Motorsport

Hayden Paddon sixth in Rally of Finland first stage

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon can't wait to hit the forest roads in Finland.

John Kennard reflects on 'incredibly fulfilling' partnership with Hayden Paddon ahead of Rally Finland

Hayden Paddon and Hyundai Motorsport using this weekend's WRC Rally Finland to pay tribute to longtime co-driver.

Kiwi driver Scott McLaughlin relishes Supercars title push

Kiwi driver on remarkable streak of 12 straight front-row qualifying performances.

IndyCar series leader Scott Dixon not planning on handing longtime rival parting gift

Regarded by many as the nicest driver in the field, Kiwi star has no plans to hand over IndyCar title on sentimental terms.

'Trippy Tippy Hippy Van' wows as on its side racer

On its side is the right way up for a wacky Volkswagen Kombi race car in the US.

Historic car linked to Great Train Robber is stolen in caravan heist

Vintage car linked to Great Train Robbers was stored inside stolen caravan.

Hayden Paddon looking forward to the pace of Finland

Hayden Paddon is keen to be on the pace from the opening kilometre of Rally Finland.

Courtney Duncan leads Women's Motocross World Championship standings

Kiwi motorcross star returns to the top of women's world championship standings.

Rumours of Porsche pulling out of endurance championship puts Hartley and Bamber's drives at risk

They are killing it in the World Endurance Championship, but top Kiwi drivers Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber could both be looking for jobs at the end of the season.

Scotty Farmer - from rural racer to speedway superstar

Once a student at Warkworth Primary who frequented the Whangateau dirt track, Scotty is now living and competing in California.

Formula 1 cars to use 'halo' protection device from 2018

The controversial cockpit protection system will be used on Formula One cars from next year.

Another Munro sets land speed record

Fifty years after Burt Munro set a land speed record, his great-nephew emulates him.

Scott Dixon continues to lead IndyCar Series despite 10th place finish in Toronto

Scott Dixon finishes 10th at Indy Toronto, holds slender series lead.

Kiwi drivers celebrate one-two win at the Nurburgring with Porsche 919 Hybrid

Another win for Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber. 

Lewis Hamilton wins British GP, cuts Sebastian Vettel's F1 lead to one point

Mercedes driver wins home grand prix, slashing Sebastian Vettel's F1 championship lead to one point.

Lewis Hamilton one pole away from Michael Schumacher's Formula 1 record

Mercedes F1 driver claims pole position at Silverstone to be one short of Michael Schumacher's all-time record.

Valtteri Bottas, fastest in practice, receives five-place grid penalty for British Grand Prix

After setting the pace, Mercedes driver's bid for second straight win hit by a five-place penalty.

F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo may give 'shoey' the boot

Aussie F1 driver fears his signature podium ritual may be getting out of hand.

Marcus Armstrong in line for two F4 titles in Europe

Motorsport columnist Benjamin Carrell offers his regular round-up of New Zealand drivers' achievements around the globe.

Kiwi driving duo happy to be teamed up with 'Mr Nurburgring' for latest round of World Endurance Championship

Porsche pair happy to have 'Mr Nurburgring' as a team-mate as World Endurance Champs move to the famed German track this week.

Hamilton thumbs his nose at Mercedes after decision to miss F1 showpiece

Lewis Hamilton's long-term future at Mercedes again under a cloud.

Improved showing by Brendon Leitch in US Formula 4 Championship Mosport event

After a tough initiation in the Formula 4 United States Championship, New Zealand race driver Brendon Leitch has points on the board and is now confident of making his mark on the championship over coming rounds.

Scott Dixon's IndyCar series lead trimmed to eight points after Iowa failure

Kiwi driver Scott Dixon finds going tough in Iowa after struggles during qualifying.

Scott Dixon documentary in the works from the makers of McLaren

The Iceman Cometh - motorsport's Kiwi Top Gun also headed for the screen next year.

Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian Grand Prix, with Sebastian Vettel second

Mercedes driver's strong start from pole pushes him to victory ahead of championship leader.

Whincup equals Lowndes' Supercars record, McLaughlin still leads

Kiwi Scott McLaughlin leads drivers' standings while compatriot Fabian Coulthard has horror weekend.

Scott Dixon off the pace after qualifying 17th on grid

Dixon struggled after going out early in qualifying.

Kiwi driver Scott McLaughlin dominates Townsville Supercars

Flying Kiwi rockets to top of Supercars championship.

Lewis Hamilton leads in both practice sessions at Austrian Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in both practice sessions for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday.

Chaz Mostert holds out Kiwis for quickest Supercars practice lap

Scott McLaughlin and Shane van Gisbergen second and third in Supercars practice lap.

Defending IndyCar champ says 'super good' series-leader Scott Dixon is in box seat for title

Defending IndyCar champion says 'super good' and series-leading Kiwi is in the box seat for 2017 title.

Brendon Leitch's Kiwi Motorsport's team bolstered for Formula 4 US Championship round three

Kiwi Brendon Leitch's chances of an improved showing in the Formula 4 United States Championship have received a boost.

Sebastian Vettel escapes sanction for colliding with Lewis Hamilton

Formula One's governing body will take no further action for colliding with Lewis Hamilton.

Brakes fail as Tony Quinn nears finish of Pikes Peak hill climb

Highlands Motorsport Park owner Tony Quinn competed in his second Pikes Peak race but had to abort.

Resurgent Hayden Paddon claims second at Rally Poland

Kiwi rally driver claims his best finish of the season, benefiting from Ott Tanak's crash early on the final day of Rally Poland.

Marc Marquez wins German MotoGP

Honda rider extends his reign as 'King of the Sachsenring' with an eighth successive win at the German GP.

Hayden Paddon in line for podium finish at WRC Poland

In-form Kiwi rally star sits third with four stages to go in Rally Poland.

Ron Dennis share sale ends an era at McLaren

It's the end of an era as former boss sells his shares in the F1 team.

Hayden Paddon sits fifth after 'tricky, muddy' second day of Rally Poland

Lunchtime changes helped Hayden Paddon move up the standings on day two of Rally Poland.

Kiwi Hayden Paddon seventh after quick-fire Rally Poland super stage

Kiwi Hayden Paddon is just 1.5sec off the pace after the opening 2.5km super stage in Poland.

Podium pressure on Hayden Paddon ahead of WRC race in Poland

Motorsport columnist Benjamin Carrell offers an insight into what NZ drivers are in action overseas.

Craig Lowndes intent on ending Supercars hoodoo

Townsville one of only two tracks the Holden veteran hasn't won at, Pukekohe is the other.

Wild ride with Hayden Paddon doesn't leave the building

NZ rally ace Hayden Paddon almost makes three Kiwi motoring journalists car-sick - all at once.

Hayden Paddon looks to eliminate costly errors at Rally Poland

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon is looking to be at the front of Rally Poland.

Scott Dixon extends his IndyCar Series lead with win at Road America

Kiwi driver took the lead with 25 laps to go at the Kohler Grand Prix, and never looked back.

Sebastian Vettel 'disgraced himself' - furious Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has accused Formula One rival Sebastian Vettel of deliberately driving into his car during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Daniel Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel penalised

Australian wins first GP in 2017 after championship leader was penalised for hitting rival.

Lewis Hamilton's latest pole position moves him second in all-time list

Lewis Hamilton snares top spot on the grid in Azerbaijan, placing him behind only Michael Schumacher on all-time list for F1 pole positions.

IndyCar leader Scott Dixon fifth fastest at Road America qualifying

IndyCar leader qualifies fifth for the Kohler Grand Prix.

Dates for 2018 Toyota Racing Series confirmed with usual five stops featuring

The Toyota Racing Series has confirmed its dates for the five stops of the championships in 2018.