Posts Tagged ‘Ruapuna’

Heimgartner Leads the Way

The BNT V8s Championship has been a happy hunting ground for Australian-based Kiwi Andre Heimgartner this month, with the 22-year-old now leading the championship by 51 points. January played host to rounds three and four of the New Zealand V8 championship, taking in events at Ruapuna and Teretonga. Round wins at both events have seen…

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New Championship Leader in BNT V8s

As the BNT V8s head to Teretonga this weekend for round four of the Championship, Andre Heimgartner will be looking to continue his fast form in what could be another weather affected race weekend. There was a change in the championship lead at Ruapuna last weekend as Heimgartner took control at the top of the…

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Second Overall for Nick Ross in the Ruapuna Heat

Cambridge’s Nick Ross has come away from the third round of the BNT V8s at Ruapuna near Christchurch second for the weekend. Qualifying third on Saturday, Ross went on to race in the searing heat taking his Total Lubricants Nissan Altima to two second placings and a third in the weekend’s three races. In the…

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MacDonald Maintains Championship Lead

Invercargill racing driver Liam MacDonald has maintained his championship lead in Class 2 of the BNT V8’s Championship after Round 3 of the series at Mike Pero Motorsport Park at Ruapuna. MacDonald, the defending Class 2 BNT V8’s Champion, finished third overall for the round after a fuel issue late in the final race cost…

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Heimgartner and Herbert Takes Round Honours at Ruapuna

Andre Heimgartner has taken the overall win at the third round of the BNT V8s held at Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna this weekend. Throughout the weekends three races Heimgartner claimed two wins and a third placing. Heimgartner had originally been classified as the race winner in Saturday’s opening race, before a post race penalty…

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Heimgartner Penalty Hands Bargwanna Race One Win

Statement from BNT V8s: Amendment to results of race one yesterday in class one. Following a post race investigation, initial race winner Andre Heimgartner was deemed to have jumped the start and was subsequently given a 10-second post race penalty. Jason Bargwanna is now the race winner, Nick Ross placed second and Andre Heimgartner finishes…

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Smith Eyeing More Podiums in BNT V8s

Australian driver Jack Smith could be set to become a contender as round three of the BNT V8’s gets underway at Ruapuna this weekend. With tricky and wet conditions conditions greeting competitors and Smith on his debut at round one at Pukekohe, the 2017 Kumho V8 Touring Car Champion came to grips with his new…

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Timperley Eyeing Top Rookie in BNT V8s

As round two of the BNT V8s gets underway at Ruapuna this weekend, class two rookie Brock Timperley has his eye on not only another race win but also focussing on rookie of the year. In the championship standings, Timperley is placed fifth just four points behind fellow rookie Justin Ashwell. Timperley saying that grabbing…

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MacDonald Keen to Extend Ruapuna Record

Invercargill driver Liam MacDonald is keen to extend his record of success at Mike Pero Motorsport Park at Ruapuna in Christchurch when Round 3 of the BNT V8’s Championship takes place at the circuit this weekend. MacDonald has only paid three visits to the technical 3.33 kilometre circuit but on each occasion he has enjoyed…

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Herbert Aiming for More Race Wins at Ruapuna

Following her breakthrough race win at round two of the BNT V8s at Taupo last month, Chelsea Herbert says the history making achievement in being the first female to win a New Zealand Touring Car race will give her a boost ahead of round three at Ruapuna this weekend. “My first win in the BNT…

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