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Hayden Paddon just misses another podium

New Zealand driver Hayden Paddon has had a strong final day at the Rally of Poland to finish just outside the podium in fourth place.It's another solid result for the Hyundai driver following his second placing at Rally Italy Sardinia...

Lewis Hamilton wins British GP after thrilling race

Lewis Hamilton seized back control of the British Grand Prix after being overtaken on the first corner to win his fifth race of the season on Sunday and strengthen his Formula One title defense.A Mercedes one-two was just as forecast...

Motorsport: F1 acts to bring back the excitement

Formula One has taken a first step towards a bold and radical vision for the future, with a range of proposals to improve the sport confirmed by the ruling body, the International Motoring Federation (FIA).One of the most welcome...

Motorsport: Paddon set to fly in Poland

New Zealand World Rally Championship pair Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard are relishing taking on the hard-packed and fast roads of Rally Poland this weekend. This is round six of the series and the duo are keen to build...

Motorsport: Tight and twisty Gisborne rally suits Hunt

New Zealand Rally Championship leader Ben Hunt is focused on victory in round four of the national series in Gisborne this weekend.Hunt and co-driver Tony Rawston lead Phil Campbell (with Venita Fabbro) by 12 points with Graham...

Nico Rosberg wins Austrian GP

Nico Rosberg showed his championship potential by overtaking pole sitter Lewis Hamilton on the first turn and went on to win the Austrian Grand Prix in style today.The German driver, runner-up to his Mercedes teammate in last year's...

Motorsport: Frosty powers ahead on a winning roll

The Prodrive Racing Australia team of Mark Winterbottom, Chaz Mortimer and David Reynolds have usurped Red Bull Racing Australia as the crew to beat and have three cars inside the top 10 of the V8 Supercars.'Frosty' Winterbottom...

Motorsport: Kiwi 1-2 at Le Mans

New Zealander Earl Bamber has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and in doing so emulated the last great Kiwi victory of Chris Amon and Bruce McLaren in 1966. This event is regarded as one of the hardest and most difficult long distance...

Motorsport: Organisers didn't have NZ flag for Paddon

Rally Italy Sardinia organisers were almost left red-faced for not having a New Zealand flag on hand following Hayden Paddon historic second-placing overnight.Rally organisers obviously weren't expected Paddon to finish on the podium...

Motorsport: Hayden Paddon loses lead in Rally Italy

Hayden Paddon has lost the lead in Rally Italy in the World Rally Championship.The Kiwi driver maintained his lead until stage 17, before suffering a spin and eventually falling eight seconds behind Frenchman Sebastien Ogier.Paddon...

Motorsport: The biggest endurance race in the world

Motorsport fans, and sportscars racing aficionados in particular, all flock to the northern French town of Le Mans for the oldest and biggest endurance race in the world. The 24 Hours of Le Mans, often know as the Grand Prix of...

Motorsport: Double win puts Paddon out in front

Hayden Paddon was fastest through this morning's opening two speed tests at Rally Italia Sardegna to lead the sixth round of the FIA World Rally Championship by 19.8 seconds.The Kiwi enjoyed cleaner roads offered by a low start...

Motorsport: Kiwis facing tough battle at Le Mans

The Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency, better known as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, starts early tomorrow morning, and four Kiwis are in the 56-car pack spread across three of the four categories.Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber...

Groundhog Day: Animal wanders onto track at Canadian GP

A groundhog that scampered onto the track during the Canadian Grand Prix showed the quickness of a Formula One driver when it scurried to safety and avoided the oncoming racecars.The rodent had wandered onto the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve...

Anstey wins 10th Isle of Man

Kiwi motorcycle rider Bruce Anstey has won his 10th Isle of Man TT in a tightly-contested race.The 45-year-old overtook leader Ian Hutchinson after the pit-stops the end of the fourth lap on Sunday (Monday NZT).He then went on...

Motorsport: Hamilton win Canadian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has won the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal in a Mercedes lock-out with the world champion's teammate Nico Rosberg coming home in second.This was Hamilton's fourth win on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and his fourth...

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