Motorsport

Lando Norris to push hard at Manfeild despite big TRS lead

Lando Norris is in the box-seat for his first Toyota Racing Series victory.

Mad Mike Whiddett: a wet track makes me much less of a leadfoot

Top Kiwi drifter opens up about going sideways, getting respect - and the best moment of his career.

Six women making impact in racing series pit lane as NZ Grand Prix looms

Females making inroads into pit lane of Australasia’s top single-seater motor racing series, which reaches its climax on Sunday.

Paeroa's Battle of the Streets celebrates 25 years

A tragedy in Paeroa lead to the suggestion of a street motorcycle race to put the town back on the map in a positive way.

Josiah Natzke becomes Red Bull's youngest Kiwi rider as European season awaits

Josiah Natzke is New Zealand's youngest Red Bull athlete, having got his hands on the sought after helmet this month.

McLaren CEO pays tribute as Bruce McLaren's widow Patty McLaren passes away

NZ motor-racing great Bruce McLaren's widow Patty McLaren-Brickett has passed away.

Restored NZ Grand Prix Austin Healey to make worldwide show debut

A restored 1953 Austin Healey that raced in the 1954 NZ Grand Prix to make its worldwide public show debut in the UK.

Hayden Paddon hopes high for Rally Sweden

Hayden Paddon wants a good result in the snow and ice of Rally Sweden.

Baby plays part as Josh Wells makes New Zealand Sidecar Championship in Invercargill

There is no doubting Josh Well's passion for speedway.

Harwood fronts for Teams Champs finals despite charred car

Despite his car being left a blackened mess, Nelson Tigers' Shane Harwood kept on racing on Sunday night.

World-class riders wow crowd at 2016 Farm Jam at Otapiri Gorge

Levi Sherwood struggles through Farm Jam with ankle injury.

Brendon Leitch picks up more points in Toyota Racing Series

Brendon Leitch fifth in competition standings.

Farm Jam draws international spotlight to Central Southland farm

An international spotlight hovered over a Central Southland sheep farm on Saturday.

Norris has one hand on Toyota Racing Series title

Pint sized, 16-year-old English teenager Lando Norris, has his sights set on the Toyota Racing Series, which finishes with the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild next weekend, after winning the Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy at Taupo on Sunday.

James Douglas and Ricky Pubben deliver a first for Oreti Park at NZ Sidecar Championships

James Douglas and Ricky Pubben made history on Saturday night.

Big weekend of NZ motorsport underway in Taupo and Palmerston North

A capacity crowd of 15,000 watched as the Hawke's Bay Hawkeyes smashed their way into the National Teams' Stockcar Champs semis.

Three teams unbeaten in qualifying at New Zealand Sidecar Championships at Oreti Park

With three teams emerging unbeaten from qualifying, racing promises to be fierce at Saturday's New Zealand Sidecar Championship at Oreti Park Speedway.

Eagles import feeling confident ahead of Teams Champs

Chris Flett is back racing at the Speedway Teams Champs this weekend.

Rees happy to be back at the Teams Champs

Peter Rees is stoked to be back at the Teams' Champs.

Southland's Brendon Leitch in tight race for Toyota Racing Series success in Taupo

Southland's Brendon Leitch is in a tight race to reach his goal of finishing on the podium in the Toyota Racing Series.

Freestyle motocross star Levi Sherwood says Farm Jam is his holiday

Levi Sherwood to start 2016 campaign at Farm Jam.

Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber maintain fond memories of the NZ Grand Prix

Two Kiwi Porsche drivers at the top of their game say experiencing the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild was deeply influential on their subsequent elevation to international careers.

Michael Schumacher news 'not good' - Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo

Former F1 world champion's Ferrari boss reveals all is not well for the motorsport great.

Southland's Scott O'Donnell aims for podium finish at Bathurst 12 hour race

Southland's Scott O'Donnell is hoping it is eighth time lucky when his team competes in Class B at the Bathurst 12 hour race on Sunday.

