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Motor racing: Biddle's taking on the world

On April 1 a young woman will become the first New Zealander to line up on the grid as a fulltime racer in a FIM road racing world championship in 17 years. Avalon Biddle has had her sights set on this goal since she was wobbling...

Motorsport: Drifters get first taste of Baypark

D1NZ National Drifting Championship points leader Cole Armstrong and third place sitter Dave Steedman got their first chance to test out the purpose built ASB Baypark Stadium drift circuit on Thursday evening. Winners of the opening...

Motorsport: SMEG Racing unveils new Audi GT car

SMEG Racing has today confirmed it will step up to an endurance racing programme beginning at the New Zealand Endurance Championship final next month with a current specification Audi R8 LMS Ultra for regular drivers Simon Evans and...

Motorsport: Murphy ready for speedway romp

Former Supercars star Greg Murphy headlines Saturday night's celebrity race at the Rolling Thunder meeting at Springs Speedway.The 44-year-old four-time Bathurst winner will race alongside world drifting star Mad Mike Whiddett,...

Motorsport: Armstrong confirms Formula 4 drives

Christchurch 16-year-old Marcus Armstrong has confirmed he will contest the Italian and German Formula 4 championships with leading race organisation Prema Powerteam."I'm very pleased to be working with Prema Powerteam for the 2017...

Motorsport: Full Noise Podcast Tue Feb 21

On this week's edition of the Full Noise motorsport podcast host Dale Budge speaks to New Zealand Touring Cars champion in waiting Simon Evans about his future while former Supercars star Greg Murphy joins us to talk about his appearance...

Motorsport: Redress move outlawed for 2017

Last season's controversial redress protocol has been axed by Supercars for the 2017 season and Kiwi will take over as Driving Standards Officer.Experienced racer Craig Baird will assist Deputy Race Director Michael Masi with handing...

Motorsport: Big couple of months for Rees

It's been quite a couple of months for New Zealand road-racing icon Tony Rees.The 49-year-old multi-time former national road-racing champion from Whakatane took his Honda CBR1000RR to win the three-round pre-nationals Suzuki Series...

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour Mon Feb 20

Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to discuss the latest talking points in the world of motorsport. Kiwi Supercars driver Fabian Coulthard joins the boys for a chat ahead of the new season...

Motorsport: Logano wins Daytona Clash

Joey Logano has won the Clash at Daytona, stealing a victory when leader Denny Hamlin and second-place Brad Keselowski wrecked on the final lap.Hamlin led much of the 75-lap exhibition event - NASCAR's first race of Speedweeks -...

Motorsport: Whiter takes out Mad Mike's Summer Bash

Gaz Whiter made a dramatic return to drifting to take out Mad Mike's Summer Bash at Hampton Downs on Saturday afternoon. The four-time New Zealand drift champion won his last title in 2014. Since then the builder from Whangarei...

Motorsport: Evans plugs on after slow start

New Zealand factory pilot Mitch Evans is in Argentina this weekend for round three of the FIA Formula E championship. The Panasonic Jaguar racing driver will hit the streets of Buenos Aires at the Puerto Madero circuit for the first...

Motorsport: Vinales fastest on day two

Yamaha's Maverick Vinales topped time sheets on day two of the MotoGP pre-season test at Phillip Island yesterday.The 22-year-old Spaniard clocked a lap of 1:28.84s to turn the tables on Honda ace Marc Marquez, who was fastest on...

Motorsport: Partners pushing each other in Tauranga

No love will be lost between Team Drift Motorsport New Zealand duo Drew Donovan and Jodie Verhulst if the pair come up against each other during the third round of the Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship at ASB Baypark...

Motorsport: Ferrari next stop for Armstrong

With the Toyota Racing Series now finished, Kiwi driver Marcus Armstrong will head to Europe as he embarks on the first steps towards a dream of Formula 1.The 16-year-old, who finished fourth in his maiden TRS campaign and bagged...

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