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Motorsport: Mosen in for battle tonight

Auckland speedway driver Brad Mosen expects a tough battle defending his New Zealand Midget Championship title at WXC Speedway Western Springs tonight.The 28-year-old won the right to wear the prestigious 1NZ in Christchurch last...

Motorsport: Timing and prestige distinguish NZGP

The New Zealand Grand Prix this weekend marks the start of the FIA international motorsport season.The NZGP at Manfeild, along with the Macau Grand Prix, are the only two races to have official FIA Grand Prix status outside Formula...

Motorsport: Paddon lies second in Rally Sweden

Hayden Paddon is in contention for a podium finish at Rally Sweden.The Hyundai driver has won the last two stages of the opening day to sit second overall, 26.9 seconds behind reigning world champion Sebastien Ogier in a Volkswagen.Paddon...

Motorsport: Premat to partner Van Gisbergen in 2016

Frenchman Alex Premat has been announced as the endurance co-driver of Kiwi V8 Supercars star Shane van Gisbergen in 2016.The former Garry Rogers Motorsport pilot has linked up with van Gibsergen at the Kiwi's new team Red Bull...

Motorsport: Ogier blasts Rally Sweden organisers

Reigning world champion Sebastien Ogier has labelled Rally of Sweden organisers "idiots" and has called for this week's event to be cancelled.Eight of the planned 21 stages have been removed due to a lack of snow in the Karlstad...

Rallying: Stages cancelled in Rally Sweden

WRC Rally Sweden organisers have cancelled five special stages and pushed the recce back a day due to a lack of snow in the area around host city Karlstad.Unusually warm weather has seen any snow diminish to the point where the...

Motorsport: Decision on Rally Sweden likely overnight

A decision on whether to cancel the WRC Rally Sweden is likely to be made overnight after warmer than usual weather in the Karlstad region of Sweden.Colder weather is forecast later in the week - in time for competitive stages -...

Motorsport: Shell sponsored V8 Falcons for DJR

A matching pair of Shell Helix Falcons will carry DJR Team Penske into battle for the first round of the 2016 V8 Supercars Championship at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide. Fabian Coulthard and Scott Pye will race with the latest yellow-and-red...

Pedro Piquet wins at Hampton Downs

Pedro Piquet has put another famous name on the NZ Motor Trophy after winning the main race at the third round of the Toyota Racing Series at Hampton Downs today.First presented in 1921, the solid silver trophy used to be awarded...

Wife waits by injured biker's bedside

For the second time in nine years, Fiona Kelsen is sitting by her husband's hospital bed hoping he wakes up after a devastating motorcycle crash.Shaun Harris, 52, came off his bike during a qualification run for the New Zealand...

Motorsport: Kiwis take on the best at Daytona

In an ironic twist of circumstances this weekend, only three New Zealanders will be racing at the third round of the Toyota Racing Series at Hampton Downs, whereas five Kiwis will be at the 24 Hours of Daytona.Brendon Leitch, James...

Van Gisbergen busy ahead of V8s season

Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen is already racing away from his Australian V8 Supercars rivals at the start of the 2016 season.While most of opponents are still on holidays, and his new team mate Craig Lowndes is recovering from a broken...

Rally driver fined after hitting photographer

A Finnish world championship driver hit a photographer during the Monte Carlo rally, and carried on driving.Jari-Matti Latvala has been banned for one race and fined $8300 for failing to check on the spectator following the low...

Motorsport: Kiwis going the distance

Endurance racing is increasingly being seen as a more viable alternative for young drivers as opportunities in Formula 1 dry up.In endurance racing, drivers are rewarded for what they do, not what financial backing they bring.In...

Motorsport: Hayden Paddon - Hard roads lie ahead

As you read this, New Zealanders Hayden Paddon and John Kennard will be flinging themselves around the roads of Monaco at Rallye Monte Carlo for the opening round of the World Rally Championship.It's the first time the duo have...

Super rich-lister to to build super cars

An Australian billionaire has chosen a remote corner of rural New Zealand to design, test and build the world's fastest track car.IT tycoon David Dicker bought 1450-acre Wandle Downs, north of the tiny Canterbury township of Waiau,...

Motorsport: Hampton Downs festival set to roar

During the early planning phase for this year's New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing at Hampton Downs, it's highly unlikely the organisers would have envisaged just how poignant it would to celebrate Porsche in 2016.No one would...

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