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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...

Motorsport: Armstrong extends series lead

Kiwi racer Marcus Armstrong extended his points lead and drew closer to the Italian Formula 4 title with a share of pole for this weekend's races at Mugello and second in race one. Armstrong was second in the German Formula 4 championship...

Live updates: Bathurst 1000

Join live updates of the Bathurst 1000 as Kiwi driver Scott McLaughlin starts on pole and looks to secure his maiden win in the Great Race. Yesterday McLaughlin has emulated his hero Greg Murphy by posting one of the most memorable...

Motorsport: Meeke takes Spanish lead

Citroen's Kris Meeke has control of Rally Spain while Hyundai drivers Andreas Mikkelsen and Thierry Neuville ran into problems.Meeke takes a 13 second lead into the final day over four-time world champion Sebastien Ogier of M-Sport...

Tony Veitch: 1000km of sporting theatre

When talking about sport's ultimate bucket list, a few events always pop up: a Super Bowl, the US Masters golf, the Olympic 100m final...But there's another that can claim to match them all. Not for global exposure, or for any massive...

Motorsport: Kiwis ready to scale the mountain - Murphy

This year's Bathurst 1000 race will see the greatest chance of a New Zealander standing on the top step of the podium in recent history.It might even be the most likely there has been in the 54-year history of the Great Race.Former...

Motorsport: Murphy debuts V6 Supercar at Bathurst

The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 limelight has largely been hogged by Scott McLaughlin's incredible performance in the top 10 shootout. But, the public debut of Triple Eight's newly engineered twin-turbo V6 Holden engine has very...

Young Kiwis star in Bathurst support acts

The focus at the Supercheap Auto 1000 might be dominated by the headline Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, but New Zealand racers have also tasted success in the support categories. The most notable of these drivers are Bathurst...

Motorsport: Mikkelsen makes dream start

Hyundai's newest recruit Andreas Mikkelsen has made an auspicious debut with the team, as he leads Rally Spain at the end of the opening day of action. The Norwegian heads up a tantalising battle for victory honours in the 11th...

Motorsport: McLaughlin to throw everything at shootout

Having reset the Mount Panorama practice record and claimed provisional pole for Sunday's Supercheap Auto 1000, don't expect Scott McLaughlin to hold back in today's top-10 shootout."[I'll] have a go. It's always fun, to make the...

Motorsport: Lap of Great Race Corner by corner

Probably the most important corner at Bathurst is Turn One. It sets you up for the first big run up the mountain. It's an easy corner on paper, but is probably worth the most time [for a fast lap].Turn Two is a crazy uphill corner...

Motorsport: Welcome to concrete chute full of woe

Mountain circuit major challenge for drivers - and their machines. For the past 53 years the Mt Panorama circuit, just up the road from the rural New South Wales town of Bathurst, has challenged man/women and machine as they vied...

Motorsport: Heimgartner gets Bathurst call-up

After initially missing out on a Bathurst 1000 drive, André Heimgartner has scored a last-gasp seat alongside Freightliner Racing's Tim Slade. ​Having come to Bathurst to solely compete in the Carrera Cup Australia Championship,...

Motorsport: Three things we learned on Bathurst Thursday

If you must crash, do so early The Thursday of Bathurst 2017 was potentially the most action-packed this side of the millennium. Four cars in total crunched the wall through the day's three hour-long practice sessions; LD Motorsport's...

Motorsport: SVG crashes in Bathurst practice

Kiwi driver Shane van Gisbergen was one of a number of drivers to feel the bite of the demanding Mt Panorama track at the Bathurst 1000 on Thursday.In the final practice session of the day the reigning series champ made a mistake...

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