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Tony Stewart back on track weeks after tragedy

Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart made his return to competitive racing three weeks after he struck and killed a young racer in New York.

Marc Marquez leaves his mark at Silverstone

Marc Marquez

MotoGP leader Marc Marquez held off Jorge Lorenzo to win the British Grand Prix.

Scott Dixon finishes IndyCar campaign in third

Scott Dixon

Scott Dixon has finished third in the 2014 IndyCar championship after taking second place in the final race.

Consistency paying off for Shane van Gisbergen

Shane van Gisbergen

Shane van Gisbergen says he's reaping the rewards for being Mr Consistent in the V8 Supercars series this season.

Reason: Mercedes feud spotlights F1's dangers

Nico Rosberg

MARK REASON - Sunday Star Times

OPINION: We relish blood sport and Formula One delivers. But Mark Reason questions our need for speed.

Marc Marquez on MotoGP pole at Silverstone

Marc Marquez

Honda's MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez took his 10th pole position of the season at the British Grand Prix.

Death will 'affect my life forever', says Stewart

Tony Stewart

Speaking with a trembling voice, Tony Stewart says death of Kevin Ward Jr will "affect my life forever".

Mercedes disciplines Rosberg for collision at Spa

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

F1 leader Nico Rosberg apologises for colliding with team-mate Lewis Hamilton during the Belgian Grand Prix and been disciplined.

Shane van Gisbergen to compete in NZ series

Shane van Gisbergen

Shane van Gisbergen is bringing his hot V8s form home to New Zealand.

Tulloch inks deal on rare Camaro GT3 racer

Southland motor-racing icon "Inky" Tulloch is importing a rare Chevrolet Camaro racer in GT3 spec for key NZ events.

Dixon says changes have hindered bid for title

Scott Dixon

Kiwi driver says internal team changes during the offseason hampered the defence of his IndyCar title this year.

FIA taking no action against Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

F1's governing body not "intervening" in the collision-caused spat between Mercedes team-mates.

Martin Whitmarsh formally leaves McLaren

Martin Whitmarsh

Formula One racing team parts company "amicably" with ousted principal Martin Whitmarsh.

Nico Rosberg prefers to keep dispute 'internal'

Nico Rosberg

German F1 driver disagrees with team-mate's description of collision, but won't share his thoughts.

Red Bull resurgent amidst rivals' bickering

Daniel Ricciardo

As Mercedes tries to get to grips with its latest drivers' dispute, defending champion team puts moves on.

'Wheel-to-wheel' worry for Mercedes team-mates

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes F1 driver says he doesn't know if he can trust team-mate again after collision in Belgian Gand Prix.

Scott Dixon times it to win Sonoma Grand Prix

Scott Dixon

Kiwi racer claims second win of the season in IndyCar's penultimate race for 2014.

Kiwi driver Earl Bamber heats up at Spa circuit

Earl Bamber

Kiwi driver Earl Bamber has claimed his second win of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season at Spa in Belgium.

Rosberg crashes into Hamilton 'to prove point'

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton accuses Mercedes team-mate of colliding with him on purpose in race ruining incident.

Daniel Ricciardo claims Belgian Grand Prix win

Daniel Ricciardo

Australian driver claims his third Formula One win in a race steeped in controversy after leading rivals collide.

Scott McLaughlin edges over the line for victory

Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard

Scott McLaughlin has claimed Volvo's first V8 Supercar victory in Sydney in a near photo-finish.

Mitch Evans salvages fifth in atrocius conditions

Mitch Evans

NZ driver endures ''horrendous'' rain and a dubious call from race officials to claim fifth place in latest GP2 feature event.

Mitch Evans gains place in GP2 series standings

Mitch Evans

Mitch Evans moved back into the top-5 of the GP2 series after finishing fifth in the feature race in Belgium.

Disappointment for Levi Sherwood at last stop

Levi Sherwood

New Zealand freestyle motocross rider Levi Sherwood picked the worst time for his worst result of the season.

Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole at Belgium GP

Nico Rosberg

F1 leader Nico Rosberg swept to pole position at the Belgian GP with team-mate Lewis Hamilton alongside.

