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Canterbury rally driver trapped in car for two hours after 50m plunge

Rally driver trapped car for two hours after it plunged 50 metres down a bank, rolling several times.

Josiah Natzke wins at MXGP of France

Kiwi claims his first round-victory of the 2015 Euro motocross champs, cleaning up at the France MXGP.

Brendon Hartley sets pace in Le Mans 24 hour testing

NZ driver full of speed in official testing while Kiwi team-mate Earl Bamber also on the pace for famous race.

Jorge Lorenzo completes hat-trick with Mugello victory

Yamaha rider wins the Italian Grand Prix, closing the MotoGP championship gap to leader Valentino Rossi.

Scott Dixon fifth as Carlos Munoz wins at Belle Isle, Detroit

Kiwi driver Scott Dixon finishes fifth in the latest IndyCar round

Kiwi IndyCar driver Scott Dixon qualifies seventh fastest for latest race in Detroit

Kiwi IndyCar driver unable to match pace from Indy 500 in qualifying for the latest race in the series in Detroit.

FIA seeks new Formula One team to join the starting grid from 2016 season

Formula One's governing body launches tender for a potential new team that could join the starting grid as early as next season.

Consistency key as Kiwi motocross rider Josiah Natzke aims for European podium

Halfway through the European motocross season, Josiah Natzke remains in the title hunt after two consistent rounds in Spain and England.

Scott Dixon wins almost $1 million for finishing fourth at Indy 500

New Zealand's Scott Dixon still has plenty to smile about despite his fourth place finish at the Indianapolis 500 on Monday.

Josiah Natzke second at MXGP of Great Britain

Hamilton's Josiah Natzke recorded his second race win of the European motocross championships on Sunday.

Scott Dixon fourth in Indy 500 won by Juan Pablo Montoya

Kiwi driver just misses a podium finish in an action-packed Indy 500 punctuated by crashes and a tight finish.

Nico Rosberg thanks luck for Monaco Grand Prix victory

F1 driver enjoys "probably the best luck of his career" as poor pit stop timing opens road to victory.

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon closes gap on world's best at Rally Portugal

Kiwi rally driver back on track after finishing eighth after final day at the Rally Portugal.

Max Verstappen cops five place penalty for Canadian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen penalised for crash costing world champ Lewis Hamilton likely victory in Monaco GP.

Bernie Ecclestone tells Nico Rosberg that Lewis Hamilton is better for F1 business

World champ better for F1 than either Sebastian Vettel or Nico Rosberg, sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone says.

Scott Dixon records second fastest time in Indy 500 practice session

Scott Dixon's time at practice for the Indianapolis 500 was only bettered by Australia's Will Power.

New Zealand driver Richie Stanaway wins maiden GP2 race in Monte Carlo

NZ rookie driver Richie Stanaway prevails in Monte Carlo sprint race of the Formula One feeder series.

Hayden Paddon slips from sixth in WRC Rally Portugal

Kiwi rally ace remains upbeat despite gearbox-damaging incident on Rally Portugal dropping him back to seventh.

Lewis Hamilton takes his first Monaco Formula One pole

Lewis Hamilton took the first Monaco GP pole position of his career as Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg blew his own hopes of a qualifying hat-trick.

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon shines in WRC Rally Portugal

Kiwi Hayden Paddon sits eighth after the opening day of Rally Portugal.

Indy 500 poles apart for NZ driver Scott Dixon

Seven years after starting on pole and winning the Indy 500, Scott Dixon will attempt the same on Monday.

Scott Dixon still on pace as Will Power surges during last Indy 500 practice

Australian Will Power clocked the fastest time as the final practice for the 99th Indy 500 unfolded without any of the crashes that marred earlier sessions.

Jules Bianchi family hoping for a miracle as Formula One driver continues to fight

F1 driver continues to fight for his life while in a coma, seven months after horrific crash, family says.

Max Verstappen steals the show on Monaco debut

Too young to rent a car, or drive solo on public roads, but only F1 world champ faster in Monte Carlo.

