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International Rally of Whangarei forced to postpone 2020 event

International Rally of Whangarei forced to postpone 2020 event

The scheduled 8-10 May running of the International Rally of Whangarei, the third round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) has been forced to postpone. A statement on Thursday 19 March by MotorSport New Zealand to suspend the necessary permit to run the event has forced the postponement. The event falls inside the two-month period of suspended activity …

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MotorSport New Zealand to suspend all events for two months

MotorSport New Zealand has made the decision to suspend all MotorSport New Zealand permitted events, at all levels, initially for two months in response to the fast-evolving COVID-19 situation, effective immediately until May 19th. Following a meeting between MotorSport New Zealand Management and the Board, it was decided that the most important thing to consider amid COVID-19 was the safety …

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Intense battle expected for inaugural Golden 1200 hillclimb title

Intense battle expected for inaugural Golden 1200 hillclimb title

This weekend’s battle to be the first competitor to win the Ben Nevis Station Golden 1200 Hillclimb is shaping up to be intense. Event founder Hayden Paddon is expecting a close fight for the title with several well-known names in hillclimb circles like Ian Ffitch, Sloan Cox and Tony Quinn in their purpose-built hillclimb vehicles all in with the chance …

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Free Stage Note information session – This Friday (6th March 2020)

Stage Note information session

With Targa New Zealand’s first ever noted event, Targa Bambina, coming up this weekend, excitement is building amongst competitors in anticipation of the challenges ahead. We announced last month that Australia’s foremost notes provider, Smoothline, was extending their service to cover these NZ-based events and we’re now pleased to reveal that they’re backing up their commitment by running a free …

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Smoothline to supply Stage Notes for Targa NZ

Smoothline to supply Stage Notes for Targa NZ

It was announced recently that Targa New Zealand’s stable of events have freed up their regulations for 2020 allowing competitors to use Stage Notes for the first time. With the first event of the season, Targa Bambina, only weeks away, Australian-based Stage Note suppliers Smoothline have journeyed across the Tasman and prepared Notes for the 300km-long Hamilton-based course.  Operated by …

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