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Motorsport: Whincup's all or nothing Bathurst approach

Jamie Whincup's record at Bathurst makes phenomenal reading. The Red Bull Holden Racing driver has collected four wins at Mt Panorama and has been in a position to win as many others.But for some uncharacteristic errors and bad...

Motorsport: Paddon on WRC's changing of the guard

Kiwi Hayden Paddon will miss this week's Rally Spain before returning to the Hyundai works team for Rally Great Britain at the end of the month.Paddon was dropped in favour of new signing Andreas Mikkelsen for the Spanish tarmac...

Motorsport: Stanaway, Waters are Bathurst contenders

Sandown 500 winners Cam Waters and Kiwi Richie Stanaway won't have the luxury of flying under the radar this weekend at the Bathurst 1000.The young Monster Energy Ford drivers stunned the field with a superb and complete performance...

Motorsport: Busch spoils Elliot's party

Chase Elliott rubbed his head and leaned against his car, crestfallen as he replayed the final laps in his mind. Jimmie Johnson, his champion teammate, walked over to offer some encouragement and let Elliott vent."I anticipated...

Motorsport: New hotel to be built at Hampton Downs

Hampton Downs Motorsport Park have announced plans to build a hotel on their premesis, with construction expected to reach completion in the first quarter of 2019.Confirming the plans at today's launch of Toyota Racing New Zealand's...

Motorsport: Leitch first driver signed for TRS

Kiwi Brendon Leitch has been confirmed as the first driver entered in this summer's Toyota Racing Series.Leitch was announced as the category's first signing for the five-round series early in the New Year at Toyota Motorsport's...

Motorsport: Verstappen marks big day with win

Max Verstappen celebrated his birthday by winning the Malaysian Grand Prix in style last night, while Lewis Hamilton finished second to extend his Formula One championship lead over Sebastian Vettel.Vettel started the race from...

Motorsport: Kiwi chasing triple Brands Hatch glory

New Zealander Dick Bennetts, team boss of West Surrey Racing (WSR), is sitting on a possible trifecta at the last round of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). At the end of the three races at Brands Hatch this weekend, Bennetts'...

Motorsport: Title fight on the line in Sepang finale

As you read this I am at the Sepang circuit outside of Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix.This state of the art track built especially for Formula 1, has never attracted a large crowd and since the advent of the...

Motorsport: Mikkelsen signs two-year deal with Hyundai

Norway's Andreas Mikkelsen has signed a two-year contract to drive with the Hyundai works team in the World Rally Championship.Mikkelsen will compete at each round of the championship over the next two seasons.It leaves Kiwi Hayden...

Motorsport: Three-car assault on Hampton Downs 500

International Motorsport will enter three cars in next month's Hampton Downs 500.The Auckland-based company has a long and successful tradition in Australasian motorsport having won Bathurst, the New Zealand Grand Prix, the Toyota...

Motorsport: Bathurst win means the world

Don't think for a second any driver goes to Bathurst looking to protect their championship position. They are race drivers and they are all there to win.No matter where you sit in the championship it all gets thrown out the window...

Motorsport: McLaughlin to put it all on the line

Championship leader Scott McLaughlin will throw everything at winning a maiden Bathurst crown next week - including his title advantage.The 24-year-old Kiwi leads the Supercars championship by 84 points heading into the 1000km endurance...

Motorsport: Formula E teams confirm drivers

Felix Rosenqvist and Nick Heidfeld will return to Mahindra for the 2017-18 Formula E season.Rising Swedish star Rosenqvist, who got the Indian manufacturer's maiden ePrix win last season, finished third in the standings while former...

Motorsport: Cockerton wins Formula Masters title

Taylor Cockerton is the 2017 Formula Masters Series champion after a close fought battle with rival competitor Daniel Lu and the title being decided in the final race of the weekend at the Shanghai International Circuit in China.Cockerton...

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour September 25

Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave presents the Driven Hour. This week he is joined by globe-trotting co-host Bob McMurray, Kiwi racers Taylor Cockerton and Marcus Armstrong join the show after success abroad and writer Dale Budge...

Motorsport: Busch grabs win in second playoff race

Kyle Busch earned a berth in the second round of NASCAR's playoffs with a dominant victory Monday at New Hampshire Motorspeedway.Busch slipped through smoke from a multi-car crash on the backstretch that knocked out Martin Truex...

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