Motorsport

Paddon still second in Sweden

Hayden Paddon sits second in WRC Rally Sweden.

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon on track to match his best ever result in a WRC rally.

Habsburg takes race one

Ferdinand Habsburg in car No 62 overtakes Lando Norris (31) after the second safety car at the New Zealand Grand Prix in Manfeild on Saturday.

Habsburg wins New Zealand Grand Prix opener while Norris increases lead in series.

Paddon sits second in Sweden

Hayden Paddon sits second in WRC Rally Sweden in his high flying Hyundai i-20.

Kiwi Hayden Paddon is in second place after rocketing up the leader board at Rally Sweden.

Cassidy has no plans to slow down

Nick Cassidy is hoping to build on his 2015 success as he steps up to the Japanese Super GT series this year.

Nick Cassidy is preparing himself for what could be his biggest year of racing yet.

Paddon ready for Rally of Sweden

Hayden Paddon competes in WRC Rally Sweden for Hyundai in 2015.

Lack of ice delays start of Rally of Sweden.

Norris won't play it safe

England's Lando Norris has taken pole positions seven out of eight times in the TRS this year.

Lando Norris is in the box-seat for his first Toyota Racing Series victory.

Piquet Jnr revved up to follow dad's path

Pedro Piquet had his three-time world champion father Nelson Piquet offering advice through the early rounds of the Toyota Racing Series.

Piquet name could sit alongside legends of NZ Grand Prix at Manfeild.

Mad Mike: less of a leadfoot

Warning, camera in view: Mad Mike assumes the position at Leadfoot Festival.

Top Kiwi drifter opens up about going sideways, getting respect - and the best moment of his career.

Women making impact in TRS pit lane

Canadian driver Devlin DeFrancesco talks with engineer Jennifer Lloyd during a round of this year's Toyota Racing Series.

Females making inroads into pit lane of Australasia’s top single-seater motor racing series, which reaches its climax on Sunday.

Battle of the Streets still going strong

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Warm up rounds

A tragedy in Paeroa lead to the suggestion of a street motorcycle race to put the town back on the map in a positive way.

Natzke scores Red Bull sponsorship

Josiah Natzke trains near Palmerston North for the first time as a Red Bull rider.

Josiah Natzke is New Zealand's youngest Red Bull athlete, having got his hands on the sought after helmet this month.

Bruce McLaren's widow dies

Wally Willmott (left) with Bruce McLaren and Patty McLaren in the early days.

NZ motor-racing great Bruce McLaren's widow Patty McLaren-Brickett has passed away.

Old NZ GP racer restored

The 1953 Austin Healey ready to race in New Zealand.

A restored 1953 Austin Healey that raced in the 1954 NZ Grand Prix to make its worldwide public show debut in the UK.

Paddon hopes high for Rally Sweden

Hayden Paddon is wanting to impress at Rally Sweden.

Hayden Paddon wants a good result in the snow and ice of Rally Sweden.

Baby plays part for Wells

Josh Wells and Regan Feck, of Perth, in action at the New Zealand Sidecar Championship at Oreti Park in Invercargill on Saturday.

There is no doubting Josh Well's passion for speedway.

Burnt car doesn't stop Harwood

Shane Harwood of the Nelson Tigers had his car catch fire during the qualifying rounds of the Superstocks Teams Champs in Palmerston North.

Despite his car being left a blackened mess, Nelson Tigers' Shane Harwood kept on racing on Sunday night.

World-class riders wow crowd gallery video

Freestyle motocross star Levi Sherwood in action at the 2016 Farm Jam event at Otapiri Gorge in Southland on Saturday.

Levi Sherwood struggles through Farm Jam with ankle injury.

Leitch picks up more points

Invercargill motorsport driver Brendon Leitch

Brendon Leitch fifth in competition standings.

Spotlight on Southland farm gallery video

Levi Sherwood competing in the freestyle motocross section at the Farm Jam event at Otapiri Gorge.

An international spotlight hovered over a Central Southland sheep farm on Saturday.

Norris has one hand on title

English teenager Lando Norris has just about sewn up the Toyota Racing Series after the penultimate round of the series at Taupo on Sunday.

Pint sized, 16-year-old English teenager Lando Norris, has his sights set on the Toyota Racing Series, which finishes with the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild next weekend, after winning the Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy at Taupo on Sunday.

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.

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