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Motorsport: Scott Dixon predicts big changes to 2018 Indycars

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:45:40 +1200

Four-time Indycar champion Scott Dixon is predicting the new 2018-aero kit used in the category will be the biggest change the sport has seen in five years.Dixon, who finished third in this year's championship, recently tested the...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/GettyImages-848095280_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Scott Dixon during qualifying on day 2 of the GoPro Grand Prix of Somoma. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: New Zealand takes first up win at Western Springs

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:09:07 +1200

The New Zealand sprint car team claimed victory after a tie-breaker decision in the two-race test series at Vodafone Speedway Western Springs last night.New Zealand took a 19 points to 17 ;ead after the first race but Tony Stewart's...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/20171209-2145-_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Michael Pickens took victory in the feature race at Western Springs last night. Photo / James Selwyn Photography




Motorsport: Marcus Armstrong confirmed for Formula 3 drive

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:26:52 +1200

Talented young Kiwi driver Marcus Armstrong will race in Formula 3 with one of the sport's glamour teams next year.The 17-year-old will drive in one of the most highly-regarded feeder categories into Formula with the Prema Racing...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201749/ArmstrongwinningatTaupo_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Marcus Armstrong will race in Formula 3 in 2018 but will contest the Toyota Racing Series. Photo / Supplied




Motorsport: Formula E not for me

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:15:09 +1200

I have tried. I really have. But I just can't do it.Try as I might, after hours spent watching it on TV, I cannot get interested in the FIA Formula E Championship, or as a good friend and ex Formula 1 driver calls it 'Formula Exit'...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201749/GettyImages-884404378_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Cars jostle for position at the start of the Formula E race in Hong Kong. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Kiwi Chris Pither secures Supercars seat

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:07:27 +1200

Another Kiwi driver has secured a Supercars drive in 2018 with Chris Pither signing a deal to race at Garry Rogers Motorsport in the 2018 Pirtek Endurance Cup.Pither enjoyed a stellar co-driving stint in 2017 where he really stood...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201749/GettyImages-513410306_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Chris Pither will link up with Garry Rogers Motorsport in 2018. Photo / Getty Images




Kiwi motorsport can boast of vintage year

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Brendon Hartley epitomises the Kiwi can-do attitude through bucketloads of talent, hard work and sheer determination. Picture / PhotosportThis year would have to be up there with the halcyon days of the 1960s and 1970s when New...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201749/SCCZEN_171208-brendon_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Brendon Hartley epitomises the Kiwi can-do attitude through bucketloads of talent, hard work and sheer determination. Photo / Photosport




Motorsport: Man of many tracks with single passion

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +1200

American racing legend Tony Stewart has enjoyed one of the most successful careers across multiple forms of motorsport but it hasn't been without drama.The 46-year-old is in New Zealand to compete in the International Sprint Car...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201749/SCCZEN_171208-stewart_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Tony Stewart only wants to hire drivers who share his passion for winning. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Supercars 2017 season by the numbers

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:50:02 +1200

Some intriguing season statistics tell the story of the closest Supercars Championship in memory as Jamie Whincup edged Kiwi Scott McLaughlin courtesy of a steward's decision as the chequered flag flew in the final race.A total...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201749/GettyImages-879246452_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Jamie Whincup celebrates winning the Supercars Championship. Photo / Getty Images




Formula One: Daniel Ricciardo reveals tense times with teammate Max Verstappen

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 06:37:43 +1200

Daniel Ricciardo has revealed the awkward aftermath to the most tense moment of his season at the Hungarian Grand Prix in July.The Aussie crashed out of the race in Budapest after colliding with Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201749/GettyImages-865131720_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Daniel Ricciardo, right, and Red Bull Racing teammate Max Verstappen. Photo / Getty




Motorsport: South African drifter following Mad Mike's blueprint

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +1200

The impact Kiwi drifting star Mad Mike Whiddett is having on the sport is far-reaching and that has been highlighted by an entry into this weekend's Mad Mike Summer Bash at Hampton Downs.Amateur drifter George Myburgh met Whiddett...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201749/George_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=George Myburgh will compete at Mad Mike's Summer Bash at Hampton Downs. Photo / Supplied




Motorsport: Kiwi David Holder gets World Rally Championship drive

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Young Kiwi rally driver David Holder has taken a big step towards emulating his mentor Hayden Paddon by securing a drive in the Junior World Rally Championship in 2018.The 2016 New Zealand Rally Championship winner becomes just...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201749/JasonFarmerDavidHolderbyGeoffRidder_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=David Holder (R) and co-driver Jason Farmer will contest the JWRC next year. Photo / Geoff Ridder




Motorsport: Richie Stanaway confirmed for fulltime Supercars drive

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:00:00 +1200

New Zealander Richie Stanaway has been confirmed for a fulltime Supercars drive in 2018 after signing a multi-year deal with Prodrive Racing Ford.The 26-year-old has long been linked to a seat with the four-car team having stood-out...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201749/GettyImages-848272370_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Cameron Waters and Richie Stanaway (R) celebrate winning the Sandown 500. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Scott McLaughlin's team seek answers over speeding penalty

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:03:47 +1200

Scott McLaughlin's Shell V-Power Racing team is seeking an explanation from Supercars officials over the New Zealander's drive through penalty in the final race of the season in Newcastle.McLaughlin was given a penalty for speeding...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201749/GettyImages-878157404_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Scott McLaughlin lost the Supercars Championship to Jamie Whincup in Newcastle. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: NASCAR bad boy Tony Stewart arrives in New Zealand

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:34:39 +1200

Tony Stewart, the bad boy of NASCAR racing and one of the biggest names in American motorsport, will make his New Zealand debut at Western Springs on Saturday night.The 46-year-old arrived in New Zealand this week for the three-meet...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201749/GettyImages-871720924_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Tony Stewart will race at Vodafone Speedway Western Springs this weekend. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: The good and bad of Formula E

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:14:49 +1200

The Formula E season began at the weekend in Hong Kong and I took in my first full experience of the category from the comfort of my lounge room.It certainly is different to traditional forms of motorsport but there was a lot that...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201749/GettyImages-884840994_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Sam Bird of DS Virgin Racing leads the field in Hong Kong. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Evans can be even faster with a few tweaks

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:46:07 +1200

New Zealand's Formula E racer Mitch Evans enjoyed some ups and downs in the season-opening round in Hong Kong over the weekend but will be buoyed by his team's improved speed.The Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver collected a first...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201749/GettyImages-884761484_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Mitch Evans on track during the Hong Kong Formula E round over the weekend. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Daniel Abt stripped of Formula E win

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:40:32 +1200

There was champagne for birthday boy Daniel Abt at the HKT Hong Kong E-Prix on Sunday after he had crossed the finishing line first – and then came the real pain when the German was disqualified from the race for a technical infringement.Talk...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201749/GettyImages-884758194_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Daniel ABT of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler competes in Hong Kong. Photo / Getty Images