Hamilton fastest, Verstappen shines at wet Monaco

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton was fastest but teenage rookie Max Verstappen stood out in Monaco GP practice.

Josiah Natzke out to improve in fourth round of the Euro motocross champs

Josiah Natzke got his first win of the season at the Spanish leg of the European motocross championships.

Nico Rosberg eager to upstage Lewis Hamilton in Monaco

Nico Rosberg would love to take the spotlight away from Lewis Hamilton at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton staying at Mercedes until 2018

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton has agreed a new three-year contract that will keep him at Mercedes until the end of 2018.

IndyCar left to 'hope-for-the-best' over body issues, crashes

IndyCar had a crisis looming well before James Hinchcliffe was injured in another spectacular accident.

Hayden Paddon: WRC Portugal return 'levels playing field'

WRC's return to north of Portugal after 14-year absence gives Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon a shot at the podium.

Marussia return to Monaco with Jules Bianchi in mind

F1 driver who won team their first and only points in team's thoughts as racing revs up in Monte Carlo.

Lewis Hamilton to seal $60m Formula One deal

World champion driver believed to be on the verge of a $18m-a-year pay rise with Mercedes.

Scott Dixon says the hard work starts now for Indy 500

Securing pole position for Indy 500 is just the start of a crucial week of practice for the famous race, NZ driver says.

Scott Dixon claims pole position for Indy 500

New Zealand driver fastest in incident-packed qualifying session for famous race he won in 2008.

Ford's Mark Winterbottom steals V8 Supercars series lead in Winton

Veteran Ford driver back on top in V8 Supercars after two wins and another podium at latest round in Winton.

Chaz Mostert and Mark Winterbottom dominate at V8 Supercars round in Winton

Pepsi Max Crew's Chaz Mostert and Mark Winterbottom dominated in the two V8 Supercar races in Winton on Saturday.

Formula One to bring back refuelling in rules revamp

F1 is set to bring back refuelling in 2017 as part of a rules revamp to make cars faster and louder.

V8 Supercars bosses may still scrap their twin-race format on Saturdays

Twin-race format on Saturdays could be scrapped later this year but V8 Supercars bosses rule out immediate change.

Helio Castroneves walks away unhurt from 'impressive' crash at Indianapolis 500 practice

Star driver walks away from crash on famous 350kmh circuit after car gets airborne on a bend.

New Zealand hopes for World Rally Championship round dashed by Australia deal

NZ hopes of hosting a World Rally Championship round look to have gone up in a ball of gravel dust.

Formula One revamp on agenda at 'crucial' strategy meeting

Formula One bosses and top teams meeting to discuss challenges of costs, falling viewing figures and youth appeal.

Danica Patrick to F1? Gene Haas not ruling it out

Gene Haas has no desire to fuel speculation nor rule out the possibility of Danica Patrick racing for his new F1 team.

Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton expects to confirm new contract at Monaco Grand Prix

British F1 ace expects to ink a new deal with Mercedes ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Josiah Natzke secures breakthrough victory at MXGP of Spain

Hamilton's Josiah Natzke secured a breakthrough victory in the European motocross championships in Spain on Sunday.

Engine failure costs Kiwi GP2 driver Mitch Evans at Barcelona event

A mechanical fault ended Kiwi driver Mitch Evans' hopes of a double podium effort in GP2 action at Barcelona.

Hayden Paddon claims historic Otago Rally win in a 40-year-old BDA Ford Escort

Hayden Paddon has pulled off one of the most incredible rally drives ever seen on New Zealand roads.

Nico Rosberg turns the tide with Spanish Grand Prix win

Mercedes driver beats teammate Lewis Hamilton for the first time this season.

Michael Schumacher's wife sells his private jet for $50 million

Formula One legend's wife sells his private jet given he's unlikely to use it again.

New Zealand IndyCar driver Scott Dixon 10th in Grand Prix of Indianapolis after early crash

Kiwi driver overcomes first lap accident to finish 10th at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

Barcelona track re-ups to host Formula One races

The Catalunya circuit will continue to host F1 races until 2019 after signing a three-year contract extension.
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