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Motorsport: Three-car assault on Hampton Downs 500

International Motorsport will enter three cars in next month's Hampton Downs 500.The Auckland-based company has a long and successful tradition in Australasian motorsport having won Bathurst, the New Zealand Grand Prix, the Toyota...

Motorsport: Bathurst win means the world

Don't think for a second any driver goes to Bathurst looking to protect their championship position. They are race drivers and they are all there to win.No matter where you sit in the championship it all gets thrown out the window...

Motorsport: McLaughlin to put it all on the line

Championship leader Scott McLaughlin will throw everything at winning a maiden Bathurst crown next week - including his title advantage.The 24-year-old Kiwi leads the Supercars championship by 84 points heading into the 1000km endurance...

Motorsport: Formula E teams confirm drivers

Felix Rosenqvist and Nick Heidfeld will return to Mahindra for the 2017-18 Formula E season.Rising Swedish star Rosenqvist, who got the Indian manufacturer's maiden ePrix win last season, finished third in the standings while former...

Motorsport: Cockerton wins Formula Masters title

Taylor Cockerton is the 2017 Formula Masters Series champion after a close fought battle with rival competitor Daniel Lu and the title being decided in the final race of the weekend at the Shanghai International Circuit in China.Cockerton...

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour September 25

Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave presents the Driven Hour. This week he is joined by globe-trotting co-host Bob McMurray, Kiwi racers Taylor Cockerton and Marcus Armstrong join the show after success abroad and writer Dale Budge...

Motorsport: Busch grabs win in second playoff race

Kyle Busch earned a berth in the second round of NASCAR's playoffs with a dominant victory Monday at New Hampshire Motorspeedway.Busch slipped through smoke from a multi-car crash on the backstretch that knocked out Martin Truex...

Motorsport: Armstrong pipped for German title

Kiwi driver Marcus Armstrong has had to settle for second place in the German Formula 4 Championship.The teenager was pipped for the title by Prema Racing teammate Juri Vips after the pair put it on the line in the final race of...

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...

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