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Motorsport: Mikkelsen no threat to Paddon

Free agent rally driver Andreas Mikkelsen impressed in his weekend test with the Hyundai World Rally outfit but Kiwi Hayden Paddon isn't worried about the Norwegian potentially joining his team.Mikkelsen, who has three WRC victories...

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour Apr 24

Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to chat all things motorsport. On this week's show Kiwi racer Jono Lester joins us while we look at IndyCars and Supercars.

Motorsport: NZ Grand Prix staying at Manfeild

The New Zealand Grand Prix is staying at Manfeild for the next three years.Serious interest from Hampton Downs owner Tony Quinn led to a bidding process which involved Manfeild, Hampton Downs and Pukekohe but ultimately the detail...

Motorsport: Dixon second to Newgarden in Alabama

Kiwi IndyCar driver Scott Dixon has finished second in this morning's Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsport Park.Penke driver Josef Newgrden took the chequered flag first to record his first win of the season and first for...

Motorsport: Marquez gets another US win

Spain's Marc Marquez won his fifth consecutive MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas on Monday and the series got a new season leader in Italy's Valentino Rossi.Marquez earned his 30th career MotoGP win and his ninth in a row on American...

Motorsport: Armstrong claims D1NZ title

It was the perfect end to the 2016-'17 Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship for Cole Armstrong, taking both the round victory and title win in emphatic style at South Auckland's Pukekohe Park.After seven years of trying,...

Motorsport: Mostert survives tyre drama to win

Chaz Mostert and his Prodrive Racing Ford team survived more tyre drama to win the Sunday Supercars race at Phillip Island.After twice suffering tyre blow-outs on Saturday, Mostert and his team got the balance right between being...

Motorsport: Coulthard survives drama-filled race

Kiwi Fabian Coulthard has won the opening race at Phillip Island and taken the championship lead after another farcical round of the Supercars championship on Saturday.Tyre failure for more than half the field and severe application...

Motorsport: Fans getting what they wanted

With the Formula 1 extravaganza edging slowly back towards central Europe and the next episode of the 2017 season appearing in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, it seems that a lot of the wishes that have been made by followers...

Motorsport: Story behind Kiwis' success

Fans of the Supercars will be wetting their lips in anticipation of this weekend's third round at Phillip Island, near Melbourne. It has been a while since two teams have consistently gone head-to-head against each other with all...

Motorsport: Six internationals in Whangarei field

Six international drivers will compete in next week's International Rally Whangarei while a record number of the new generation cars will make the start line.Auckland's Dylan Turner will line-up in the international field in what...

Motorsport: Mikkelsen set to join Hyundai

Norway's Andreas Mikkelsen might be about to join Kiwi Hayden Paddon at Hyundai in what would be a four-car assault on the World Rally Championship.The 27-year-old has been without a fulltime WRC drive since Volkswagen suprisingly...

Motorsport: Two teams clearly well ahead of the pack

With defending champion Shane van Gisbergen dominating the opening round of the Supercars championship and DJR Team Penske cleaning up in Tasmania in the last round, you could easily think this is the most open championship in recent...

Motorsport: Marquez's record under threat

Honda rider Marc Marquez has dominated on the Circuit of the Americas track taking a 100 percent winning record into this weekend's round of the championship.But a slow start to the year (one finish and just 13 points) coupled with...

Motorsport: Toyota add a third car

The Toyota GAZOO World Rally Team will expand to three cars from Rally Portugal in May.Finland's Esapekka Lappi will join countrymen Jari-Matti Latvala and Juho Hanninen in competing in Toyota Yaris World Rally Cars in the eight...

Motorsport: Hamilton to MotoGP, NASCAR?

Following in the footsteps of close friend and F1 rival Fernando Alonso three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton admits he would like to try his hand at MotoGP and the Daytona 500.The Brit is second in the championship, trailing...

Motorsport: Last minute switch for Marshall

Tom Marshall is still confident he can challenge Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship leader Cole Armstrong for the 2016-'17 title, despite making a surprise decision to sell his car ahead of the final round.Instead,...

Motorsport: Davison expected to race

Will Davison is expected to return to Supercars this weekend with the Holden driver close to recovered from injuries suffered in the competition's all-time biggest pileup.The Bathurst 1000 champion is expecting to suit up in the...

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