Paul Humphrey hunts New Zealand sidecar championship at Oreti Park Speedway

 Paul Humphrey was a "passenger" the first time he earned the title of New Zealand sidecar champion. Now he's aiming to claim his third as a rider.

Magnussen returns in new-look Renault F1 team

Kevin Magnussen is back in the drivers seat after joining the Renault F1 team.

Auckland Councillor survives Waikaraka Park demolition derby

Denise Krum has come away unscathed from her first demolition derby.

Formula One car takes on Bath rugby scrum in power battle

See who wins in this test of man power v horse power.

Nascar owner Rick Hendrick pays NZ$1.8m for first 2017 Honda/Acura NSX

Nascar race team owner pays nearly 10 times normal retail price for first new generation NSX supercar.

Billionaire's teen son joins Force India Formula One team

Teenage son of a Russian billionaire takes a key step in his dream to race Formula One.

Australian freestyle motorbike rider Ryan Brown hails Farm Jam event

World's best to converge on Otapiri Gorge farm again.

Toyota Racing Series: Brendon Leitch remains in championship hunt

Invercargill's Brendon Leitch sits fifth in a very tight Toyota Racing Series points table.

Toyota Racing Series: Invercargill's Brendon Leitch fastest in first practice sessions

Invercargill driver Brendon Leitch grows in confidence.

Super Black Racing secure racing licence, sponsor

New sponsor, new contracts and a new main driver as Super Black Racing gear up for season.

Legendary Nascar announcer Barney Hall dies

Hall was involved in broadcasting stock car racing for more than 50 years.

Alex Premat to partner Shane Van Gisbergen in V8 Supercars

Alex Premat has split with Scott McLaughlin and will partner Shane Van Gisbergen in 2016

Southland's Brendon Leitch seeks consistency in Toyota Racing Series at Hampton Downs

Southland's Brendon Leitch is aiming for an improved showing in the third round of the Toyota Racing Series at Hampton Downs.

Hayden Paddon hits Twitter with Q&A

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon is a popular person when it comes to social media.

Paddon takes positives from tough Rallye Monte Carlo

Kiwi Hayden Paddon finishes Rallye Monte Carlo in 25th spot after a tough debut in the French Alps.

Teretonga Park: Southlanders show promise in Touring Car and Formula Ford series

Young Invercargill driver Liam MacDonald shows plenty of pace and skill. 

Taranaki motorcycle ace in hospital following another serious crash

Taranaki motorcycle ace Shaun Harris is again fighting for his life following a serious crash at the Timaru International Motor Raceway.

Toyota Racing Series: Southland's Brendon Leitch mixes it with the best at Teretonga Park

Southland's Brendon Leitch has yet again produced a spectacular performance at his home track of Teretonga Park on Sunday.

Frost freezes others out of superbikes at Levels

Sloan Frost proved hard to beat around Levels on his Suzuki GSX-R1000 as he chases his first superbike title.

Pete Stenning stunning at Southland Classic Solo Championship at Oreti Park Speedway

Three Southland championship titles were contested at Oreti Park Speedway on Saturday night.

Horror crashes 'all part of motorsport', driver says after truck rolls at Invercargill's Teretonga Park

Garry Price could only watch as fellow race driver lost control of truck and slammed into barrier.

Hayden Paddon bounces back at Monte Carlo in WRC event

Hayden Paddon finishes an impressive second in stage 12 at Rally Monte Carlo after bouncing back from a crash.

Motorcyclist injured after raceway accident in Timaru

A 50-year-old motorcyclist is in a critical condition in Christchurch Hospital after coming off his bike at the Timaru International Motor Raceway.

Indian teenager Jehan Daruvala takes out Toyota Racing Series opener in Invercargill

India's Jehan Daruvala wins race one of Toyota Racing Series

Huntly gears up for the New Zealand Stockcar Championships

Out-of-towners be warned: Huntly drivers are not going to let you get a place in the final without a fight.

Paddon crashes out of Monte Carlo contention

Kiwi Hayden Paddon's debut at Rally Monte Carlo has halted after losing a wheel.
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