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Dixon's mum: Scott didn't take the robbery seriously - at first

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:40:17 +1200

The mother of Kiwi motorsport great Scott Dixon, held-up at gunpoint and robbed outside a US fastfood chain says he didn't take the heist seriously at first.Mum Glenys Dixon today revealed details about the nightmare ordeal...

Media Files:|caption=Scott Dixon watches with his wife Emma during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar race at the Indianapolis Speedway hours before he was robbed at gunpoint. Photo / AP

Motorsport: Paddon co-driver change permanent?

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:11:59 +1200

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon's co-driver change for WRC Portugal could become permanent.Brit Seb Marshall stepped in to replace New Zealander John Kennard in Portugal, who was battling a hip injury. Marshall has already been...

Media Files:|caption=Hayden Paddon and Seb Marshall in action during the shakedown of the WRC Portugal. Photo / Getty Images

Scott Dixon's boss makes light of Taco Bell gunpoint robbery

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:10:26 +1200

Scott Dixon's IndyCar boss has made light of the fact the Kiwi driver, along with his wife Emma and teammate Dario Franchitti, were robbed at gunpoint while ordering food at a Taco Bell drive-thru in Indianapolis overnight.Two boys...

Media Files:|caption=Scott Dixon celebrates with car owner Chip Ganassi after winning the pole during for the Indianapolis 500. Photo / AP

Kiwi Indycar driver Scott Dixon, wife Emma robbed at gunpoint at Taco Bell drive-thru

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:02:15 +1200

Emma Dixon says she and Indycar driver husband Scott Dixon went to bed happy after being robbed at gunpoint in a Taco Bell drive-thru lane in Indianapolis overnight.Dixon, who yesterday claimed pole for next week's Indianapolis...

Media Files:|caption=Scott Dixon and his wife, Emma were robbed at gunpoint in Indianapolis. Photo / AP

Motorsport: Tinkering pays off big time for Kiwi Scott Dixon

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Scott Dixon made a big gamble pay off yesterday.After allowing engineer Chris Simmons to tinker with his car's qualifying trim and later questioning whether the changes might be too daring, Dixon delivered with the fastest speeds...

Media Files:|caption=New Zealander Scott Dixon celebrates with his wife, Emma, and children, Poppy and Tilly, after yesterday winning pole position for the Indianapolis 500. Photo / AP

Watch: 13 riders crash due to oil spill in French Grand Prix

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:28:51 +1200

The French Moto3 Grand Prix had to be red flagged after an oil spill triggered a spectacular crash involving much of the field.All three of the leading riders tumbled when they reached the Chapel curve on the second lap of the race,...

Media Files:|caption=13 riders went down due to the oil. Photo / Youtube.

Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour May 22

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:11:46 +1200

Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to chat about all things motorsport. The boys reflect on Scott Dixon securing pole for the Indy 500 as well look back at the Winton round of Supercars. Race...

Media Files:|caption=Scott Dixon celebrating his pole at the 101st Indianapolis. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Teams support NZ but no expansion

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:04:14 +1200

The leading WRC teams are rejecting a growth in the number of events on the calendar and are demanding New Zealand be the only addition to next year's schedule.The sport's promoters have been considering adding one event to the...

Media Files:|caption=Jari Matti Latvala in action during the Rally of Portugal. Photo / Getty Images

Scott Dixon claims Indianapolis 500 pole

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:45:07 +1200

Kiwi Scott Dixon has qualified on pole position for next week's Indianapolis 500 after posting the fastest four-lap average at the Brickyard this morning.The one-time champion at the famous race proved too fast in the fast nine...

Media Files:|caption=Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, drives into turn one during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500. Photo / AP

Motorsport: Ogier wins in Portugal

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:31:45 +1200

Four-time world champion Sebastien Ogier claimed his 40th career victory at Rally Portugal overnight.The M-Sport Ford driver eased to a comfortable 15.6s win over Hyundai's Thierry Neuville with the second Hyundai of Dani Sordo...

Media Files:|caption=Sebastien Ogier during the SS6 Caminha of the WRC Portugal. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: What's in a number?

