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Motorsport: Bittersweet weekend for Hartley

Fresh off signing a fulltime contract with Formula 1 team Toro Rosso Kiwi racer Brendon Hartley will endure a bittersweet weekend in Bahrain.The 28-year-old will compete in his final LMP1 World Endurance Championship event with...

Motorsport: Brendon Hartley confirmed for 2018 drive

Kiwi Brendon Hartley will drive for Toro Rosso fulltime in Formula 1 in 2018 with Red Bull finally confirming the deal overnight.Hartley made his Formula 1 debut at the US Grand Prix in Austin in October and has competed in Mexico...

Motorsport: Cassidy's title win a big deal

Kiwi racer Nick Cassidy is likely to return to Japan next year and defend the Super GT crown he won last weekend.The two-time Toyota Racing Series champion partnered with local driver Ryo Hirakawa to take their Lexus to the premier...

Motorsport: Harker gets TRS shot

Promising youngster Reid Harker is the third Kiwi driver to sign on for the upcoming Toyota Racing Series championship.The Toyota 86 graduate will make the step up to the premier New Zealand domestic class this summer after putting...

Motorsport: Paddon to stick with Hyundai in 2018

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon has confirmed he will remain with the Hyundai team in 2018 despite their logjam of drivers.Thierry Neuville, Andreas Mikkelsen and Dani Sordo are all contracted to the Korean manufacturer along with...

Motorsport: Young fired up for Rally Australia

Kiwi rally duo Mike Young and Malcolm Read are ready to tackle the prestigious Rally Australia, the final round of the World Rally Championship (WRC), this weekend after test driving their Citroën DS3 R3 for the first time yesterday.Even...

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour November 13

Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to look over the major motorsport talking points. This week the boys are joined by Kiwi racer Nick Cassidy fresh off his triumph at the Super GT Championship...

Motorsport: Lauda worried about F1 future

Three-time Formula 1 world champion and non-executive chairman of the Mercedes team Niki Lauda has fired a warning shot at the sport's owners Liberty Media.The 68-year-old Austrian has questioned the future direction of the sport...

Motorsport: Kenseth wins, Keselowski into final four

Matt Kenseth doesn't get to end his career the way he hoped. He thinks he's got a handful of good years left in him, and can win races and compete for championships.But, the economics of the sport have made Kenseth a casualty of...

Motorsport: Marquez wins fourth world championship

Marc Marquez cemented his status as the top rider in motorbike racing on Monday after the Spaniard won his fourth MotoGP world title in the final race of the season.Marquez was assured he would retain the crown with six laps remaining...

Motorsport: Cassidy wins Super GT Championship

Aucklander Nick Cassidy has won Japan's premier motor racing championship, the SUPER GT series, after finishing second in the final round at Twin Rings Motegi last night in his Lexus LC500.Cassidy and his co-driver Ryo Hirakawa...

Motorsport: Hartley continues jumping from car to car

New Zealander Brendon Hartley has been jumping in and out of different race cars for the last month. Amazingly, the two cars are in two different world championships. Not a bad feat in this day and age as it's extraordinary to see...

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