Motorsport

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg give new Mercedes car a test drive at Silverstone

F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and team-mate Nico Rosberg gave 2015 Mercedes race car a 'shakedown' test at Silverstone before a snowstorm forced an end to proceedings.

Otaki youngster firing up racing career

An Otaki 16-year-old is motoring into the lead of the New Zealand Formula First Championship.

Manawatu farmer Blake Gloyn sets world record on drag strip

Rongotea farmer Blake Gloyn drives his street car to drag-racing venues and then blasts off in it down the dragstrips.

Minimum outlay; maximum excitement in new 2k Cup car racing

Within 24 hours of hearing about 2K racing, Timaru's Andrew Kitching was committing to buying a car he'd never even seen.

Paul Kelly swaps Porsche for Firebird at Highlands Festival of Speed

Christchurch driver steps out of trademark Porsche to compete at Highlands Festival of Speed this weekend.

Kiwi driver Simon Evans out to consolidate SuperTourers lead at Hampton Downs

A few tips from Kiwi ace Shane Van Gisbergen have Simon Evans finally eyeing his first NZ motor racing championship.

Aussie F1 star eyes Lewis Hamilton's Top Gear record

Australian F1 star has set his sights on dethroning world champion Lewis Hamilton … in a Suzuki Liana.

Red Bull Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo gets into top gear for title battle

Young Aussie reckons he can take one title off Lewis Hamilton this year -- and mount proper crack at Formula One crown as well.

Huge praise for New Zealand driver Scott Dixon as new IndyCar season looms

Scott Dixon’s team-mates and management have heaped praise on the Kiwi driver as they prepare to switch their focus to the IndyCar season.

Red Bull flat out as first Formula One test looms

Former champions Red Bull are rushing to get their new F1 car ready in time for Monday's first pre-season test.

Australian V8 driver Tony D’Alberto late entry to NZ SuperTourer races field

The field for the NZ SuperTourer races at Hampton Downs this weekend continues to get beefed up with classy Australian Tony D’Alberto a late entry.

New Ferrari Formula One car called SF15-T

The car Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel hope will revive their F1 fortunes this season will be called the SF15-T.

Toyota Racing Series success for stars in waiting Jamie Conroy and Brendon Leitch

Drivers Jamie Conroy and Brendon Leitch have thrust their sport in front of everyone in Southland through their impressive results, but neither are content - they want more success.

Christchurch driver James Munro steady despite slip in Toyota Racing Series

Christchurch driver James Munro is fourth after two meetings in the five round Toyota Racing Series following the Invercargill leg last weekend.

Defending champion Hepburn ready to fire

Defending New Zealand Super Truck champion John Hepburn is hoping for a change of luck.

Scott Dixon wins 24-hour Daytona endurance event

Kiwi racer drives gritty, final 3.5-hour leg of endurance race to claim victory by 1.33 seconds.

Webb, Everett claim South Island titles

Jeremy Webb and Glenn Everett were the winners in their respective South Island Championships at Ruapuna Speedway on Saturday evening.

Mitch Evans to make 'tin top' debut in a NZ SuperTourer

Kiwi GP2 racer to compete in the upcoming Waikato 250 NZ Motor Cup at Hampton Downs.

V8s Touring Cars leaders power through south

Leading drivers in NZV8 Touring Cars TLX and TL Championship take race wins in Invercargill.

Life after the blue oval in V8 Supercars series

Mark Winterbottom has urged Ford fans to stay loyal despite the manufacturer quitting V8s series.

Ferrari boss says F1 needs a 'real revolution'

Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene says F1 needs to lift its game to win back fans who have deserted the sport.

Kenny Smith set to become F5000 world champ

Kiwi motorsport legend Kenny Smith is proving unbeatable in the classic Formula 5000s at the New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing - and it could easily score him a world championship.

Sebastien Ogier takes Monte Carlo lead as Loeb hits a rock

World rally champion Sebastien Ogier of France holds a commanding lead after day two of the season-opening Monte Carlo rally.

Pitstop Diary: Christchurch driver James Munro proves he has the talent

This season's Toyota Racing Series is already regarded as having the best driving talent we have seen in its 11-year history.

Mark Winterbottom welcomes Kiwi team Super Black Racing to V8 Supercars series

Top V8 Supercars driver says Super Black Racing will fill a void in the championship.

