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Motorsport: Calendar clashes not kind to Van Gisbergen

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:32:40 +1200

Kiwi racing driver Shane Van Gisbergen won't be able to defend his Blancpain Endurance Series title next year after clashes with his Supercars commitments.The Supercars calendar released earlier this week hasn't been kind to the...


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Motorsport: Ogier could secure fourth world title in France

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:33:33 +1200

Sébastien Ogier will join an elite group of drivers that have won the FIA World Rally Championship four times if he scores maximum points and other results go his way at this weekend's Tour de Corse.The Frenchman, who is the reigning...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201640/GettyImages-543875948_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Sebastien Ogier during the Shakedown of the WRC Poland. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: New track solves dust issues for Springs Speedway

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:34:01 +1200

The issues of dust that have plagued Springs Speedway should be a thing of the past with extensive work done on the Central Auckland track ahead of the new season.Work is currently well underway in ripping up the old track and laying...


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Motorsport: Corsica another step in Paddon's tarmac development

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:32:23 +1200

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon is hoping some hard work will pay off at this week's Rally France in Corsica. The Hyundai works driver has limited experience on tarmac and finds himself at a distinct disadvantage compared to many...


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Motorsport: All you need to know about the Australian GT endurance series

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:33:54 +1200

The inaugural Hampton Downs 101 will be held at the North Waikato track October 28-30 with a full field of Australian GT cars expected for the penultimate round of the endurance series.This video will tell you all you need to know...


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Motorsport: Supercars 2017 calendar confirmed

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:28:58 +1200

SUPERCARS has revealed its full 2017 championship calendar with a key change from recent seasons.Newcastle will make its debut on the schedule in 2017, replacing Sydney Olympic Park as the final round of the championship.The season...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201640/12-Coulthard-EV08-16-2407_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Fabian Coulthard of Team DJR Penske during the Ipswich SuperSprint. Photo / Supplied




Motorsport: Ostberg hits 100 WRC starts in France this week

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:45:22 +1200

Ford's Mads Ostberg will become the 26th driver to record 100 WRC starts at this week's Rally France.The M-Sport driver made his debut back in 2006 and has featured stops at Subaru, Citroen and now a second stint with Ford.He...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201640/GettyImages-592208592_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Mads Ostberg during the WRC Germany. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour Mon Sep 26

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:02:09 +1200

Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave on the Driven Hour. The guys look at the weekend of motorsport action and all the major talking points.


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Motorsport: Two big GT races planned for Hampton Downs

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:00:20 +1200

Hampton Downs is set to host a new 1001km endurance race in the Australian GT series from next year.An Australian motorsport website is reporting that track and series owner Tony Quinn is keen to add a 262 lap race at his North...


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Fireballs, 22-hour days and divorce: The harsh reality of life on the Formula 1 circuit

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:47:33 +1200

While the lifestyle for a member apart the circus that is Formula 1 may seem all glamour and luxury thanks to stars including Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, spare a thought for the mechanics of those two drivers and the other...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201640/SingaporeF1GPAuto_News_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Life for pit stop mechanics on the Formula One circuit is very stressful. Photo / AP




Motorsport: Good result for NZ at Motocross of Nations

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:35:42 +1200

A mix of youth and experience earned Team New Zealand a top-20 result at the weekend's 70th annual Motocross of Nations in Italy.Veteran Motocross of Nations (MXoN) team rider Cody Cooper led by example at the big annual event,...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201640/Cooper-00008-1_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Bay of Plenty's Cody Cooper (right), was the top rider for Team New Zealand. Photo / Andy McGechan




Motorsport: Toyota 86 grid filling fast

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:19:05 +1200

There is just a month until the cars take the track for the championship's opening round but already, all of the lease cars held by Toyota Racing New Zealand have been committed and all but three of the new-build TR 86 race cars are...


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Motorsport: Harvick wins Sprint Cup race in New Hampshire

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:17:05 +1200

Kevin Harvick won Monday at New Hampshire to earn a spot in the second round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs, pulling away off a restart a year after a late loss at the track.Harvick ran out of fuel late last year to lose and...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201640/GettyImages-610458852_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Kevin Harvick races during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Clear focus for Paddon at Tour de Corse

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:58:51 +1200

New Zealand's world rallying duo Hayden Paddon and John Kennard have a clear focus as they head to the famed Tour de Corse rally this weekend.Paddon says they are focused on continually improving their performance on tarmac surface...


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Motorsport: Tander gutted with timing of his axing

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:20:14 +1200

Holden Racing Team driver Garth Tander has told of his disappointment at losing his seat at Walkinshaw Racing to Scott Pye less than a week after winning the Sandown 500.But the 2007 Supercars champion has vowed to respond strongly...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201640/GettyImages-607416300_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Garth Tander celebrates after winning the Sandown 500. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Lorenzo refuses to back down over Rossi stance

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:13:54 +1200

Two weeks ago, Jorge Lorenzo got into a tense dispute with Valentino Rossi over the Spaniard's opinion that Rossi's pass at Misano was "too aggressive" and that other riders in MotoGP race cleaner.Well, not much has changed.At...


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Motorsport: Avalon Biddle shows clean pair of wheels

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:00:00 +1200

New Zealand motorcycle racer Avalon Biddle won the inaugural FIM Women's European Championship in 2015 and is in the process of making the defence of her title look easy.While not suggesting that throwing a large motorcycle around...


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Motorsport: Q and A with Jim Richards

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:37:04 +1200

Saloon car supremo Jim Richards paved the trans-Tasman way for Kiwi racers when he moved to Melbourne 41 years ago.Twenty five years after the last of the Richards' four Australian Touring Car titles, fellow Aucklander Shane van...


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Motorsport: Toyota set to sign Hanninen and Lappi

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:44:13 +1200

Respected motorsport magazine Autosport is reporting veteran Juho Hanninen and WRC2 star Esapekka Lappi will be Toyota's drivers in next season's WRC return.The 35-year-old Hanninen has been used as a test driver for the new team...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201639/GettyImages-134851493_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Juho Haenninen (left) during day one of the race of champions event in Germany. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Paddon - Neuville holds trump card in silly season

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:31:00 +1200

The silly season of the World Rally Championship is fast approaching as those drivers looking for contracts next season enter negotiations with manufacturers.With a new team entering the top level of the sport in 2017 in Toyota...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201639/GettyImages-592208638_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Thierry Neuville during the WRC Germany. Photo / Getty Images