Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat put in a superb late quick lap of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catlunya to run quickest on the penultimate day of the first Formula 1 pre-season test of 2019. With less than 15 minutes left in the session, the Russian driver bolted on a set of the softest Pirelli compound on offer […]

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After Sebastian Vettel topped the first day of pre-season F1 testing yesterday, new Ferrari recruit Charles Leclerc kept the Italian team at the top of the timesheets, finishing three tenths of a second clear of McLaren rookie Lando Norris. The session came to an early end for Pierre Gasly, however, when the new Red Bull Racing […]

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Australian Kirk Gibbs is on track to defend his Kiwi MX1 title, with the Altherm JCR Yamaha rider winning the second round of the 2019 Fox New Zealand Motocross Championships in Rotorua yesterday. He and arch rival Cody Cooper battled it out again over three motos at the Rotorua Motocross Track, with Gold Coast-based Gibbs […]

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Whakatane’s Reece Hendl-Cox, 19, has stormed ahead in the 2018/19 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship after taking two race wins at Round four of the series at the New Zealand Grand Prix meeting at Manfeild. Series returnee Brody McConkey, 20, from the Kapiti Coast, topped Saturday morning’s 15-minutes qualifying session. Championship leader Hendl-Cox set […]

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Altherm JCR Yamaha’s three riders made a decent start to the four-round Fox-sponsored New Zealand Motocross Championships yesterday and have some more fight to find moving forward. Defending New Zealand champion, Australian Kirk Gibbs and Kayne Lamont raced to second and third in the MX1 category respectively, while MX2 rider Maximus Purvis also finished on […]

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Scottish-born Alister McRae has upheld his family’s legendary driving status and made it a three-peat at the Leadfoot Festival – notching up a new record time in the mighty Vantage Subaru WRX STI. McRae had to give it absolutely everything to drop the winning time into the 47-second bracket for the first time in the […]

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Despite the wild weather lashing the New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at the famous Woodville circuit yesterday, the expanded three-rider Altherm JCR Yamaha team managed to each finish a race on the podium and avoid injury in the treacherous conditions. The Manawatu-Orion Motorcycle Club Inc. (MOMCC) hosted the 58th annual two-day meeting, which was once […]

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Whakatane driver Reece Hendl-Cox, 18, has clean swept round three of the 2018/19 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship at Hampton Downs. After qualifying on pole, Hendl-Cox took all three races and subsequently the championship lead from Palmerston North’s Chris Symon, 28. Saturday morning’s 15-minute qualifying session was closely contested as expected in Formula First, […]

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Charly Lamm, a long-time BMW Team Schnitzer team boss, has died unexpectedly at the age of 63, just two months after retiring from the family team. Lamm worked as the Team Manager for the successful race team, guiding the team to success in the European Touring Car Championship in the 1980s. He oversaw yet more […]

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Auckland’s Darren Kelly has taken out the first round of the 2019 D1NZ Drifting Championship Series in Tauranga despite technical issues with his brake lights during practice and qualifying. Driving the Nissan R35 GTR, the 2015 New Zealand champion battled through a poor qualifying performance to reach the final, defeating Daynom Templeman at the custom […]

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