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Chelsea Herbert takes Class One step in BNT V8s

2 October 2018: Chelsea Herbert will graduate to class one of the BNT V8s this season when the championship gets underway at Pukekohe in November.


Wairarapa female motorsport volunteer selected for trans-Tasman exchange

28 September 2018: Masterton’s Tracey Stringer has been selected as the New Zealand participant in a trans-Tasman exchange for female motorsport officials.


2018 Trans-Tasman exchange applications open

3 August 2018; Applications for this year’s trans-Tasman female official exchange programme from WIMNZ are now open.


Tiffany Chittenden: racing as an equal

Accelerate feature, 3 August 2018; Alana McIsaac interviews racer Tiffany Chittenden


Christina Orr-West: facing down challenges to race

Accelerate feature, 3 August 2018; Catherine Pattison interviews race driver Christina Orr-West


In recognition of International Women’s Day, the FIA launches "The Girls On Track-Karting Challenge" supported by The European Union

FIA media release, 7 March 2018: The Girls On Track aims to promote and develop the presence of young women in motor sport at the grassroots level using karting slalom, a cost-effective and easy to set up format.


Female drivers pilot Aston Martin in enduros

News update, October 2017: Auckland’s Chelsea Herbert and Edgecumbe’s Christina Orr-West piloted an Aston Martin Vantage GT4 at the final two rounds of this year's Carters Tyres South Island Endurance Series.


2017 Trans-Tasman exchange report: Shelly McSaveney

News update, October 2017: Canterbury Car Club member and volunteer Shelly McSaveney was selected as the New Zealand female motorsport official for 2017 trans-Tasman exchange, attending the iconic Bathurst race in October.


Christchurch motorsport official selected for Bathurst exchange

Media release, 22 September 2017: Long-serving volunteer Shelly McSaveney, from Christchurch, has been selected to attend the famed Australian Bathurst endurance race as part of a trans-Tasman female motorsport official exchange programme.


Samantha Gray hopes to navigate her way to the top of rallying

Stuff.co.nz, 31 July 2017: Rising rally co-driver star Samantha Gray is starting to find some real traction. Timaru-born Gray, who is a 4th year Lincoln University student, has been selected to attend the Rally New Zealand co-drivers academy.


Australian Tracey Rowley about the trans-Tasman female official exchange

Accelerate, Apr-May 2017: Tracey Rowley was the first Australian recipient of the trans-Tasman female official exchange, when she travelled from Perth, WA to join us at the Supercars ITM Pukekohe SuperSprint late in 2016.


Cate Paddon: Trans-Tasman WiMNZ official exchangee

Accelerate, Feb-Mar 2017: Timaru’s Cate Paddon was selected as the New Zealand participant in the first trans-Tasman exchange for female motorsport officials.


Race 4-D Cup to campaign SsangYong

WiMNZ news, 18 October 2016: The all-women race team, Race 4-D Cup, has announced they'll be competing in the 2016 SsangYong Racing Series.


FIA Women in Motorsport Seminar – The chart for the future

FIA news, 8 October 2016: The final session of the 2016 FIA Women in Motorsport Seminar drew together the varied and insightful discussions of the last two days in Lisbon (7-8 October) to create a new road map for the future with eight recommendations.


Women on the increase in motor sport, Williams says

4 October, 2016: Ahead of the second FIA Women in Motorsport Commission Seminar, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, this weekend Deputy Team Principal of the Williams Formula One team Claire Williams talks about the progress she has seen - both at her team and in the wider world of motor sport - in recent years.


Paddon selected for inaugural trans-Tasman female motorsport officials exchange

Media release, 4 October 2016: Timaru’s Cate Paddon has been selected as the New Zealand participant in the first trans-Tasman exchange for female motorsport officials.


Trans-Tasman female officials exchange programme launched

Media release, 26 July 2016: Women in Motorsport New Zealand (WiMNZ) has joined forces with the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship (VASC) and Women of Australian Motor Sport (WAMS) to launch a new motorsport officials exchange programme that will strengthen ties across the Tasman.