Shane van Gisbergen's Sydney twin race wins

Shane van Gisbergen

Shane van Gisbergen has won both 100km events in the V8 Supercars Sydney Motorsport Park round.

Young Kiwi riders ready to step up in Latvia

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New Zealand again finds itself stuck between a rock and a hard place on the international motocross front.

Max Chilton return dashes Rossi's debut hopes

Max Chilton

Marussia reinstated British driver Max Chilton for the Belgian GP, a day after the team dropped him for American Alexander Rossi.

Hamilton gives Nico Rosberg the Spa treatment

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton lapped six tenths of a second faster than Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg in a twice halted Belgian GP practice session.

Team mates Rosberg and Hamilton at odds again

Lewis Hamilton

Championship leader Nico Rosberg and Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton appear to be at odds again.

Tony Stewart withdraws from third Nascar race

Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart will skip this weekend's Nascar race, the third event he has missed since being involved in a fatal on-track accident.

Red Bull defend signing of teen Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing

Formula One team say 16-year-old has already shown he's championship material and not a "risk" as rivals say.

Teenager set to become F1's youngest driver

Toro Rosso

At only 16, Max Verstappen is set to become the youngest ever driver in Formula One.

Scott Dixon finishes fourth at Milwaukee Mile

Scott Dixon

Kiwi racer finishes fourth in 229 lap race of a one-mile oval, leaving his championship hopes in trouble.

Demise of the V8 won't faze Supercars driver

Jamie Whincup

DAVID LONG - Sunday News

V8 Supercars' leading driver Jamie Whincup has no qualms about the series changing its name and "V8" being dropped.

Kevin Ward Jr remembered as 'small-town boy'

Kevin Ward Jr.

Kevin Ward Jr. was remembered as a ''small-town boy'' who loved motorsport during his funeral today.

Tragic scenario for one of Nascar's good guys

Tony Stewart

Forget vacation or a night's rest, after winning NASCAR's Brickyard 400 Tony Stewart travelled to Iowa to watch sprint car races.

'Monster' Tajima reaching for the Sky again

'Monster' Tajima

Japanese hillclimb star "Monster" Tajima is back in Central Otago with only one thing on his mind - to win.

Ecclestone bribery case closed after payment

Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has made the US$100 million payment he agreed to last week, formally closing the bribery case against the F1 boss.

Sebastian Vettel has lost 'feeling for the car'

Sebastian Vettel

After winning four consecutive F1 world drivers' titles, Red Bull Racing star "worn out" from his success.

No evidence of crime committed in race death

Tony Stewart

No facts support there was criminal conduct on part of racer who struck and killed crashed rival, sheriff says.

Marquez wins 10th consecutive MotoGP race

Marc Marquez

Spanish rider becomes the first in 17 years to win 10 consecutive MotoGP races.

Tony Stewart 'visibly shaken' after race death

Kevin Ward

No criminal charges laid against champion driver who struck and killed rival who approached on foot mid-race.

Stewart questioned after collision kills rival

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Sprint car driver seemingly angered by on-track incident killed after climbing from his car mid-race and walking towards rival.

Jeff Gordon takes Nascar pole at Watkins Glen

Nascar

Jeff Gordon has won the Sprint Cup pole for the Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International.

Shane van Gisbergen upbeat despite placings fall

Shane van Gisbergen

Kiwi V8 driver Shane van Gisbergen down from fourth to sixth place in championship but staying positive.

Scott McLaughlin's Nascar dream put on hold

Scott McLaughlin

DAVID LONG - Sunday Star Times

New Zealand's Scott McLaughlin said he was able to bend the ear of Nascar drivers is not ready to make the move yet.

Scott McLaughlin fancies V8 endurance series

Scott McLaughlin

Kiwi V8s driver Scott McLaughlin believes his 2014 season gamble has already paid off but knows he has more to show.

Death in Schumacher medical files theft case

Michael Schumacher

Man suspected of leaking F1 champion's medical files found dead in police cell.

Money talks for F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone

State prosecutorssay they'd accept Bernie Ecclestone's offer of a $117m payment to end bribery trial.
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