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Motorsport: T20 style motorsport for NZ

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:31:03 +1200

Many sports have tried it but now motorsport is the latest to have a crack at a T20 version of their code.Hampton Downs owner Tony Quinn will introduce Kiwi fans to Fast and Furious Racing this summer - his high action version of...

Media Files:|caption=Hampton Downs will host Fast and Furious Racing this summer. Photo / Photosport

Motorsport: 2018 WRC calendar confirmed; no NZ

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:53:40 +1200

The 2018 World Rally Championship calendar has been confirmed overnight and New Zealand has missed out.The 13-round calendar marks the return of Turkey after a seven-year absence. It replaces Poland in the fixture list, which was...

Media Files:|caption=Jari-Matti Latvala during the Shakedown of the WRC Neste Rally Finland. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Evans gets new Jaguar deal

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:50:16 +1200

Kiwi Mitch Evans and Brazilian Nelson Piquet Jr have been confirmed as Panasonic Jaguar Racing's two drivers for the 2017-18 Formula E championship.Evans returns for his second season with the team after impressing in his rookie...

Media Files:|caption=Mitch Evans and the new driver line-up at Panasonic Jaguar Racing. Photo / Supplied

Motorsport: Asian expansion on hold for Supercars

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:07:50 +1200

The Supercars 2018 calendar will be revealed next month but there won't be any expansion into Asia.The category had hoped to introduce at least one race in Asia in 2018 before additional events in 2019 but CEO James Warburton admits...

Media Files:|caption=James Golding leads a group of cars at the Sandown 500. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Pickens sets up his own team

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +1200

New Zealand's leading speedway racer will run his own team this season with Michael Pickens going out on his own.The national midget champion will contest a full summer in both midgets and sprint cars after confirming his own team...

Media Files:|caption=Michael Pickens in action during the International Midget Series. Photo / Jeremy Ward

Motorsport: Evans - Formula E is the future

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +1200

We are seeing a seismic shift in world motorsport with Formula E fast becoming the premier category in the sport. Over the past couple of months automotive giants BMW, Porsche and Mercedes have opted to move away from traditional...

Media Files:|caption=Mitch Evans during the FIA Formula E Championship Buenos Aires ePrix. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Reeves keen for more Kiwi rallies

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Top Australian rally driver Brendan Reeves will attempt to compete in more New Zealand Rally Championship events.Reeves won last month's Rally Coromandel for the second year running and is hoping to put together a drive for Rally...

Media Files:|caption=Brendan Reeves on his way to winning Rally Coromandel last month. Photo / Geoff Ridder

Motorsport: Rovanpera gets WRC seat for GB, Australia

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:59:59 +1200

Teenage prodigy Kalle Rovanpera is set to make his WRC debut at Rally Great Britain and will back that up with a drive at Rally Australia in an M-Sport Ford Fiesta.The 16-year-old Finn turns 17 on October 1 and will complete his...

Media Files:|caption=M-Sport have handed youngster Kalle Rovanpera a drive in Great Britain and Australia. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Sato joins Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:59:59 +1200

Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato will leave Andretti Racing after one season and return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in 2018.The 40-year-old Sato became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 this year and managed four...

Media Files:|caption=Takuma Sato during the 101st Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motorspeedway. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Hartley close to Indycar move

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:12:55 +1200

Kiwi racing driver Brendon Hartley is serious considering a move to Indycar racing with a seat next to countryman Scott Dixon at Ganassi Racing the most likely.The 27-year-old Le Mans 24 Hours winner is pondering a number of options...

Media Files:|caption=2017 Le Mans winner Brendon Hartley at Goodwood on 1st July 2017. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Cockerton fighting for Chinese title

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:18:29 +1200

This weekend sees the fifth and final round of the 2017 Formula Masters Series take place at the Shanghai International Circuit in China. Pukekohe's Taylor Cockerton is currently second overall in the championship and with four races...

Media Files:|caption=Taylor Cockerton is second in the Formula Masters Series heading into the decider. Photo / Supplied

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour Sep 18

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:03:44 +1200

Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave hosts an hour of motorsport discussion. He's joined by Supercars driver Richie Stanaway after winning the Sandown 500 as well as journalists David Turner from Sonoma and Herald writer Dale Budge.

Media Files:|caption=Cameron Waters and Richie Stanaway celebrate winning the Sandown 500. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Newgarden beats Dixon for Indycar title

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:43:06 +1200

Josef Newgarden has won the Indycar Championship after finishing second in the season finale at Sonoma Raceway in California this afternoon.Penske teammate and defending series champ Simon Pagenaud won the race after adopting a...

Media Files:|caption=Josef Newgarden during qualifying at the GoPro Grand Prix of Somoma. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Armstrong goes top with strong weekend

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:05:57 +1200

Kiwi racer Marcus Armstrong has taken the lead of the German Formula 4 Championship after a strong weekend at Sachsenring. The teenager claimed a third, a second and a sixth-place finish in the three races over the weekend to move...

Media Files:|caption=Marcus Armstrong leads the German Formula 4 Championship after a big weekend. Photo / Supplied

Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore GP as title rival Vettel crashes

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:10:00 +1200

Lewis Hamilton profited from the chaos to win the Singapore Grand Prix and extend his championship lead to 28 points on Sunday as title rival Sebastian Vettel lost huge ground after crashing out on the first lap.Red Bull's Daniel...

Media Files:|caption=Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drinks champagne as he celebrates on the podium after winning the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix. Photo / AP

Motorsport: Truex Jr strikes first in playoffs

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:18:47 +1200

Martin Truex Jr. backed up his regular-season dominance with a victory Monday in NASCAR's playoff opener at Chicagoland Speedway.Truex again proved he'll be the driver to beat over the final nine races as he chases his first Cup...

Media Files:|caption=Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Tales of the Turtles. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Cox takes out Ashley Forest Rallysprint

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:17:17 +1200

Rotorua driver Sloan Cox won the Ashley Forest Rallysprint in his Mitsubishi EVO 8.Cox set a winning time of 55.3s to beat three-time defending champion and local driver Matt Summerfield by over a second."It's great to get the...

Media Files:|caption=Sloan Cox claimed victory at the Ashley Forest Rallysprint over the weekend. Photo / Geoff Ridder

Motorsport: Leitch struggles in Texas heat

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:40:19 +1200

Three top New Zealand race drivers converged on the spectacular Circuit of the Americas in Texas over the weekend, but only two came away with victory.Racing in FIA Formula 4 USA alongside the high profile FIA World Endurance Championship,...

Media Files:|caption=Brendon Leitch remains ninth in the championship after a tough weekend in Texas. Photo / Supplied

Motorsport: Stanaway and Waters take Sandown 500 win

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:03:31 +1200

Richie Stanaway has become the first New Zealander since Greg Murphy in 1997 to win the Sandown 500 alongside Monster Energy Drinks Ford teammate Cam Waters. The pair combined to deliver a terrific pole position on Saturday but...

Media Files:|caption=Cameron Waters and Richie Stanaway won the Sandown 500. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Youngsters stand out at Sandown qualifying

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Youngsters Cam Waters and Kiwi Richie Stanaway will start the Supercars' Sandown 500 from pole position today after the impressive pair combined to win yesterday's qualifying race.Stanaway produced another stellar drive in the co-drivers'...

Media Files:|caption=Holden driver Todd Hazelwood goes for a wild ride at Sandown yesterday. Photo / EDGE Photographics