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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...

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...

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