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Motorsport: Possum Bourne elected to Hall of Fame

Kiwi rally driver Possum Bourne has been elected to the Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame.Bourne, who was killed in a road accident near Wanaka in 2003, was one of 21 new members announced at a gala function attended by FIA President,...

Motorsport: Incredible Hulk ready for the F1 wrestle

Renault driver Niko Hulkenberg has the kind of name that sounds like big could be his thing.In Formula One seasons past, muscle bulk hasn't really been the key requirement for drivers, with work on endurance being the focus of training...

Motorsport: SVG shows Verstappen around his car

Kiwi Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen has given Red Bull Formula 1 star Max Verstappen time behind the wheel of his Holden at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.Verstappen, who won his first Formula 1 race in 2016, is...

Motorsport: Aero not to blame for Meeke's off

Citroen driver Kris Meeke's spectacular last stage off at Rally Mexico grabbed worldwide headlines but suggestions the new car was to blame is wide of the mark.Meeke almost saw his victory evaporate before his eyes when he went...

Motorsport: Five things to watch during F1 season

England's Daily Telegraph previews the up-coming Formula One season and picks five things we need to look out for ... 1. Ferrari's rejuvenation F1 desperately needs a threat to the monopoly of Mercedes, who have won 51 of the...

Motorsport: Higham the latest to switch to drifting

Matt Higham is the latest racer to make the switch from circuit racing to the sideways theatre of the Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship.This year the Auckland drifter is taking on a full campaign in the D1NZ Pro-Sport...

Motorsport: Formula One season predictions

The Formula One season starts this week after a long off-season of drama and intrigue.The change in the sport's ownership breathes new life into the championship as fans hope more is done to accommodate the casual observer. Rule...

Motorsport: Supercars' super downer

Supercars teams and drivers will turn up to the Australian Grand Prix meeting this weekend with little motivation to put it all on the line when they have nothing to gain.The weekend serves as essentially a test run with championship...

Motorsport: SVG wary of Shell V-Power crew

Shane van Gisbergen expects that the Shell V-Power Racing Team will carry on its strong Adelaide form and be a consistent threat this season.Reigning champion van Gisbergen firmly established himself as the favourite for the 2017...

Motorsport: McLaren inducted into Indy Hall of Fame

Kiwi motorsport legend Bruce McLaren has been inducted into the Auto Racing Hall of Fame at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.McLaren had four race wins in Formula 1 while also winning two Can-Am series titles and a LeMans 24 Hour...

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour Mon Mar 20

Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to chat over all things motorsport. This week the boys are joined by Kiwi Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin ahead of the non-championship round at the Australian...

Motorsport: Cassidy fastest in pre-season test

Nick Cassidy has finished two days of testing for the SUPER GT series as the fastest driver in Japan's equivalent of V8 supercars, in his Lexus LC 500.With co-driver Ryo Hirakawa the pair dominated, setting the fastest times on...

Coulthard predicts an early exit for Lewis Hamilton

F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton will quit the sport sooner than people expect.That's according to his British compatriot David Coulthard who believes there are signs that the 32-year-old three-time champion will contemplate a premature...

Motorsport: Newman's gamble pays off

Ryan Newman gambled and skipped a tire-changing pit stop to take the lead from deep in the pack and held on for the final two laps for a surprise victory in Monday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series race.The 39-year-old Newman,...

Motorsport: McLaren, Honda look at divorce

McLaren are "considering options" amid reports they have sounded out Mercedes about becoming their engine suppliers again.The troubled performance of Honda's new power unit in winter testing has led to speculation over the future...

Motorsport: Why Kennard had to finish

World Rally Championship co-driver John Kennard's announcement that he's stepping back from being Hayden Paddon's co-pilot should come as no surprise. Discussions about a succession plan for Paddon's co-driver have been happening...

Smeg Racing Audi takes NZ enduro crown

Smeg Racing's Simon Evans and Gene Rollinson have taken top honours at the New Zealand Endurance Championship finale in Christchurch; dominating the three-hour endurance race in the long-distance debut of the team's newly acquired...

Motorsport: Hamilton favourite for fourth title

Lewis Hamilton goes into this campaign favourite to secure his fourth Formula One world title - although he could face competition from his German rivals.The Brit narrowly missed out on another world championship last season when...

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