Motorsport

Red Bull drop Daniil Kvyat to Toro Rosso, promote Max Verstappen

Red Bull have rejigged their drivers for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Scott McLaughlin's drive safe despite Volvo pulling the pin on V8 Supercars

Kiwi racer Scott McLaughlin will stay in a Volvo in 2017, despite the manufacturer pulling out.

Kennard's longevity rewarded

One of the lesser-publicised facts to emerge from amid the euphoria of Hayden Paddon and John Kennard's breakthrough victory in Argentina was the news that the Marlborough man had just become the oldest driver or co-driver to win a World Rally Championship round.

Kiwi rally flyer Hayden Paddon moving towards WRC glory 'one step at a time'

Hayden Paddon says "a bit more" of three things is all that separates him from a world rally championship.

Brendon Hartley ready to get championship defence underway after crash

Brendon Hartley keen to put Silverstone crash behind him as he focuses on 6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

Aussie Supercars ditches the 'V8' name, looks towards turbos and fours

A name change takes the Supercars series one big step towards a more interesting, hi-tech future.

Engine failures and reprimands add to Lewis Hamilton's F1 woes

With a succession of engine troubles leaving him lagging behind teammate Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton is in trouble with race stewards.

The six most terrifying crashes from Talladega Nascar 2016 race in Alabama

One of NASCAR's biggest spectacles saw 33 of the 40 competing cars involved in some terrifying crashes in Alabama.

Rally champ John Kennard greeted at Marlborough homecoming

Kiwi rally star John Kennard got more than he bargained for when he returned to his hometown of Blenheim on Monday morning.

The five ugliest racing cars

Beauty doesn't necessarily mean speed, so nowhere has it been written that racing cars need to be pretty.

Nico Rosberg makes it seven F1 wins in a row with Russian Grand Prix victory

Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg makes it seven victories in a row, as teammate Lewis Hamilton fights back for second place.

Mercedes F1 boss hits back at conspiracy theorists' claims about Lewis Hamilton

Is Lewis Hamilton's Formula One team sabotaging him? "No" is the short answer from Mercedes' team boss Toto Wolff.

Hayden Paddon hits rivals for six on final day of Rally Whangarei

Hayden Paddon wins all six stages on final day in Whangarei as Indian driver takes top honours.

Nico Rosberg on pole for Russian GP as Lewis Hamilton hits trouble

F1 leader Nico Rosberg secures pole for the Russian GP as Lewis Hamilton suffers misfortune.

Recap: Formula 1 - Russian Grand Prix qualifying

Nico Rosberg grabs pole position in Sochi as Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton breaks down.

Double setback for Hayden Paddon as German driver leads Rally Whangarei

Kiwi WRC star hits double trouble on second day of Rally Whangarei.

Formula One reaches deal on making engines cheaper

In a boost for the smaller teams, engines will be cheaper and more standardised.

Lewis Hamilton fastest in Russia Grand Prix practice, Sebastian Vettel stops

Lewis Hamilton boosted his morale with the fastest lap in Russian Grand Prix practice.

Kiwi champion Hayden Paddon leading Rally of Whangarei after two short stages

Not yet over his jet-lag having won the Rally of Argentina, Hayden Paddon is back into his work.

Recap: Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg bags his seventh straight win, taking victory at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi.

Daniel Ricciardo to test aeroscreen cockpit protection in Sochi F1 practice

Australian F1 driver to handle practice run at Sochi with a new cockpit protection device.

Lewis Hamilton needs a Russian hat-trick to close the gap on Nico Rosberg

F1 world champ desperate for a May Day victory in Sochi to keep his title defence on track.

F1 driver Rio Haryanto launches crowd-sourced fundraising drive to raise $24.5m

Smallest team on the track thinks big with text messaging appeal for $24m needed to stay in the race.

Kiwi drifter 'Mad Mike' is back from Formula Drift California

Kiwi burnout king NZ-bound after tearing up the sands and streets of California's Long Beach.

