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Motorsport: Hartley boosts team's pace

Kiwi Formula 1 star Brendon Hartley is already having a positive impact on Toro Rosso's performance just two races into the season.While he has failed to earn a championship point, Hartley is still chiefly responsible for his team's...

Paul Nisbet: Sun is about to set on speedway at Springs

Western Springs Stadium is an important recreational space for Auckland. Its significance was recognised in the Auckland Unitary Plan which, in 2015, zoned the stadium as a major recreation facility, not a Motorsport Precinct. Like...

Motorsport: Penalty pushes Hamilton down Bahrain grid

Lewis Hamilton's hopes of winning the Bahrain Grand Prix took a major dent after he was hit with a five-place grid penalty.The defending champion was bidding to get his title charge back on track this weekend after losing out to...

Speedway finale promises fireworks

The 2017-18 speedway season will end with a bang tonight.It's the final meeting of what has been a very successful season at Supercheap Auto Oceanview Family Speedway, and the organisers are determined to go out with a flourish.Not...

Motorsport: Hartley car gets update for Bahrain GP

Brendon Hartley's Toro Rosso Honda has undergone a small update ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix.The change to the car's power unit has been made to hopefully make the car more reliable after teammate Pierre Gasly was...

Motorsport: Bahrain a happy hunting ground for Hartley

Kiwi racer Brendon Hartley returns to a happy hunting ground for the second Formula 1 race of the season at the Bahrain International Circuit.The 28-year-old Toro Rosso driver enjoyed success at the venue in 2015 when he was driving...

Motorsport: Speedway must remain at Western Springs

The sooner commonsense prevails and speedway is given a new deal to remain at Western Springs the better for all parties.I have not heard one argument to the contrary that makes sense – either for sport in the Auckland region or...

Motorsport: Rossi still stunning late in his career

MotoGP star Valentino Rossi will be at least 41 years old when, or if, he decides to retire from probably the best racing class of any form of motorsport.I may be a bit biased here being a former motorcycle racer, however, I'll...

Girl power with V8 grunt at the 4x4 Trials

There is a lot to look forward to when the 4x4 Stampede National Final is held on Turakina's Glencairn Rd in just under a fortnight.Whanganui's defending national champion Hamish Auret and co-driver Paul Barnes will enter the sixth...

Motorsport: No title defense for Hawkeswood

Reigning New Zealand rally champion Andrew Hawkeswood won't be defending his title in 2018.The Auckland driver did a spectacular job to hold off Matt Summerfield and Ben Hunt to win the title last year but has opted to concentrate...

Mercedes blames computer bug for Lewis Hamilton glitch

Mercedes blamed a computer bug from an offline software tool for the timing error which cost Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton a chance to win the Australian Grand Prix.Hamilton looked to be in total control after starting strongly...

Motorsport: Hartley remains confident of F1 success

Kiwi driver Brendon Hartley remains optimistic about his chances of fighting for championship points this Formula 1 season despite a lowly 15th position finish at the Australian Grand Prix.The 28-year-old Toro Rosso driver finished...

Motorsport: Formula 1 opener was a total fizzer

Well, there you have it. The opening salvo of the 2018 Formula One season was like one of those fireworks you light, run away and look on in great expectation to be entertained. And all it does is go fzzzzzzzzzzzz, splutter, emits...

Auret and Biggs race for 4x4 title goes to wire

The intense rivalry between Whanganui's Hamish Auret and Auckland's Scott Biggs took another twist at the penultimate round of the National 4x4 Trials at Taranaki's Inglewood on Saturday.Defending champion Auret came into the fifth...

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