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Elite MotorSport Academy Applications open for 2020

Applications for the 2020 Elite MotorSport Academy of New Zealand are open. Young kiwi competitors who hold licences with MotorSport New Zealand and its affiliates are encouraged to put their names forward for the renowned elite training academy.
The academy has fostered young talent who regularly make headlines around the world for their achievements. Shane van Gisbergen, Hayden Paddon, Mitch Evans, Brendon Hartley, Richie Stanaway and more recently Marcus Armstrong have all received training through the academy.
Academy trustee David Turner praises the level of recognition the academy attracts internationally.
“We are incredibly pleased the Academy has done so much for so many of our great young talents that we have in the sport and that the FIA recognise just what we offer, which is more than many other countries.” said Turner.
“It’s amazing how quick the year passes us by, the current 2019 class are doing a great job and it’s going to be a great summer for so many of them. We are already thinking of the Class of 2020 and looking forward to seeing the applications come in.
“We urge young competitors to apply or talk to people that have attended the Academy and see just what they have to say and what it has done for them.”
Ronan Murphy, winner of the 2019 Elite Academy Camp and NZ Formula Ford racer also encourages young competitors to apply.
“The academy is about a whole lot more than driving.” said Murphy.
“They teach you things you wouldn’t even think are an important part of becoming a professional in this sport. A lot of people think it’s one big fitness camp but whilst that is one focus area, there is so much more on offer that you just can’t get anywhere else.
“Anyone young competitor who is serious about making a career in motorsport needs to be applying for the academy”
More information and the application form are available on the Academy page of MotorSport New Zealand’s website, Applications will close on March 13th 2020.
Finally, Turner reminds past applicants who were not selected should apply again for 2020.
“The big thing for everyone to remember is that if you have applied before that does not stop you from applying again so remember this, it could be one of the best decisions of your career.”

InterIslander Ferry Deal

Hey South Auckland Car Club,

With summer almost upon us, I wanted to let you know that by booking your InterIslander Ferry crossing through MSNZ we can save you about 50% on your next crossing! That can mean mega savings in your pocket!

Also though, booking through me gets you the following great benefits;

You only pay for your booking on the DAY OF TRAVEL
You can change your booking time at any time, with NO PENALTY, turn up early, turn up late… you’ll be on the next sailing!!!!!

On all sailings
Adult (driver of vehicle free) – $39.75
Child – $23.00

On Aratere vessel only
Car – $157.30
Trailer – $146.70 up to 5.5 m in length thereafter $20.80 per 0.5m over 5.5m
Trucks – $56.35 per LM (driver of a truck also receives a free meal)

On Kaitaki and Kaiarahi vessels only
Car – $145.60
Trailer – $135.00 up to 5.5 m in length thereafter $20.80 per 0.5m over 5.5m
Trucks – $51.10 per LM (driver of a truck also receives a free meal)

Just email your booking forms to or

Booking Form

MSNZ Update

Hey South Auckland Car Club,

We’d like to update you on a few things at MotorSport New Zealand.

New team member

Late last month we welcomed Jordie Peters to the MotorSport New Zealand team. Jordie joins us as our Digital Marketer and will be responsible for our social media, marketing and communications going forward.

Jordie is probably known to many of you, his previous involvement in the sport includes media manager for Formula First and Formula Ford along with assisting many young drivers in areas such as social media, including TRS champion and NZGP winner Liam Lawson.

New phone system

We have updated our phone system at MotorSport House. We no longer have a traditional landline system and instead, are operating from mobile phones. This means any direct dial numbers you had for staff members will no longer work. You can still call the office on 04 815 8015 where you will be presented with a menu.

Alternatively, you can reach our staff members on the numbers and emails below:
Simon Baker
Chief Executive Officer

Gay Rolinson-Purchase

Jordie Peters
Media / Press
+64 27 479 1510
 Elton Goonan
+64 27 367 6852

Morgen Dickson

Terry Carkeek
Technical / Vehicles
+64 21 378 446
LicencesAll medical cards and visas will now be printed onto your physical licence cards.

Temporary Licence

If your licence has not arrived before you require it, you can print out a temporary licence using the MotorSport Online system. A video on how to do this is linked below.
How to access your temporary MotorSport New Zealand Licence
REMINDER: InterIslander Ferry Deal!

Don’t forget about our InterIslander Ferry crossing deal for your summer travel. Booking through MSNZ can save you about 50% on your next crossing along with free changes and cancellation. Click here for a booking form.

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