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Motorsport: Tanak leads as Paddon improves

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon holds eighth place after the second day of Rally Germany while Estonian Ott Tanak leads.Better conditions greeted the drivers on day two but drama still unfolded. Title joint leader Thierry Neuville damaged...

Motorsport: Paddon survives tough opening day

Kiwi Hayden Paddon is ninth after the first full day of Rally Germany while his Hyundai teammate Thierry Neuville is third but in front of title rival Sebastien Ogier.M-Sport Ford driver Ott Tanak leads the rally by 5.7s from Citroen's...

Motorsport: Is F1's future electric?

It is a subject that is pre-occupying the minds of those in ultimate charge of Formula 1 and is buzzing around the boardrooms of those manufacturers who are involved in the sport.It is also a subject that involves all who drive...

Motorsport: Kopecky upstages WRC regulars

WRC2 driver Jan Kopecky has stunned the field to win the opening stage of Rally Germany in his Skoda.The short Saarbrucken super special was only 2.05km long but the Czech driver bettered the entire WRC field in setting a time .3s...

Motorsport: Fords look to continue momentum

The blue oval of Ford has dominated the Supercars championship over recent rounds - winning 11 of the past 13 races and go into this weekend's Sydney SuperSprint with ominous history on their side.Four of the top six drivers in...

Motorsport: Paddon owes team to back-up teammates

Kiwi Hayden Paddon is out to repay his Hyundai World Rally Team this weekend at Rally Germany as he plays a support role to his more experienced teammates.The 30-year-old has suffered a wretched year on the world championship with...

Motorsport: Rivals wary of Dixon threat

He's known as the Ice Man because of his ability to remain calm in pressure situations and that is exactly what Kiwi driver Scott Dixon finds himself in with four rounds left in the Indycar Championship.Dixon sits eight points behind...

Motorsport: Shane Stewart confirmed in US line-up

Shane Stewart has signed on for the Porter Hire International Sprint Car Series to be hosted at both Vodafone Speedway and Robertson Holden Speedway in Palmerston North in early December.Shane will pilot the United Truck Parts J&J...

Motorsport: New category manager for TRS

Australian Sarah Brown, a veteran of almost a decade in key management roles with the V8 Supercars organisation in Australia is joining the Castrol Toyota Racing Series as one of two category managers.Her appointment comes as championship...

Motorsport: Secret night test at Sydney Motorsport Park

Supercars will hold a secret night test at Sydney Motorsport Park on Thursday as part of plans to light up Eastern Creek next year with a historic midweek evening race.Chief executive James Warburton has confirmed Supercars is looking...

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour August 14

Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to look at the latest news from around the world. This week's show features Brendon Leitch, Fabian Coulthard and Matt Braid.

Motorsport: Solid result for Young

Kiwi rally driver Mike Young has finished a credible fourth at the International Rally of Johor in Malaysia.Norwegian Ole Christian Veiby extended his lead in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship with victory while title rival and...

Motorsport: Another win for Larson

Kyle Larson slipped between cars on an overtime restart, capping his wild weekend with a victory in Monday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.Larson was in the spotlight after team owner Chip Ganassi allowed...

Motorsport: Cost cutting for V8 Utes

The PORTERGROUP V8 Ute series has confirmed its calendar for the 2017-2018 season, with the series introducing some major cost cutting initiatives for competitors that will see more than $20,000 slashed from team's seasonal operating...

Young Kiwi grabs first race win in America

New Zealand's Brendon Leitch has taken a breakthrough first race win in the F4 US Championship, following a chaotic, rain-affected opening race at Mid-Ohio. "I'm pretty stoked, it's been a long time coming to get a win over here...

WMX: Patience paying dividends for Duncan

Tempering all-out style with strategic thinking has put Otago rider on path to top. Reminiscent of Katherine Prumm (now Oberlin-Brown) when she was at her finest on a motocross bike, young Courtney Duncan is herself dominating the...

Motorsport: My love affair with Supercars and tin tops

Racing cars with roofs were always an anathema to me.They were what my friends and I did, mainly with minis and bangers I must admit and the real racing cars were open wheel, open cockpit, single seat things.Formula 1 cars to...

Motorsport: Lawson gets Toyota 86 scholarship

Pukekohe student Liam Lawson will be the CareVets Racing Team's scholarship driver in the coming 2017-2018 Toyota 86 Championship."It's a real honour to be selected, the scholarship has been a fast track for the drivers chosen in...

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