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Motorsport: Tander gutted with timing of his axing

Holden Racing Team driver Garth Tander has told of his disappointment at losing his seat at Walkinshaw Racing to Scott Pye less than a week after winning the Sandown 500.But the 2007 Supercars champion has vowed to respond strongly...

Motorsport: Avalon Biddle shows clean pair of wheels

New Zealand motorcycle racer Avalon Biddle won the inaugural FIM Women's European Championship in 2015 and is in the process of making the defence of her title look easy.While not suggesting that throwing a large motorcycle around...

Motorsport: Q and A with Jim Richards

Saloon car supremo Jim Richards paved the trans-Tasman way for Kiwi racers when he moved to Melbourne 41 years ago.Twenty five years after the last of the Richards' four Australian Touring Car titles, fellow Aucklander Shane van...

Motorsport: Toyota set to sign Hanninen and Lappi

Respected motorsport magazine Autosport is reporting veteran Juho Hanninen and WRC2 star Esapekka Lappi will be Toyota's drivers in next season's WRC return.The 35-year-old Hanninen has been used as a test driver for the new team...

Motorsport: SVG and Coulthard settle their differences

Things got a little testy last weekend but Kiwi Supercars drivers Shane Van Gisbergen and Fabian Coulthard are mates again.The relationship between the two New Zealanders reached breaking point in last Saturday's qualifying race...

Motorsport: New York City to host Formula E race

The world's first fully electric racing series will stage a race next year in Brooklyn, where Formula E will host the first FIA-sanctioned open-wheel race within the five boroughs of New York City.The 1.21-mile track was revealed...

Motorsport: Stanaway keen for fulltime Supercars drive

Kiwi racing driver Richie Stanaway impressed in his debut race in the Supercars championship at Sandown over the weekend and is looking for a fulltime drive next year.Having spent the majority of his career in Europe Stanaway flew...

Motorsport: Successful debut for 24 Hours of LeMons

No matter what the weather gods are doing, Kiwi motorsport fanatics seem to love it lemony fresh. The inaugural 24 Hours of LeMons endurance race kicked off on Saturday under a miserable grey Waikato sky at Hampton Downs. But by...

Motorsport: Citroen unveils new C3 WRC

Citroen has released the first images of the new C3 WRC to be rallied in next year's World Rally Championship.The French manufacturer returns to the WRC fulltime with the striking new design and is tipped to make an immediate impact.The...

Motorsport: Flames and Lames Sep 20

Flames Kiwis everywhereWhat a weekend for New Zealand drivers all over the world. A number impressed at the Sandown 500 in Melbourne. Shane Van Gisbergen drove a superb race to finish second - just running out of laps to chase...

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour Mon Sep 19

On this week's show D'Arcy Waldegrave and motorsport commentator Bob McMurray talk all the latest motorsport news from around the globe. They talk the Sandown 500 with Super Black Racing co-driver Richie Stanaway and review the Singapore...

Motorsport: Dixon fires a shot back at Power

IndyCar driver Scott Dixon has given the ultimate Kiwi response to an annoying Australian after a run-in with Will Power in practise ahead of the Sonoma series finale.The four-time champ was exiting the pits during the practice...

Motorsport: Supercars foray into Asia on hold

Supercars' foray into Asia is likely to be put on hold for another year with ongoing legal proceedings set to keep the Malaysian round on ice again for 2017.The series signed a four-year contract to race on the streets of Kuala...

Driver, marshal survive close calls at Singapore GP

The Singapore Grand Prix provided plenty of drama overnight as first driver Nico Hulkenberg and then a safety marshal were lucky to walk away following incidents early in the race.The safety car came out almost immediately in the...

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