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Motorsport: Eggleton hopes his luck will change at nationals

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +1200

Auckland racer Daniel Eggleton is hoping some rule tweaks for Saturday night's National Sprint Car Championship at Vodafone Speedway Western Springs will change his luck.Eggleton has shown glimpses of winning pace this year but...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20183/A_apspeed20f_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Auckland racer Daniel Eggleton.




Motorsport: Formula 1 star Brendon Hartley spends honeymoon in Rotorua

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:43:41 +1200

It is hardly the most romantic or luxurious destination but Kiwi Formula 1 star Brendon Hartley has spent his honeymoon in Rotorua.The Toro-Rosso driver married long-time partner Sarah earlier this month and celebrated by spending...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20183/GettyImages-879557900_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Brendon Hartley on track during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Marcus Armstrong already learning from last year's Toyota Racing Series

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:24:09 +1200

Christchurch driver Marcus Armstrong has become the first Kiwi since dual 24 Hours of Le Mans champ Earl Bamber to win the Lady Wigram Trophy, since it was adopted by the Castrol Toyota Racing Series.The win was Armstrong's second...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20183/DSC_1816_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Marcus Armstrong celebrates with the Lady Wigram Trophy. Photo / Matthew Hansen




Motorsport: Legends of Bathurst to become annual event

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:17:42 +1200

Hampton Downs owner Tony Quinn has confirmed the 4Guys Autobarn Legends of Bathurst will become an annual event to be held in January every year. The festival, celebrating all things Bathurst, concluded today with hundreds of fans...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20183/705a966b-7bcd-412b-b724-170884fa65fb_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=The 2018 Legends of Bathurst line up for a photo at Hampton Downs. Photo / Supplied




Motorsport: Sloan Frost opens up championship lead

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:37:44 +1200

A gap is starting to open up at the top of the New Zealand Superbike Championship standings after another scintillating performance from former national champion Sloan Frost at the weekend.The conclusion of racing at Timaru's Levels...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20183/Frost-0095-2_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Sloan Frost is in command of the NZ Superbike Championship. Photo / Andy McGechan




Motorsport: Overall round win for Heimgartner despite penalty

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:12:13 +1200

Andre Heimgartner has taken the overall win at the third round of the BNT V8s held at Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna this weekend.Throughout the weekend's three races Heimgartner claimed two wins and a third placing.Heimgartner...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20183/Image1BNTV8s_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Andre Heimgartner claimed the overall win at the third round of the BNT V8s at Ruapuna. Photo / Matthew Hansen




Motorsport: Matty Hill gets first D1NZ victory despite drama

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:07:14 +1200

The first round of the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship finished in dramatic fashion with Australia's Matty Hill coming out on top of a turbulent season opener.Having taken the Pro Series pole position on Friday, Hill...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20183/0O3A5297_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Matty Hill up against South Africa's George Myburgh at Max Motors Wellington Family Speedway. Photo / Supplied




Motorsport: Marcus Armstrong wins Lady Wigram Trophy in the Toyota Racing Series

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:22:33 +1200

Christchurch-born Marcus Armstrong dominated the opening round of the Toyota Racing Series over the weekend and claimed the famous Lady Wigram Trophy in the process.The 17-year-old Ferrari Young Driver Academy member won both of...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20183/DSC_0863_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Marcus Armstrong dominated the weekend at Ruapuna. Photo / Matthew Hansen




Motorsport: Marcus Armstrong powers to Toyota Racing Series race two win

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:16:54 +1200

Kiwi Marcus Armstrong has taken a commanding victory in race two of the Toyota Racing Series at Ruapuna Raceway on Sunday afternoon.The 17-year-old made a cracking start to leap over pole-sitter Clement Novalak by the first corner...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20183/armstrong_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Marcus Armstrong won race two of the Toyota Racing Series on Sunday. Photo / Matthew Hansen




Motorsport: Felix Rosenqvist wins as Mitch Evans' race destroyed by yellow

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:01:51 +1200

Mahindra driver Felix Rosenqvist has won the Marrakesh Formula E Grand Prix while Kiwi Mitch Evans finished 13th.The New Zealander's race was ruined by a decision by officials to call a full course yellow just as he and a couple...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20183/GettyImages-884761482_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Felix Rosenqvist in action during the FIA Formula E Hong Kong 2017. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Rookie Harker pleased with debut

