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Motorsport: NZ to get another Asia Pacific round?

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:44:21 +1200

New Zealand could be about to get a second round of the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship.At present only the International Rally of Whangarei lies on the Asia Pacific calendar - doubling as a round of the Brian Green Property New...

Media Files:|caption=Matt Summerfield won this year's International Rally of Whangarei. Photo / Geoff Ridder

Motorsport: Tanak wins opener, Paddon sixth

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:12:18 +1200

Ford driver Ott Tanak has won the opening special stage of Rally Finland while Kiwi Hayden Paddon was sixth quickest.The Estonian set the best time through the 2.31km stage on the streets of Jyväskylä - 1.1s faster than Hyundai...

Media Files:|caption=Ott Tanak during the Shakedown of the WRC Finland on July 27. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Loeb to help Citroen in WRC

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:47:14 +1200

The most successful driver in the history of the World Rally Championship will link-up with Citroen once again in a test day next month.Sebastien Loeb dominated the WRC from 2004-2012, claiming four drivers' titles and 78 rally...

Media Files:|caption=Sebastien Loeb of France and Peugeot Total speaks during the 2017 Dakar Rally. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: WRC fight heats up in Finland

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:01:11 +1200

The closest World Rally Championship fight since 2009 increases in intensity this week on Finland's super-fast roller coaster roads.With five rounds remaining, just 11 points separate four-time champion Sébastien Ogier and Thierry...

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Motorsport: Reynolds searching for Ipswich consistency

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Behind the façade of Supercars funny man David Reynolds is a competitive edge that is spurring him on ahead of this weekend's round at Queensland Raceway.DJR Team Penske and Red Bull Holden Racing have dominated the Supercars championship...

Media Files:|caption=David Reynolds drives the Erebus Racing Holden Commodore VF during the Clipsal 500. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Stars aligned for Paddon to shine in Finland

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon will balance aggression with care not to over-do it on a huge opening day at Rally Finland tomorrow.The 30-year-old heads into this week's WRC Finland -his favourite event on the calendar - on the...

Media Files:|caption=Hayden Paddon during the WRC Orlen 74 Rally Poland on June 30. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: History helping Dixon's title quest

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Kiwi Indycar race Scott Dixon heads to this weekend's round at Mid-Ohio clinging to a three-point championship lead but with history on his side.A lot of history. The 37-year-old has dominated the road course venue with five career...

Media Files:|caption=Scott Dixon during the Grand Prix at Long Beach IndyCar race. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Prodrive counting on previous success at Ipswich

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:07:09 +1200

They've become the forgotten piece in the Supercars championship battle but Prodrive Racing Australia is hoping to make a statement at Queensland Raceway this weekend.The Ford outfit will be up against it when trying to match rivals...

Media Files:|caption=Chaz Mostert during practice for the Perth SuperSprint. Photo / Getty Images

Motorsport: Tyre change for Toyota 86s

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:49:11 +1200

The category manager of the Toyota 86 Championship has announced a switch to a semi-slick tyre from Hankook for the 2017-2018 series.At the CRC Speedshow in Auckland, Geoff Short said the decision came after extensive on-track testing...

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Fans bemused by Lewis Hamilton's new look

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:27:28 +1200

Formula One fans have given Lewis Hamilton a black flag for his new look.The Mercedes driver shared an image on social media of his new haircut which includes dreadlocks."New everything, who dis?!" the three-time Formula One champion...

Media Files:|caption=Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the British Grand Prix. Photo / AP

Motorsport: Courtney Duncan regains motocross world championship lead

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:59:51 +1200

Kiwi Courtney Duncan has taken back the lead in the women's motocross world championship.Duncan had a first and second in the latest round at Loket in the Czech Republic to head the series by three points from Italy's Kiara Fontanesi...

Media Files:|caption=Courtney Duncan boosted back into the FIM Women's Motocross World Championship lead with two rounds to go. PHOTO CREDIT: MXGP

Motorsport: F1 to ice-cream change of life

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +1200

By Oliver Brown It remains, seven months on, one of the most stunningly left-field decisions in sport. Nico Rosberg is the driver who won it all, consummating a dream he had carried almost from the cradle, and then simply walked...

Media Files:|caption=Rosberg with his wife Vivian after last year's triumph. AP

David Coulthard: Lewis Hamilton shows admirable ability and energy

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +1200

By David Coulthard I marvel at Lewis Hamilton's energy. He came to Silverstone amid a certain negativity, stirred by his no-show at the Formula One Live event in London, but he did everything he needed to do and more. He got through...

Media Files:|caption=Lewis Hamilton somehow still had the energy after his British Grand Prix win to celebrate with fans at Silverstone. Photo / AP

Motorsport: Co-driver delights Dowsett

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Defending Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup champion Graeme Dowsett is back in action this weekend at the Sepang International Circuit. He won't have regular co-driver John Curran with him, however that won't be too much of a problem.Stepping...

Media Files:|caption=Reigning Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup champion Graeme Dowsett is itching to get racing at Malaysia's Sepang track. Photo / Edd Ellison

Motorsport: British GP saga continues in F1

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 04:59:59 +1200

Perhaps now should be the time to look forward to next weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix but it seems that last weekend's British Grand Prix still has a hangover that continues to resonate around the sport.It was, as it has been for...

Media Files:|caption=Lewis Hamilton leads at the start during the Formula One Grand Prix of Great Britain. Photo / Getty Images