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Motoring: Life in the fast lane of Formula One

Life as a Formula One driver has often been perceived as a glamorous one. That was often the case in the glory years of the 1970s when drivers enjoyed a playboy lifestyle.But that is not the case nowadays. Kiwi Brendon Hartley is...

Motorsport: Lowndes, van Gisbergen together at Bathurst

Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen and Supercars teammate Craig Lowndes will join forces for next year's Bathurst 12 Hour race.The Triple Eight Racing teammates will be joined by French factory driver Côme Ledogar at the wheel of the McLaren...

Motorsport: Sebastien Loeb confirms WRC return

WRC legend Sébastien Loeb will return to the FIA World Rally Championship in 2018 with Citroën.Loeb, who won nine consecutive world titles between 2004 and 2012, will drive a C3 World Rally Car at three rounds – on Mexico's gravel...

Motorsport: Harker boosted by veteran engineer

Young Kiwi racer Reid Harker will have a big advantage over many of his rivals during the upcoming Toyota Racing Series – his engineer.The North Shore-based driver will have veteran Kiwi Stephen Giles as his race engineer for the...

Motorsport: Randy Mamola to headline MotoFest

Randy Mamola, the original 'great entertainer' of motorcycle Grand Prix racing will headline the Mike Pero MotoFest spectacular at Hampton Downs from March 3-4 next year.The American made his début in international motorcycle racing...

Motorspoprt: New mayor cancels Montreal e-Prix

The double-header finale of the 2017-18 Formula E championship in Montreal has been cancelled.The Canadian city has recently elected a new mayor. After initially wanting the race in the city centre to be moved mayor Valerie Plante...

Motorsport: The top 10 Kiwi racers of 2017

New Zealand's golden era of motorsport continued in 2017 with Kiwi drivers setting the standard in numerous categories around the world. We look at the top 10 drivers for the calendar year. So strong was this year's list that we...

Motorsport: Auckland Sinnerz prevail at Waikaraka Park

It was smashing time at the Prestige Pools Waikaraka Family Speedway on Saturday night, 16th December. The Kihikihi Krushers representing their South Waikato club took on the alternative Auckland Stockcar team, the Sinnerz, and got...

Motorsport: Horror speedway crash at Western Springs

Leading Kiwi driver Jamie McDonald has walked away from a horror crash at Vodafone Speedway Western Springs last night.McDonald's car flipped into the safety barriers midway through the feature sprint car race in the International...

Motorsport: Toyota Racing Series takes centre stage

With the Christmas holiday season almost upon us, the world of motorsport winds down to zero.No Formula 1 or IndyCar, no NASCAR or World Rally, no Supercars, MotoGP, Superbikes, no nothing, nada, zero.Lots of writing about them...

Nathan Rarere: Why Formula One should ditch Grid Girls

How many people do you need on a racetrack prior to the start? If you're Formula One the answer is apparently "I dunno ... 3000 maybe?"The racetrack asphalt used to be the domain of a specific niche of the population. As the countdown...

Formula One to look at the future of grid girls

Grid girls in Formula One could be given the black flag.F1 managing director of motorsports Ross Brawn has told the BBC that the use of promotional girls at events is a 'bit dated'.Female models hold umbrellas or driver name-boards...

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