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Motorsport: Hayden Paddon fifth at Rally Sweden

Hayden Paddon dropped off the pace on the final day of Rally Sweden to finish fifth in his opening race of the 2018 World Rally Championship season.The Kiwi driver lost 11 and a half seconds on the final stage to finish behind Finland's...

Motorsport: Hayden Paddon fourth at Rally Sweden

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon remains in the point-scoring frame at Rally Sweden after finishing the penultimate day in fourth place.His Hyundai teammate Thierry Neuville holds a 22.7s lead over Citroen driver Craig Breen...

Drew Donovan wins Tauranga D1NZ showdown

Drew 'Doni D' Donovan has won the latest round of the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship — the first D1NZ win of his career.The Tauranga local won by virtue of defeating fellow local driver Cole Armstrong, in an extended...

Wild Camaro D1NZ drift car breaks cover

Another newly built drift car has joined the ranks of the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship. Dylan Woolhouse's Chevrolet Camaro drift car been revealed as a near complete build at this weekend's D1NZ event at ASB Baypark...

Motorsport: Kiwi cuts costs by staying in a cabin

Kiwi rally driver David Holder is staying in a cabin to save costs and just aiming to get to the end of Rally Sweden as he makes his debut in the Junior World Rally Championship.The 2016 New Zealand Rally champion has managed to...

Motorsport: Inter-team battles loom in Formula 1

With a dramatic, even melodramatic, New Zealand Grand Prix 2018 now a simple entry in the history books, thoughts turn to the fast approaching other Grands Prix of the season.As at the NZGP, there will be battles between teammates...

Motorsport: Hayden Paddon seventh after opening test

Kiwi Hayden Paddon posted the seventh fastest time in the opening stage of Rally Sweden on Friday morning.The Hyundai factory driver was 2.1s slower than stage winner Ott Tanak's Toyota Yaris over the short, 1.9km city test.The...

Motorsport: Mamola heading to Hall of Fame

American road-racing legend Randy Mamola, the star attraction of the Mike Pero MotoFest at Hampton Downs on March 3-4, will be inducted to the Hall of Fame soon after this New Zealand motorcycling extravaganza. Mamola's name was...

Motorsport: Supercars championship launched in Sydney

The 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars season launched in Sydney today with the full complement of drivers being paraded in front of a packed media audience. There are six new faces in the roster for this season — Kiwis Richie Stanaway...

Motorsport: Co-drivers the unsung stars of rallying

Our very own Hayden Paddon is back in action in the World Rally Championship this weekend at Rally Sweden. As motorsport fans are well aware, Paddon is only contesting seven rounds of the WRC in 2018.This is partly due to Hyundai...

Motorsport: Hayden Paddon hoping for Sweden snow

Hayden Paddon is hoping for a little snow to greet him at his World Rally Championship season debut in Sweden this week.The factory Hyundai driver hopes a bit of fresh snow will see the leading contenders have to sweep the lines...

Motorsport: Keselowski gets season-opening NASCAR win

Brad Keselowski has won the season-opening NASCAR race at Daytona this morning leading home Penske teammate Ryan Blaney in a one-two finish.The two Fords dominated the final third of the race to take the chequred flag ahead of Joey...

Motorsport: Scott Dixon crashes in Indycar test session

Four-time series champion Scott Dixon crashed in Indycar's final test session at IMS Raceway on Sunday.The 37-year-old Kiwi has established himself as one of the modern day greats of the sport and has rarely made mistakes that have...

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