Mon, 22 May 2017 05:57:28 +1200

The FIA recently mandated that the drivers numbers had to meet new guidelines for both size and thickness and be clearly displayed from both front and side views so that the TV cameras and the spectators at the venue could more easily...

Media Files:|caption=Sebastian Vettel (5) leads Lewis Hamilton (44) at the Spanish Grand Prix. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Cassidy increases SUPER GT series lead

Mon, 22 May 2017 05:44:56 +1200

Kiwi racer Nick Cassidy and his partner Ryo Hirakawa have extended their points lead in Japan's top race series, SUPER GT, despite only finishing sixth in the Autopolis 300km race last night in their Lexus LC 500.The pair went into...

Media Files:|caption=Nick Cassidy is leading the SUPER GT series in Japan. Photo / Supplied

Motorsport: Huge win for Shane Van Gisbergen at Winton

Sun, 21 May 2017 17:41:53 +1200

Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen took advantage of a late safety car to win an enthralling race at Winton Raceway and fire a counterpunch back at championship rivals Shell V-Power Racing on Sunday.The defending series champion's Red Bull...

Media Files:|caption=Shane Van Gisbergen during the Winton SuperSprint. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: More misery for Paddon as Ogier leads

Sun, 21 May 2017 08:12:15 +1200

Four-time world champion Sebastien Ogier leads Rally Portugal by nearly 17 seconds while Kiwi Hayden Paddon has suffered more mechanical failure on the second full day.An electrical issue ruined the New Zealander's rally on Friday...

Media Files:|caption=Hayden Paddon during the SS12 Amarante of the WRC Portugal. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Good result again for Evans

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:24:43 +1200

Panasonic Jaguar Racing made it a hat-trick of points-scoring races in the centre of the French capital today. Drivers Mitch Evans and Adam Carroll finished in P9 and P15 respectively, scoring two championship points in the Qatar...

Media Files:|caption=Mitch Evans in action on the streets of Paris. Photo / Panasonic Jaguar Racing

Motorsport: Magic McLaughlin makes it three in a row

Sat, 20 May 2017 19:23:28 +1200

Kiwi Scott McLaughlin has kept his winning run going with a dominant win in Saturday's race at Winton in rural Victoria.The Shell V-Power Ford driver has now won three straight races to storm into the title contention and is just...

Media Files:|caption=Scott McLaughlin during the Winton SuperSprint. Photo / Getty Images

Smeg Audi wins after surviving Ferrari challenge

Sat, 20 May 2017 18:14:24 +1200

After a tense final hour, Smeg Racing's Simon Evans and Gene Rollinson have won the opening three-hour race of the 2017 ENEOS North Island Endurance Series at Taupo. The pair lead the majority of the race, but had to fend off a...

Media Files:|caption=The Gaunt/Fillmore Ferrari leads the Proctor/Porter GT-R. Photo / Matthew Hansen

Motorsport: Electrical issue strikes Paddon while leading

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:25:18 +1200

An electrical failure in his Hyundai i20 has cruelly cost Kiwi Hayden Paddon any chance of winning Rally Portugal.The 30-year-old led the event briefly on Friday, winning the opening test before the electrical problems cost him...

Media Files:|caption=Hayden Paddon during Rally Portugal. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: It's time to holler for a Marshall

Sat, 20 May 2017 05:00:00 +1200

New Zealand World Rally Championship driver Hayden Paddon is contesting Rally Portugal this weekend with his new co-driver for the first time this year.The long-serving John Kennard had to sit this one out due to a hip injury being...

Media Files:|caption=Hayden Paddon and Seb Marshall make a flying start in Portugal. Photo / McKlein

Kiwi GT-R confirmed for enduros

Fri, 19 May 2017 17:12:43 +1200

The ENEOS North Island Endurance Series GT A field has been strengthened with the late addition of Clarke Proctor and Andrew Porter with their Nissan GT-R GT3.The ex-Super Taikyu Nissan was imported to the country in late-2016 for...

Media Files:|caption=Photo / Simon Chapman