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Motorsport: What to like and not like about Formula E

The Formula E season began at the weekend in Hong Kong and I took in my first full experience of the category from the comfort of my lounge room.It certainly is different to traditional forms of motorsport but there was a lot that...

Motorsport: Evans can be even faster with a few tweaks

New Zealand's Formula E racer Mitch Evans enjoyed some ups and downs in the season-opening round in Hong Kong over the weekend but will be buoyed by his team's improved speed.The Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver collected a first...

Motorsport: Daniel Abt stripped of Formula E win

There was champagne for birthday boy Daniel Abt at the HKT Hong Kong E-Prix on Sunday after he had crossed the finishing line first – and then came the real pain when the German was disqualified from the race for a technical infringement.Talk...

Motorsport: Career best finish for Mitch Evans

New Zealander Mitch Evans enjoyed his best ever finish in Sunday's Formula E race at Hong Kong when he claimed a solid fourth place.The Panasonic Jaguar Racing factory driver demonstrated a much improved one-lap pace in his car...

Motorsport: Bargwanna takes round win in Taupo

Australian driver, Jason Bargwanna has taken his Tiger Building Systems Toyota Camry to the overall win at the second round of the BNT V8s Championship at Taupo this weekend.Competitors faced hot track conditions throughout the...

Motorsport: Heimgartner takes first win in Taupo

Andre Heimgartner has won the opening race of the weekend at Round 2 of the BNT V8s at Taupo this afternoon.Heimgartner was chased home by his Richards Team Motorsport teammate, Australian Jason Bargwanna, with fellow countryman...

Motorsport: Major finales poles apart

Two major motorsport championships reached their 2017 season conclusion last weekend.The Formula 1 season finished with the predicted whimper, closely followed by a long sigh of relief, at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi which...

Motorsport: Heimgartner confirmed at Nissan

Kiwi Andre Heimgartner has confirmed a fulltime Supercars campaign with Nissan Motorsport in 2018.As reported in The Herald yesterday, Heimgartner will join fellow New Zealanders Shane van Gisbergen, Scott McLaughlin, Fabian Coulthard...

Motorsport: NZ debut of Rush Hour racing

New Zealand motorsport fans will get their first glimpse of Rush Hour racing this weekend at Taupo Motorsport Park.The first major event of the New Zealand Summer Series will see the debut of the all-classes handicap format that...

Motorsport: Battle in V8s to resume in Taupo

The championship battle in the BNT V8s gets underway at Taupo again this weekend, and following the opening round at Pukekohe, Australian driver Jason Bargwanna leads the points table having taken the round one win.The 2000 Bathurst...

Motorsport: Baird defends McLaughlin penalties

The man responsible for handing out the penalties that ruined Scott McLaughlin's Supercars finale and any chance he had of winning the championship has spoken out to set the record straight.Respected veteran Kiwi racer Craig Baird...

Motorsport: Paddon to split time between WRC and NZ

Rally star Hayden Paddon is set to contest only half the events on the WRC calendar next year but will make up a full program by competing more back home in New Zealand in 2018.The Hyundai factory driver finds himself in essentially...

Motorsport: Legends of Bathurst at Hampton Downs

Some of the biggest names in Bathurst history will feature in some iconic cars at the NZ Festival of Motor Racing at Hampton Downs in January.The 4Guys Autobarn Legends of Bathurst festival on January 13-14 will see the likes of...

Motorsport: Ogier returns with M-Sport Ford in 2018

Sébastien Ogier will defend his FIA World Rally Championship title in 2018 after M-Sport confirmed the Frenchman and co-driver Julien Ingrassia will be suiting up again.The 33-year-old made it five WRC championships in a row this...

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