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Ivan Mauger: The Kiwi who took on the world and won

This story originally appeared in 2012 God knows what it was like to be Ivan Mauger, six-time world standard-course speedway champion, three-time world long-course champ. He was the lad from Woolston, the Christchurch suburb of...

Motorsport: Paddon powers past stage records in Otago

WRC star Hayden Paddon smashed stage records to take control of Rally Otago yesterday.The factory Hyundai star opened his domestic campaign with a dominant performance as he opened up a huge lead of nearly five minutes across the...

Comment: Reasons to be optimistic about F1

Optimism about the current Formula One and it's future is not something that has been overflowing in my column.My particular glass has been half empty, rather than half full, when I have been thinking, writing and talking about...

Motorsport: Crazy week in the motorsport world

What a weekend of motorsport and how fans of Formula One must be wondering what has happened to their sport. Again, the only interesting thing to come out of Bahrain was the unfortunate incident where Kimi Raikkonen ran over one of...

Motorsport: Hartley boosts team's pace

Kiwi Formula 1 star Brendon Hartley is already having a positive impact on Toro Rosso's performance just two races into the season.While he has failed to earn a championship point, Hartley is still chiefly responsible for his team's...

Paul Nisbet: Sun is about to set on speedway at Springs

Western Springs Stadium is an important recreational space for Auckland. Its significance was recognised in the Auckland Unitary Plan which, in 2015, zoned the stadium as a major recreation facility, not a Motorsport Precinct. Like...

Motorsport: Penalty pushes Hamilton down Bahrain grid

Lewis Hamilton's hopes of winning the Bahrain Grand Prix took a major dent after he was hit with a five-place grid penalty.The defending champion was bidding to get his title charge back on track this weekend after losing out to...

Speedway finale promises fireworks

The 2017-18 speedway season will end with a bang tonight.It's the final meeting of what has been a very successful season at Supercheap Auto Oceanview Family Speedway, and the organisers are determined to go out with a flourish.Not...

Motorsport: Hartley car gets update for Bahrain GP

Brendon Hartley's Toro Rosso Honda has undergone a small update ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix.The change to the car's power unit has been made to hopefully make the car more reliable after teammate Pierre Gasly was...

Motorsport: Bahrain a happy hunting ground for Hartley

Kiwi racer Brendon Hartley returns to a happy hunting ground for the second Formula 1 race of the season at the Bahrain International Circuit.The 28-year-old Toro Rosso driver enjoyed success at the venue in 2015 when he was driving...

Motorsport: Speedway must remain at Western Springs

The sooner commonsense prevails and speedway is given a new deal to remain at Western Springs the better for all parties.I have not heard one argument to the contrary that makes sense – either for sport in the Auckland region or...

Motorsport: Rossi still stunning late in his career

MotoGP star Valentino Rossi will be at least 41 years old when, or if, he decides to retire from probably the best racing class of any form of motorsport.I may be a bit biased here being a former motorcycle racer, however, I'll...

Girl power with V8 grunt at the 4x4 Trials

There is a lot to look forward to when the 4x4 Stampede National Final is held on Turakina's Glencairn Rd in just under a fortnight.Whanganui's defending national champion Hamish Auret and co-driver Paul Barnes will enter the sixth...

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