Graeme Crosby and the Kawasaki Zeds that return from the dead

A Kiwi motorcycle-racing icon is now bringing classic bikes back to life.

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon receives huge welcome home

"Absolutely incredible. I've never come home to that sort of response. It makes it feel a little bit more real."

Hayden Paddon: 'At first we didn't believe our time'

OPINION: NZ's WRC victor describes how he drove the stage of his life when it mattered most.

Hayden Paddon targets tarmac improvement as key to WRC title hopes

Victorious NZ rally star's rise to world No 2 unearths a gravel path to rival the best in WRC.

Hayden Paddon backer regrets not going to Argentina for rally win

Paddon backer wishes he had gone to Argentina but overjoyed with win.

Hayden Paddon wins Rally of Argentina to be first Kiwi winner of a WRC round

Kiwi driver produces the "stage of my life" to make NZ motorsport history with victory in the WRC.

Hayden Paddon uses silver fern flag in celebration after Rally Argentina win

Kiwi rally driver puts past trouble of NZ-Aussie flag mix-ups behind him, opting for a silver fern celebration.

Top five New Zealand motorsport achievements

Hayden Paddon's victory in Argentina thrusts his name up among the Kiwi motorsport greats.

Early spin costs Scott Dixon in latest round of IndyCar championship

Kiwi driver unable to recover from a second lap spin despite being fastest on track in the latest IndyCar race.

Who are Rally of Argentina winners Hayden Paddon and John Kennard?

Kiwi rally ace Hayden Paddon secured his first World Rally Championship stage victory on Monday morning, but who is he and what kind of achievement is that?

Valentino Rossi wins Spanish Grand Prix from pole

After seven winless months, the Italian MotoGP great flies to one of his most satisfying career victories.

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon poised for WRC win, leads Rally of Argentina

A crash from his closest rival has left Hayden Paddon in front in Argentina.

Scott Dixon fourth on grid at Alabama IndyCar

New Zealand IndyCar star Scott Dixon has qualified fourth for the Alabama IndyCar Grand Prix.

Speedway flyer Jason Bunyan on verge of historic unbeaten season at Rosebank

NZ's fastest man on two wheels around a speedway track is one day away from yet another record.

New Zealand driver Hayden Paddon third after Rally Argentina day one

Kiwi driver just 11 seconds behind the leader after day one.

Andre Heimgartner disappointed by treatment at Super Black Racing

Young driver felt things were turning around when he was cut.

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon sets pace at Argentina's WRC shakedown

Kiwi driver shows he has the pace by blitzing shakedown stage at latest WRC event.

Special Chevrolet Camaro gets pace car honours at 100th Indianapolis 500

A unique Chevrolet Camaro will serve as pace car for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in May.

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon prepared for Argentinian challenges

Geraldine's Hayden Paddon wishes his trip back to his home land was longer.

Amazing blind backflip over speeding race car

It seems crazy, but a stuntman has completed a no-look backflip over a car racing towards him at about 100kmh.

Kiwi race car driver Brendon Hartley admits his fault in nasty crash at Silverstone

Kiwi race car driver says he will learn from mistake in opening round of World Endurance Champs.

Jorge Lorenzo to leave Yamaha for Ducati in MotoGP

Three-time MotoGP world champ ends fractious pairing at Yamaha with Valentino Rossi in new 2017 deal.

Frustrated Indycar champion Scott Dixon finishes second at Grand Prix of Long Beach

IndyCar champ questions ruling as French driver nips in front for victory in California.

Subaru builds 'ultimate WRX STi' for Isle of Man track record bid

Subaru is making another record attempt on the Isle of Man TT course, this time in a purpose built car.

Brendon Hartley in spectacular crash at World Endurance Championship race at Silverstone

NZ driver tips his Porsche as endurance racing title defence starts with disaster at Silverstone.

Lewis Hamilton hopes 'dark cloud' over his F1 season passes soon

The defending Formula One champ has no explanation for his woeful start to the season - but hopes it ends soon.
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