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Motorsport: Millen back on track

Former New Zealand Le Mans 24 Hour winner Steve Millen is rolling out his category-winning Nissan 300ZX 20 years after its victory in the paramount endurance race.Millen is commemorating the 20th anniversary of his class win in...

Mercedes chief breaks bones in biking crash

Mercedes says its motorsport chief Toto Wolff will attend the Hungarian Grand Prix this week despite breaking several bones in a cycling crash in his native Austria.The Formula One team says Wolff has fractures in his shoulder,...

Motorcross: TT riders rise to the challenge

It showed that nobody could afford to rest on their laurels when new national champions were crowned in half of the 16 separate categories at the 15th annual New Zealand Mini TT Championships near Kuratau, at the southern tip of Lake...

Motorsport: Soft-tyre gamble pays off

Some of New Zealand's best and brightest motor racing talent were going about their business on four and two wheels over the weekend. There were some standout performances mixed with some bad luck but overall everyone was in the points...

Motorsport: Dixon in sixth for Indy title

Scott Dixon had a seventh and a fifth in IndyCar's two races in Toronto yesterday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy.Dixon is sixth on the points standings after leader Helio Castroneves had a second...

Bourdais and Conway win in IndyCar doubleheader

IndyCar ran two races in Toronto on Sunday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy.The series had planned to run one race Saturday and one on Sunday until rain washed out the first event. It instead began...

F1 championship leader Rosberg wins German GP

Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on Sunday to stretch his lead in the Formula One drivers' championship over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th."It's an amazing feeling to win at home....

Lewis Hamilton takes 5-place penalty for German GP

Lewis Hamilton has taken a five-place grid penalty for Sunday's German Grand Prix after Mercedes opted to change the gearbox on his car.The Briton, who trails teammate Nico Rosberg by just four points in the drivers' championship,...

Motorsport: Rosberg claims pole after Hamilton crash

Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the German Grand Prix as Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Sunday's qualifying session.Rosberg completed the fastest lap on the Hockenheimring...

Motorsport: Evans wins GP2 race at German Grand Prix

Kiwi driver Mitch Evans pulled off a stunning win in the GP2 feature race at Hockenheim in Germany overnight. The Aucklander bounced back from a frustrating qualifying performance to rocket through the field and into the lead from...

IndyCar race in Toronto rained out

IndyCar's weekend two-race series will run in one day after Saturday's race was called because of rain.IndyCar has scheduled two, 65-lap races for Sunday. The first will have a rolling start at 10:30 a.m. local time and the second...

Motorsport: Busy Bamber puts his foot down

Rising Porsche GT Cup driver Earl Bamber joins fellow Kiwis GP3 racer Mitch Evans and GP2 pilot Richie Stanaway at the German Grand Prix this weekend.The New Zealander would have to be the busiest one-make driver in the world at...

Motorsport: Evans narrows the gap

While the focus is on the German Grand Prix this weekend, two Kiwis are in action at Hockenheim - Mitch Evans in the GP2 and Richie Stanaway in the GP3.Evans is looking forward to getting back into action for round six of his championship....

F1 teams remove interconnected suspension systems

All Formula One teams have removed the front and rear interconnected suspension from their cars before the German Grand Prix after FIA said the system could be illegal.FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer says, "I can confirm that no...

Formula One: Raikkonen 'fine' after Silverstone crash

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen says he is feeling no ill effects from his spectacular crash at the British Grand Prix.The Silverstone race two weeks ago was held up for an hour after Raikkonen lost control, spun, hit the barriers...

Rotary legends: Mazda 787B and 767B (+video)

We all love a good underdog story. Especially when the little pup turns out to have big, sharp teeth. Mazda's Le Mans wannabe 787B was one of these. The Europeans laughed at it, the haters said it would never finish the tough 24-hour...

F1 leader Rosberg signs new Mercedes deal

Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has signed a new contract with the team.Mercedes announced Wednesday that the 29-year-old German, who has been at the team since 2010, agreed to the "multi-year" deal ahead of his home...

Motocross: Old dog teaches dirt bikers new tricks

There is life in the old dog yet and perhaps recently retired motocross hero Ben Townley has found his new calling.The 29-year-old former motocross world champion celebrated a winning debut at the Honda Tarawera 100 cross-country...

Motorsport: Kiwis put on a good show

Two New Zealanders were in action over the weekend on either side of the Atlantic. Scott Dixon was trying to build some momentum as the defending IndyCar champion in the race to the end of his season, and Nick Cassidy was in Germany...

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