Kiwi rally ace Hayden Paddon makes solid start to big day at his favoured Rally of Finland

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon is eighth but is not even halfway through the 12-stage day in Finland.

Police investigate European link to Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law's kidnapping

Brazilian police investigate if kidnapping of F1 mogul's mother-in-law was work of a European mastermind.

F1 cockpit protection system delayed until 2018

​Formula One delays cockpit-protection device, despite two recent motor racing deaths.

Hayden Paddon's co-driver John Kennard primed for 'home' event in Rally Finland

Kiwi WRC star's co-driver primed for big jumps, breakneck speed and podium finish at 'home' rally.

'Speedy Kiwi' logo reappears on McLaren racer

A new McLaren race car will pay hommage to the early racers of the Bruce McLaren Motor Racing team.

More surgery for Supercars star Courtney

Supercars star James Courtney faces a lifelong battle with the injuries suffered in a freak pitlane accident.

Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law Aparecida Schunck kidnapped in Sao Paulo: reports

Brazilian criminals want $52 million for the release of Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law.

Fast car, favourite event has Hayden Paddon positive for WRC Rally Finland

Kiwi rally star aims for back-to-back podiums at his favourite event on the WRC calendar.

Super Black Racing Supercars boss Tony Lentino dies aged 42

Super Black Racing founder and owner Tony Lentino dies shortly after his team's best performance.

Brendon Hartley's Porsche team first in Germany

Brendon Hartley takes spoils in Germany.

Lewis Hamilton flips Esteban Guiterrez the bird as he overtakes in Hungarian GP

F1 world champ gestures to rival as he zooms past en route to victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Josh Coppins wins all four heats to secure MX1 title at Nelson motocross champs

Coaching may be his focus these days but former Grand Prix star Josh Coppins hasn't lost his speed on the bike.

Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian GP to take overall F1 lead from Nico Rosberg

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton retakes Formula One lead from teammate Nico Rosberg after record fifth win in Hungary.

Mitch Evans drifts to seventh in GP2 standings after struggles in Hungary

Kiwi driver's slide down points table continues after unproductive weekend in Hungary.

Craig Lowndes denies Jamie Whincup a century at Ipswich

Craig Lowndes has forced Jamie Whincup to wait for his 100th career victory.

Rosberg takes Hungarian GP pole, edges Hamilton, Ricciardo

After several disruptions, F1 leader Nico Rosberg finishes ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo.

Shane van Gisbergen late pass denies team-mate Jamie Whincup 100th Supercars win

Shane van Gisbergen makes slick pass on second-to-last lap in race one of Ipswich SuperSprint.

Kiwi driver Chris Pither takes his first pole on day of crashes in Ipswich V8 Supercars

Pye is lucky to walk away from heavy crash in practice before Pither grabs his first ever pole.

Nico Rosberg signs two-year extension at Mercedes

Nico Rosberg has signed a new contract that will keep him at Mercedes with Lewis Hamilton until the end of the 2018 season.

Nico Rosberg fastest, Lewis Hamilton crashes at Hungary Grand Prix practice

Nico Rosberg posts by far the fastest lap during second practice session for the Hungarian GP.

'Mad' Mike Whiddett blind drifts a car, using only live video images as a guide

Mike Whiddett drifted a car with blacked out windows in his "biggest challenge" yet.

Recap: Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix

Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg vie for top spot in F1.

Recap: Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix - qualifying

F1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg square off in Hungary with the winner to go top of the standings.

Kiwi driver Brendon Hartley optimistic WEC season set to turnaround at Nurburgring

Kiwi driver looks back to 2015 triumph as World Endurance Championship hits famous Nurburgring.

Lewis Hamilton poised to seize championship lead

Lewis Hamilton heads into the Hungarian Grand Prix fired up to complete a hat-trick of victories.

Scott Dixon finishes eighth at Indycar Series race in Toronto

Scott Dixon had pole position at the Indy Toronto race, but could only finish eighth.

Toyota Finance 86 driver comes out on top of motorsport academy

Jacob Smith has won the 2016 New Zealand Elite Motorsport Academy in Dunedin.

Marc Marquez wins German MotoGP for seventh consecutive year

Spanish rider claims his seventh consecutive title in Germany.

Scott Dixon on IndyCar pole for first time this season

Kiwi IndyCar driver the fastest in qualifying for the first time this season, winning pole for Indy Toronto.

Lydia Ko wins Best Female Golfer at ESPY Awards

The Kiwi golf No 1 has added another accolade to her bulging list of awards by winning her second straight ESPY Award.

Greg Murphy hoping to abdicate as King of Pukekohe

Greg Murphy wants to see another Kiwi driver dominate at Pukekohe.

Red Bull would vote against Formula 1 'halo' safety device

Proposed F1 driver safety device "an inelegant solution", Red Bull team principal says.

Mystery motorsport to be showcased at Auckland Speedshow

Kiwi engineering students are competing in an international racing series called Formula SAE.

Lewis Hamilton wins British F1 Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg penalised

Lewis Hamilton won on home turf, while teammate Nico Rosberg is penalised for breaking radio rules.

Poor finish in sprint race sees Mitch Evans slide down GP2 standings

Mitch Evans didnt' have a successful second day at Silverstone.

Shane Van Gisbergen takes victory in Townsville

Kiwi V8 driver Shane Van Gisbergen topped the podium in Townsville.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton on pole for British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for British GP with title rival Nico Rosberg second.

Mitch Evans up to second in GP2 Series after fourth-place finish at Silverstone

Mitch Evans moves into a tie for second in GP2 Series after finishing fourth at Silverstone.

Recap: Formula One British Grand Prix - qualifying

Lewis Hamilton leaves it late but claims pole position in his home F1 grand prix.

Jamie Whincup picks up 99th Supercars win to hold out Shane Van Gisbergen

Jamie Whincup extended his lead in the Supercars championship, while Shane Van Gisbergen was second.

British driver Jenson Button needs competitive car to stay in Formula One

British driver says he doesn't want to stick around in Formula 1 if he's not in a fast car next year.

Recap: F1 British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton is victorious in his home event, at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in England.

Kimi Raikkonen signs on with Ferrari until the end of 2017

Popular 37-year-old F1 driver to continue with his Italian team until the end of the 2017 season.

Lewis Hamilton fastest at British Grand Prix practice as Nico Rosberg hits trouble

Mixed day for Mercedes in practice at the British Grand Prix with one driver on track, and the other not.

'She said yes!' - Kiwi motorsport driver Brendon Hartley gets engaged

Kiwi motorsport ace Brendon Hartley proposes to his long-time partner Sarah Wilson.

Honda's Acura NSX GT3 revealed in exposed carbon fibre kit

Honda's new NSX GT3 racecar has been photographed in an all carbon fibre kit undergoing testing in the US.

Lewis Hamilton 'destroyed' room after qualifying error, says Mercedes chief Niki Lauda

F1 driver trashes a hotel suite after bombing out at the European GP, Mercedes boss Niki Lauda reveals.

Gisborne victory gives David Holder New Zealand Rally Championship victory

Mount Maunganui's former Southlander David Holder is the New Zealand Rally Champion after victory at Gisborne.

Feuding 'brainless' drivers Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg face suspensions, fines

Feuding F1 team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg threatened with drastic deterrents to stop crashes.

Hayden Paddon finishes third in Poland to sit third overall in the world rally standings

The Kiwi rally ace is now third in the overall WRC standings ahead of the next rally in Finland.
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