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Motorsport: Rivals wary of Dixon threat

He's known as the Ice Man because of his ability to remain calm in pressure situations and that is exactly what Kiwi driver Scott Dixon finds himself in with four rounds left in the Indycar Championship.Dixon sits eight points behind...

Motorsport: Shane Stewart confirmed in US line-up

Shane Stewart has signed on for the Porter Hire International Sprint Car Series to be hosted at both Vodafone Speedway and Robertson Holden Speedway in Palmerston North in early December.Shane will pilot the United Truck Parts J&J...

Motorsport: New category manager for TRS

Australian Sarah Brown, a veteran of almost a decade in key management roles with the V8 Supercars organisation in Australia is joining the Castrol Toyota Racing Series as one of two category managers.Her appointment comes as championship...

Motorsport: Secret night test at Sydney Motorsport Park

Supercars will hold a secret night test at Sydney Motorsport Park on Thursday as part of plans to light up Eastern Creek next year with a historic midweek evening race.Chief executive James Warburton has confirmed Supercars is looking...

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour August 14

Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to look at the latest news from around the world. This week's show features Brendon Leitch, Fabian Coulthard and Matt Braid.

Motorsport: Solid result for Young

Kiwi rally driver Mike Young has finished a credible fourth at the International Rally of Johor in Malaysia.Norwegian Ole Christian Veiby extended his lead in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship with victory while title rival and...

Motorsport: Another win for Larson

Kyle Larson slipped between cars on an overtime restart, capping his wild weekend with a victory in Monday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.Larson was in the spotlight after team owner Chip Ganassi allowed...

Motorsport: Cost cutting for V8 Utes

The PORTERGROUP V8 Ute series has confirmed its calendar for the 2017-2018 season, with the series introducing some major cost cutting initiatives for competitors that will see more than $20,000 slashed from team's seasonal operating...

Young Kiwi grabs first race win in America

New Zealand's Brendon Leitch has taken a breakthrough first race win in the F4 US Championship, following a chaotic, rain-affected opening race at Mid-Ohio. "I'm pretty stoked, it's been a long time coming to get a win over here...

WMX: Patience paying dividends for Duncan

Tempering all-out style with strategic thinking has put Otago rider on path to top. Reminiscent of Katherine Prumm (now Oberlin-Brown) when she was at her finest on a motocross bike, young Courtney Duncan is herself dominating the...

Motorsport: My love affair with Supercars and tin tops

Racing cars with roofs were always an anathema to me.They were what my friends and I did, mainly with minis and bangers I must admit and the real racing cars were open wheel, open cockpit, single seat things.Formula 1 cars to...

Motorsport: Lawson gets Toyota 86 scholarship

Pukekohe student Liam Lawson will be the CareVets Racing Team's scholarship driver in the coming 2017-2018 Toyota 86 Championship."It's a real honour to be selected, the scholarship has been a fast track for the drivers chosen in...

Motorsport: Rally NZ a chance if Turkey is red-carded

Sport Vice President of the FIA Morrie Chandler speaks to Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave about news Rally New Zealand is unlikely to feature on the 2018 WRC calendar. Chandler thinks Turkey is no guarantee, therefore giving New...

Motorsport: Could NZ host two Supercars rounds?

An contract extension to stage a Supercars round at Pukekohe Park Raceway beyond this year seems like a formality but there's a chance the series could visit New Zealand twice a year in the future.The 2017 Auckland SuperSprint was...

Motorsport: Evans closes in on new contract

Kiwi Mitch Evans is off contract with Panasonic Jaguar Racing but appears set to sign a new deal that will keep him in Formula E next year and beyond.The 23-year-old has just finished his rookie season in the fast-growing category...

Motorsport: Young back to tackle Malaysia

Impressive Kiwi youngster Mike Young will be back behind the wheel of a rally car for the first time in nearly nine months as he prepares for the International Rally of Johor in Malaysia this weekend.Young has confirmed a drive...

Motorsport: Hartley drawing Formula E interest

Kiwi Brendon Hartley is being linked to the vacant seat at Chinese Formula E team Techeetah.The Le Mans 24 Hour winner is in limbo at the moment following the announcement Porsche are exiting LMP1 at the end of the season and will...

Motorsport: Rally NZ return less likely

The chances of the World Rally Championship returning to New Zealand next year appear to be diminishing.Rally New Zealand has been lobbying for a Tauranga-based WRC rally for 2018 and for the best part of the past year it was thought...

Motorsport: Stanaway gets solo shot

Richie Stanaway will make his Supercars solo race debut later this month when he pilots one of the Prodrive Racing Ford Supercars at Sydney Motorsport Park in the Dunlop Super2 series. Stanaway...

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