Motorsport

Evans finishes fourth in GP2 drivers' championship

Kiwi racing car driver ace confirms his final placing in GP2 drivers' championship with a podium finish in Abu Dhabi.

Veteran picks McLaughlin as driver to watch

V8s veteran Craig Lowndes believes Scott McLaughlin will be one of the main challengers to Red Bull Racing.

Rosberg beats Hamilton for pole in Abu Dhabi

Nico Rosberg beat title favourite Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the decisive Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.

Advantage to Hamilton in Abu Dhabi practice

Lewis Hamilton claimed an early advantage over title rival Nico Rosberg with fastest lap in Abu Dhabi practice.

Nascar's Marcus Ambrose cranks up V8s return

Returning V8s champ admits even he may not have been able to stop Jamie Whincup's record sixth series title.

Greg Murphy swaps V8 for shopping trundler

Racing legend swaps his V8 for a shopping trundler and a quick lap around a supermarket at Warkworth.

Raikkonen envisages Ferrari fun with Vettel

Kimi Raikkonen envisages fun times ahead at Ferrari with the F1 team signing Sebastian Vettel.

Lewis Hamilton unfazed by F1 title pressure

F1 drivers' championship leader plays down challenge ahead of him in title-deciding, season-ending grand prix.

Briton Stevens to make F1 debut for Caterham

Will Stevens will make his F1 debut alongside Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi for Caterham at the Abu Dhabi GP.

Sebastian Vettel to replace Alonso at Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel hopes to emulate Michael Schumacher as he replaces Ferrnando Alonso at Ferrari.

Hamilton, Rosberg braced for F1 showdown

Lewis Hamilton goes into season-ending Abu Dhabi GP leading Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by 17 points.

Michael Schumacher paralysed, says friend

F1 ace reportedly paralysed and has difficulty with his speech almost a year after skiing accident.

Nine-time Le Mans winner Kristensen to retire

All-time most successful Le Mans 24-hour race driver to quit the sport, giving up his quest for a 10th victory.

Alain Prost slams Abu Dhabi double F1 points

F1 legend hits out at the "Abu Double" as drivers prepare for the season-ending grand prix in the UAE.

F1 driver Jules Bianchi out of artificial coma

F1 driver critically injured after crashing into a tractor at the Japanese Grand Prix takes important step in his recovery.

Super Black Racing chase full-time V8s licence

Super Black Racing after V8s contract held by Dick Johnson Racing’s Scott Pye, but are also exploring other options.

McLaren delay their 2015 driver announcement

Jenson Button fans made to wait as McLaren F1 team postpones naming of its 2015 driver team.

British duo create History with Trophy victory

Vince Bristow and Dean Mitchell take out Historic Trophy in Silver Fern Rally to become first international crew to win event.

Paddon on way home after successful season

Kiwi in the points of the World Rally Championship finale in Wales, fighting his way back to finish 10th.

'Abu Double' last roll of the dice for F1 team

Mercedes may have stitched up both Formula One titles, but for some smaller teams it might be one last blast.

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon 10th in Rally Wales

Kiwi Hayden Paddon has finished in the points in the World Rally Championship finale in Wales.

Snow cuts Coronet Peak Hill Climb race short

The Coronet Peak Hill Climb cut short on Saturday, with snow flurries creating dangerous conditions for the 31 drivers.

Scott Mclaughlin snatches Phillip Island V8 win

Kiwi driver Scott McLaughlin claims his second V8 win of the weekend and fourth of the season at Phillip Island.

Teen driver Caleb Cross wins Formula Ford

Schoolboy driver Caleb Cross wins second round of Ace Hire South Island Formula Ford Championship at Timaru International Raceway.

Stormy start to epic 24-hour multisport race

Tim Farrant and JJ Wilson of Christchurch took out the Southern Lakes Multisport Club's 24 hour race on Saturday.

Hayden Paddon competitive on level playing field

Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon displayed his trademark determination on the second day of Wales Rally GB to improve to 11th.

