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Motorsport: Burgess weighing up his offers

Former Walkinshaw Racing boss Adrian Burgess is currently weighing up offers to stay in Supercars along with some external options after being stood down from his post nearly a fortnight ago.Burgess had been with the Holden outfit...

Motorsport: Mikkelsen joins Citroen for Sardinia

Free agent WRC star Andreas Mikkelsen has agreed to join French manufacturer Citroen for WRC Sardinia in a fortnight.The Norwegian has been without a WRC drive since Volkswagen surprisingly pulled out of the sport late last year.He...

Motorsport: Paddon co-driver change permanent?

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon's co-driver change for WRC Portugal could become permanent.Brit Seb Marshall stepped in to replace New Zealander John Kennard in Portugal, who was battling a hip injury. Marshall has already been...

Scott Dixon's boss makes light of gunpoint robbery

Scott Dixon's IndyCar boss has made light of the fact the Kiwi driver, along with his wife and teammate Dario Franchitti, were robbed at gunpoint while ordering food at a Taco Bell drive-thru in Indianapolis overnight.Two boys aged...

Kiwi Indycar driver Scott Dixon robbed at gunpoint

Indianapolis police say Kiwi Indycar driver Scott Dixon, his wife Emma and fellow former race winner Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint while in a Taco Bell drive-thru lane.A police report that the robbery happened shortly...

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour May 22

Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to chat about all things motorsport. The boys reflect on Scott Dixon securing pole for the Indy 500 as well look back at the Winton round of Supercars. Race...

Motorsport: Teams support NZ but no expansion

The leading WRC teams are rejecting a growth in the number of events on the calendar and are demanding New Zealand be the only addition to next year's schedule.The sport's promoters have been considering adding one event to the...

Scott Dixon claims Indianapolis 500 pole

Kiwi Scott Dixon has qualified on pole position for next week's Indianapolis 500 after posting the fastest four-lap average at the Brickyard this morning.The one-time champion at the famous race proved too fast in the fast nine...

Motorsport: Ogier wins in Portugal

Four-time world champion Sebastien Ogier claimed his 40th career victory at Rally Portugal overnight.The M-Sport Ford driver eased to a comfortable 15.6s win over Hyundai's Thierry Neuville with the second Hyundai of Dani Sordo...

Motorsport: What's in a number?

The FIA recently mandated that the drivers numbers had to meet new guidelines for both size and thickness and be clearly displayed from both front and side views so that the TV cameras and the spectators at the venue could more easily...

Motorsport: Cassidy increases SUPER GT series lead

Kiwi racer Nick Cassidy and his partner Ryo Hirakawa have extended their points lead in Japan's top race series, SUPER GT, despite only finishing sixth in the Autopolis 300km race last night in their Lexus LC 500.The pair went into...

Motorsport: Huge win for Shane Van Gisbergen at Winton

Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen took advantage of a late safety car to win an enthralling race at Winton Raceway and fire a counterpunch back at championship rivals Shell V-Power Racing on Sunday.The defending series champion's Red Bull...

Motorsport: More misery for Paddon as Ogier leads

Four-time world champion Sebastien Ogier leads Rally Portugal by nearly 17 seconds while Kiwi Hayden Paddon has suffered more mechanical failure on the second full day.An electrical issue ruined the New Zealander's rally on Friday...

Motorsport: Good result again for Evans

Panasonic Jaguar Racing made it a hat-trick of points-scoring races in the centre of the French capital today. Drivers Mitch Evans and Adam Carroll finished in P9 and P15 respectively, scoring two championship points in the Qatar...

Motorsport: Magic McLaughlin makes it three in a row

Kiwi Scott McLaughlin has kept his winning run going with a dominant win in Saturday's race at Winton in rural Victoria.The Shell V-Power Ford driver has now won three straight races to storm into the title contention and is just...

Smeg Audi wins after surviving Ferrari challenge

After a tense final hour, Smeg Racing's Simon Evans and Gene Rollinson have won the opening three-hour race of the 2017 ENEOS North Island Endurance Series at Taupo. The pair lead the majority of the race, but had to fend off a...

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