Motorsport

Motorsport legend to be celebrated

Motor racing drivers reunited, Kenny Smith, left, and Palmerston North driver Brendon Hartley.

January's NZ Festival of Motor Racing will celebrate Kiwi motorsport great Kenny Smith.

Conroy targets Taupo

Jamie Conroy and the Allied 24/7 Fuel Ford Falcon he is competing in the New Zealand Touring Car series.

Invercargill driver Jamie Conroy is ready to bounce back in round two of the NZ Touring Car Championship. 

Country star's son enters TRS

Shelby Blackstock, pictured here with mother and country music legend Reba McEntire, has been confirmed in the 2017 ...

Shelby Blackstock has taken a different route to stardom than his famous mother.

Southlander confirmed for TRS

Invercargill driver Brendon Leitch.

Kiwi Brendon Leitch will have fourth tilt at the Toyota Racing Series.

Kiwis on top in Supercars video

Shane Van Gisbergen acknowledges crowd applause after being presented with two coveted Supercars awards, the ...

NZ racers claim coveted fair drive, drivers' driver and championship honours on red carpet night in Sydney.

French Grand Prix returns to F1

The Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France will return to the F1 schedule in 2018.

The world's oldest grand prix to return to the F1 circuit after a 10-year absence.

Van Gisbergen attacked by former boss

Shane van Gisbergen became the 2016 Supercars champion over the weekend.

Shane van Gisbergen strongly denies sexism behind his 2012 departure from Stone Brothers Racing.

No time to rest for van Gisbergen video

Shane van Gisbergen with the trophy for being the 2016 Supercars champion, in Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Shane van Gisbergen will be racing again in Malaysia this week, then off to America.

Gore's Ayson wins Silver Fern Rally

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Not all plain sailing for Gore rally driver on southern back roads.

Boss happy van Gisbergen not No 1

Shane van Gisbergen has impressed Triple Eight team owner, Roland Dane.

Roland Dane doesn't mind if Shane van Gisbergen keeps the number 97 on his car.

Harwood still No 1

Takaka's Hamish Harwood, pictured representing New Zealand in Italy in September.

Hamish Harwood would be the first to tell you he's a long way short of being fully fit, but he was still good enough to get the job done at the Auckland Motocross Championships.

Red Bull pair off limits to Mercedes

Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton share a joke in the post race press conference during the Formula One Grand Prix of ...

Daniel Ricciardo's bosses at Red Bull have ruled out releasing the Australian driver to join Mercedes as Nico Rosberg's replacement.

Teretonga lap record broken

Ethan Anderson in full flight at Teretonga Park in Invercargill.

Mosgiel's Paul Clarke repeatedly lowers Teretonga Park lap record.

Time to move on for McLaughlin video

Scott McLaughlin reflects on the good times he's had at GRM.

Kiwi V8 driver has mixed feelings about heading off onto his next challenge in motorsport.

Van Gisbergen wants more video

Shane Van Gisbergen won the final race of the season in the streets around Sydney Olympic Park.

Having won the title on Saturday, Shane van Gisbergen took out Sunday's race in Sydney.

Bamber teams with Hartley

New Zealand motor racing driver Earl Bamber, who will be driving for Porsche in the World Endurance Championship in  2017.

Two of New Zealand's leading motor racing drivers will join forces next year for Porsche.

Van Gis dedicates win to parents video

A teary eyed Shane van Gisbergen gives his father, Robert, a hug after winning the Supercars championship in Sydney.

For the second Supercars round in a row, Shane van Gisbergen shed tears at the finish line.

Van Gisbergen 'stoked' with title video

Shane van Gisbergen had a day at the Sydney 500 he'll never forget.

Shane van Gisbergen achieves his lifetime goal after winning the 2016 Supercars title.

Supercars trifecta eyed

Shane Van Gisbergen in action during qualifying for the Sydney 500.

Shane van Gisbergen is aiming to make history for the team that helped win him a maiden Supercars title.

Richards proud of van Gisbergen

Jim Richards is still racing at the age of 69.

After 25 years, Jim Richards is delighted to see another Kiwi win the Supercars title.

Heimgartner faces uncertain future

Andre Heimgartner hopes to be back at LDM next season.

NZs youngest Supercars driver doesn't know if he'll be back next season.

Richards inducted to Hall of Fame

Jim Richards showing the medal he will receive for being inducted into the Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame on ...

New Zealand's greater touring car driver has been honoured by Australian motor sport.

Rosberg's exit brings new era

Nico Rosberg celebrates after securing the F1 World Drivers Championship during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg's shock retirement was a bold and classy decision, explains David Coulthard.

Rosberg stuns Formula One

Formula One champion Nico Rosberg announced his retirement with the words: "I have climbed my mountain".

New champion Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from Formula One.

No holding back for van Gis video

Shane van Gisbergen finds time for a smile during the practice session at the Sydney 500 Supercars race on December 2, 2016.

Shane van Gisbergen says he'll go all out for the win on Saturday, rather than think of points.

Brakes put on Kiwi Supercars

Chris Pither could find it tough finding as seat for the 2017 Supercars season.

NZ's only Supercars team, in flux since founder's death in July, going on hiatus after failing to get a car and funding.

Murphy: Van Gisbergen deserves praise

Greg Murphy has switched from racer to pundit in Supercars.

NZ motor racing legend hopes Kiwi driver gets plenty of accolades if he wins the Supercars title.

Inside a drift car video

A drift cars leaves Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.

Inside a drift car under the roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium

Paddon pumped for new car

The new generation Hyundai i20 Coupe World Rally Car has undergone 6000km of testing.

Kiwi WRC star says fans are in for more excitement as his Hyundai team launch highly-anticipated new car in Italy.

Puncture costs Ayson lead

Gore driver Derek Ayson with co-driver Gavin McDermott, in Ayson's Mk II Ford Escort on Special Stage 27 near Mataura.

Derek Ayson races with no brakes as he heads for home in the Silver Fern Rally.

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