Motorsport

He is just nine years old, but is Louis Sharp New Zealand's next big motor star?

Look behind you Lewis Hamilton because nine-year-old Louis Sharp is racing for the big time.

Kieran Read and Scott Dixon named in US magazine's 50 fittest male athletes

Can sitting on your bum really make you one of the world's 50 fittest male athletes? Apparently so.

Giant Indy 500 trophy built by toy-maker to celebrate 100th running of famous race

Already 1.7m tall, prize for famous motorsport race gets replica more than a metre bigger.

Kiwi Scott Dixon to start Indy 500 from 13 on the grid after fast engine change helps him

Scott Dixon unable to make ground in final qualifying, despite lightning fast engine change from crew.

Jorge Lorenzo passes Marc Marquez at end for photo-finish win at Italian MotoGP

World MotoGP champ Jorge Lorenzo passed Marc Marquez in a photo finish to claim the title.

Scott Dixon misses out on Fast Nine Shootout in Indy 500 qualifying

Kiwi driver thwarted by weather in Indy qualifying shootout .

Dramatic Formula 3 crash leaves two drivers in hospital

Two drivers in hospital after three cars tangled in a frightening high-speed collision in Austria.

Tim Slade goes back-to-back in V8 Supercars with Kiwi Fabian Coulthard third

Kiwis finish third and fourth at V8 Supercars event at Winton.

Scott McLaughlin takes lead in V8 Supercars championship after second in Winton

Scott McLaughlin drove a superb race to finish second to Tim Slade in Winton.

Kiwi WRC pair Hayden Paddon and John Kennard unhurt after car goes up in flames

Kiwi WRC competitor and co-driver unhurt after Rally Portugal crash sends car up in flames.

Scott McLaughlin gets over the bad news about Volvo to enjoy great season

Despite the team disappointments, the New Zealand driver is having an outstanding season.

Hayden Paddon is South Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year

Rally driver Hayden Paddon is the South Canterbury 'Sportsperson of the Year'.

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon seventh after WRC Rally Portugal opening special stage

After Argentina spat, Kiwi loses out in opening stage duel with three-time world rally champ in Portugal.

Kiwi WRC star Hayden Paddon keeping feet on ground for Rally Portugal

Kiwi WRC star not expecting win in Portugal, despite breakthrough triumph in Argentina.

Hayden Paddon fired up for Portugal after argument with world champion Ogier

Kiwi rally ace fired up for Rally Portugal after argument with three-time world champ Sebastien Ogier.

Mud, methanol and broken bones: Inside the mad world of speedway sidecar racers

Behind the scenes with the sidecar madmen of speedway.

Andretti drivers sweep top four spots at first Indy 500 practice, Scott Dixon fifth

Kiwi Scott Dixon fifth in first practice session ahead of Indy 500 but Andretti drivers sweep top four.

Business as usual preparation for Paddon for Portugal WRC

Kiwi star Hayden Paddon heads to the World Rally Championship round in Portugual this weekend with a business-as-usual attitude.

Formula 1 hails teen Max Verstappen for Spanish Grand Prix win

Formula 1's youngest ever grand prix winner Max Verstappen has "not put a wheel wrong".

Teenager Max Verstappen wins Spanish GP after Hamilton and Rosberg collide

Max Verstappen becomes youngest Formula One winner after Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg crash out.

Nico Rosberg 'gutted' over Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix crash with team-mate Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes F1 driver fumes at team-mate Lewis Hamilton over crash that ended their Spanish Grand Prix.

Mitch Evans endures frustrating GP2 opening round in Barcelona

Mitch Evans' GP2 Series season starts with an inauspicious result.

A year out? No way, says Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has rubbished talks he might take a one year sabbatical.

Scott Dixon seventh in Indianapolis as Simon Pagenaud extends IndyCar lead

Kiwi never threatens the lead as French driver extends overall series lead.

Lewis Hamilton denies Nico Rosberg, on F1 pole at Spanish Grand Prix

Triple F1 champion Lewis Hamilton beats teammate Nico Rosberg to pole position at the Spanish GP.