Nitro Circus' Travis Pastrana helps 8-year-old fan learn to ride

Young BMX rookie gets expert lessons

Thomas, 8, wanted to learn how to ride a bike. He got taught by one of the best - and most reckless - in the game.

More burn for your buck as meetings combined

Nelson's motorsport organisations are thinking outside the square - and the oval and the straight line.

Williams first to reveal 2015 Formula One car

Formula One team steal a march on racetrack rivals as first to reveal their new-look car for 2015.

Force India reveal aggressive new look for Formula One 2015

Reveal of 2015 car livery comes with a challenge for the "big boys of F1".

Bernie Ecclestone throws doubt on German Grand Prix

It's the Nuerburgring's turn, but with no deal signed the closest Germany may come to a GP is in Austria.

Bernie Ecclestone tips Lewis Hamilton for third F1 title

Formula One supremo believes reigning world champion untouchable for next few years.

Teretonga draws royalty and high rollers for weekend racing

Two 16-year-olds, one an imperial prince and the other a son of a billionaire fashion magnate, to race in Invercargill.

Sebastian Vettel a good fit for Ferrari says former world champ Surtees

German moving from Red Bull could be the man to revive team's F1 fortunes, says 1964 world champion.

Formula One grand prix start times schedule released

Five grands prix will start an hour earlier under recommendations made after Jules Bianchi's crash.

Commodore nameplate to stay in V8 Supercars beyond 2017

Pacesetter: Jamie Whincup’s Triple Eight Holden Commodore  was quickest in practice on Friday for the Sandown 500.

Holden announces intention to keep nameplate when it replaces the four-door sedan with imported model from 2018.

NZ V8 team Super Black Racing name Paul Radisich as team principal

Kiwi double world touring car champ joining Kiwi team for 2015 V8 Supercars Championship as team principal.

French Formula One driver Robert Manzon dies, aged 97

Last surviving driver from Formula One's debut world championship season in 1950, dies aged 97.

Podium place rewards 'hell of a ride'

Nelson super saloon racer Ian Burson managed his third national title podium placing on the trot at the weekend, but freely admits it was hard work.

Hockenheim to host German Grand Prix - Bernie Ecclestone

Hockenheim will host this year's German Grand Prix instead of alternating with the Nuerburgring.

NZ V8 SuperTourers eye Aussie Renee Gracie as first female driver

Australian Porsche Carrera Cup driver Renee Gracie completes successful test session at Hampton Downs.

Kiwi driver Mitch Evans looks at third year in GP2 as team talks continue

Another GP2 campaign looms for NZ motorsport ace Mitch Evans as talks continues with several teams.

2NZ doesn't cut it anymore for Ian Burson

Third one season, second the next . . . is this the year Nelson’s Ian Burson becomes the national super saloon champion?

Nascar driver Kurt Busch claims his ex is a hired killer

American motorsport star known as 'The Outlaw' makes claim in court his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin.

Strong international presence for Toyota Racing Series in NZ

The Toyota Racing Series will feature a large international entry when it arrives at Teretonga Park.

Fit Josiah Natzke virtually unchallenged at Valley champs

Hamilton's Josiah Natzke was unstoppable at the Valley Motocross Champioships over the weekend.

Asher Rees wards off title rivals

Speedway's first family added another major title to their collection when Asher Rees became the 2014-15 NZ stockcar champion in Nelson on Saturday.

Kiwi V8 Supercar driver Scott McLaughlin's Volvo is flying

High-fives just won't cut it for V8s star Scott McLaughlin - he's after Jamie Whincup's pole position.

Pitstop Diary: Christchurch's Dennis Charlett returns to defend SuperBike title

Christchurch's Dennis Charlett will return to the track to defend his title in the 2015 New Zealand Superbike Championship.

Nico Rosberg sends birthday best to 'old' rival Lewis Hamilton

Daniel Ricciardo, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg after the qualifying session for Sunday's grand prix..

F1 champ Lewis Hamilton celebrates 30th, with team mate hoping 'old' opponent will be easier to beat this season.

FIA bans under-18s from competing in Formula One

Age restriction part of new FIA rules designed to make it harder for inexperienced drivers to compete in F1.
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