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Motorsport: Evans claims first win at Teretonga

Simon Evans has won the opening race of the weekend at round four of the BNT NZ Touring Car Championship at Teretonga this afternoon.Evans started the race from pole, with just 0.069 of a second in qualifying separating Evans, Nick...

Motorsport: King Kenny reigns at Hampton Downs

Four wins out of five races in three different cars - not a bad afternoon's work for Ken Smith, the guest of honour at this weekend's NZ Festival of Motor Racing at Hampton Downs.This year's festival celebrates the career of Smith...

Motorsport: Neuville pulls clear at Monte Carlo

Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville holds a 45.1 second lead over four-time world champion Sebastien Ogier after day 2 of the Monte Carlo Rally.Neuville, the teammate of Kiwi Hayden Paddon, dominated the day and will take some serious...

Motorsport: Hometown hero fastest in practice

Hometown hero Brendon Leitch was the fastest driver in official practice at Teretonga Park today for the second round of the Castrol Toyota Racing Series which takes place this weekend.The top ten drivers are covered by just six...

Motorsport: Al Unser starter for Leadfoot race

A legend of American sport will visit New Zealand next month.Al Unser jnr was born into American racing royalty and established himself as one of the greatest IndyCar drivers of all-time during a career that lasted through the 1980s,...

Motorsport: Tough initiation for Toyota team

Coming back to the World Rally Championship from a 17-year absence Toyota got a tough initiation on the opening day of Rally Monte Carlo.The treacherous near-freezing conditions saw Kiwi Hayden Paddon slid off the road towards the...

Motorsport: Mixed start for Citroen

Citroen's return to the World Rally Championship produced mixed results on the shortened opening day of Rally Monte Carlo.The opening stage of the rally was cancelled after the unfortunate crash involving New Zealander Hayden Paddon,...

Motorsport: IndyCars hoping to boost audience

Last fall, James Hinchcliffe kept dance fans on their toes.Now he's hoping those memorable moves help the IndyCar Series take an even bigger step - expanding its audience.Less than two months after surprisingly toe-tapping his...

Motorsport: Yardley out to cement championship lead

Christchurch driver Ryan Yardley is aiming to cement his 2015-2016 Toyota 86 Championship lead this weekend at Teretonga near Invercargill having met his toughest challenge of the championship at his 'home' circuit last weekend.Driving...

Motorsport: New race format for Supercars at Pukekohe

Organisers have axed the short sprint race format that produced significant criticism at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint at Pukekohe last year.The 2017 race meeting will instead feature two 200km races - one on the Saturday and one...

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