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Motorsport: Horror speedway crash at Western Springs

Leading Kiwi driver Jamie McDonald has walked away from a horror crash at Vodafone Speedway Western Springs last night.McDonald's car flipped into the safety barriers midway through the feature sprint car race in the International...

Nathan Rarere: Why Formula One should ditch Grid Girls

How many people do you need on a racetrack prior to the start? If you're Formula One the answer is apparently "I dunno ... 3000 maybe?"The racetrack asphalt used to be the domain of a specific niche of the population. As the countdown...

Formula One to look at the future of grid girls

Grid girls in Formula One could be given the black flag.F1 managing director of motorsports Ross Brawn has told the BBC that the use of promotional girls at events is a 'bit dated'.Female models hold umbrellas or driver name-boards...

Motorsport: Motorcycling gets major event in MotoFest

The biggest motorcycling event in New Zealand will take place at Hampton Downs in early March with MotoFest bringing together some of the sport's most renowned names.Motorcycle racing has a rich history in New Zealand but it has...

Motorsport: Formula E not for me

I have tried. I really have. But I just can't do it.Try as I might, after hours spent watching it on TV, I cannot get interested in the FIA Formula E Championship, or as a good friend and ex Formula 1 driver calls it 'Formula Exit'...

Motorsport: Kiwi Chris Pither secures Supercars seat

Another Kiwi driver has secured a Supercars drive in 2018 with Chris Pither signing a deal to race at Garry Rogers Motorsport in the 2018 Pirtek Endurance Cup.Pither enjoyed a stellar co-driving stint in 2017 where he really stood...

Kiwi motorsport can boast of vintage year

Brendon Hartley epitomises the Kiwi can-do attitude through bucketloads of talent, hard work and sheer determination. Picture / PhotosportThis year would have to be up there with the halcyon days of the 1960s and 1970s when New...

Motorsport: Man of many tracks with single passion

American racing legend Tony Stewart has enjoyed one of the most successful careers across multiple forms of motorsport but it hasn't been without drama.The 46-year-old is in New Zealand to compete in the International Sprint Car...

Motorsport: Supercars 2017 season by the numbers

Some intriguing season statistics tell the story of the closest Supercars Championship in memory as Jamie Whincup edged Kiwi Scott McLaughlin courtesy of a steward's decision as the chequered flag flew in the final race.A total...

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