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Motorsport: Hayden Paddon cops flak for TV ad before All Blacks test

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:09:21 +1200

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon has revealed he copped a barrage of social media abuse after a television ad featuring him aired during the rugby test between the All Blacks and British and Irish Lions on Saturday. Sky Television...

Media Files:|caption=Hayden Paddon copped abuse for an ad that played during the All Blacks test. Photo / McKlein Images

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour Jun 26

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:04:57 +1200

Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to review the weekend of motorsport including Scott Dixon's IndyCar win at Road America and the chaotic Formula 1 Grand Prix in Baku.

Media Files:|caption=Daniel Ricciardo during final practice for the Azerbaijan Formula One Grand Prix. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Fist pump as Scott Dixon claims win

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:30:00 +1200

Scott Dixon spoiled Team Penske's party at Road America.The Kiwi driver held off Josef Newgarden after a restart with eight laps to go to win the IndyCar race at the rural Wisconsin road course."Towards the end, I thought it was...

Media Files:|caption=Josef Newgarden, left, and Helio Castroneves, right, spray Kohler Grand Prix winner Scott Dixon, centre, with champagne. Photo / AP

Motor rally: Bay champ seeking tough nut to crack code

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:17:56 +1200

Can you scribble shorthand notes furiously, chew them and then spit them out like a trooper - as if not just your life but the lives of others depend on it?Does this - MC1 100 KL2 100 KR2 200 SQL 100 KR4 - make any sense to you...

Media Files:|caption=Driver Nathan Tough, of Hastings, and co-driver Andrew Smith, of Auckland, win the B-class crown of the Far North Rally in Piha in Tough's Honda CR-X on Saturday, June 17. Photo/Mal Mcleod

Tauranga could host round of World Rally Championship

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:08:00 +1200

Tauranga has taken a big step towards featuring on the world motorsport map after Baypark won selection as the base for the final round of the New Zealand Rally Championship.The country's best rally drivers, including World Rally...

Media Files:|caption=Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon will be a big drawcard when he tries to win the Rally New Zealand Trophy as part of the final national championship round based in Tauranga. Photo/File

Motorsport: Harvick gets first win of 2017

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:48:23 +1200

Kevin Harvick returned to victory lane for the first time this season with a dominating run Monday on the road course at Sonoma Raceway.The former NASCAR champion came to Sonoma winless in 20 races since Kansas last fall and has...

Media Files:|caption=Kevin Harvick celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway. Photo / AP

Motorsport: Dixon grabs first win of the year

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:36:44 +1200

Kiwi Scott Dixon has won this morning's IndyCars race at Road America in Wisconsin to extend his championship lead.Starting fifth on the grid behind the four Penske cars - Dixon showcased his race craft in a dominant display, that...

Media Files:|caption=Scott Dixon on the track during the Saturday race at the Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle Park. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Rivals Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel clash in bitter incident

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:07:28 +1200

As Daniel Ricciardo celebrated winning a hectic Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel clashed in a bitter incident that could shape the rest of an intriguing Formula One season.Hamilton...

Media Files:|caption=Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel. Photo / The Canadian Press via AP

Motorsport: Daniel Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:52:55 +1200

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo profited from the chaos to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, while Sebastian Vettel extended his championship lead over Lewis Hamilton.The Australian secured his fifth career win, while Mercedes...

Media Files:|caption=Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia holds the trophy on the podium after winning the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Photo / AP

World's 'fastest track car' project in quiet corner of NZ close to completion despite setbacks

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 05:00:00 +1200

He's been rocked by earthquakes and frustrated by development delays and budget blow-outs, but the Australian IT tycoon building the world's fastest track car in a quiet corner of rural New Zealand, is close to revealing his spectacular...

Media Files:|caption=David Dicker with his GP2 racing car at his Waiau factory.

Motorsport: Kiwi women hitting front in Oz

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Karting has always been the cornerstone of a future motor racing career and at the pre-teen stage there are a lot of girls flinging themselves around in junior karts.However, by the time the mid-teenage years roll around many of...

Media Files:|caption=Madeline Stewart has enjoyed great success across the Tasman. Photo / Coopers Photography

Motorsport: Nothing trumps Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:59:59 +1200

Like a lot of motorsport followers I spent a great deal of last weekend riveted to the TV watching the 24 Heures du Mans as a main course with a good deal of the Australian Supercars event from Hidden Valley, Darwin, liberally sprinkled...

Media Files:|caption=The Porsche team celebrates winning the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hour Race. Photo / Photosport

Motorsport: Scott Dixon surprises young fan following dramatic crash

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:52:42 +1200

Kiwi Indycar driver Scott Dixon has surprised a young fan who wrote to him after his dramatic Indianapolis 500 crash.Nine-year-old Lucy Heslin's letter of concern over the motor racing star's welfare went viral and moved Dixon....

Media Files:|caption=Scott Dixon with the young fan who wrote a letter to him following his dramatic Indianapolis 500 crash. Photo / Facebook.

Motorsport: Coulthard reveals new DJR Team Penske deal

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:41:16 +1200

What a fantastic year it's been so far for me, and the Shell V-Power Racing Team. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else in this sport, and am very happy to have a new agreement with the team. I'm really looking forward to continued...

Media Files:|caption=Fabian Coulthard celebrates after winning race 11 for the Darwin Triple Crown. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Tyres still an issue for Supercars

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:49:08 +1200

Tyre blow-outs remain a talking point in Supercars with problems surfacing at last weekend's round at Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin.Defending series champion Shane van Gisbergen suffered a crucial blow-out on Saturday, which sent...

Media Files:|caption=Shane van Gisbergen had a tyre blow at Hidden Valley Raceway. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: New era coming for TRS

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:47:38 +1200

New premises, new people: the Castrol Toyota Racing Series, New Zealand's premier racing category, is once more raising the standard for top-level motor racing.Toyota Racing New Zealand has now confirmed all five rounds of the 2018...

Media Files:|caption=Toyota Racing Series cars line-up on the grid at Hampton Downs. Photo / Matthew Hansen

Greg Murphy: Supercars Kiwis flying

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 +1200

The Kiwis have won 11 out of 12 Supercars races this season.People are aware of it but I don't know how they feel about it.As far as the field and the teams are concerned, it is just about winning races and being successful for...

Media Files:|caption=Scott McLaughlin of DJR Team Penske during the CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown. Photo / EDGE Photographic

Motorsport: Stewart: F1 bosses getting it right

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Formula 1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart is endorsing the vision and direction the sport's new owners are taking.Liberty Media took over motorsport's premier category from long-time boss Bernie Ecclestone late last year and have made...

Media Files:|caption=Formula One motor racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart. Photo / Dean Purcell

Motorsport: Rookie's taking giant leap

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Young Kiwi racer Marcus Armstrong is turning heads in Europe after winning his maiden Formula 4 championship race a couple of weeks ago.The 16-year-old Aucklander is in his rookie season in the single-seater category and has already...

Media Files:|caption=Kiwi TRS driver Marcus Armstrong is confident but not cocky about his chances on the international stage. Photo / Bruce Jenkins

Motorsport: Sherwood lands double back flip

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:52:52 +1200

Levi Sherwood joins an elite and select crew of infamous FMX riders, when he landed his double back flip to dirt. He is the only New Zealander to do so. Since 2006, international riders, Travis Pastrana, Cam Sinclair, Scott Murray,...

Media Files:|caption=Levi Sherwood joined only a handful of men in completing a double back flip on dirt. Photo / Red Bull Media