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Tarbon's DQ ends quest for Gixxer Cup

A missing belly pan proved costly for Whanganui racer Tarbon Walker at the climax of the Suzuki Gixxer Cup at Taupo's Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park on Sunday.The 19-year-old was still in with a mathematical chance of winning the...

Motorsport: F1 seat true test of endurance

On the eve of the season-opener, 66 Magazine's Shaun Summerfield caught up with Kiwi Brendon Hartley, racing the entire 2018 season for Toro Rosso. Hartley shares how endurance racing changed him and how he is now prepared for Formula...

Motorsport: Indycars in New Zealand is a pipe dream

Hopes of Indycar staging a race in New Zealand remain a pipe dream at the moment despite talk of Pukekohe Park Raceway attempting to entice the American series Down Under.Kiwi driver Scott Dixon – a four-time winner of the championship...

Best sidecars in the North arrive at Oceanview

The best sidecar racers in the North Island will descend on Supercheap Auto Oceanview Family Speedway tonight.Riders and swingers will be competing for the Stevo's Distributors North Island Sidecar Championship, the final Speedway...

Motorsport: Ferrari challenge set for Hampton Downs

Ferrari today announced that its Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Asia Pacific Series will take place on New Zealand's iconic Hampton Downs circuit in April 2018.The four-day race schedule will run from 12 to 15 April and incorporate...

Motorsport: McLaren not bothered by Toro Rosso showing

McLaren has no regrets about its off-season move from Honda power to Renault despite contrasting performances in Formula 1's winter testing.Toro Rosso and McLaren effectively swapped engine suppliers over the break with Honda now...

Coley trying to catch Caughey in Superboats

He's traded the big block engine for a twin turbo and if Canterbury's Peter Caughey flinches at Hastings then Whanganui's Rob Coley is determined to be right there to capitalise during round four of the Altherm Window Systems New...

Motorsport: Hartley impresses again at winter test

Kiwi Brendon Hartley has enjoyed another successful day in Formula 1 winter testing.The Toro Rosso driver completed 119 laps in Barcelona – second only to the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo – while he posted the fifth fastest time...

Motorsport: Liam Burke heads south in great shape

A Kaitaia racer has started off this year's campaign in the D1NZ Pro Sports Series with a hiss and a roar after claiming podium finishes in the opening two legs which have put him firmly at the top of the standings.Racing under...

Motorsport: Formula 1 dragging their feet

In a story from the Adelaide round of the Supercars where The Herald managed get some time with the new CEO Sean Seamer, I mentioned that ATEED (Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development) was dragging its feet in making...

Motorsport: Sloan Cox to take up Rallycross opportunity

Kiwi rally driver Sloan Cox, of Rotorua, has been accepted into the highly-regarded RX Academy in Finland, providing the 26-year-old with an exciting opportunity to build an international career in the growing motorsport of rallycross.The...

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