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Meet Motorsport sensation Mad Mike

Pick your favourite New Zealand sports star and just know that their social media following will be a joke compared to that of Mad Mike Whiddett. He's got more followers than Indianapolis 500 and Indycar champ Scott Dixon, more than...

Motorsport: Leitch looking to get on track back home

Kiwi driver Brendon Leitch is hoping the comforts of home bring him some better luck and better results as the Toyota Racing Series moves to Teretonga Raceway near Invercargill this weekend.The 21-year-old Southlander endured a...

Motorsport: Paddon set for five local rallies in 2018

WRC star Hayden Paddon will contest five rallies in New Zealand in 2018 as well as the seven world championship events on the sport's biggest stage.The factory Hyundai driver will share the third i20 with Dani Sordo in this year's...

Motorsport: Formula 1's fight to be generation next

Last weekend the first round of the 2018 Castrol Toyota Racing Series took place at the Mike Pero MotorSport Park, Christchurch. Just one round and three races into the series and already there is a band of drivers showing incredible...

Motorsport: The new look 2018 Red Bull Holden unveiled

The Red Bull Holden Racing Team have lifted the lid on their new warpaint for the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season — to be raced by defending series champion Jamie Whincup and New Zealander Shane van Gisbergen.Revealed...

Motorsport: Farewell to one of the great all-rounders

It was with some sadness I read this week that one of the true racers has gone to the great race track in the sky. American Dan Gurney died aged 86 and in his prime was a race car driver most feared by his contemporaries. It was...

Motorsport: Three way fight in Toyota Racing Series

It is early days in the Toyota Racing Series but even after one round it looks like a three-way fight for the championship between Kiwi star Marcus Armstrong and promising Europeans Robert Shwartzman and Richard Verschoor.Those three...

Motorsport: Legends of Bathurst to become annual event

Hampton Downs owner Tony Quinn has confirmed the 4Guys Autobarn Legends of Bathurst will become an annual event to be held in January every year. The festival, celebrating all things Bathurst, concluded today with hundreds of fans...

Motorsport: Sloan Frost opens up championship lead

A gap is starting to open up at the top of the New Zealand Superbike Championship standings after another scintillating performance from former national champion Sloan Frost at the weekend.The conclusion of racing at Timaru's Levels...

Motorsport: Rookie Harker pleased with debut

After becoming a regular frontrunner in the Toyota 86 Championship, Reid Harker stepped up to compete in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series for the 2018 season — making his debut in the series at yesterday's opening race of the season.Having...

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