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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...

Motorsport: Paddon dropped for Rally Spain

New Zealand's Hayden Paddon has been dropped from the Hyundai World Rally Team for next month's Rally Spain.The 30-year-old has made way for Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen, who has signed on with the Korean manufacturer for the final...

Motorsport: SVG backs young co-driver

Defending Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen is expecting his new co-driver for the Pirtek Endurance Cup to make a smooth transition.Highly regarded Australia Matt Campbell will link-up with van Gisbergen and partner him in...

Motorsport: Timperley set for Touring Car debut

23-year-old Auckland driver Brock Timperley will make his BNT NZ Touring Car Championship debut in November when round one gets underway at Pukekohe.A former Rookie of the Season in the Mazda Pro 7 Championship, last season Timperley...

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour Sep 4

Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to look at the weekend of motorsport. The boys are joined by former Supercars champ Greg Murphy this week.

Motorsport: Porsche trio extend WEC lead

Kiwis Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber took a big step towards winning the World Endurance Championship with victory in LMP1 in Mexico.The Kiwi duo and German teammate Timo Bernhard powered their Porsche 919 Hybrid to a one-two finish...

Motorsport: Why Richards's heart is in GT Racing

Steven Richards has won four Bathurst 1000 titles and will aim for a fifth this year alongside the legendary Craig Lowndes but his heart is in GT Racing now.The GT phenomenon has been felt all around the world as the category has...

Motorsport: Dixon roars back into title fight

Kiwi Scott Dixon has given his Indycar title bid a massive shot in the arm with a second-place finish at the penultimate race at Watkins Glen in New York.It lifts the four-time champion to within three points of series leader Josef...

Motorsport: 2017 final year of GTs at Highlands

Since 2013, Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell has hosted the cars and stars of the Australian GT Championship at the Highlands 101. It has become one of the highlights of the New Zealand motorsport calendar and Highlands' marquee...

Motorsport: Decisive GT round at Phillip Island

Phillip Island will prove decisive as Round 4 of the CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series heads to the sweeping Grand Prix circuit this weekend (September 9 & 10).Though unable to clinch the Trophy crown this weekend, Steve McLaughlan...

Motorsport: Bamber gunning for Porsche Cup glory

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hour winner Earl Bamber is in Mexico this weekend for round five of the World Endurance Championship. Bamber, along with his co-drivers Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard, lead the championship and are looking to...

Motorsport: Game on in the F1 drivers' fight

Game on!For the first time in this 2017 Formula 1 season it looks as if the race for the drivers' title is as close on track as the narrow points gap suggests.The Belgian Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton but the Ferrari of...

Motorsport: Kiwis head to Mexico for WEC

Kiwis Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber return to action in the World Endurance Championship this weekend with the first round outside Europe.The pair will take a 30-point championship lead [along with teammate Timo Bernhard] to the...

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