Pagenaud adds another pole win to dominant start at Indy GP

Kiwi Indycar driver Scott Dixon couldn't repeat his practice performance in qualifying.

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg back on top in Spanish Grand Prix practice

Formula One leader Nico Rosberg sets the practice pace for Spanish Grand Prix.

Recap: Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix

Dutch teen stuns with victory after Mercedes' frontrunners take each other out in the opening lap.

Recap: Formula 1 - Spanish Grand Prix qualifying

Lewis Hamilton tops his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for pole position in Barcelona.

Scott Dixon tops IndyCar timesheets after two practice sessions at Indianapolis

Kiwi reigning series champ threatens lap record in practice for Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

Formula 1 star Daniil Kvyat plays his own 'Game of Thrones' after being dropped by Red Bull

Daniil Kvyat found out he'd been dethroned from Red Bull just as he was sitting down to watch his favourite drama.

Top Kiwi 'crosser about to fly the coop

Five-time NZ MX1 motocross champion Cody Cooper has some unfinished business in the US.

Nico Rosberg aims for a Formula 1 famous five at the Spanish Grand Prix

F1 driver has a chance to equal a record shared by Michael Schumacher and Nigel Mansell.

Hayden Paddon pens open letter asking for World Rally Championship's return to NZ

Hayden Paddon has begged the WRC to return to New Zealand in 2018.

Restored South African racer gets Monaco invite

Illustrious Historic Monaco Grand Prix start beckons for little known racing car.

Five of the most beautiful cars ever raced

Racing cars don't have to be completely functional. Here are five that also have enduring aesthetic appeal.

Jorge Lorenzo wins France MotoGP, takes overall lead

Jorge Lorenzo took the overall MotoGP lead after Marc Marquez slid out during a crash-strewn French Grand Prix.

Mark Winterbottom beats Kiwi Scott McLaughlin to take Perth V8 Supercars win

Scott McLaughlin finishes second in V8 Supercars race – by 0.3 of a second.

Stunning Lowndes drive claims V8s win

A historic podium finish for the three cars of Triple Eight.

Kiwi flier Brendon Hartley helps put Porsche on pole at round two of WEC in Belgium

Brendon Hartley bounces back from crash with slick qualifying display in round two of World Endurance Champs.

Kiwi Scott McLaughlin storms around Perth course in V8s qualifying

Kiwi V8 driver Scott McLaughlin opens Perth in flying form, even after car woes.

Red Bull drop Daniil Kvyat to Toro Rosso, promote Max Verstappen

Red Bull have rejigged their drivers for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Scott McLaughlin's drive safe despite Volvo pulling the pin on V8 Supercars

Kiwi racer Scott McLaughlin will stay in a Volvo in 2017, despite the manufacturer pulling out.

Kennard's longevity rewarded

One of the lesser-publicised facts to emerge from amid the euphoria of Hayden Paddon and John Kennard's breakthrough victory in Argentina was the news that the Marlborough man had just become the oldest driver or co-driver to win a World Rally Championship round.

Kiwi rally flyer Hayden Paddon moving towards WRC glory 'one step at a time'

Hayden Paddon says "a bit more" of three things is all that separates him from a world rally championship.

Brendon Hartley ready to get championship defence underway after crash

Brendon Hartley keen to put Silverstone crash behind him as he focuses on 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

Aussie Supercars ditches the 'V8' name, looks towards turbos and fours

A name change takes the Supercars series one big step towards a more interesting, hi-tech future.

Engine failures and reprimands add to Lewis Hamilton's F1 woes

With a succession of engine troubles leaving him lagging behind teammate Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton is in trouble with race stewards.

The six most terrifying crashes from Talladega Nascar 2016 race in Alabama

One of NASCAR's biggest spectacles saw 33 of the 40 competing cars involved in some terrifying crashes in Alabama.

Rally champ John Kennard greeted at Marlborough homecoming

Kiwi rally star John Kennard got more than he bargained for when he returned to his hometown of Blenheim on Monday morning.