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Motorsport: NASCAR legend to compete in NZ

NASCAR legend Tony Stewart will race in New Zealand this year.The 46-year-old three-time NASCAR Cup winner will contest the Porter Hire International Sprint Car Series in early December.The series begins on December 9 at Vodafone...

Motorsport: NZ to get another Asia Pacific round?

New Zealand could be about to get a second round of the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship.At present only the International Rally of Whangarei lies on the Asia Pacific calendar - doubling as a round of the Brian Green Property New...

Motorsport: Tanak wins opener, Paddon sixth

Ford driver Ott Tanak has won the opening special stage of Rally Finland while Kiwi Hayden Paddon was sixth quickest.The Estonian set the best time through the 2.31km stage on the streets of Jyväskylä - 1.1s faster than Hyundai...

Motorsport: Loeb to help Citroen in WRC

The most successful driver in the history of the World Rally Championship will link-up with Citroen once again in a test day next month.Sebastien Loeb dominated the WRC from 2004-2012, claiming four drivers' titles and 78 rally...

Motorsport: WRC fight heats up in Finland

The closest World Rally Championship fight since 2009 increases in intensity this week on Finland's super-fast roller coaster roads.With five rounds remaining, just 11 points separate four-time champion Sébastien Ogier and Thierry...

Motorsport: Reynolds searching for Ipswich consistency

Behind the façade of Supercars funny man David Reynolds is a competitive edge that is spurring him on ahead of this weekend's round at Queensland Raceway.DJR Team Penske and Red Bull Holden Racing have dominated the Supercars championship...

Motorsport: History helping Dixon's title quest

Kiwi Indycar race Scott Dixon heads to this weekend's round at Mid-Ohio clinging to a three-point championship lead but with history on his side.A lot of history. The 37-year-old has dominated the road course venue with five career...

Motorsport: Tyre change for Toyota 86s

The category manager of the Toyota 86 Championship has announced a switch to a semi-slick tyre from Hankook for the 2017-2018 series.At the CRC Speedshow in Auckland, Geoff Short said the decision came after extensive on-track testing...

Fans bemused by Lewis Hamilton's new look

Formula One fans have given Lewis Hamilton a black flag for his new look.The Mercedes driver shared an image on social media of his new haircut which includes dreadlocks."New everything, who dis?!" the three-time Formula One champion...

Motorsport: F1 to ice-cream change of life

By Oliver Brown It remains, seven months on, one of the most stunningly left-field decisions in sport. Nico Rosberg is the driver who won it all, consummating a dream he had carried almost from the cradle, and then simply walked...

Motorsport: Co-driver delights Dowsett

Defending Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup champion Graeme Dowsett is back in action this weekend at the Sepang International Circuit. He won't have regular co-driver John Curran with him, however that won't be too much of a problem.Stepping...

Motorsport: British GP saga continues in F1

Perhaps now should be the time to look forward to next weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix but it seems that last weekend's British Grand Prix still has a hangover that continues to resonate around the sport.It was, as it has been for...

Motorsport: Sir Jackie Stewart lauds Kiwi motorsport

Sir Jackie Stewart won three Formula 1 world championships in the 1960s and 70s and is considered one of the greatest drivers of all time. He sat down with Dale Budge to chat about New Zealand. Sir Jackie Stewart has always had...

Motorsport: Two Ford AP4 cars for NZRC

Two new Ford Fiesta AP4 cars are on the way with Brian Stokes and Phil Campbell currently building cars to rally next year if not sooner.Rallying veteran Stokes first had the idea nearly a year ago and immediately spoke to fellow...

Motorsport: SVG backs Supercars tyre call

It seems like a step back but reigning Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen is supporting Supercars and tyre-supplier Dunlop's decision to use the 2016 tyre at Bathurst and Pukekohe this year.Tyre failures with the soft tyres...

Motorsport: Rolling Thunder rolls around the country

Rolling Thunder returns to Vodafone Speedway Western Springs this summer but as part of an extended series around the country.The event first came to Auckland two years ago as a way to get super saloons back for the first time in...

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