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Motorsport: Whiddett claims Formula Drift win in Japan

Kiwi Mad Mike Whiddett has won the latest round of the Formula Drift Japan at Okuibuki Motor Park.It was Whiddett's second FD Japan win in his 'JAPBUL' Mazda RX-7.Whiddett was involved in a crash in the opening battle of the day...

Motorsport: Armstrong pursuing F4 titles at the double

Young New Zealander Marcus Armstrong is at the last round of the 2017 ADAC FIA Formula 4 championship this weekend at Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. The Kiwi has a slender two-point advantage over his Prema Powerteam teammate Juri Vips...

Dale Budge: Greedy overseers steering wrong way

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) and World Rally Championship (WRC) have failed rallying badly.Their decision to green light the ridiculously selfish and short-sighted 2018 WRC calendar is a failure on their part.The...

Motorsport: T20 style motorsport for NZ

Many sports have tried it but now motorsport is the latest to have a crack at a T20 version of their code.Hampton Downs owner Tony Quinn will introduce Kiwi fans to Fast and Furious Racing this summer - his high action version of...

Motorsport: 2018 WRC calendar confirmed; no NZ

The 2018 World Rally Championship calendar has been confirmed overnight and New Zealand has missed out.The 13-round calendar marks the return of Turkey after a seven-year absence. It replaces Poland in the fixture list, which was...

Motorsport: Evans gets new Jaguar deal

Kiwi Mitch Evans and Brazilian Nelson Piquet Jr have been confirmed as Panasonic Jaguar Racing's two drivers for the 2017-18 Formula E championship.Evans returns for his second season with the team after impressing in his rookie...

Motorsport: Asian expansion on hold for Supercars

The Supercars 2018 calendar will be revealed next month but there won't be any expansion into Asia.The category had hoped to introduce at least one race in Asia in 2018 before additional events in 2019 but CEO James Warburton admits...

Motorsport: Pickens sets up his own team

New Zealand's leading speedway racer will run his own team this season with Michael Pickens going out on his own.The national midget champion will contest a full summer in both midgets and sprint cars after confirming his own team...

Motorsport: Evans - Formula E is the future

We are seeing a seismic shift in world motorsport with Formula E fast becoming the premier category in the sport.Over the past couple of months automotive giants BMW, Porsche and Mercedes have opted to move away from traditional...

Motorsport: Reeves keen for more Kiwi rallies

Top Australian rally driver Brendan Reeves will attempt to compete in more New Zealand Rally Championship events.Reeves won last month's Rally Coromandel for the second year running and is hoping to put together a drive for Rally...

Motorsport: Rovanpera gets WRC seat for GB, Australia

Teenage prodigy Kalle Rovanpera is set to make his WRC debut at Rally Great Britain and will back that up with a drive at Rally Australia in an M-Sport Ford Fiesta.The 16-year-old Finn turns 17 on October 1 and will complete his...

Motorsport: Sato joins Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato will leave Andretti Racing after one season and return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2018.The 40-year-old Sato became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 this year and managed four...

Motorsport: Hartley close to Indycar move

Kiwi racing driver Brendon Hartley is serious considering a move to Indycar racing with a seat next to countryman Scott Dixon at Ganassi Racing the most likely.The 27-year-old Le Mans 24 Hours winner is pondering a number of options...

Motorsport: Cockerton fighting for Chinese title

This weekend sees the fifth and final round of the 2017 Formula Masters Series take place at the Shanghai International Circuit in China. Pukekohe's Taylor Cockerton is currently second overall in the championship and with four races...

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour Sep 18

Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave hosts an hour of motorsport discussion. He's joined by Supercars driver Richie Stanaway after winning the Sandown 500 as well as journalists David Turner from Sonoma and Herald writer Dale Budge.

Motorsport: Newgarden beats Dixon for Indycar title

Josef Newgarden has won the Indycar Championship after finishing second in the season finale at Sonoma Raceway in California this afternoon.Penske teammate and defending series champ Simon Pagenaud won the race after adopting a...

Motorsport: Armstrong goes top with strong weekend

Kiwi racer Marcus Armstrong has taken the lead of the German Formula 4 Championship after a strong weekend at Sachsenring. The teenager claimed a third, a second and a sixth-place finish in the three races over the weekend to move...

Motorsport: Truex Jr strikes first in playoffs

Martin Truex Jr. backed up his regular-season dominance with a victory Monday in NASCAR's playoff opener at Chicagoland Speedway.Truex again proved he'll be the driver to beat over the final nine races as he chases his first Cup...

Motorsport: Cox takes out Ashley Forest Rallysprint

Rotorua driver Sloan Cox won the Ashley Forest Rallysprint in his Mitsubishi EVO 8.Cox set a winning time of 55.3s to beat three-time defending champion and local driver Matt Summerfield by over a second."It's great to get the...

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