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3 Podiums in a Row for Mad Mike!

Mad Mike polishes off a hat-trick of podiums with a second place as round 3 of the D1NZ National Championship wraps up. This puts a 77.5 point gap between Mike and 2nd place on the leaderboard – Gaz Whiter as the competition heads to round 4 at┬áTaupo Motorsports Park on the 22nd – 23rd February.


“Our weekend couldn’t have kicked off any better by earning the highest score ever awarded in D1NZ qualifying history and the #1 qualifying spot just nudging out Andrew Redward.”


“Overall I’m stoked with our final placing, Tauranga really turned out with D1NZs biggest crowd to date, second year running.

“PPRE have been utilizing the time between rounds to work on few issues we’ve been experiencing with power steering and vibrations in the MADBUL RX7. We managed to get to Taupo Motorsport Park for some testing however the test time was limited due to power steering belts being thrown off the pulleys from the extra 750RPM in the new tune. This has been an on-going issue for us since World Time Attack in October last year and makes it difficult when belts are coming off mid battle to say the least. During the first day of competition at the last round of D1NZ in Mt Maunganui a serious vibration was felt coming from the rear, but due to the surface of the track and limited track time it was difficult to pin point and the team opted to compete through the weekend with the vibration. The car is now back up at the MadMike HQ and we’re confident the cause of the vibration has been found and all is looking good to head down to Taupo for the Saturday test day before the main event on the 23rd.”

In other news Mad Mikes BADBUL RX8, MADBUL RX7 and BRODZR Chevrolet C30 Dually were on show at the 4 & Rotary Nationals in the Mobil 1 / Speedhunters stands, 25th of January at the ASB Show Grounds Greenlane. Pictures of the event below.