British pair rally to take Silver Fern title

Vince Bristow and Dean Mitchell claimed the Historic Trophy in the 2014 Silver Fern Rally which ended on Saturday.

Hayden Paddon on cusp of Wales Rally top 10

Day of dogged determination pays off for Kiwi driver poised to make the top 10 of the Wales Rally GB.

Jamie Whincup takes sixth V8 Supercars title

Jamie Whincup scorched chief title rival Mark Winterbottom to claim fourth-straight V8 Supercars title.

NZ V8 drivers in thick of action at Phillip Island

Scott McLaughlin tastes victory at V8 Supercars Phillip Island 400 while fellow Kiwis clash in bizarre incident.

Paddon in 12th at opening of Wales Rally GB

Kiwi Hayden Paddon sits in 12th after eight stages in the Wales Rally GB.

Caterham to race F1 Abu Dhabi season-ender

Caterham’s Kamui Kobayashi crashes at Albert Park.

Caterham F1 team will race in the Abu Dhabi season-ender despite still falling short of a financial target.

F1 not interested in young fans - Ecclestone

Formula One would rather cater for rich over-70s than chase a younger generation that cannot afford luxury watches.

British duo bag overall lead in Silver Fern Rally

Vince Bristow and Dean Mitchell claim lead of Silver Fern Rally with five special stages remaining.

Craig Lowndes fastest in Phillip Island practice

Craig Lowndes has led a Red Bull one-two during practice at the V8 Supercars round in Phillip Island.

Shane van Gisbergen eager for big V8 finish

Kiwi V8 Supercars driver eager for a strong finish to the season to secure a championship podium spot.

Kenny Smith joins Collins at Formula Fords

Ken Smith will join Michael Collins at opening round of the 2014-15 NZ Formula Ford Championship.

Hayden Paddon confident ahead of Wales rally

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon is hoping for a top-five finish at Wales Rally GB.

Silver Fern Rally produces long day of drama

Jeff Judd

UK pair Vince Bristow and Dean Mitchell have seized the smallest of leads in the Silver Fern Rally.

Silver Fern Rally is right up Brit Tysoe's alley

Simon Tysoe

Englishman Simon Tysoe loves everything about the Silver Fern Rally, which stopped in Timaru overnight.

Sauber: F1 big boys want the independents out

Sauber

Major F1 teams want to eliminate smaller indpendent teams from the competition, Sauber boss says.

Ford Escorts dominate rally's historic section

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The Timaru Herald

Christchurch's Jeff Judd and Mark Smith are leading the Historic Trophy section of the Silver Fern Rally after the third day.

Rosberg fends off rival Hamilton to win Brazil GP

Nico Rosberg

F1 driver closes the gap on team-mate and drivers' championship leader with narrow win at Interlagos.

Last lap petrol drama in Highlands 101

Tony Quinn and Garth Tander have snatched a dramatic win in the Highlands 101 endurance race.

Muscat double seals GT title at Highlands track

A Highlands double has steered Richard Muscat to victory in the Australian GT Championship at Cromwell.

Nico Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole in Brazil

Nico Rosberg

Germany's Nico Rosberg chalked up his 10th pole position of the season, beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

Kiwi driver van Gisbergen tipped for big things

Shane van Gisbergen

DAVID LONG - Sunday News

Kiwi driver Shane van Gisbergen tipped to mount a serious challenge against the might of Red Bull Racing next year.

Valentino Rossi earns 50th career MotoGP pole

Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi steered his Yamaha to his 50th career pole position in MotoGP at the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix.

Ecclestone rejects Caterham's 'begging bowl'

Bernie Ecclestone

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone slammed Caterham's plan to raise funds from fans as a 'disaster'.

Nico Rosberg fastest in Brazilian GP practices

Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg took the fight to championship-leading Lewis Hamilton with the fastest laps in both Brazilian Grand Prix practice sessions.