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Motorsport: Vettel wins Malaysian Gran Prix

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday to end Mercedes' long Formula One winning streak and make the 2015 season look like a genuine contest between the two teams.Vettel elected not to pit during...

Motorsport: Third place enough to secure series win

Hamilton sprint car driver Dean Brindle's third place finish at WxC Speedway Western Springs on Saturday night was just enough to earn him the national series championship.The 39-year-old overturned American-Kiwi Jonathan Allard's...

Motorsport: Biddle heading off to Europe on a high

Recently crowned New Zealand Superlite champion Avalon Biddle is on her way to Europe this weekend in preparation for her assault on the European Women's Cup (EWC) motorcycle championship.The dedicated women only series (for 17-23-year-old...

Formula One: Red Bull tries for rules win off the track

The only thing that could keep Mercedes from running away with the Formula One title again this year lies off the track, not on it.Last weekend's season-opening race in Australia showed what everyone had suspected: Mercedes' dominance...

Motorsport: Talented Kiwis in sport mode

After the disappointment of the racing in the opening round of the Formula One championship in Melbourne last weekend, it's no surprise that another talented single-seater racer is testing the sports car scene.F1 is in trouble...

Drag racing: New benchmark set for Kiwi drag racers

The sport of drag racing doesn't make a lot of noise about metric units of measurement.But with the 4-second and 300mph terminal speed benchmarks now in the New Zealand record book, the next big performance target might need to be...

MotoX: Nationals all wrapped up

Among the reasons for New Zealand's national motocross championship running through February and March is to prepare a handful of the elite riders for international campaigns.That's certainly the case for all of the 2015 champions...

Supercar faster than a bullet

A British car hopes to break the land-speed record by shooting through the desert at more than 1000mph - and its body has to be made bulletproof to withstand the huge impacts it will undergo as it races along.The Bloodhound SSC...

Kiwi driver strengthens Von Ryan

As Shane van Gisbergen prepares for his stint in the McLaren factory-aligned Von Ryan Racing GT3, the team's boss is already impressed with the V8 Supercar driver. Van Gisbergen joins the team after gaining the attention of McLaren...

Motorsport: Hamilton takes 4th pole position

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton claimed a record-breaking fourth pole position at the Australian Grand Prix, starting the new Formula 1 season with a dominant performance in Saturday's qualifying race.Last season's champion set a...

Motorsport: Supercar ace branches out in Europe

No doubt there are still a number of starry-eyed young drivers coming up through karting, and other junior formula, who have their eyes set on trying to make it into Formula One - and good on them. In recent years an increasing number...

Michele Hewitson Interview: Greg Murphy

Greg Murphy, the celebrated racing car driver and co-host of Sky's motorsports show, Speed, seemed a pretty good egg, I thought, in his hard-boiled way. You wouldn't expect to compare him to a coddled egg. He's a pretty tough guy,...

Suzuki's Hoogenboezem brothers prove unbeatable

They are brothers and they are sporting rivals, but Alastair and James Hoogenboezem know only one of them can be champion this season.The two Christchurch men have, between them, won every single race in the 600cc Supersport class...

Glen Inkster wins Targa NZ Ardmore opener

Reigning Targa New Zealand champion Glenn Inkster has once again topped the podium, winning the Metalman Targa NZ Rally Sprint event in Ardmore.Driving his Ecolight Mitsubishi Evo 8 with co-driver Spencer Winn, Inkster had a "perfect...

Hayden Paddon learning from Mexican WRC challenges

New Zealand's only world rally pairing, Hayden Paddon and John Kennard, are looking for the positives from what have been three challenging days at their second FIA World Rally Championship event of the year, Rally Mexico. With...

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