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Jenson Button confronted Virgin boss Richard Branson after 'blatant flirting'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:28:39 +1200

F1 ace Jenson Button has revealed he had to confront a "very very drunk" Sir Richard Branson during a meal in a high-end restaurant after the Virgin boss flirted with his then-girlfriend.He claims that an intoxicated Sir Richard...


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Motorsport: Tanak confirmed for Toyota move

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:26:30 +1200

Ott Tanak's move from M-Sport Ford to Toyota next season has been confirmed.The Estonian will join existing Toyota factory drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Esapekka Lappi in a three-car assault on the World Rally Championship in 2018.Tanak,...


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Motorsport: McLaughlin guns blazing on Gold Coast

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Kiwi Scott McLaughlin will have the bit between the teeth on the streets of Surfers Paradise this weekend as he looks to make up the ground he lost at Bathurst.The 24-year-old went to Bathurst with a handy championship advantage...


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Motorsport: Halliday makes NZ comeback

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +1200

US-based Kiwi Matt Halliday will make a comeback of sorts at next weekend's Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500.The former A1GP, Indy Lights, Carrera Cup and Supercars driver has focused mainly on the increasingly popular...


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Motorsport: Heimgartner to race NZ V8

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:38:18 +1200

Andre Heimgartner will make his racing return to a New Zealand national championship by confirming he will line-up in the BNT V8s at Pukekohe, November 3-5, aboard a Richards Team Motorsport Toyota Camry.Heimgartner is no stranger...


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Motorsport: SVG looks overseas in 2018

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:22:56 +1200

Kiwi Supercars driver Shane van Gisbergen enjoyed the benefits of a choc-full schedule last year on the way to winning his maiden Supercars crown.He won the Blancpain Endurance Series in Europe with McLaren as well as featuring...


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Motorsport: Big prize offered in Fast and Furious debut

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:14:24 +1200

One of the biggest prizes in New Zealand motorsport history is up for grabs at the Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500 next week.A $52,000 Super Charged 6.2L 2010 Chevrolet Camaro will go to one of the lucky entrants in...


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Chris Rattue: Formula One is obscene, but Brendon Hartley amazing

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:58:46 +1200

Brendon Hartley has won his dream job on nightmarishly short preparations.But one obstacle New Zealand's ninth Formula One driver won't face in the United States Grand Prix on Monday morning is a driver from the United States.That's...


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Motorsport: Title far from Fabian Coulthard's mind

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:23:46 +1200

Keeping his lead at the top of the Supercars Championship at this weekend's Gold Coast 600 is the furthest thing from Fabian Coulthard's mind.The DJR Team Penske ace is closing in on his first Supercars title and it's not only the...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201742/GettyImages-666353690_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Fabian Coulthard celebrates after winning in Tasmania earlier in the year. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Rags to riches for Andre Heimgartner

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:17:11 +1200

Kiwi racer Andre Heimgartner speaks to Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave ahead of the weekend's Supercars endurance finale on the Gold Coast. Heimgartner will again partner Tim Slade in the Brad Jones Racing Holden.


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Motorsport: Police arrest two drivers, use stun gun for bust up after crash in US

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:04:16 +1200

Two racecar drivers have been arrested after getting into a fistfight following a crash on an Indiana racetrack that ended with a police officer using a stun gun on one of the drivers.A video posted online from Saturday's race at...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201742/carnage_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Police used a stun gun to separate two drivers after a crash at a racetrack in the US. Photo / AP




Speed learning a 50 page manual - F1's Brendon Hartley on being "thrown in the deep end"

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:30:23 +1200

Speed learning a 50-page drivers' manual is among the challenges facing Brendon Hartley as he prepares for his Formula One debut in Texas on Monday morning.The Kiwi's shock call up to the Toro Rosso team a few days ago will see...


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Motorsport: Radio Sport Driven Hour Oct 16

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:13:07 +1200

Motorsport commentator Bob McMurray joins Radio Sport host D'Arcy Waldegrave to discuss all the talking points in the world of motorsport. The guys look at Brendon Hartley's Formula 1 call-up and speak to the late Chris Amon's son...


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Motorsport: Good signs as Gilmour ponders next step

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:03:53 +1200

Suzuki driver Emma Gilmour enjoyed the challenge of Rally Waitomo over the weekend more than most after a difficult New Zealand Rally Championship so far.The Dunedin-based driver came home with a solid fifth-place finish on the...


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Motorsport: Heimgartner remains Slade's co-driver

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:41:47 +1200

New Zealander Andre Heimgartner will remain with the Freightliner Racing team for this weekend's V8 Supercars Gold Coast 600.Heimgartner was a late call up to replaced the injured Ash Walsh at Bathurst, finishing in an impressive...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201742/GettyImages-857676216_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Kiwi Andre Heimgartner will partner Tim Slade this week on the Gold Coast. Photo / Getty Images




Motorsport: Hampton Downs 500 Live

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:59:07 +1200

Herald.co.nz will have live streaming of the Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500.The penultimate round of the Australian GT Championship from Hampton Downs Raceway in North Waikato will screen live on our platform on October...


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Motorsport: Encouraging result for Holden team

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:50:40 +1200

Josh Marston and David Holder were rapt to bring both the Holden Barina AP4+ cars home in the top 10 in the Rally of Waitomo over the weekend.Standing in for the team's usual driver Greg Murphy, Holder was just six seconds off a...


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Motorsport: Kiwi Porsche drivers have to wait for WEC title

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:18:15 +1200

Kiwis Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber, along with German teammate Timo Bernhard, were unable to win the World Endurance Championship at Fuji in Japan on Sunday.The factory Porsche drivers could have secured the title but rivals...


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Motorsport: F1 drive a turning point, says Evans

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 05:00:00 +1200

Kiwi driver Brendon Hartley, who has become New Zealand's first Formula One driver in 33 years, could be a "turning point" for other New Zealand drivers to break through.Hartley was confirmed to drive for the Toro Rosso team at...


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Motorsport: Hunt takes win at Waitomo

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 19:11:53 +1200

Subaru driver Ben Hunt has claimed a superb win at Rally Waitomo on Saturday to move himself right into title contention in the New Zealand Rally Championship.The 2015 champion showcased his class in a masterful performance on the...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201741/D63E0012_BHunt_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Ben Hunt has raced into championship contention after winning Rally Waitomo. Photo / Photosport