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Motorsport: Storming Dixon saves season

IndyCar driver Scott Dixon was trying to salvage, in his own words, a "crap" season this weekend at Fontana, California, while other Kiwi drivers were getting ready for this weekend's events. Seasoned Dixon Dixon again proved...

Contrite speedster back in the action at Nascar

Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy. His voice quivered as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with".This was a far cry from the brash...

Subaru revs up festival pace

Subaru New Zealand is continuing its involvement with the Leadfoot Festival at Rod Millen's property at Hahei in the Coromandel. It will be on Waitangi Weekend from February 6 to 8 n

Mazda gets behind the world time attack challenge

Mazda has thrown its official support behind the World Time Attack Challenge following the announcement that the famed Le Mans-developed 767B will feature at the annual event.With a decorated history in motorsport that has seen...

Moss wins Australian MX Title

Team Motul Suzuki is celebrating its second consecutive MX Nationals, Australian Motocross Championship, with Australian rider Matt Moss clinching the 2014 title at Coolum's grand final round on Sunday. Moss controlled this year's...

Mercedes disciplines Rosberg after Hamilton crash

Nico Rosberg was disciplined by Mercedes on Friday after accepting responsibility for a collision with teammate Lewis Hamilton at last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix that deepened the rift between the two rivals for the drivers' title.The...

Championship leader Marquez wins British MotoGP

MotoGP world championship leader Marc Marquez held off Jorge Lorenzo in a back-and-forth battle from start to finish to win the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday.The 21-year-old Marquez on his Repsol Honda started the...

Will Power wins IndyCar series title behind Kanaan

Australian driver Will Power won his first IndyCar Series championship Saturday, finishing ninth in the final race and claiming the season title after a career filled with agonizing misses.Tony Kanaan won the 500-mile (800-kilometer),...

Motorsport: Bad start stalled Dixon's title race

IndyCar driver Scott Dixon has arrived in Fontana, California, this weekend for the final round of the 2014 IRL championship ruing a "crap" start to the season.Despite a recent run of results that has seen the Kiwi finish inside...

Motorsport: Nearly-man Power in driver's seat

Will Power, trying to become Australia's first IndyCar season champion, carries the points lead into the final race of the campaign for the fourth time in five years.But entering tomorrow's season-ending 804km oval race in Southern...

Motorsport: Death wish? Just need for speed

New Zealand has had its fair share of sporting heroes who have shunned the spotlight and just gone about their business.One right at the top of that particular tree is Wellingtonian Bruce Anstey who has one of the most enviable...

Motorsport: Van Gis steaming in the rain

One of the most well-respected motorsport team managers, Steve Hallam, can't work out why V8 Supercars driver Shane van Gisbergen is so good in the wet.The Kiwi has told Driven he "hates" driving in the rain.But anyone watching...

Infiniti Eau Rouge plans to corner the market

The Infiniti high-performance prototype super-sedan - the Q50 Eau Rouge - has finally come face to face with Eau Rouge, the signature highspeed corner of the famed Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Belgium, and a fitting naming inspiration...

Troy Bayliss Classic confirmed to return in 2015

The Troy Bayliss Classic has confirmed to return in 2015. The iconic event will be held at Taree Motorcycle Club in New South Wales on Saturday January 17.Now in its third year, the event will see 36 Australian and International...

Motocross: Kiwi trio flying the flag in Latvia

New Zealand again finds itself stuck between a rock and a hard place on the international motocross front but is, as always, determined to rise to the challenge.The Motocross of Nations (MXoN) will this season be held at Kegums,...

Motorsport: Van Gisbergen as right as rain

There were some great results for New Zealand racecar drivers at the weekend, including wins and podium places.The Kiwis were on fire in the V8 Supercars Sydney Motorsport round.And in Europe, Porsche pilot Earl Bamber notched...

Power shakes off quake but can't close out title

It was just past 3 a.m. local time when Australian driver Will Power was awakened from a deep sleep on the top floor of his hotel in Napa, California.The IndyCar Series points leader was in the middle of his first earthquake and...

Motorsport: Dixon grabs victory as Aussie eyes Indy title

New Zealand driver Scott Dixon surged ahead with three laps left for a victory at Sonoma Raceway yesterday while IndyCar points leader Will Power, of Australia, recovered from a mid-race spin to finish 10th heading to the season finale.Power...

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