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Quinn back but it's Riches who set Friday's pace Targa

The return of Tony Quinn and co-driver Naomi Tillett in Quinn's repaired Lamborghini Huracan was the big story on the eve of the second to last day of the Targa South Island tarmac motor rally. At days' end in Cromwell though, it...

Formula One: Vettel forced to sit out qualifying

Tyres screeched and engines roared as Sebastian Vettel performed a few doughnuts on Austin's North Congress Ave this week, but the four-time champion is forced to sit on the sidelines as Formula One's depleted field turns a wheel...

Motorsport: Stars come out to shine in SuperTourers

Fans of big-banger racing will be able to watch some of the best exponents of Australasian V8 racing on Kiwi tarmac this weekend.Hampton Downs hosts round two of the endurance component of the 2014-15 NZ SuperTourer series. The...

Motorsport: New venues revealed for IndyCar

IndyCar will have 17 races next season and two new venues as part of a 2015 schedule that begins on a street course in Brazil in March and wraps up at the end of August on the road course at Sonoma.The schedule announced yesterday...

Motorsport: Bamber on track for his trifecta

Porsche GT Cup car pilot Earl Bamber arrived in Austin, Texas for the final leg of his stellar year racing the German manufacturer's cars. By a long shot, the Kiwi has been the most successful one-make racer since the all-conquering...

Motorsport: Power unit may see Vettel miss qualifying

Daniel Ricciardo conceded yesterday his Red Bull teammate and four-time champion Sebastian Vettel may duck out of qualifying at this weekend's United States Grand Prix because of an enforced power unit change.But, said the Australian,...

Fresh roads continue to challenge Targa drivers

As Glenn Inkster and co-driver Spencer Winn continued on their winning way, the big story on the third timed day of this year's Targa South Island tarmac rally was developing behind them.Heading into a smorgasbord of different stages...

Targa Tour a means to an ends for Volvo pair

First time Targa pairing Jo and June Worth have joined the Targa South Island as a practice run for competing further afield over the next two years. Daughter Jo, from Auckland, is the driver with mum (June) navigating and giving...

Inkster and extend lead as Targa rivals stumble

Glenn Inkster and co-driver Spencer Winn further extended their lead as rival pairings stumbled on the second timed day of the 2014 Targa South Island tarmac motor rally in North Otago today.The Mitsubishi Evo8 pair from Pukekohe...

Inkster and Winn lead while crash ends Quinn's day

Tarmac rally ace Glenn Inkster and co-driver Spencer Winn lead the 20th anniversary Targa South Island after a frantic first timed day, winning all six stages to power into an early lead.For most of the day Inkster and Winn fought...

Motorsport: Baird's boys back

This weekend sees two Kiwis racing internationally and the start of the NZV8 Touring Cars championship at Hampton Downs . It also sees the resumption o

Charlie Pauken: I can make my Monster Truck dance

This is the first time we've experienced Monster Jam live in New Zealand. What are we in for? I'm really looking forward to experiencing Monster Jam in New Zealand for the first time. Whenever you go to a place for the first time...

MotoX: Groombridge lays down the challenge

It is going to be a sensational season of motocross this summer, especially if Taupo's Brad Groombridge has anything to do with it.The 24-year-old Bel Ray Pro Rider Suzuki star, national MX1 No.3 last season, was in blistering form...

Fears for future of F1 as teams enter administration

Marussia and Caterham "may not be the last" Formula One teams to go bust given the incredibly high cost of Grand Prix racing, the former head of world motorsport's governing body believes. Anglo-Russian outfit Marussia became...

Prologue stages a great way to start 20th Targa Rally

Today's two prologue stages in an around Christchurch were a great way to start the 20th annual Targa tarmac motor rally says top prospect Glenn Inkster.Former rally ace Inkster and co-driver Spencer Winn (Ecolight Mitsubishi Evo...

Motorsport: Whincup stretches lead on Gold Coast

The Pirtek Enduro Cup now back in the hands of Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell after the weekend's final round of the endurance series within the main V8 Supercars championship.Whincup backed up Saturday's second place with a consummate...

Motorsport: Streets deliver gold for Kiwi

Holden driver Shane van Gisbergen put the disappointment of Bathurst behind him with victory in yesterday's opening 300km race at the Gold Coast 600.The Kiwi V8 Supercars driver, who claimed pole position earlier in the day, kept...

Flat-out in the V8 Supercars

The drivers in the V8 Supercars championship have barely had time to draw breath between the Bathurst 1000 and the Gold Coast 600 this weekend. The second round of the series within a series, the Pirtek Enduro Cup, was two weeks...

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