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Motorsport: Kopecky upstages WRC regulars

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:32:40 +1200

WRC2 driver Jan Kopecky has stunned the field to win the opening stage of Rally Germany in his Skoda.The short Saarbrucken super special was only 2.05km long but the Czech driver bettered the entire WRC field in setting a time .3s...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201733/GettyImages-618804568_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Jan Kopecky during the FIA World Rally Championship Great Britain. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Coulthard previews Sydney SuperSprint

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:05:28 +1200

Kiwi Supercars driver Fabian Coulthard speaks to Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to preview this weekend's Sydney SuperSprint at Sydney Motorsport Park.


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201733/CLAY17V8Clipsal-476_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Fabian Coulthard in action at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide. Photo / Photosport




Motorsport: Fords look to continue momentum

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:00:00 +1200

The blue oval of Ford has dominated the Supercars championship over recent rounds - winning 11 of the past 13 races and go into this weekend's Sydney SuperSprint with ominous history on their side.Four of the top six drivers in...


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Motorsport: Paddon owes team to back-up teammates

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Kiwi Hayden Paddon is out to repay his Hyundai World Rally Team this weekend at Rally Germany as he plays a support role to his more experienced teammates.The 30-year-old has suffered a wretched year on the world championship with...


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Motorsport: Rivals wary of Dixon threat

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:00:00 +1200

He's known as the Ice Man because of his ability to remain calm in pressure situations and that is exactly what Kiwi driver Scott Dixon finds himself in with four rounds left in the Indycar Championship.Dixon sits eight points behind...


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Motorsport: Shane Stewart confirmed in US line-up

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:07:04 +1200

Shane Stewart has signed on for the Porter Hire International Sprint Car Series to be hosted at both Vodafone Speedway and Robertson Holden Speedway in Palmerston North in early December.Shane will pilot the United Truck Parts J&J...


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Motorsport: New category manager for TRS

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:30:00 +1200

Australian Sarah Brown, a veteran of almost a decade in key management roles with the V8 Supercars organisation in Australia is joining the Castrol Toyota Racing Series as one of two category managers.Her appointment comes as championship...


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Motorsport: Secret night test at Sydney Motorsport Park

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:23:44 +1200

Supercars will hold a secret night test at Sydney Motorsport Park on Thursday as part of plans to light up Eastern Creek next year with a historic midweek evening race.Chief executive James Warburton has confirmed Supercars is looking...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201733/GettyImages-647302606_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Simona de Silvestro during the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour August 14

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:57:29 +1200

Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to look at the latest news from around the world. This week's show features Brendon Leitch, Fabian Coulthard and Matt Braid.


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201733/GettyImages-666445178_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Lewis Hamilton leads the field at the start of the Grand Prix of China. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Solid result for Young

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:26:31 +1200

Kiwi rally driver Mike Young has finished a credible fourth at the International Rally of Johor in Malaysia.Norwegian Ole Christian Veiby extended his lead in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship with victory while title rival and...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201733/MR15-SidewaysYoungonSS9-Kphoto_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Mike Young in action in his Subaru. Photo / Supplied




Motorsport: Another win for Larson

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:35:40 +1200

Kyle Larson slipped between cars on an overtime restart, capping his wild weekend with a victory in Monday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.Larson was in the spotlight after team owner Chip Ganassi allowed...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201733/GettyImages-697404880_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Kyle Larson celebrates in Victory Lane after winning at Michigan Speedway. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Cost cutting for V8 Utes

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:01:03 +1200

The PORTERGROUP V8 Ute series has confirmed its calendar for the 2017-2018 season, with the series introducing some major cost cutting initiatives for competitors that will see more than $20,000 slashed from team's seasonal operating...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201733/_GR51571_Web_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=ORTERGROUP V8 Utes action from the 2016/2017 series. Photo / Geoff Ridder




Young Kiwi grabs first race win in America

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 09:02:09 +1200

New Zealand's Brendon Leitch has taken a breakthrough first race win in the F4 US Championship, following a chaotic, rain-affected opening race at Mid-Ohio. "I'm pretty stoked, it's been a long time coming to get a win over here...


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WMX: Patience paying dividends for Duncan

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Tempering all-out style with strategic thinking has put Otago rider on path to top. Reminiscent of Katherine Prumm (now Oberlin-Brown) when she was at her finest on a motocross bike, young Courtney Duncan is herself dominating the...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201732/SCCZEN_110817SPLDUNCAN1_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Courtney Duncan says she rode a smart race in the Czech Republic in July to get the win and also found herself uncharacteristically happy with a second in the second race. Photo / Supplied




Motorsport: My love affair with Supercars and tin tops

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 04:59:59 +1200

Racing cars with roofs were always an anathema to me.They were what my friends and I did, mainly with minis and bangers I must admit and the real racing cars were open wheel, open cockpit, single seat things.Formula 1 cars to...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201732/161106V8Day201753_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Cameron Waters in action during the ITM Auckland SuperSprint last year. Photo / Photosport




Motorsport: Lawson gets Toyota 86 scholarship

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:23:25 +1200

Pukekohe student Liam Lawson will be the CareVets Racing Team's scholarship driver in the coming 2017-2018 Toyota 86 Championship."It's a real honour to be selected, the scholarship has been a fast track for the drivers chosen in...


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