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Motorsport: Kiwi women hitting front in Oz

Karting has always been the cornerstone of a future motor racing career and at the pre-teen stage there are a lot of girls flinging themselves around in junior karts.However, by the time the mid-teenage years roll around many of...

Motorsport: Nothing trumps Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Like a lot of motorsport followers I spent a great deal of last weekend riveted to the TV watching the 24 Heures du Mans as a main course with a good deal of the Australian Supercars event from Hidden Valley, Darwin, liberally sprinkled...

Motorsport: Coulthard reveals new DJR Team Penske deal

What a fantastic year it's been so far for me, and the Shell V-Power Racing Team. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else in this sport, and am very happy to have a new agreement with the team. I'm really looking forward to continued...

Motorsport: Tyres still an issue for Supercars

Tyre blow-outs remain a talking point in Supercars with problems surfacing at last weekend's round at Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin.Defending series champion Shane van Gisbergen suffered a crucial blow-out on Saturday, which sent...

Motorsport: New era coming for TRS

New premises, new people: the Castrol Toyota Racing Series, New Zealand's premier racing category, is once more raising the standard for top-level motor racing.Toyota Racing New Zealand has now confirmed all five rounds of the 2018...

Greg Murphy: Supercars Kiwis flying

The Kiwis have won 11 out of 12 Supercars races this season.People are aware of it but I don't know how they feel about it.As far as the field and the teams are concerned, it is just about winning races and being successful for...

Motorsport: Stewart: F1 bosses getting it right

Formula 1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart is endorsing the vision and direction the sport's new owners are taking.Liberty Media took over motorsport's premier category from long-time boss Bernie Ecclestone late last year and have made...

Motorsport: Rookie's taking giant leap

Young Kiwi racer Marcus Armstrong is turning heads in Europe after winning his maiden Formula 4 championship race a couple of weeks ago.The 16-year-old Aucklander is in his rookie season in the single-seater category and has already...

Motorsport: Sherwood lands double back flip

Levi Sherwood joins an elite and select crew of infamous FMX riders, when he landed his double back flip to dirt. He is the only New Zealander to do so. Since 2006, international riders, Travis Pastrana, Cam Sinclair, Scott Murray,...

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour June 19

Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave for our weekly look at the latest motorsport news. This week the boys look back at the Le Mans 24 Hour Race with Kiwis Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley winning...

Motorsport: Larson prevails in Michigan

Three times, Kyle Larson needed to outrace the rest of the contenders on late restarts.That's a task he's proven he can handle at Michigan International Speedway.Larson took control on a restart with five laps remaining and held...

Motorsport: Good weekend for Cockerton

Three top four places at the latest round of the 2017 Formula Masters Series has propelled Kiwi driver Taylor Cockerton to second overall on the points tables. The Waikato University student won his second race of the five round...

Motorsport: Kiwis triumph at Le Mans 24 Hour

Kiwis Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber have won the Le Mans 24 Hour Race from a seemingly impossible position.The Porsche drivers have won the race outright along with German teammate Timo Bernhard after they struck a mechanical...

Motorsport: McLaughlin survives the heat in Darwin

New Zealand's Scott McLaughlin took advantage of his pole-position start to ease away to victory in Sunday's Supercars race at Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin.The win was McLaughlin's fourth of the season and the 11th of his career...

Motorsport: Coulthard leads home Kiwi 1-2

Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin produced a Kiwi and Shell V-Power Racing one-two finish in a chaotic Saturday Supercars race at Hidden Valley Raceway near Darwin.The third New Zealander in the field - defending series champion...

Motorsport: Kiwis starting fourth at Le Mans

Toyota locked out the front row for tomorrow's Le Mans 24 Hour Race with both factory TS050 Hybrid cars setting fast times in qualifying.Kiwi racers Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber along with their teammate Timo Bernhard will start...

Motorsport: Toyota on pole but it's long day

Kiwis confident of good showing in gruelling race at the Le Mans 24 Hour event. Toyota are on pole for the Le Mans 24 Hour this weekend, but that doesn't mean anything in the scheme of flatout racing twice around the clock. In fact,...

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