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Motorsport: Busch books championship race spot

There should be no confusion about the intensity of NASCAR's playoffs after Monday's show at Martinsville Speedway.Chase Elliott could have won, same for Brad Keselowski, and Denny Hamlin, too.It was Kyle Busch, though, who punched...

Live blog: Formula One Mexico Grand Prix

Kiwi Brendon Hartley takes the grid for the Mexico Grand Prix. The 27-year-old will take part in his second Grand Prix this morning when he lines up against the best race drivers on the planet in Mexico.Hartley went through...

Motorsport: Hartley studies hard to get up to speed

Kiwi Brendon Hartley has lifted the lid on just how big a challenge it is driving a Formula 1 car.The 27-year-old will take part in his second Grand Prix this morning when he lines up against the best race drivers on the planet...

Motorsport: Storey/Hackett claim popular win

Kiwi Dominic Storey and Australian Peter Hackett drove away from the field to win the Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500 in their Mercedes on Sunday.Championship leaders Jaxon Evans and Tim Miles finished second to take...

Motorsport: Evans extends lead as Paddon improves

Elfyn Evans continues to lead Wales Rally GB while Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon enjoyed a better day overnight.The Hyundai works driver is eighth overall but set much more competitive times on the second full day of action.He trails...

Motorsport: Martin/Talbot grab pole in shootout

Porsche drivers John Martin and Liam Talbot will start the Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500 from pole position after winning a wet top 10 shootout.The Porsche combination topped both co-drivers' qualifying sessions...

Motorsport: Hartley set for 2018 drive

Toro Rosso has given its strongest indication yet that Kiwi Brendon Hartley will drive fulltime with the team in Formula 1 next season.Hartley is contesting his second successive Formula 1 race this weekend in Mexico after receiving...

Motorsport: Balanced approach for Evans

Promising Kiwi driver Jaxon Evans will take a smart approach to this weekend's Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500.The talented Evans leads the Australian GT Championship alongside Tim Miles in their Audi R8 LMS and could...

Motorsport: Evans leads with Paddon ninth

Local star Elfyn Evans grabbed a handy lead while Kiwi Hayden Paddon finished the first full day of Wales Rally GB in ninth place.Welshman Evans opened up a 24.6s second lead over the six stages in his DMACK Ford Fiesta overnight...

Motorsport: Hartley troubled in practice 1

New Zealander Brendon Hartley posted the 18th fastest time in the first practice session for the Mexican Grand Prix this morning.The 27-year-old managed to complete just 10 laps after being forced into the pits with an issue.Toro...

Motorsport: Meet the Kiwi guiding Hartley in F1 breakout

The man guiding Brendon Hartley's fledgling Formula One career is fellow Kiwi Graham Watson, Toro Rosso's team manager.Hartley's first race as an F1 driver was almost picture perfect, especially when you consider that team principal...

Motorsport: Formula 1 meets showbiz

So that was the first display of the Liberty Media 'Brave New World' of Formula 1.The United States Formula 1 Grand Prix had all the pre race 'Razzmatazz' (an overused word after this Grand Prix) that the new American owners of...

Motorsport: Halliday jets in for fastest time

Former A1GP racer Matt Halliday and veteran Kiwi Andrew Bagnall set the fastest time in a wet opening practice session for the Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500 on Friday.The Audi pair recorded a fastest time of 1:41.564s...

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