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Lewis Hamilton tops UK sport rich list

Lewis Hamilton remains the richest sportsman in Britain with a fortune of NZ$176 million but Wayne Rooney has overtaken Jenson Button to be in second place in the 2015 Sunday Times Sport Rich List.Formula One world champion Hamilton,...

Tough test for Kiwi rally ace and his car

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon is thundering around the gravel roads of Argentina this weekend in round four of the World Rally Championship series.He missed the opening round, but has been confirmed for the rest of the series...

Motorsport: Dixon finally grabs win at Long Beach

Scott Dixon, like nearly every IndyCar driver, loves racing the streets of downtown Long Beach.But the New Zealander always found victory well beyond his reach.That changed yesterday.Dixon passed Helio Castroneves during a mid-race...

Motorsport: Dixon wins Grand Prix of Long Beach

Scott Dixon passed Helio Castroneves during a mid-race pit stop and dominated the rest of the way Sunday to win the Grand Prix of Long Beach for the first time.A three-time IndyCar Series champion, Dixon has not had much luck on...

Motorsport: Lewis Hamilton wins Bahrain Formula One GP

Defending champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to strengthen his overall lead in the Formula One standings with his third win in four races this season and 36th of his career.The British...

Motorsport: American blocks out Kiwi drivers

The more established Kiwi rally drivers didn't make too much of an impression at the opening round of the New Zealand Rally Championship in Whangarei over the weekend.Five-time national champion Richard Mason didn't make the start...

Motorsport: Rally field strong even without champs

National rally champion Richard Mason and co-driver Sara Mason have decided to skip the International Rally of Whangarei and make Rally Otago their first event."It was a really hard decision to make to miss the opening round," said...

Motorsport: Hamilton plays down his bubbly behaviour

Lewis Hamilton said he didn't know until today that there had been such a furore about him spraying a grid girl on the rostrum after winning last Sunday's Chinese Grand Prtix. The Twittersphere went into overdrive when, in the traditional...

Motorsport: Hamilton wins Chinese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes back on top in Formula One, leading nearly the entire race Sunday to capture his fourth Chinese Grand Prix.Mercedes made sure there would be no repeat of Ferrari's surprising win two weeks ago at Malaysia,...

Motorsport: Speed demon ready to roll

Richie Stanaway is looking forward to a busy year of racing which sees him moving up a rung on the motorsport ladder to GP2 - just one below Formula One.But before he makes his GP2 debut, he tonight contests the first round of the...

Motorsport: Porsche keep Hartley on Le Mans team

The World Endurance Championship combatants roll out on to one of the best tracks in Britain this weekend for the opening round of what is going to be one of the best long-distance racing series in many a year.A full grid of machines...

Motorsport: Vettel wins Malaysian Gran Prix

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday to end Mercedes' long Formula One winning streak and make the 2015 season look like a genuine contest between the two teams.Vettel elected not to pit during...

Motorsport: Third place enough to secure series win

Hamilton sprint car driver Dean Brindle's third place finish at WxC Speedway Western Springs on Saturday night was just enough to earn him the national series championship.The 39-year-old overturned American-Kiwi Jonathan Allard's...

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