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Motorsport: Brendon Hartley 15th at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Kiwi driver Brendon Hartley has finished 15th in the season ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for Torro Rosso after failing to finish races in Mexico and Brazil.Valtteri Bottas has won the race ahead of his world champion Mercedes teammate...

Motorsport: McCutcheon takes Auckland Champs win

Chris McCutcheon won the Auckland Midget Champs at Vodafone Speedway Western Springs on Saturday night.McCutcheon took out the midget feature race from Thomas and Scott Buckley. Earlier in the night Buckley, McCutcheon, Peter Hunnibell...

Motorsport: Paddon seeking strong finish

Kiwi rally ace Hayden Paddon will look to finish a tough year on a high today as he takes a lead of nearly five minutes into the second day of Rally New Zealand.The Hyundai WRC factory driver tore up the six stages around the Raglan...

Motorsport: Hartley off the pace in Abu Dhabi

New Zealand's Brendon Hartley has qualified last for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix.The 28-year-old was well off the pace and finished the best part of half a second behind 19th placed Marcus Ericsson's Sauber....

Motorsport: McLaughlin puts one hand on Supercars title

Kiwi Scott McLaughlin has grabbed the lead of the Supercars championship after winning the penultimate race on the streets of Newcastle.The 24-year-old needs only to finish ahead of six-time champion Jamie Whincup in Sunday's finale...

Motorsport: Paddon dominates Rally New Zealand

WRC star Hayden Paddon has command of Rally New Zealand after a chaotic first day in and around the Raglan area.The factory Hyundai global star produced a dominant performance despite sweeping the gravel roads clean in the morning...

Motorsport: What does F1's future hold?

With this weekend's grandly named '2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix' on show at the ostentatious and colourful but, apart from two featureless straights, painfully slow, car park that is Yas Marina being the last...

Motorsport: Kennard back with Paddon for Rally NZ

The race for the 2017 New Zealand Rally Championship title is probably one of the most closely contested in a number of years with the winner being decided this weekend at the last race, Rally New Zealand.One of the sports long-term...

Motorsport: Issue free practice for Hartley

Kiwi Brendon Hartley and his Toro Rosso Formula 1 team finally had a trouble free day with both cars surviving practice in Abu Dhabi overnight.Hartley set more laps than any driver in practice 1 but managed only the 20th fastest...

Motorsport: Massive weekend of motorsport

This is arguably the biggest weekend of motorsport this season with the Supercars Championship being decided on the streets of Newcastle, Kiwi Brendon Hartley completing his Formula 1 season in Abu Dhabi and Rally New Zealand providing...

Motorsport: McLaughlin quick in Newcastle practice

Title contenders Scott McLaughlin and Jamie Whincup each set a fastest time in the two practice sessions at the championship finale on the streets of Newcastle today.Whincup, who holds a narrow 30-point lead in the championship,...

Motorsport: Paddon favourite for Rally New Zealand

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon returns to New Zealand this week for the finale of the New Zealand Rally Championship in Tauranga.Rally New Zealand won't have the same gusto everyone was hoping for while it appeared a return to...

Motorsport: Plenty of interest in Bayley's R5

While Kiwi WRC star Hayden Paddon will no doubt be the star attraction at this weekend's Rally New Zealand much interest will be around the performance of Max Bayley's Ford Fiesta R5.The Neil Allport-run car made its New Zealand...

Motorsport: Rally New Zealand could replace Australia

Rally Australia is under pressure to retain its spot on the World Rally Championship calendar which could pave the way for New Zealand to replace it in the coming years.The Coffs Harbour-based rally has been the final event on the...

Motorsport: McDonald out to make up for lost time

Auckland sprint car racer Jamie McDonald will be looking to make up for lost time and push his case for New Zealand selection at Saturday night's Auckland Champs at Vodafone Speedway Western Springs.McDonald was the big casualty...

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