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Levi Sherwood wins first X-Games gold

Kiwi freestyle motocross rider Levi Sherwood has finally claimed his first gold medal at the X-Games.The Palmerston North rider had previously won three silver medals at the X-Games but he has upgraded to gold with a great performance...

Motorsport: Hartley chasing wins despite lead

Le Mans 24 Hour-winning Kiwi Brendon Hartley is out to win races and add to his championship lead rather than trying to protect it as the World Endurance Championship resumes at the Nurburging this weekend.Hartley, fellow New Zealander...

Motorsport: Academy punches on as funding gets tougher

Following years peppered with names like Brendon Hartley, Earl Bamber, Richie Stanaway, Hayden Paddon, Mitch Evans, Nick Cassidy and Shane van Gisbergen who, like 116 other young motorsport hopefuls, are graduates of the MotorSport...

Motorsport: 16-round calendar for Supercars next year?

A 16-round Supercars calendar for 2018 is on the cards with the series all but certain to expand with two additional events.The non-championship Australian Grand Prix round has already been confirmed as a point-scoring event next...

Motorsport: Le Mans winners back in action

Kiwi Le Mans winners Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber return to action this weekend with the latest round of the WEC at the Nurburgring.The driver trio of Hartley, Bamber and Timo Bernhard hold a narrow lead in the drivers' championship...

Motorsport: Holder gets car to defend championship in

New Zealand Rally Championship defending champion David Holder has sourced a car for next month's Goldrush Rally Coromandel.Holder ran the Hyundai NZ i20 AP4+ car in Rally Otago and International Rally of Whangarei as part of a...

Motorsport: SVG to go drifting again

Kiwi Supercars racer Shane van Gisbergen will go drifting again - this time at the Honeywell Garrett International Drift Challenge at the World Time Attack Challenge event at Sydney Motorsport Park.The reigning Supercars champion...

Motorsport: Larson cops penalty

Kyle Larson has lost his Cup series lead and his crew chief has been suspended after failing a post-race inspection at Kentucky.Larson's team was penalized 35 points Thursday, erasing what had been a one-point advantage over Martin...

Motorsport: Bright lights of New York beckon Evans

Kiwi racer Mitch Evans's first season in Formula E is fast coming to an end but he's been waiting all year to race on the streets of New York city.An excited Evans will race his Panasonic Jaguar Racing entry along the Brooklyn waterfront...

Motorsport: Dixon rated in world's top five

Kiwi Scott Dixon has been labeled one of the top five drivers on the planet and could have been a Formula 1 world champion according to former F1 driver and Le Mans winner Stefan Johansson.Johansson, who drove for both Ferrari and...

Motorsport: Stanaway chasing Supercars dream

Kiwi driver Richie Stanaway has poured his energy into joining Kiwis Shane van Gisbergen, Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin in a fulltime assault on the Supercars championship next year.The talented 25-year-old has enjoyed a...

Motorsport: Hamilton to miss showpiece F1 event

Lewis Hamilton will defy his own Mercedes team and Formula One's new owners by missing Wednesday's showpiece demonstration on the streets of London.The triple world champion announced on social media that he would not take part...

Motorsport: Red Bull slowly catching DJR Team Penske

Red Bull Holden Racing Team is seeing some light at the end of the tunnel in the wake of Jamie Whincup's break-through win at Townsville last week.Whincup and Kiwi teammate Shane van Gisbergen have played second fiddle to the Shell...

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour Jul 10

Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to review the weekend's motorsport action. The boys are joined this week by Supercars star Shane van Gisbergen and promising Kiwi driver Jordan Baldwin.

Motorsport: Commentary team confirmed for Springs Speedway

An integral part of the show at Vodafone Speedway - Western Springs rests with the commentary team who both call the racing action at the track, along with fronting the show that streams to those subscribed to watch the show elsewhere.Yesterday...

Motorsport: Castroneves takes chunk from Dixon's lead

Helio Castroneves has taken a major bite out of Kiwi Scott Dixon's IndyCar championship lead in winning the latest race in Iowa.The Brazilian took the chequered flag at the Iowa Corn 300 while Dixon finished a lowly eighth.The...

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