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Hard charger MacLeod wins NZ Motor Cup at Hampton Downs

He has led races, scored pole positions, proven a tough rival at every turn of a race, recorded fastest laps and attacked in bold overtaking moves across the opening three rounds of the 2015 Toyota Racing Series. Now BRDC Rising Stars...

Motorsport: Maini escapes pile-up for TRS win

Young Indian racer Arjun Maini kept his head while a number of his fellow Toyota Racing Series drivers were caught in an early melee to win race one of the weekend at Hampton Downs yesterday.Starting from pole, Maini rocketed away...

Motorsport: Stroll way out in front of TRS field

Canadian Lance Stroll is living up to his name and last weekend at Teretonga extended his lead in the 2015 Toyota Racing series.The 16-year-old has been incredibly consistent and now has a handy 88-point advantage over Indian Arjun...

Motorsport: All Black tackles V8 event plan

Motorsport New Zealand has appointed an independent promotion and event management company (10Seventy) headed by former All Black Ross Filipo, the commercial manager, who established the business with Mareet Carley, marketing and...

Racing simulator lands in NZ with hefty price tag

After shunting the concrete wall at Griffins Bend, the lap times soon started to drop.The throaty engine roars, the driver's feet dance across the pedals, left foot braking, heel-toe action, wrestling the steering wheel.Bathurst...

Karting: Smyth gets perfect build-up for big fortnight

Auckland karter Graeme Smyth got the perfect build-up for a big fortnight of racing coming up with an eight-win clean-sweep of the KZ2 class at the two-day Lightning Racegear City of Sails kart race meeting in Auckland over the city's...

Nick Cassidy wins on debut in Toyota 86 championship

Multiple Toyota Racing Series champion Nick Cassidy came to the Toyota Finance 86 Championship with one aim: to win races.At the fourth round of the championship, on a track the TR86 cars have not raced before, he led an Auckland...

Defending champion Ogier wins Monte Carlo rally

Defending world rally champion Sebastien Ogier of France began his title defense with a victory at the season-opening Monte Carlo rally Sunday, finishing ahead of Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen of Norway as Volkswagen...

Motorsport: Evans confirms V8 drive

At next weekend's third round of the Toyota Racing Series at Hampton Downs, fans will see a former two-time series champion back in action - but not in a TRS car.GP2 ace Mitch Evans is belting up in a tin top for the first time...

Motorsport: Driver delivers goods

Young Indian driver Arjun Maini built on his good form at round one of the Toyota Racing Series last weekend at Ruapuna to notch up his first win of the championship yesterday.The 17-year-old qualified third for the first race of...

Motorsport: Daytona grid locked with Kiwis

This weekend's Daytona 24 Hours endurance race is jam packed with many of the best drivers in international motorsport. It's impressive, then, that several of the frontrunners are New Zealanders.For the second year in a row, there...

Motorsport: Stroll sticks to plan for trophy win

Consistency in any sport is the key to success and none more so than motorsport. When a 20-car field is circulating within two seconds of each other the cunning plan is to qualify up front, stay out of trouble, keep on the black stuff...

Motorsport: Kiwi star in strong Dayton 24 hour line-up

The Daytona 24 comes a close second to Le Mans in prestige and is the endurance race every driver wants to win.Kiwi racer Scott Dixon (with Dan Weldon and Casey Mears) triumphed at Daytona in 2006 and this weekend will be joined...

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