Motorsport

Kiwi V8 Supercars star Scott McLaughlin signs with DJR Team Penske for 2016

V8 Supercars team to have all-Kiwi driver line-up next season as Volvo star confirms move.

Scott Dixon slips to fourth in IndyCar standings after withdrawal at Road America

Kiwi driver goes from second to fourth on IndyCar ladder after mechanical issue forces withdrawal in Wisconsin.

Miller masters treacherous Assen track for maiden MotoGP win

Jack Miller becomes the first rider of an independent team to win a MotoGP race since 2006.

Hamilton and Rosberg getting along swimmingly, thanks to shared pool

Struggling Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says his relationship with Nico Rosberg is "surprisingly" good now, thanks to their shared swimming pool.

Mitch Evans turned down V8 Supercars deal to continue chasing dream in Europe

Europe-based Kiwi opted against multi-year deal with leading team in top Australasian series.

Formula E proposes competition with $1.4m prize pitting its professional drivers against gamers

Formula E proposes pitting its drivers against gamers to race in simulators for a big cash prize.

Azerbaijan Formula One race has long-term future, says promoter

Successful debut race brings predictions of a a long-term Formula One future for Azerbaijan.

Electric Honda NSX to tackle Pikes Peak

Honda's American arm lines up for iconic annual hill climb event with an electric supercar.

Mechanical issues at Le Mans puts dent in Brendon Hartley's WEC title defence

Le Mans disappointment leaves Brendon Hartley's World Endurance Championship title defence on life support.

Brendon Hartley gutted water pump costs him big time at Le Mans

Kiwi Porsche racer gutted as a water pump issue costs him any chance at Le Mans. 

Nico Rosberg cruises to victory at Formula One's Europe GP in Azerbaijan

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg wins Formula One Europe GP in Azerbaijan, as teammate Lewis Hamilton continues to struggle.

Porsche win Le Mans 24 Hours after last lap Toyota agony

Kiwi-less number two car claims the chequered flag after Toyota suffers sudden fault with five minutes remaining.

Shane van Gisbergen wins chaotic Darwin Supercars race

One Kiwi claimed the cup while another's car was battered.

Kiwis struggling at Le Mans, although Scott Dixon on track for podium finish

Scott Dixon in the hunt for class placing as other Kiwis struggle at Le Mans.

Nico Rosberg on Formula One pole in Baku after Lewis Hamilton hits wall

Nico Rosberg takes pole position in Azerbaijan after teammate and title rival Lewis Hamilton hits a wall.

Michael Caruso wins for Nissan in Darwin, Shane van Gisbergen black-flagged

Michael Caruso won Saturday's race in Darwin after Shame Van Gisbergen was sent to the back.

Le Mans triumph with Bruce McLaren still special for Chris Amon 50 years on

Kiwi Chris Amon looks back on the "single biggest achievement" of his racing career.

Lewis Hamilton leads the way in European Grand Prix practice in Baku

​Triple champion Lewis Hamilton laps fastest in practice as Formula One makes its debut in Azerbaijan.

Kiwi contender Brendon Hartley chases 'perfect race' in bid for Le Mans glory

Kiwi race car driver Brendon Hartley is preparing for a sleepless weekend.

Recap: Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Europe

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's rivalry continues as Formula 1 makes its debut in Azerbaijan.

Recap: Formula 1 - Grand Prix of Europe - qualifying

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg takes pole in Baku, while Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo on front row.

Kiwis Brendon Hartley and Scott Dixon look slick at 24 Hours of Le Mans qualifying

Kiwi drivers on the pace at qualifying for famous 24-hour race in France.

Remembering Le Mans 1966 and the Ford GT40 with Chris Amon

Chris Amon remembers the moment he and Bruce McLaren won the world's biggest endurance race.

Heat to go on V8 Supercars drivers in Darwin

Shane Van Gisbergen could be the driver to watch in the Northern Territory this weekend.

Scott Dixon racing the clock ahead of 24 Hours of Le Mans debut

Kiwi racer scrambling for practice ahead of debut at famous 24-hour race after delayed arrival in France.

Formula 1 grand prix in Baku, Azerbaijan, all for the money

OPINION: F1's shift to exotic venues all in a bid to chase dollars in rich countries where flash car dealers are not hard to find.

F1 racing coming to NZ at long last

Fifteen multi-million dollar Historic Formula One Cars will race in Taupo next year.

IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden escapes serious injury after horror crash

Josef Newgarden's car was slammed on its side and along a wall with the top of the cockpit exposed.

Brendon Hartley to honour Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at Le Mans

Brendon Hartley gets special helmet to mark 50 years since Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon won Le Mans.

Five-times national champ Mason the star turn in Saturday's Taranaki Tarmac Rally

"I regard Taranaki as by far the best tarmac rally in the country, so I'm looking forward to it."

Rally spectators: Take care where you stand

Car rallying is great to watch - but take care where you watch the action from.

Sebastian Vettel blames his failure to win the Grand Prix on two seagulls

Sebastian Vettel blames two seagulls for his failure to win the Canadian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton wins F1 Canadian Grand Prix, pays tribute to Muhammad Ali

Lewis Hamilton dedicates his Canadian Grand Prix win to late boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

Lewis Hamilton beats Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to pole in Canada

Lewis Hamilton takes Canadian GP pole with championship-leading teammate Nico Rosberg second.

Scott Dixon second in Texas and needing another good result

Scott Dixon has qualified second at Texas Motor Speedway circuit on Friday, behind Carlos Munoz.

Hayden Paddon calls crash in Rally Italia 'silly mistake'

Hayden Paddon had an accident to rule him out of Rally Italia towards the end of the second day of racing.

Recap: Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton wins the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix.

Recap: Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix - qualifying

Lewis Hamilton claims fifth pole position at Canadian Grand Prix and 53rd overall.

Hayden Paddon sixth after WRC Rally Italy opens with super special stage in Sardinia

Kiwi WRC driver equal sixth quickest as Rally Italy starts in style with exciting super special stage.

Subaru breaks Isle of Man lap record

Champion rally driver pushes tuned WRX to the limit on deadly road course.

Kurt Busch conserves fuel for Nascar win at Pocono Raceway

Busch snaps 34-race losing streak with Sprint Cup win.

Positive Paddon back in action in Rally Italia Sardegna with new car

Paddon impressed after his team build a new car in seven days after fiery end in Portugal.

Scott Dixon fifth in latest IndyCar race, moves second on championship standings

Scott Dixon finished fifth in his latest race in the IndyCar series at the Chevrolet Dual at Detroit Belle Isle.

Rossi beats Marquez in Catalunya GP duel as Lorenzo is knocked from bike

Duel ends in Valentino Rossi victory, as Jorge Lorenzo is knocked from his bike during thrilling MotoGP round.

Emma Gilmour notches first rally win in Canterbury forests

Otago driver Emma Gilmour is excited at a career first rally win in Canterbury.

Electrical fault sees Scott Dixon's podium chances dashed in latest IndyCar race

Electrical fault sees Scott Dixon's podium hopes in Detroit dashed.

Australian sidecar racer Dwight Beare dies in crash at Isle of Man

Australian Dwight Beare died following a crash during a race.

MotoGP resumes racing day after rider Luis Salom's death in Barcelona

MotoGP riders return to track, using a modified layout and honouring Moto2 rider Luis Salom.

Spanish rider Salom dies in crash at Catalunya GP - organisers

Spanish Moto2 rider dies after crashing during a practice session at the Catalunya Grand Prix.
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