Motorsport

McLaren look to brighter future

McLaren's new MCL32 Formula One car at its launch in Woking, England.

The change in colours, to an orange glow, for McLaren comes as a nod to its late Kiwi founder.

From tarmac to water

Top level racer Neil Marshall made the switch from tarmac to water and hasn't looked back.

"To be honest I'm just a petrol head, I love burning dinosaurs."

Hamilton: F1 cars sound terrible

F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton has voiced major concerns ahead of the 2017 season.

Triple world champ urges new F1 bosses to upgrade "outdated" scene in blistering attack, fearing for 2017 cars.

Armstrong locks in two F4 drives

Marcus Armstrong was fourth in the Toyota Racing Series in February.

Kiwi Ferrari Junior Marcus Armstrong to drive in two series in 2017.

Red Bull ready to battle Mercedes video

Red Bull's Renault engines, branded as Tag-Heuer, powered the team to two wins last season with Dutch teenager Max ...

Team boss Christian Horner confident Renault's engine will be competitive.

Street racing about control video

Ray Thornton in his Ford Anglia at the street sprints.

Car club welcomes boy racers to test their skills at next street sprint.

Supercar star's wedding cancelled

Australian V8s Supercars driver Jamie Whincup.

'Huge shock' as V8 driver pulls out of wedding days before a planned lavish ceremony.

Motocross nationals heat up

Karaka's Kurtis Lilly (Husqvarna), who won the day on Sunday in the 125cc class at the second round of the 2017 New ...

The New Zealand Motocross Championships have hit the halfway point, with the battle for titles tightening up.

Duff reigns at Ruapuna after ban

Christchurch driver Jamie Duff dominate the War over Wings sprintcar series at Ruapuna .

Back from a ban, but Jamie Duff didn't miss a beat on his way to speedway glory at Ruapuna.

Sprints on the streets video

Drivers had to do two laps of a roughly one-kilometre circuit around Pukekohe Domain in Waitara.

Wet weather driving advice: "If in doubt flood it out. Just plant your foot."

60 years on, still going strong video

Doug McDonald, 85, with the 1957 Teretonga opening programme and his Alfa Romeo 750 Competizone car which he will race ...

Doug McDonald returns to Teretonga Park circuit 60 years after he raced at the first meeting.

'Cars are the stars'

Colin Dawson with his Camaro which he will in the Historic Muscle Car category as part of the Classic Speedfest at ...

 Drivers from throughout the world converge on Teretonga Park to race classic cars.

Bottas not racing for second

Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton sits with Valtteri Bottas at the 2016 Melbourne Grand Prix.

F1 driver backs himself to beat team-mate Lewis Hamilton in debut season with Mercedes.

Where to now for TRS drivers?

New Zealand Grand Prix winner Jehan Daravula and Toyota Racing Series champion Thomas Randle celebrate at Manfeild.

TRS champion Thomas Randle eyes endurance future with money and politics blocking path to F1.

Hamilton 'no easy ride'

Former Mercedes F1 team-mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.

Retired F1 world champ warns his Mercedes replacement about what to expect from his new team-mate.

Trio perfect at Manfeild

Pukekohe's Liam Lawson leads the field en route to one of his three race wins at Manfeild on Sunday.

Three drivers proved their dominance winning all three races in their support categories at the NZGP.

Pukekohe enters battle for NZGP

India's Jehan Daruvala won the 62nd New Zealand Grand Prix on Sunday.

As Manfeild celebrate improved performance hosting NZGP, Pukekohe join Hampton Downs in attempts to lure the race north in 2018.

Mechanical gremlins target at work again

Nick Ross and his Total Lubricants Nissan Altima in action at Manfeild over the weekend.

New-part demon returns to spoil driver's chances of a top finish.

'Wrong place, wrong time'

New Zealand's Brendon Leitch, left, with his Victory Motorsaport team mate Thomas Randle who took out the 2017 Toyota ...

Kiwi driver Brendon Leitch says he "saw the sky twice" after frightening crash at Manfeild.

Paddon's 'tough' weekend video

Hayden Paddon finished seventh at Rally Sweden.

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon struggles to overcome Monte Carlo tragedy, finishing seventh at Rally Sweden.

Dodges big crash, wins NZGP video

Brazil's Christian Hahn rolls off the track during the first lap of the New Zealand Grand Prix after a crash with ...

Another big crash at Manfeild as Jehan Daravula wins and Thomas Randle takes title.

Southland champions for Oreti Park

Lucas Colvin (21i) leads Hayden Brookland (28i) and Sam Taylor (7i) in the 200cc class at Oreti Park Speedway on Saturday.

Southland title provides confidence boost for Jake Gillespie heading into South Island Solo Championships.

Paddon battles through steering issues

Hayden Paddon  and John Kennard battled with power steering issues in Rally Sweden.

"It felt like an extended gym session, or wrestling a lion – and coming off second best."

Amon was lucky: Ickx

Jacky Ickx said he couldn't turn down the opportunity to be guest speaker at the Chris Amon celebration dinner.

Jacky Ickx believes Chris Amon was not only a top driver, but also a great guy.

Evans wins opener at Manfeild

Simon Evans in his Smeg Holden leads the way at Manfeild on February 11, 2017.

Tempers were raised as Simon Evans won the opening race of the weekend in the NZ Touring Car Championship.

Armstrong eyes NZGP title

Christchurch driver Marcus Armstrong is focused on picking up the New Zealand Grand Prix title this weekend with his TRS ...

Christchurch's Marcus Armstrong wants to return the NZGP title to the hands of a Kiwi.

'I saw the sky twice' video

Brendon Leitch's car flips after a crash with Luis Leeds and Keyvan Andres in race one of the TRS at the New Zealand ...

Kiwi walks away from "10 out of 10" somersault crash in opening race of the NZGP.

Paddon fights 'abnormal' feeling video

Hayden Paddon bagged two top-three finishes in the second half of day two at the Swedish event.

Kiwi WRC driver battles through mental challenges to climb up overall standings on day two of Rally Sweden.

Handling the Manfeild circuit

New Zealand's Brendon Leitch and Australia's Thomas Randle will be two of the more experienced drivers at the NZGP this ...

Manfeild's track may look easy, but that is exactly what makes winning the NZGP hard.

GT40 goes like hell at Manfeild video

09022017   News  photo: WARWICK SMITH/FAIRFAX NZ
1966 Ford GT40 and Manawatu Standard news director Lisa Knight at ...

I know at least 10 people who would be incredibly jealous that I went for a ride in this legendary car.

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