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Motorsport: Kelly calls time on Supercars career

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:59:57 +1200

Supercars veteran Todd Kelly has announced his fulltime retirement from the sport after this weekend's season finale on the streets of Newcastle.The 38-year-old Nissan driver and team owner began his career by racing in 1999 and...


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Motorsport: Three-way battle for championship at Rally NZ

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:08:16 +1200

Two of the biggest trophies will be on the line at the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Rally New Zealand, which runs from November 24-26 based from Tauranga. The Rally New Zealand trophy...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201747/Summerfield_CanterburyRally2017_CopyrightGeoffRidder_GIR11556_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Matt Summerfield is in a battle with Andrew Hawkeswood and Ben Hunt for the title. Photo / Geoff Ridder




Motorsport: Tanak scoops major WRC award

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:03:27 +1200

Ott Tänak carried off the top accolade at the WRC Gala awards in Sydney on Monday night as his M-Sport team took a clean sweep of the major honours.The Estonian was voted WRC Driver of the Year for a second consecutive season by...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201747/GettyImages-875501332_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Ott Tanak during Super Special Stage of Rally Australia. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour November 20

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:59:41 +1200

Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to chat over the big talking points in the world of motorsport.


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201747/GettyImages-875223710_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Hayden Paddon in action during Day One of the WRC Australia. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Truex Jr wins first NASCAR title

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:35:55 +1200

NASCAR's newest champion wouldn't take his helmet off.He couldn't.If he did, then everyone would see Martin Truex Jr. cry.Truex capped the most successful season of his journeyman career as NASCAR's champion Monday, then struggled...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201747/APTOPIXNASCARHomest_Gree_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series. Photo / AP




Motorsport: Paddon gets third in Australia

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:21:34 +1200

Hayden Paddon will take a last gasp podium finish and new ideas to pursue with fine-tuning the set-up of the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC away WRC Rally Australia which finished in Coffs Harbour this afternoon.Paddon has completed the...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201747/GettyImages-875223736_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Hayden Paddon during Day One of the WRC Australia. Photo / Getty Images




Tributes paid to race death motorcyclist Daniel Hegarty

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:10:10 +1200

The wife of British superbike rider Daniel Hegarty has said she is heartbroken after her husband died on the sixth lap of the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix. Lucy Draycott posted the message on Facebook announcing she had lost the...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201747/hagarty_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Daniel Hegarty, 31, from Nottingham, died from his injuries before arriving at hospital. Photo Twitter.




Motorsport: Mikkelsen out front with Paddon seventh

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:01:49 +1200

Norway's Andreas Mikkelsen has continued to set the pace through the opening day of WRC Rally Australia to build a lead of more than 20secs with Friday's gravel action completed.It wasn't till stage five that Mikkelsen's sequence...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201746/MIKKELSEN6_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Andreas Mikkelsen in action in his Hyundai i20 during Rally Australia. Photo / Greg Henderson




Motorsport: Hartley highlights grid penalty flaws

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +1200

I am sure that somebody will correct me but I am pretty sure I am on safe ground when I say that I can think of no other driver to have had a worse on-going start to his Formula 1 career, than Brendon Hartley.Three Formula One events...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201746/GettyImages-873303576_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Brendon Hartley during the Formula One Grand Prix of Brazil. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Porsche looking to go out on a high

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +1200

This weekend sees world champions Kiwis Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber along with teammate German Timo Bernhard keen to finish the World Endurance Championship season on a high in Bahrain.The trio may have wrapped up the world...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201746/GettyImages-698034900_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=The LMP1 Porsche of Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley. Photo / Getty Images




Brendon Hartley: 'It's a fairytale story'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:46:20 +1200

Brendon Hartley has described getting a full-time Formula 1 drive as "a fairytale story".Hartley was today confirmed as Toro Rosso's full-time driver for 2018, capping off a superb season where he made his Formula 1 debut and claimed...


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Motorsport: Bittersweet weekend for Hartley

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:45:41 +1200

Fresh off signing a fulltime contract with Formula 1 team Toro Rosso Kiwi racer Brendon Hartley will endure a bittersweet weekend in Bahrain.The 28-year-old will compete in his final LMP1 World Endurance Championship event with...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201746/GettyImages-697268770_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber celebrate at Le Mans. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Brendon Hartley confirmed for 2018 drive

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:24:20 +1200

Kiwi Brendon Hartley will drive for Toro Rosso fulltime in Formula 1 in 2018 with Red Bull finally confirming the deal overnight.Hartley made his Formula 1 debut at the US Grand Prix in Austin in October and has competed in Mexico...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201746/GettyImages-873303398_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Brendon Hartley during the Formula One Grand Prix of Brazil. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Paddon leaving 'annus horribilis' in Australia

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:18:16 +1200

In many ways Sunday night can't come quick enough for Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon.The year has not been kind to the 30-year-old and he is looking forward to drawing a line in the sand after this weekend's season finale in Australia.His...


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Motorsport: Cassidy's title win a big deal

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Kiwi racer Nick Cassidy is likely to return to Japan next year and defend the Super GT crown he won last weekend.The two-time Toyota Racing Series champion partnered with local driver Ryo Hirakawa to take their Lexus to the premier...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201746/IMAGE-NickCassidyliesthirdintheSUPERGTChampionship_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Nick Cassidy won the Super GT Championship - the Japanese equivalent of Supercars. Photo / Supplied




Motorsport: Harker gets TRS shot

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Promising youngster Reid Harker is the third Kiwi driver to sign on for the upcoming Toyota Racing Series championship.The Toyota 86 graduate will make the step up to the premier New Zealand domestic class this summer after putting...


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Motorsport: Paddon to stick with Hyundai in 2018

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon has confirmed he will remain with the Hyundai team in 2018 despite their logjam of drivers.Thierry Neuville, Andreas Mikkelsen and Dani Sordo are all contracted to the Korean manufacturer along with...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201746/GettyImages-675245988_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Hayden Paddon in action during day three of the WRC Argentina. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Young fired up for Rally Australia

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:25:11 +1200

Kiwi rally duo Mike Young and Malcolm Read are ready to tackle the prestigious Rally Australia, the final round of the World Rally Championship (WRC), this weekend after test driving their Citroën DS3 R3 for the first time yesterday.Even...


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Formula One pundit gets outrageous text message on live TV while discussing Brendon Hartley

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 22:08:49 +1200

A Formula One trackside commentator has been left red-faced after an inappropriate message appeared on his screen while displaying his phone on live television.Ted Kravitz, a British racing pundit who works for Sky Sports, was showing...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201746/pundit_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Ted Kravitz, a British racing pundit who works for Sky Sports, was showing images of New Zealand driver Brendon Hartley as a child when the blooper occurred. Photo / via Twitter




Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour November 13

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:49:14 +1200

Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to look over the major motorsport talking points. This week the boys are joined by Kiwi racer Nick Cassidy fresh off his triumph at the Super GT Championship...


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