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Motorsport: SVG chasing Kiwi success at Sandown 500

Defending Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen will this weekend look to become the first New Zealander to win the Sandown 500 since Greg Murphy in 1997.It has been two decades since a young Murphy sprayed champagne at the famous...

Motorsport: Hartley to join Dixon at Ganassi

Le Mans winner Brendon Hartley is expected to join fellow Kiwi Scott Dixon at Chip Ganassi Racing for the next Indycar season.Hartley has been looking for a new drive for 2018 after Porsche decided to withdraw from the World Endurance...

Motorsport: Citroen passed on Mikkelsen

Last week Andreas Mikkelsen officially joined Hyundai, ousting Kiwi Hayden Paddon from the works team for next month's Rally Spain in the process.It appeared the Norwegian decided to join the Korean manufacturer over Citroen, who...

Motorsport: McLaren keep Alonso, exit Honda deal

McLaren will usher in a new era this week by announcing that Fernando Alonso will re-sign and their cars will be powered by Renault next season.After months of negotiations, the landmark news will be confirmed in Singapore, ahead...

Motorsport: Jaguar sets up Formula E support series

After becoming the first premium manufacturer to enter Formula E in 2016, Jaguar has created the world's first production battery electric vehicle race series. The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will be the support series for the FIA Formula...

Motorsport: Dixon gunning for title

Kiwi Indycar racer Scott Dixon will drive for his fifth series title on Monday morning at Sonoma Raceway. He catches up with Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to preview the race.

Motorsport: Young in a Toyota for Japan

Mike Young is set to tackle one of his favourite events in Japan with his Japanese team, Cusco Racing, this weekend at Rally Hokkaido, also held as the fourth round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC).Young and co-driver...

Motorsport: Milligan to complete childhood dream

Every Kiwi racing driver's dream will become reality for Jack Milligan when he races a Toyota 86 sports coupe at the Bathurst 1000 next month.The 21-year-old Christchurch driver has had a challenging few years battling his way through...

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour September 11

Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to look at the latest news and talking points in the world of motorsport. Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen joins the show to preview this weekend's...

Motorsport: Duncan suffers difficult weekend

Otago's Courtney Duncan refuses to accept defeat, despite her losing her place on the top of the world motocross standings at the weekend.The Altherm Yamaha Racing Team rider from Palmerston endured a difficult weekend at the fifth...

Motorsport: Strong weekend for Kiwi racers

It has been a successful weekend for Kiwi racers around the world with Earl Bamber and Marcus Armstrong leading the way.Le Mans winner Bamber took victory in the GTC class in the China GT Championship in Shanghai.Driving a JRM...

Motorsport: McLaughlin charges to GT win

Steve McLaughlan has charged from eighth to first in the second CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series race at Phillip Island.The Valvoline Jamec Pem Racing driver charged through the field in the early stages, and seized the lead during...

Moto GP rider runs bike over finish line

Johann Zarco has been lauded for his courage in his maiden MotoGP season, but the Frenchman was forced to run alongside his bike at Sunday's San Marino Grand Prix after a lack of fuel.Marc Marquez took a sensational win at Misano...

Motorsport: Larson warms up for playoffs with victory

Kyle Larson and his Chip Ganassi Racing team needed a break, and it came with two laps to go.Running second to a dominant Martin Truex Jr. and itching for fresh tires and a shot at victory in overtime, Larson got it when Derrike...

Motorsport: Grid penalties causing grief

The Formula 1 Grand Prix at Monza did not quite live up to the expectations of a close battle between the Ferrari and Mercedes teams. That is not to say of course that there wasn't plenty going on all the way down the field and among...

Motorsport: Rumours and gossip capturing F1 interest

There is always something to talk about in the Formula 1 paddock.A hotbed of gossip and tittle-tattle, he-said and she-said, rumours flying around with many of them self-started just to see what the reaction would be. Nobody is...

Motorsport: Duncan focused on detail in title quest

New Zealand's professional motocross racer Courtney Duncan is at the penultimate round of the 2017 Women's World Motocross Championship in the Netherlands this weekend. The 21-year-old has a three-point buffer at the top of the...

Motorsport: What now for Paddon?

Kiwi Hayden Paddon's benching for next month's Rally Spain leaves a number of unanswered questions.The 30-year-old Hyundai driver has endured a tough year, struggling for form while making some uncharacteristic mistakes as well...

Motorsport: The R5s are coming

The AP4 explosion has rejuvenated the New Zealand Rally Championship over the past couple of years and now the series is to be boosted by R5 cars.The production-derived vehicles are used as the sport's main feeder category into...

Motorsport: Paddon cops demotion on the chin

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon has taken his Rally Spain axing on the chin.The 30-year-old was dumped from the Hyundai World Rally Team for next month's tarmac event in Spain in favour of the recently recruited Andreas Mikkelsen.Writing...

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