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Motorsport: Hamilton wins F1 title at Abu Dhabi

British driver Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula One title in style after winning the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix overnight, with title rival Nico Rosberg drifting out of contention after failing to recover from a...

Motorsport: All on line in finale

The celebrations within Mercedes will be somewhat restrained tonight (NZT), out of respect for the driver who misses out on the Formula One title.Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have been neck and neck all season, with 17 points...

Motorsport: Evans keen to end GP2 year on a high

One of New Zealand's top single seater prospects wants to end his GP2 season on a high this weekend in Abu Dhabi.Mitch Evans is hoping to continue his late season form and end 2014 with at least a podium finish, if not an outright...

Why success leaves Wolff hungry - and miserable

Mercedes have an iron grip on Formula One at the moment. In Abu Dhabi this weekend either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg will become their first world champion since Juan Manuel Fangio in 1955.The British-based team have already...

Motorsport: From racetrack to exam room

Formula Masters China champion James Munro is back in New Zealand on a flying visit for something he reckons is almost as important as trying to become a professional racing driver - his education.The 17-year-old from Christchurch...

Guy Martin Returns to Cemetery Circuit

Racers from around the world are all revved up and ready for the 2014 Suzuki Series which kicks off at Hampton Downs on Sunday, December 7. Spread over three quick-fire rounds at Hampton Downs, Manfeild and Wanganui during December,...

MotoX: Off-road champ calls it a day

Pahiatua's Paul Whibley has achieved plenty on the international motorcycling scene over the past dozen or so years. But now, at 36, the Kiwi hero is packing his bags and heading home from his South Carolina base to settle back in...

Motorsport: Kiwi impresses in V8 Supercars

Kiwi V8 Supercars pilot Scott McLaughlin continues to show he's one of the best and brightest of the young guns in the Australian series.McLaughlin showed why Garry Rogers Motorsport and the Swedish manufacturer Volvo put him in...

World champ Ogier wins season-ending Wales Rally

French driver Sebastien Ogier finished his title-winning world rally campaign with a wire-wire victory in his Volkswagen in the season-ending Wales Rally GB on Sunday.Ogier, who secured the successful defense of his title in Spain...

Racer's face a drawcard

Kiwi motor racing superstar Scott Dixon's face has graced so many American products he can't remember all their names. Such is the lure of being a champion in a celebrity-mad, marketing mecca like the US.It doesn't matter that Dixon...

Everyone wants a piece of Dixon

Kiwi motor racing superstar Scott Dixon's face has graced so many American products he can't remember all their names.Such is the lure of being a champion in a celebrity-mad, marketing mecca like the United States.It doesn't matter...

France believes Chase format has improved NASCAR

After a wild playoff round filled with brawls and cutthroat racing that left NASCAR's biggest stars out of title contention, chairman Brian France said Friday the series would "be delighted" if winless Ryan Newman defied the odds...

Gordon wins pole for NASCAR season finale

Jeff Gordon did his best to shake off the disappointment over his elimination from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field by winning the pole for Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.Gordon turned a lap at...

Motorsport: Whincup well placed for sixth V8 title

V8 Supercars history could be made this weekend in the penultimate round of the 2014 championship at Phillip Island. The three endurance rounds have been done and dusted and the drivers get the cars back to themselves for the regular...

Motorsport: Paddon ready to hit the gravel

Hayden Paddon and John Kennard are tearing up the gravel roads of the Welsh countryside at the Wales Rally GB this weekend. This is the last stop on this year's World Rally Championship calendar and the Kiwis are keen to finish the...

Formula One: Hamilton, Roseberg battle it out

It is 14 years since Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg last fought it out for a championship title, but while the German has claimed that their latest battle is similar, Hamilton says this one is a lot more thrilling."I'd already...

Red Bull Drift Shifters to return to Auckland

Red Bull Drift Shifters turns it up a notch today with the announcement of the full 16-man field to compete on Auckland's downtown waterfront on Saturday, December 6. The elite list features some of drifting's finest drivers from...

Rallying: Young repeats APRC title trifecta

Mike Young, New Zealand's only competitor in the 2014 Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), finished second in the APRC overall drivers' championship and simultaneously wrapped up the prestigious Production Cup title after finishing...

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