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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...

Motorsport: Hartley close to Indycar move

Kiwi racing driver Brendon Hartley is serious considering a move to Indycar racing with a seat next to countryman Scott Dixon at Ganassi Racing the most likely.The 27-year-old Le Mans 24 Hours winner is pondering a number of options...

Motorsport: Cockerton fighting for Chinese title

This weekend sees the fifth and final round of the 2017 Formula Masters Series take place at the Shanghai International Circuit in China. Pukekohe's Taylor Cockerton is currently second overall in the championship and with four races...

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour Sep 18

Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave hosts an hour of motorsport discussion. He's joined by Supercars driver Richie Stanaway after winning the Sandown 500 as well as journalists David Turner from Sonoma and Herald writer Dale Budge.

Motorsport: Newgarden beats Dixon for Indycar title

Josef Newgarden has won the Indycar Championship after finishing second in the season finale at Sonoma Raceway in California this afternoon.Penske teammate and defending series champ Simon Pagenaud won the race after adopting a...

Motorsport: Armstrong goes top with strong weekend

Kiwi racer Marcus Armstrong has taken the lead of the German Formula 4 Championship after a strong weekend at Sachsenring. The teenager claimed a third, a second and a sixth-place finish in the three races over the weekend to move...

Motorsport: Truex Jr strikes first in playoffs

Martin Truex Jr. backed up his regular-season dominance with a victory Monday in NASCAR's playoff opener at Chicagoland Speedway.Truex again proved he'll be the driver to beat over the final nine races as he chases his first Cup...

Motorsport: Cox takes out Ashley Forest Rallysprint

Rotorua driver Sloan Cox won the Ashley Forest Rallysprint in his Mitsubishi EVO 8.Cox set a winning time of 55.3s to beat three-time defending champion and local driver Matt Summerfield by over a second."It's great to get the...

Motorsport: Leitch struggles in Texas heat

Three top New Zealand race drivers converged on the spectacular Circuit of the Americas in Texas over the weekend, but only two came away with victory.Racing in FIA Formula 4 USA alongside the high profile FIA World Endurance Championship,...

Motorsport: Stanaway and Waters take Sandown 500 win

Richie Stanaway has become the first New Zealander since Greg Murphy in 1997 to win the Sandown 500 alongside Monster Energy Drinks Ford teammate Cam Waters. The pair combined to deliver a terrific pole position on Saturday but...

Motorsport: Youngsters stand out at Sandown qualifying

Youngsters Cam Waters and Kiwi Richie Stanaway will start the Supercars' Sandown 500 from pole position today after the impressive pair combined to win yesterday's qualifying race.Stanaway produced another stellar drive in the co-drivers'...

Motorsport: Emery claims Australian GT Championship

Geoff Emery has won the CAMS Australian GT Championship following a dramatic finale to the 2017 campaign at Sandown Raceway.It is Emery's first Australian GT Championship, a victory made even more special for the Valvoline Jamec...

Motorsport: Co-drivers take centre stage at Sandown

There will be a few nervous drivers and team owners at Sandown this weekend for the first of the Pirtek Enduro Cup rounds. These next three rounds - Sandown 500, Bathurst 1000 (October 8) and Gold Coast 600 (October 22) - will have...

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