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Motorsport: Fuel-careful F1 less of a guilty pleasure

As Earth's atmosphere warms alarmingly and fills with heat-trapping gases, and the writing on the wall - "People, we're in trouble!" - looms ever larger, Formula One has steadily become a guilty pleasure, the motorsport equivalent...

Motocross: Hell on wheels just got tougher

Ever been told to "go to Hell"? This is probably the place they meant ... the No Way In Hell enduro, the country's premier extreme enduro event, run by the man who should know, Tokoroa enduro wizard Sean Clarke.This weekend's KTM...

Motorsport: Stanaway back in single-seaters

Richie Stanaway showed good pace in GP3 testing at Jerez, Spain, over the weekend. The Kiwi was sixth in only his second outing in a single-seater since 2012.Two weeks ago Stanaway was sitting at home in England looking forward...

Motorsport: New qualifying format for Indianapolis 500

The new qualifying format for the Indianapolis 500 now allows any entry that has not made the field at the end of the first day of qualifying a chance to make the last row of the grid on the second day.The IndyCar Series announced...

Motorsport: Ferrari boss quits

Ferrari's Formula One boss Stefano Domenicali has quit over the legendary Italian team's disastrous start to the 2014 season."It is time for a significant change," Domenicali, 48, said in a Ferrari statement announcing his resignation...

Prosecutors: Ecclestone was afraid of losing grip

Munich prosecutors believe Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone allegedly bribed a German banker because he was afraid of losing his grip on the racing series.The charges released Monday allege Ecclestone paid banker Gerhard Gribkowsky...

Mercedes pushes for Red Bull sanction in dispute

Mercedes tore into Formula One rival Red Bull at an appeals court hearing Monday over the disqualification of Daniel Ricciardo at the Australian Grand Prix, saying the team flouted rules and must be put on notice to stop it from becoming...

IndyCar: Dixon disappointing seventh at LongBeach GP

Tempers flared in almost every corner of the IndyCar paddock on Sunday at Long Beach, where Mike Conway was the unexpected winner of a surprisingly physical race.Ryan Hunter-Reay dominated most of the race but triggered a seven-car...

Marquez defends Texas title in MotoGP

Marc Marquez made the Grand Prix of the Americas look like a breezy Sunday ride.The reigning MotoGP world champion from Spain cruised to his second win of the season, defending his title in the race where he claimed his first career...

NASCAR's Kurt Busch says Haas serious about F1

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch says team owner Gene Haas is serious about making a strong entry in Formula One now that the sport's governing body has opened the door for the first U.S.-based entry in decades.Haas co-owns a NASCAR team...

Rallying: Masons get off to fast start

The opening round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship was welcomed to Whangarei over the weekend.The first event of the international series also incorporated the first round of the New Zealand Rally Championships and Richard...

Italian motorcyclist Emanuele Cassani dies

The Italian motorcycling federation says rider Emanuele Cassani has died after being involved in a crash at the Coppa Italia season-opener.Cassani skidded and was hit by two other riders shortly after the start of his race on Sunday.The...

Drag race record smashed

New Zealand's fastest woman Karen Hay has just had the best day of her life.Seven days ago, the business analyst for Westpac thundered into Kiwi drag-racing history.The Tauranga woman has brought two babies into the world, and...

NASCAR owner Gene Haas granted F1 license

NASCAR team owner Gene Haas said Friday he has been granted a license from Formula One's governing body to start a U.S.-based entry in the series, perhaps as early as next season.Haas received documents from the FIA on Thursday...

Sao Paulo says it will keep F1 at least until 2020

Sao Paulo officials say the city has signed a deal to continue hosting Formula One's Brazilian Grand Prix until at least 2020.The city said the contract was signed Friday with representatives of auto racing's world governing body...

Motorsport: Iceman focuses on Florida

IndyCar driver Scott Dixon arrives in Florida this weekend for the second round of the 2014 championship fourth on the table after the opening gambit in Saint Petersburg.New Zealander Dixon is the reigning champion and one of only...

Motorsport: Tribute to Kiwi race ace

The Festival of New Zealand Motorsport's sixth annual event next year will run over its two traditional weekends - January 16-18 and January 23-25 - and will have probably the largest collection of F5000 cars ever assembled in one...

V8Supercars: Win worth the wait for Holdsworth

Just a few days after chasing a burglar out of his house, V8 Supercars' driver Lee Holdsworth chased down Erebus Motorsport's first win in the competition, and team owner Betty Klimenko is now the first female team owner to notch...

Motorsport: Targa celebrates 20 years

As Targa New Zealand turns 20 this year, a major change is taking place. In the early days it was just a multi-day event with drivers blasting around some of the best roads in the North Island.In recent years the organisers have...

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