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Motorsport: One day, two iconic races

It would never be allowed to take place had it been mooted in these modern times but here it is again, the annual extravaganza that was best and famously described by Nelson Piquet as like "riding a bicycle around your living room,...

Motorsport: Kiwis on centre stage all over the world

The Supercars yet again put on a weekend of racing magic and went to prove that every team can have a good day and any team can have a bad day.Shortly after the announcement that Nissan Australia were closing the bank on Kelly Brothers...

Motorsport: Scott Dixon still keen to repeat Indy dream

A decade has passed since Scott Dixon became the first New Zealander to win the Indianapolis 500.It was a breakthrough and career-altering IndyCars win still rather early in his professional career.Much has happened since. Dixon...

Motorsport: Lewis Hamilton backs return of grid girls

Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton has called the return of female models to the F1 grid at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix as "a beautiful thing".The sport's owner Liberty Media stopped the use of grid girls in January, saying...

Rees inducted into Motorcycling NZ Hall of Fame

The honours just keep piling up for Bay of Plenty man Tony Rees.The 50-year-old from Whakatāne was inducted into Motorcycling New Zealand's Hall of Fame on Saturday, the latest honour in an impressive list of awards and achievements...

'What have we just seen?': Moto3 rider's miracle escape

A Moto3 rider has stunned the motorsport world after pulling off one of the most improbable great escapes from a dramatic crash in France.The mayhem unfolded just before the final lap as a large group of riders rounded the corner...

Motorsport: Pressure on Hartley to keep his job

There is an old saying or belief in Formula 1 that the season does not really start to get underway until the first European Grand Prix.Despite the technicalities of Azerbaijan being classed as part European and part Asian, depending...

Leitch and Orr-West join NZ enduro campaign

Two familiar names in New Zealand motor racing are set to join forces with the country's newest sports car racing outfit ITM MIKE Racing.22-year-old Brendon Leitch and 30-year-old Christina Orr-West will race an ITM-backed Mercedes-Benz...

Taupō's Groombridge seals third title in a row

Taupō's Brad Groombridge is hoping his latest dirt biking success might propel him onto the international stage.The 27-year-old Taupō locksmith wrapped up the New Zealand Cross-country Championships title near Mosgiel...

Armstrong secures back-to-back D1NZ titles

Tauranga's Cole Armstrong has come from behind to win the 2018 Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship title; the V Energy ace subsequently becoming the first driver to win back-to-back crowns since Gaz Whiter. Ironically,...

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