Motorsport

Historic win for Oreti Park

Oreti Park Speedway's James Douglas and Ricky Pubben celebrate after winning the New Zealand Sidecar Championship on Saturday night.

James Douglas and Ricky Pubben made history on Saturday night.

Three sidecar teams unbeaten

1NZ (97P) Mike Zachan and Paul Humphrey on their way to winning the New Zealand Sidecar Championship at Oreti Park Speedway in 2010.

With three teams emerging unbeaten from qualifying, racing promises to be fierce at Saturday's New Zealand Sidecar Championship at Oreti Park Speedway.

Eagles import feeling confident

From the Gold Coast to the Teams Champs Chris Flett will be all out to heap misery on Palmerston North and Hawke's Bay fans when he lines up for Canterbury.

Chris Flett is back racing at the Speedway Teams Champs this weekend.

Rees happy to be back

Back after two years, Peter Rees will race with his sons Asher and Ethan this weekend, not for Palmerston North but for Gisborne.

Peter Rees is stoked to be back at the Teams' Champs.

Southland's Leitch in tight race

Southland's Toyota Racing Series driver Brendon Leitch.

Southland's Brendon Leitch is in a tight race to reach his goal of finishing on the podium in the Toyota Racing Series.

Farm Jam Sherwood's holiday video

New Zealand freestyle motocross rider Levi Sherwood relaxes on site of the 2016 Farm Jam event, at the Frew family farm in the Otapiri Gorge.

Levi Sherwood to start 2016 campaign at Farm Jam.

Fond Grand Prix memories for Hartley and Bamber

Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley say the New Zealand Grand Prix and Toyota Racing Series have had huge influence on their respective careers.

Two Kiwi Porsche drivers at the top of their game say experiencing the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild was deeply influential on their subsequent elevation to international careers.

Schumacher news 'not good' video

Michael Schumacher won five Formula One World Championships with Ferrari and two with Benetton.

Former F1 world champion's Ferrari boss reveals all is not well for the motorsport great.

O'Donnell aims for podium

Mobil 1 New Zealand Team prepare for Bathurst, from left Chris Van Der Drift, Allan Dippie and Scott O'Donnell.

Southland's Scott O'Donnell is hoping it is eighth time lucky when his team competes in Class B at the Bathurst 12 hour race on Sunday.

Humphrey hunts title at Oreti Park

Mike Zachan and Paul Humphrey on their way to winning the New Zealand Sidecar Championship at Oreti Park Speedway in 2010.

 Paul Humphrey was a "passenger" the first time he earned the title of New Zealand sidecar champion. Now he's aiming to claim his third as a rider.

Magnussen returns to Formula One

Kevin Magnussen has been given a seat with the Renault team for this year's F1 season.

Kevin Magnussen is back in the drivers seat after joining the Renault F1 team.

Councillor survives demolition derby

Maungakiekie-Tamaki ward councillor Denise Krum after her first demolition derby.

Denise Krum has come away unscathed from her first demolition derby.

F1 car takes on rugby scrum video

Daniel Ricciardo pits his Red Bull Racing F1 car against the Bath rugby scrum.

See who wins in this test of man power v horse power.

Hardcore car collector's new $1.8m buy

Honda's first production model of its new NSX supercar goes under the hammer at auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, in the US.

Nascar race team owner pays nearly 10 times normal retail price for first new generation NSX supercar.

16-year-old signs with F1 team

Force India's latest driver signing, 16-year old Russian Nikita Mazepin.

Teenage son of a Russian billionaire takes a key step in his dream to race Formula One.

Brown hails Farm Jam event video

Australian freestyle motocross rider Ryan Brown takes to the Farm Jam course on Dan and Brett Frew's 2600-acre sheep farm at Otapiri Gorge, near Winton.

World's best to converge on Otapiri Gorge farm again.

Leitch remains in championship hunt

Invercargill motorsport driver Brendon Leitch.

Invercargill's Brendon Leitch sits fifth in a very tight Toyota Racing Series points table.

Leitch fastest in practice

Invercargill driver Brendon Leitch.

Invercargill driver Brendon Leitch grows in confidence.

Super Black Racing get serious

Andre Heimgartner was relieved of the driving duties from the last two rounds of the 2016 season.

New sponsor, new contracts and a new main driver as Super Black Racing gear up for season.

Nascar announcer Hall dies

The sport of NASCAR racing are mourning the passing of one of their legends Barney Hall.

Hall was involved in broadcasting stock car racing for more than 50 years.

Premat to partner Van Gisbergen in Supercars

Alex Premat will be switching from a Volvo to a Holden in V8 Supercars this year

Alex Premat has split with Scott McLaughlin and will partner Shane Van Gisbergen in 2016

Leitch seeks consistency at Hampton Downs

Invercargill racing car driver Brendon Leitch.

Southland's Brendon Leitch is aiming for an improved showing in the third round of the Toyota Racing Series at Hampton Downs.

Hayden Paddon hits Twitter

Hayden Paddon shows his humorous side on Twitter.

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon is a popular person when it comes to social media.

Paddon completes Monte Carlo

Hayden Paddon is looking forward to Sweden after a trying time at Rallye Monte Carlo.

Kiwi Hayden Paddon finishes Rallye Monte Carlo in 25th spot after a tough debut in the French Alps.

MacDonald and Michels show promise

Invercargill's Liam MacDonald with his flaming 600cc Ford Falcon in the NZ Touring cars race at Teretonga  Southern Thunder weekend.

Young Invercargill driver Liam MacDonald shows plenty of pace and skill. 

Fighting for life, again

Taranaki motorcycling champion Shaun Harris is in the intensive care unit at Christchurch Hospital after crashing his motorbike on Saturday.

Taranaki motorcycle ace Shaun Harris is again fighting for his life following a serious crash at the Timaru International Motor Raceway.

Leitch mixes it with best

Spirit of a Nation Cup winner, Lando Norris of the United Kingdom leading Invercargill's Brendon Leitch, who finished second, in the Toyota Racing Series at Teretonga Park on Sunday.

Southland's Brendon Leitch has yet again produced a spectacular performance at his home track of Teretonga Park on Sunday.

Frost on target for title

Sloan Frost wins two from two at the superbikes at Timaru International Motor Raceway on his Suzuki GSX-R1000.

Sloan Frost proved hard to beat around Levels on his Suzuki GSX-R1000 as he chases his first superbike title.

Stenning stunning at solo champs

Invercargill's Sam Taylor, 13, on his way to winning the Southland Junior Solo 200cc Championship at Oreti Park Speedway on Saturday.

Three Southland championship titles were contested at Oreti Park Speedway on Saturday night.

Horror crashes 'all part of motorsport' video

The aftermath of a horror truck crash at Teretonga Park in Invercargill on Saturday.

Garry Price could only watch as fellow race driver lost control of truck and slammed into barrier.

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