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Brendon Hartley settles for fifth in Austin

Brendon Hartley

Brendon Hartley finishes a disappointing fifth in the latest round of the world endurance championship.

Brendon Hartley finishes fifth in endurance race

Brendon Hartley

Kiwi driver dealt a cruel hand in flooded race as early problems put him behind in race finished on a red flag.

Lewis Hamilton goes top with Singapore win

Lewis Hamilton

Emphatic victory at Singapore Grand Prix propels Briton ahead of German team-mate in drivers' championship.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo takes positives from qualifying

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo upbeat despite seeing a first F1 pole position snatched away from him in Singapore.

Greg Murphy could throttle big Bathurst win

Greg Murphy

DAVID LONG - Sunday News

Greg Murphy was outstanding at the Sandown 500 last weekend and could be on his way to winning Bathurst for the fifth time.

Another all-Mercedes front row, Hamilton pole

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton edged his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg on his final flying lap to secure pole for the Singapore GP.

Formula One backtracks on team radio silence

McLaren Formula One

F1 has back-tracked on a planned clampdown on radio messages for reasons of fairness but remains determined to end driver 'coaching'.

Hamilton tops Singapore GP practice sheets

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Singapore GP, while Nico Rosberg suffered a setback.

Kiwi tastes victory at UK classic car race meet

timaru goodwood revival lotus roger wills

Kiwi wins prestigious trophy at the Goodwood Revival classic car race meeting in England.

Inky Tulloch’s Camaro bound to draw crowd

Ian ’Inky’ Tulloch and Grant Aitken

Southland motorsport personality Ian ''Inky'' Tulloch is set to turn a few heads - well, his car will at least.

Ecclestone backs F1 clampdown on team radio

Bernie Ecclestone

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed a clampdown on the use of team radio to help drivers, claiming it was his idea.

Smoky haze an issue before Singapore F1 race

Singapore haze

A 'unhealthy' haze has drifted over Singapore clouding the build-up to the city-state's glamour sporting spectacle - the Formula One night race.

Nascar star Tony Stewart may yet face charges

Tony Stewart

Fatal sprint car crash case referred to grand jury, meaning three-time Nascar champ may still face charges.

Kennard enjoys life riding shotgun with Paddon

John Kennard

Marlborough vineyard owner combines wining and driving as right-hand man for NZ's leading rally car driver, Hayden Paddon.

Marcos Ambrose sets sights on Bathurst win

Marcos Ambrose

He's already won two V8 Supercars titles, now Marcos Ambrose has his sights set on victory at Bathurst.

Valentino Rossi wins San Marino Grand Prix

Valentino Rossi

Italian MotoGP rider claims his first win on home soil since his 2009 victory at San Marino.

Greg Murphy pushes forward to second place

Greg Murphy

Greg Murphy rolled back the years and shared a spot on the podium at the Sandown 500 today as he and James Courtney finished second.

Hayden Paddon finishes 6th in Australian leg

Hayden Paddon

Hayden Paddon has recorded the best finish of his brief four-race career, continuing his impressive development throughout a breakthrough season.

Finishing Bathurst will suffice, says V8 rookie

Andre Heimgartner

DAVID LONG - Sunday News

One of New Zealand's newest V8 drivers, Andre Heimgartner, says just finishing Bathurst next month will be a success.

Hayden Paddon drops to 7th at Rally Australia

Hayden Paddon

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon's top-five aspirations in the latest round of the WRC appear out of reach.

Haydon Paddon still sixth in Rally Australia

Hayden Paddon

Kiwi rally driver holds his own in Rally Australia, maintaining his sixth-place ranking on the second day.

Mexico returns on 20-race 2015 F1 schedule

McLaren Formula One

The F1 calendar will expand to a record-equalling 20 races next season with Mexico returning in November after a 23-year absence.

Italian company Aprilia to return to MotoGP

Aprilia will return to MotoGP next season, a year earlier than previously announced, the Italian company said.

Hayden Paddon sits sixth at Rally Australia

Hayden Paddon

Hayden Paddon is tracking for the best finish of his debut season in the World Rally Championship.

Frustrated Paddon off pace in Coffs Harbour

Hayden Paddon

Hayden Paddon is in seventh place overall midway through the opening day of Rally Australia.

Holy expletive! Ferrari race prep fun, terrifying

Ferrari Challenge

When Jason H Harper pulled into the pits his fire-resistant socks were soaked through with sweat and he had only been the co-driver.

Auckland race weekend moves to November

Mark Winterbottom

Auckland's V8 Supercars event could be the deciding round for next year's series.

Formula 1 bans performance communications

Formula One steering wheel

Formula One administrators ban radio communications that help improve car or driver performance.

Pitstop Diary: Pressure on Paddon in Australia

Hayden Paddon

Geraldine driver Hayden Paddon and co driver John Kennard pair up again for the next WRC round in Australia.

Paddon hopes 'local' knowledge helps campaign

Hayden Paddon

Hayden Paddon hopes his knowledge of Coffs Harbour roads will ensure his WRC campaign resumes smoothly.

Max Verstappen drives in first Formula One test

Max Verstappen

Dutch teen gives impression he's been driving F1 cars for "quite a while" in his first stint at the wheel in testing.

Michael Schumacher leaves hospital for home

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher leaves hospital to continue recovery but faces "a long and difficult road ahead".

Earl Bamber confirms rookie status at Monza

Earl Bamber

A podium finish at Monza has handed Kiwi driver Earl Bamber the rookie's trophy in the Porsche Supercup.

Rosberg error as Hamilton takes at Italian GP

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his victory in Formula One's Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Nico Rosberg cracks under pressure allowing Lewis Hamilton through to win the F1's Italian GP.

Banged-up rider Harris vows to return to racing

Shaun Harris

A motorcycle crash cost Shaun Harris seven years of his life but he can't wait to ride again.

Mitch Evans gets podium finish at Monza GP2

Mitch Evans

New Zealand driver claimed another podium finish in the GP2 series, finishing third in the feature race at Monza.

Greg Murphy supercharged after V8 test drive

Greg Murphy

Greg Murphy says there is a vast improvement in the HRT car he'll be driving in the endurance rounds of the V8 Supercars series compared to last year.

Super Black Racing boss has big V8s ambitions

Tony Lentino

Super Black Racing owner Tony Lentino wants to run two cars in the V8 Supercars series in 2016 and has ambitions to increase that number.

Hamilton beats Nico Rosberg to Italian GP pole

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton set himself up as favourite for the Italian GP after beating championship-leading team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg to pole.

Hamilton suffers electrical problems at Monza

Lewis Hamilton

Electrical gremlins held up Lewis Hamilton in Italian Grand Prix practice after the Mercedes driver had topped times in the morning.

Teen racer Liam MacDonald on track to big-time

Liam MacDonald

Liam MacDonald is used to getting looked up and down when steps out of his racing car.

Bored Fernando Alonso set to stick with Ferrari

Fernando Alonso

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has rejected persistent speculation that he is set to move teams next year.

Tight circuit set to test V8 SuperTourer drivers

Greg Murphy

The big boys of New Zealand motorsport, the V8 SuperTourers, are set to hit Timaru for the first time in March next year.

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.

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.

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.

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".
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