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Evans pumped up for GP2

Runners and riders in the GP2 championship are making their way to Yas Marina in the UAE for the first of two three-day test sessions. The second hitout is three weeks later at Sakhir, Bahrain, at the beginning of April before the...

Paddon sharpens focus for Mexican WRC round

Hayden Paddon is maintaining his focus on learning and adapting as he and co-driver John Kennard face the challenging heat, altitude and long stages of their second WRC event of the year, Rally Guanajuato Mexico.Drawing confidence...

Motorsport: Mosen blitzes field in feature race

Auckland speedway driver Brad Mosen survived a late scare at WxC Speedway, Western Springs, on Saturday night to win his second championship title in as many weeks.Mosen, who won the national midget championship in Christchurch...

Tom Alexander takes home Toyota 86 championship for 2015

Tom Alexander of Bombay has won New Zealand's leading one-make championship, wresting the title away from Wellingtonian Jamie McNee.This weekend's Toyota Festival at Hampton Downs in the northern Waikato hosted the 2015 Toyota Finance...

Controversy and Coulthard reign supreme at Clipsal 500

Kiwi Fabian Coulthard has ended the opening day of the 2015 V8 Supercar championship leading the points standings, following a podium and a win in a chaotic day of racing in Adelaide.The day began with reigning V8 Supercar champion...

Alexander closes in on Toyota 86 Championship title

He's closing in on the title, but Bombay's Tom Alexander still has plenty to do to win the 2014-2015 Toyota Finance 86 Championship after winning the first race of the final round today at Hampton Downs. The championship finale is...

Title winners return for big Springs event

Brad Mosen and Jamie Duff will parade new 1NZ race numbers in a history-making event at WxC Speedway-Western Springs tonight, having both won their first New Zealand Championship titles last weekend.Auckland's speedway teams migrated...

Motorsport: Andre Heimgartner joins the Kiwi V8 charge

The talking point for fans of V8 Supercars is the return of former two-time series winner (2003, 2004) Marcos Ambrose to the fray. The Tasmanian has been in the US for the past six years, making his way into the top echelon of V8...

Karting: Next stop Adria for Kiwi international

Fresh from a standout second place in the KF class at Italy's big Winter Cup meeting at Lonato last weekend, Kiwi karter Marcus Armstrong will be one of the drivers to watch at the WSK Gold Cup meeting at Adria this weekend.Though...

MotoX: 'Sideshow Bob' trounces 'The Axeman'

It looks like it is going to be "Sideshow Bob" v "The Axeman" throughout this season's New Zealand Cross-country Championships.Adrian Smith is a sheep and beef farmer and spends a lot of time riding a dirt bike, but that doesn't...

Motorsport: Tin tops spin Tom Blomqvist's wheels

For the majority of aspiring drivers looking to build a career in motorsport, the drive to get into Formula One is losing its lustre. Having cut their teeth in karting, junior formula and then F3/GP3, they now realise F1 is the bastion...

V8 Supercars: Caruso gets to campaign under number 23

Michael Caruso will carry Nissan's most famous racing number this year as his Nissan Altima adopts the number 23 for the 2015 V8 Supercars Championship.Caruso will race the #23 NISMO Nissan Altima, which will race in official Nissan...

Karting: Armstrong second in Italian Winter Cup

Kiwi karter Marcus Armstrong has proved a fast learner, finishing a close second to works Tony Kart teammate Nicklas Nielsen at the big (240 competitors over four classes) Winter Cup meeting at Lonato in Italy over the weekend. Armstrong's...

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