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Important Info from the MotorSport NZ Team

After recent inquiries to the MSNZ office we wanted to pass on a few points to assist our Competitors, Clubs, Officials and all others in the MotorSport NZ Community.

Please feel free to pass this onto others who may not be in our email database, but you believe would benefit from this info. 

Vehicles in your MotorSport Online record

Under your “Vehicles” Tab, if you see duplicate records of your vehicle, please do not delete these. The duplicate is produced by a ‘bug’ in the system and they are a mirror image of the existing vehicle detail. Deleting one will delete all. 

We currently have this Bug logged with the system developers for correcting. 

Authority Card Renewal Applications

If you apply for your Authority Card Renewal online the system may advise you that it is a new application and you are required to have the vehicle inspected. This will give you a link to form.

If this happens and you are sure you have met the authority card renewal criteria, please continue through the application and then take photos or scans of your Vehicle Logbook and email those

The Online system has the renewal criteria built in, so if your events have not been entered online (they are instead written into your physical logbook) the system does not know you have met the criteria.  We will require the scans of your Logbook to verify this. 

Please note that if this is not sent to us, we can only assume the application is New and will wait for you to send the completed form after you have had your car audited.

Logbooks and Safety Cages and Event Entry

If you are adding a roll protection structure to your vehicle this needs to be added to an existing logbook or following a new Logbook application. Safety Cages and Safety Rollbars are an add-on to the Vehicle Logbook so if you only register the vehicle and then have a safety cage added to it the safety cage application will not show up for approval.

If you are having someone else construct the safety cage, you should complete the Logbook application first and then add the safety cage.  The system will prompt you to insert the safety cafe constructor’s details.  The safety cage constructor will then have access to complete the application through their login.  It is important that the car owner applies for the Logbook and not the safety cage constructor.

We have also been receiving several Safety Cage applications where the structure does not meet the requirements of Schedule A. It is highly recommended to read and understand this Schedule before submitting your application.

Also, a reminder regarding online entries- If you are borrowing a vehicle please ensure you answer the “Do you own this vehicle” question with No. If you select Yes, the system will move the vehicle from the owners record to yours.

Licence Card Delays

There has been a delay in the arrival of the licence card supply. This supply has now been delivered and all the backlog of licence cards were sent out last week.

We apologise for the delay and remind all that Official Temporary Licence letters are available within your MotorSport Online Licences tab- If the dates need to be adjusted please email

Checking the price for an application

If you wish to know the price of an application before continuing with it please  go to the MotorSport Manual, Schedule B.  All application prices are detailed there.

Please don’t use the online application process to check the price.  If you do, and you arrive at the payment screen, the application will remain in Pending. 

Hard copy Forms

A reminder that forms are updated when required- updates can include costs or regulations so using the current version is important. It is not recommended to hold onto copies of forms in case these are amended.

Current versions of forms can be found in the following online locations in both Word and PDF versions:

Licence Forms- Within the Resources tab of your MotorSport Online log in- All other forms (Event and Technical included)- 

Contact Details

A reminder to keep your contact details up to date. Your profile in MotorSport Online is what the team see when processing applications and can only assume that these are current.

If you are an Official and have your details published on the MSNZ public website, please note these are manually updated and not automated with your profile. If these details need to be amended, please contact the MSNZ Office to advise this. 


The Motorsport Team

Exciting WRC news for the last issue of Accelerate

Exciting WRC news for the last issue of Accelerate

Hello South Auckland Car Club,

This is the last issue of Accelerate as MotorSport New Zealand’s official publication. New changes are in the wind and we look forward to sharing these with you in due course.

In this issue:

  • Rally New Zealand secures a slot on the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship calendar! Read our media release and the WRC’s media release. Remember to join ‘Gravel’ on
  • The New Zealand Hillclimb Championship gets underway early October and there’s still time to register for this Gold Star Championship!
  • Brent Redington reports on the ClubSport Champions’ prize trip to Indonesia.
  • The Women in Motorsport Advisory Commission has been busy with the trans-Tasman exchange programme and their new mentor programme.
  • It’s exciting to see the new FT-60 hit the track in New Zealand with Daniel Gaunt at the wheel.
  • Check out the refreshed Nexen Tyre Mazda Racing Series and new regulations for Clubmans racing.
  • HRC’s Tim Hill reports on this year’s Volunteer to Europe.
  • We share photos from the last NZ Rally Championship round by Geoff Ridder.

You can read Accelerate online here or download the PDF version here if you prefer to read it offline on your tablet or computer.

As always, we hope you enjoy the read.


Kate, Amanda and Elton
The Accelerate team at MotorSport New Zealand

MSNZ – Introduction from the CEO

Good afternoon South Auckland Car Club,

After a month in the role of CEO of MotorSport New Zealand, I wanted to reach out and introduce myself to you all and give you all a quick update. Predominantly I’ve been spending these first initial weeks getting up to speed with the business from an operational perspective and identifying areas that we can easily improve.

Moving forward into the remainder of the year, I’ll be looking to spend time getting out and about to meet many customers up and down the country and to get your views and ideas. You will also start to see changes implemented in areas like marketing, the website and how we communicate with our members and promote the Sport through the media. Additionally, in the next view months we’ll be listing our building at 69 Hutt Road enabling us to move into a more suitable office.

I trust you’re looking forward to the summer season of Motorsport coming up, please feel free to get in touch with me as needed and I hope to meet you all face to face in soon.

Kind Regards,

Simon Baker | CEO

MotorSport New Zealand Inc
Mobile: +64 21 288 4228
Phone: +64 4 815 8015

Day Night Rallysprint Postponed

Hey Team,

Have just had a talk with Dale Perry and we have decided to postpone the Day Nighter due to the amount of rain we have had to protect them for the James Allen Rallysprint.

Thanks to all those who had offered to help and we’ll see you at Prizegiving.


Motorsport Manual Amendments

Please be advised that the following amendments have been made to the Motorsport Manual:

The amendments are attached and can be downloaded for your reference. Alternatively each revised Schedule can be veiwed by selecting the each amendment above.

We would also like to inform all that Manual Amendments will now be released on the 1st of every month.


The Motorsport Team

MotorSport Manual 36 Amendments 36005/36006

Please be advised that under amendments 36005 and 36006, the following items have been amended in MotorSport Manual 36:


Item 1 – Schedule A Art. 4 – To clarify the acceptable and usable standard for safety critical items.

Item 2 – Schedule A Art. 4.6(2) – To clarify the location of transponders for Scrutineers when they are required by the Supplementary Regulations.

Item 3 – Schedule A Art. 5.2 – To make the regulation more practicable.

Item 4 – Schedule A Art. 6.3 – Provide greater accessibility in becoming an Accredited series in light of vehicle safety improvements.


Item 1 – Schedule L – Art.4.5 – To update the criteria needed for the upgrading from National to an International competition license.

Amendments 36005 and 36006 are attached and can be download for your reference.


The Motorsport Team

CMR Bonneville Team Trailer on way to Bonneville

CMR Bonneville Team Trailer on way to Bonneville

Hi Larger Team.
Good News Trailer is on its way to Bonneville after marathon effort by KIWI’s making miracles happen every day.
1st ever Kiwi Built car to chase 400 Mph. Thanks to all SUPPORTERS. PROUD of extended CMR BONNEVILLE Team who have given their BEST.
Main GOAL of learning for Wairau 2 and 500 Mph has been achieved. Amazing to See 1000 Bhp on old SR 20 test Engine.
Updates to follow
The Old Man