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Greg Murphy pushes forward to second place

New Zealand's Greg Murphy rolled back the years and shared a spot on the podium at the Sandown 500 today as he and James Courtney finished second to winners Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell.

Paddon's duel with rival heats up in Aussie

Hayden Paddon's duel with highly-rated Norwegian Mads Ostberg is heading for a potentially thrilling conclusion with three stages remaining at the latest World Rally Championship leg in Australia.

Hayden Paddon drops to seventh at Rally Australia

Hayden Paddon has all but wrapped up the trans-Tasman component of Rally Australia in New Zealand's favour, but concedes his top-five aspirations in the latest round of the World Rally Championship appear out of reach.

Haydon Paddon still sixth in Rally Australia

Hayden Paddon has maintained sixth place in Rally Australia after the morning schedule on day two of the 10th leg of the World Rally Championship near Coffs Harbour on the New South Wales coast today.

Mexico returns on 20-race 2015 F1 schedule

The Formula One calendar will expand to a record-equalling 20 races next season with Mexico returning in November after a 23-year absence, the governing FIA said on Friday (local time).

Hayden Paddon sits sixth at Rally Australia

Hayden Paddon is tracking for the best finish of his debut season in the World Rally Championship, yet a sense of frustration was still evident despite a relatively trouble-free start to Rally Australia today.

F1 bans performance communications

Formula One has banned from next week's Singapore Grand Prix all radio communications that help improve the performance of the car or driver in a move that could add another twist to the title battle between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.

Pitstop Diary: Pressure on Paddon in Australia

Geraldine driver Hayden Paddon and co driver John Kennard pair up again in a Hyundai i20 WRC car for the next World Rally Championship round in Australia over the weekend. This will be a pressure event for them both. As it is the closest home event, many Kiwi fans will be there, but it will be the rivalry with team-mate, Australian driver Chris Atkinson which will produce the pressure. While Atkinson has more WRC experience, he has not driven in the Coffs Harbour event before, having only competed in the 2006 Rally Australia in Perth for the Subaru WRC team.

Paddon hopes "local" knowledge helps campaign

Hayden Paddon has returned to the scene of a highlight of his motorsport career, hopeful background knowledge of the roads around Coffs Harbour will ensure his World Rally Championship campaign resumes smoothly on Friday.

Michael Schumacher leaves hospital for home

Michael Schumacher has left hospital to continue his recovery at at home but the former Formula One champion faces "a long and difficult road ahead" after his skiing accident last year, a statement said on Tuesday (local time).

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