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Motorsport: Hartley poised for Formula 1 debut

New Zealand might be about to have its next Formula 1 driver.Not since Mike Thackwell in 1984 has a Kiwi driven on motorsport's biggest stage but that could change in the next fortnight with Le Mans 24 Hour winner Brendon Hartley...

Motorsport: Paddon picture no clearer

It has been over a month since the announcement that Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon had been dropped from the factory Hyundai team for Rally Spain.That decision raised serious speculation about the 30-year-old's future despite...

Motorsport: New face for the Holden Barinas

The Penny Homes Holden Rally Team features a new driver line-up this weekend with Josh Marston and David Holder piloting the team's two Holden Barina AP4+ cars in the Waitomo Rally.Holder, the Tauranga-based defending New Zealand...

Motorsport: SVG and Whiddett for Highlands

Shane van Gisbergen and 'Mad Mike' Whiddett, are the latest big names confirmed for the Highlands 501 from November 10-12. The Highlands 501 will be the last Australian GT event to be held at the Central Otago track and it promises...

Motorsport: Intriguing battle set for Rally Waitomo

An intense championship battle, unfamiliar roads and the New Zealand debut of the Ford Fiesta R5 should make this weekend's Rally Waitomo an intriguing battle.The penultimate round of the New Zealand Rally Championship sees competitors...

Motorsport: Reid back for Hampton Downs 500

Former A1GP star Jonny Reid will make his Australian GT Championship debut at this month's Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500.The 34-year-old Reid forged a strong international career in the county v country A1GP series...

Motorsport: Another new surface for Springs Speedway

For the third time in three summers Vodafone Springs Speedway will have a new clay surface.The traditional red clay used over the years at the Western Springs track ripped up too easily and didn't cater for the American-style slide-job...

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour Oct 9

D'Arcy Waldegrave presents the Radio Sport Driven Hour - this week he is joined by Kiwi Supercars driver Fabian Coulthard after taking over the title lead at Bathurst, Bob McMurray checks in from Bathurst and Herald writer Dale Budge...

Motorsport: Truex Jr fights back tears after win

Standing next to his car in victory lane, in this season he never thought possible, Martin Truex Jr. struggled with his emotions.He raced to his career-best sixth victory Monday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and this win is worth...

Motorsport: Cassidy moves back on top in Thailand

Victory in the penultimate round of the SUPER GT series in Thailand overnight has catapulted Auckland's Nick Cassidy back into the lead of the championship in his Lexus LC500."It was an amazing weekend," said Cassidy. "There were...

Motorsport: Gutted McLaughlin vows to bounce back

A gutted Scott McLaughlin is reflecting how he went from the penthouse to the outhouse at Bathurst over the weekend.The 24-year-old Kiwi produced the fastest ever lap around Mt Panorama in a dominant top 10 shootout performance...

Motorsport: Armstrong tightens grip on Italian title

A triple podium finish at the penultimate round has propelled Christchurch driver Marcus Armstrong closer to the Italian Formula 4 title.Racing on the 5.2 km Mugello circuit under cloudy skies that threatened but never delivered...

Motorsport: Coulthard storms to championship lead

Amid the results from yesterday's chaotic Bathurst 1000, the championship order and PIRTEK Enduro Cup rankings got comprehensively shuffled. With race polesitter Scott McLaughlin eliminated early with mechanical issues, it appeared...

Motorsport: Meeke wins as Ogier closes on title

Citroen's Kris Meeke mastered the final two legs of Rally Spain to win by 28 seconds, just three rounds after his form sank to such a low that he was dropped from the team.Four-time defending world champion Sebastien Ogier fended...

Motorsport: Lewis Hamilton wins Japan F1 Grand Prix

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix today, taking a major step toward winning his fourth Formula One title.The Mercedes driver crossed the finish line 1.2 seconds ahead of Malaysia GP winner Max Verstappen...

Motorsport: Reynolds claims stunning Bathurst win

David Reynolds and Luke Youlden have stunned the Supercars field to record a popular win for the small budget Erebus Racing team in the Bathurst 1000.Kiwi Fabian Coulthard drove a solid race for third behind Scott Pye and takes...

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