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:45:47 +1200

After becoming a regular frontrunner in the Toyota 86 Championship, Reid Harker stepped up to compete in the Castrol Toyota Racing Series for the 2018 season — making his debut in the series at yesterday's opening race of the season.Having...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20183/harker_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Kiwi driver Reid Harker impressed on debut in the Toyota Racing Series. Photo / Matthew Hansen




Motorsport: Honours lacking in NZ motorsport

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:37:28 +1200

I think I am a bit late getting on this particular bandwagon but my comments are not time dependant but seem to be perennially applicable.The New Years Honours.So many given to people who are doing the very thing they are paid...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20183/GettyImages-842570758_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley of Team Porsche LMP celebrate. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Heimgartner claims V8 win at Ruapuna

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:32:17 +1200

Andre Heimgartner has won the opening race of the BNT V8s at Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna on Saturday.Qualifying his Richards Team Motorsport Toyota Camry in pole position, Heimgartner lost the lead on the first lap going...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20183/BNTV8s1_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Andre Heimgartner has claimed the opening win at the BNT V8s at Ruapuna. Photo / Supplied




Motorsport: Verschoor claims first up win in Toyota Racing Series

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:53:50 +1200

Dutchman Richard Verschoor has won the opening Toyota Racing Series race of the season at Ruapuna Raceway in Christchurch.Verschoor, who led last year's championship through the first half of the series, made a superb start from...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20182/richardverschoor_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Richard Verschoor won the opening race in the Toyota Racing Series. Photo / Bruce Jenkins




Motorsport: Kiwis great chance to win series

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +1200

For the first time in a number of years Kiwi drivers will be favoured to win the Toyota Racing Series which gets underway at Ruapuna in Christchurch this weekend.The five-round, single-seater championship has been dominated by international...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20182/76d1b5a744c43d69e48cb301f73ab8af87318d80_70x71.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Marcus Armstrong had a superb run last year.




Motorsport: Marrakesh track test for Evans

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +1200

Mitch Evans will have a pretty good idea if he can be a Formula E championship contender after this weekend's round in Marrakesh, Morocco.The 23-year-old claimed his Panasonic Jaguar Racing team's maiden podium finish at the season-opening...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20182/SCCZEN_Mitch_Evans_Russian_Time_So_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Mitch Evans. Photo / Photosport.nz




Motorsport: Armstrong strong in Toyota Racing Series practice

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:36:30 +1200

The international drivers topped the timesheets on Friday practice in the Toyota Racing Series opener at Ruapuna Raceway but it was local star Marcus Armstrong that impressed most.Wet weather has dominated the past couple of days...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20182/IMAGE-MarcusArmstrong_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Marcus Armstrong in action at Ruapuna during practice for the opening TRS round. Photo / Bruce Jenkins




Racetrack motorcyclist dies after hitting wall at Hampton Downs

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:07:43 +1200

A 28-year-old Auckland motorcyclist has died in hospital after she struck a wall while riding at a Waikato raceway.On Wednesday Sasha Thompsonsuffered critical injuries in the crash at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park and was later...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20182/26804366_1567957033280220_960836095485243113_n_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=A 28-year-old Auckland motorcyclist has died in hospital after she struck a wall while riding at a Waikato raceway. Photo / Facebook




Motorsport: Teammates vital in Toyota Racing Series success

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:20:58 +1200

Working with not against teammates could prove to be a short cut to success in this year's Toyota Racing Series.The five-round one-make championship gets underway this weekend at Ruapuna Raceway in Christchurch with only a 13 cars...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20182/brendonleitch_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Brendon Leitch in action during practice ahead of the Ruapuna round of the TRS. Photo / Bruce Jenkins




Motorsport: Paddon's 2018 schedule confirmed

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:00:53 +1200

New Zealander Hayden Paddon has had his 2018 schedule confirmed by the factory Hyundai team at the official season launch in Europe.Hyundai Motorsport has announced that Paddon and Seb Marshall will share the #6 Hyundai with teammate...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/20182/GettyImages-694401946_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Hayden Paddon in action during WRC Italy in 2017. Photo / Getty Images