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BikeSport: Flying Kiwi up for classic challenge

They say you can't judge a book by its cover and the same can certainly be said of Nicki Smith.The 35-year-old Taranaki woman's quiet manner belies the firebreathing spirit within her petite frame.In her chosen sport of high-octane...

Kiwis come out on top in Shanghai

Earl Bamber continues to prove he's the man to beat in a Porsche. Over the weekend in Shanghai, the 24-year-old Kiwi claimed his second international title by winning the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia championship.Any chance the rest...

Toyota racing moves into the future with new car

Daniel Gaunt returned to his open-wheel roots when he put the new Toyota Racing Series FT50 through its paces at Hampton Downs and came away impressed.Gaunt, who won the 2005-06 and 2006-07 championships, is the only driver to have...

What happens in Vegas? Ecclestone bets on F1

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone is in discussions about hosting a grand prix on the streets of Las Vegas."Vegas say they are ready to go and it would be on The Strip for sure," said Ecclestone, referring to the famous road which runs...

10-man panel set up to review Bianchi crash in F1

A high-level panel including former world champion Emerson Fittipaldi will investigate the Japan Grand Prix Formula One crash that left French driver Jules Bianchi fighting for his life and propose new safety measures, the FIA said...

Suzuki RM-Z450 Dominate's Phillip Island SX

Team Motul Suzuki's Matt Moss and Lawson Bopping continue to star in the 2014 Australian Supercross Championship, exiting the weekend's Phillip Island round sitting first and second in the five-round national series. Contested alongside...

Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

Brad Keselowski pulled away in overtime Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway to earn an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's championship race.Needing to win to stay alive in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, the...

Valentino Rossi wins MotoGP race in Australia

Valentino Rossi of Italy won his sixth Australian Grand Prix MotoGP and first since 2005 when he claimed a 10-second victory over Spain's Jorge Lorenzo on Sunday.The win by Rossi, who started eighth on the grid, was his 82nd in...

Motorsport: Rotten to the very core

Since Bernie Ecclestone thinks nothing of holding tête-à-têtes with tyrants in his own image, he was asked in Bahrain last year if he would ever consider taking a grand prix to Syria."We'd have to have a look and see," he replied....

Porsche dealer plays key part in Targa South Island

Auckland Porsche dealer Continental Cars is playing a key part in this year's 20th anniversary Targa South Island tarmac motor rally, providing a pair of Porsche Cayman S coupes to be used in the Targa Tour.One will be used by Tour...

Formula One: Hamilton on target for title

Lewis Hamilton is refusing to allow any negativity regarding Formula One's controversial double-points rule this season mire his positive thinking in his quest for the title.From the nadir of Belgium, where Hamilton retired after...

Motorsport: Bamber on track for trifecta

Earl Bamber is hoping to take another step towards his triple crown of international wins in Shanghai this weekend.The 24-year-old from Whanganui has been racing Porsche GT Cup cars this season and clinched the Porsche Supercup...

Motorsport: Kiwi teen close to first world title

Christchurch teenager James Munro gets a chance this weekend to race to his first international title. The 17-year-old has been contesting the six-round Formula Masters China championship and arrives in Shanghai, China for the last...

Motorsport: Team rejects claims over Bianchi crash

Formula One team Marussia has hit back at claims it contributed to Jules Bianchi's life-threatening crash at the Japanese Grand Prix by urging him to ignore yellow warning flags.Marussia rejected news reports that Bianchi had been...

Toyota Racing unveils next generation racer

Toyota Racing New Zealand today unveiled the next generation of New Zealand single seater racing, the FT-50 Toyota Racing Series car.The TRS is New Zealand's leading single-seater category and the new FT50 will be raced by all teams...

Montezemolo: Alonso leaving Ferrari to win again

Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso will leave Ferrari at the end of the season in order to win again, according to the Italian team's recently-departed president.Alonso has become increasingly frustrated as Ferrari has...

MotoX: Taupo event attracts big names

It is already one of the premier events on New Zealand's motocross calendar and now it's set to get even bigger.The traditional annual Labour Weekend motocross in Taupo once again looms large as the first major hit-out of the new...

Motorsport: Mitch Evans pipped in close duel

GP2 driver Mitch Evans bagged more points at the new Sochi track in Russia in the penultimate round of the 2014 series.Evans was quick in qualifying, making it to the third row of the grid for the feature race.Dropping the hammer...

V8 Supercars: Bathurst a real buzz

Last weekend's Bathurst 1000 will go down in the annals of racing on The Mountain as one of the very best. It may not be remembered for the fiercest wheel-to-wheel racing, but for sheer drama, heartbreak, on-the-edge-of-the-seat...

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