed in on the final DTM round and what he would have done.   The final championship weekend at Norisring received significant attention after a string of controversial incidents through the weekend, that had a hand in deciding the championship  Baird… Read more »
  • McLaren edges GT-R in practiceMcLaren edges GT-R in practice
    Glenn Smith and Damon Leitch topped this afternoon’s official three-hour practice at Levels Raceway, though it was their rivals who set the fastest time of the day. Smith and Leitch’s (McLaren 650S GT3) lap of 59.250 was two-tenths faster than Anthony Leighs and Tom Alexander in the Nissan GT-R GT3. However, Leighs and Alexander stopped… Read more »
  • Lawson not keen to do DTM againLawson not keen to do DTM again
    Liam Lawson has no desire to return to the DTM championship after his controversial runners-up place this year. The Kiwi rookie missed out on the title thanks to a combination of reckless driving and manufacturer orders in the season finale last weekend. What unfolded vividly upset Lawson, leaving him wanting no longer to be a… Read more »
  • How to watch this weekend’s South Island Endurance round at Levels RacewayHow to watch this weekend’s South Island Endurance round at Levels Raceway
    A live commentary stream of this weekend’s South Island Endurance Series round in Timaru will keep fans in the loop on race day. Sky TV, who are meant to broadcast each round live, remain trapped in Auckland. It means, for the second straight weekend, there will be no televised coverage. However, MotorSport New Zealand will… Read more »
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