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Hartley misses title chance

Porsche 919 Hybrid #2 - Earl Bamber (NZ), Timo Bernhard (DE) and Brendon Hartley (NZ) at the FIA World Endurance ...

Kiwi drivers Brendon Hartley and Earl Bamber now have to come from behind to win world endurance crown.

Karting champion confirmed for TRS

WSK champion Clement Novalak is the first international driver to commit to the 2018 Toyota Racing Series

Double WSK world champion kart racer Clement Novalak is the first international driver confirmed for the 2018 Toyota Racing Series (TRS).

Coulthard, McLaughlin to fight fair

Dick Johnson will give Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard equal opportunities to win the Supercars title.

Team boss Dick Johnson doesn't care who wins the Supercars title, as long as it's not Jamie Whincup.

Hartley confirmed for F1

Brendon Hartley will take a seat behind the wheel for Toro Rosso at the US Grand Prix in Austin.

He'll be the first Kiwi F1 driver since 1984 when he suits up for the US Grand Prix next week.

Alonso: Triple Crown still a priority

F1 driver Fernando Alonso.

Dream to add Le Mans and Indy 500 titles to his Monte Carlo crown alive for F1 driver.

Hartley: 'I feel ready'

Brendon Hartley said he expects to experience a range of emotions when he makes his F1 debut for Toro Rosso at the US ...

Brendon Hartley admits he lost confidence when he was cut as Red Bull's F1 reserve driver. Now he is ready to go.

Hartley had 'born skill' to race

Palmerston North motorsport ace Brendon Hartley signed his first contract with Red Bull when he was 16 years old.

It didn't take long for Kiwi motorsport ace Kenny Smith to realise how good Brendon Hartley was behind the wheel.

Hartleys celebrating their boy

Bryan Hartley with sons Brendon, left, and Nelson.

Family of Brendon Hartley will gather at the local pub to cheer on their boy in F1.

Hartley tipped for F1 debut

Kiwi motorsport ace Brendon Hartley has been tipped to make his Formula 1 debut at the US Grand Prix for Toro Rosso.

Kiwi motorsport ace poised to become New Zealand's first F1 driver since 1984.

Kiwi Pither shone at Bathurst

Chris Pither, 30, from Palmerston North, says he was focused on the race, rather than his qualifying speed. (file photo)

It didn't get much recognition, but Chris Pither had one of the stand out drives at Bathurst.

Reynolds wins Bathurst, Coulthard third video

David Reynolds found plenty of pace in his Erebus Holden all weekend.

David Reynolds wins a thrilling Bathurst 1000, as Kiwi Fabian Coulthard makes it onto the podium.

Kiwi teen controls Italian F4

Kiwi teenager Marcus Armstrong has been the dominant driver in the Italian F4 series.

Triple podium effort has Marcus Armstrong eyeing glamour title.

Whincup dodges squeegee penalty

Conditions for all the drivers including Jamie Whincup were very tough.

Humble mop on a stick was needed for visibility, but there were concerns it broke Supercars rules.

Recap: Reynolds wins Bathurst

David Reynolds drives the #9 Erebus Holden Commodore VF.

Holden driver produces masterful display, as Kiwi Fabian Coulthard finishes third.

Elated Coulthard takes lead video

Fabian Coulthard, right, wasn't victorious at Bathurst, but could be the big winner in the long run.

He may not have won his first Bathurst 1000, but Kiwi goes from outsider to leader in Supercars title race.

Hamilton closes on F1 title

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain on his way to victory at Suzuka.

The Brit is close to sealing a fourth F1 title after heading off Max Verstappen in at Suzuka.

McLaughlin's Bathurst exit 'sucks'

Scott McLaughlin had started on pole.

Kiwi driver felt out of control as an engine failure cost him his Bathurst hopes.

Stanaway not content yet

Richie Stanaway is ambitious about what he can achieve in Supercars.

Richie Stanaway wants to be judged against Scott McLaughlin, not other co-drivers.

Keep Supercars special: Gis

Shane Van Gisbergen likes the traditions of Supercars.

Shane van Gisbergen understands why motor racing is changing, but has concerns.

Hamilton smashes lap record

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates pole position in qualifying.

The Mercedes maestro broke the track record to take pole from his Ferrari rival.

McLaughlin bags Bathurst pole video

Scott McLaughlin hugs his childhood hero Greg Murphy after setting a new lap record at the top 10 shootout at the ...

Jubilant Kiwi fans perform a haka for Scott McLaughlin as he creates history at Bathurst.

Red flags hold up Bathurst practice

Taz Douglas has problems at the Sandown 500 ahead of ending up in the sand at Bathurst during practice. (FILE PIC).

Kiwi ace Scott McLaughlin has the best practice time heading into the top-10 shootout.

Bathurst - the Kiwi seven

Shane Van Gisbergen is one of seven Kiwi drivers contesting the Bathurst 1000.

New Zealanders make up some of the hottest prospects for this year's Great Race around Mount Panorama.

Hamilton fastest in wet practice

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton slops around a wet track at Suzuka during practice for the Japanese Grand Prix.

F1 championship leader clocks fastest lap in rain-hit second practice session for Japanese GP.

McLaughlin qualifies fastest

Scott McLaughlin shows his delight at being the fastest throughout the day at Bathurst on Friday.

Kiwi Scott McLaughlin will go last in Saturday's top 10 shootout for pole position at the Great Race.

No slowing down for Coulthard

Fabian Coulthard is still in the hunt for the championship, with four rounds remaining.

NZ's most experienced Supercars driver goes into Bathurst with his best chance yet.

Jones has faith in Heimgartner

Andre Heimgartner is back in Supercars again, but without any preparation for the biggest race of the year.

Brad Jones believed Andre Heimgartner was the best option to replace Ash Walsh

Defence not over - The Giz

Shane Van Gisbergen drives the No 97 Red Bull Holden Racing Team Holden during practice ahead of this weekend's Bathurst ...

​Try telling Holden's Shane van Gisbergen that his Supercars title defence is over.

McLaughlin second fastest at Bathurst

Tim Slade caused significant damage to his car in the first practice session of the day.

David Reynolds was the quickest, but two Kiwi drivers weren't far behind.

Premat returns to pal McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin and Alex Premat got onto the podium at the Sandown 500 last month.

Premat says van Gisbergen was disappointed when he told him he was joining McLaughlin

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