New Zealand’s IndyCar star Scott Dixon has made a solid start to the defence of his title finishing second in the season-opening race in Florida. Dixon, starting fourth off the grid, showed good pace and his usual impeccable race management to signal he won’t be giving his up championship title without a fight as he […]

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Injured Formula One ace Michael Schumacher has reportedly been moved from his Swiss home to a luxury Majorca villa for the northern winter. German magazine Bunte reported the development which signals a major shift in the recovery of the 50-year-old who has been suffering brain damage from a skiing accident in December 2013. Little has […]

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Ken Smith will be hoping to teach the drivers on the New Zealand Grand Prix grid a few lessons when he lines up for his 47th start at Manfeild. At 76, Smith is six years older than the combined age of the top four drivers in the Toyota Racing Series standings. He has not been […]

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Brendon Hartley used strong language to voice his frustrations at team mate Pierre Gasly with the Kiwi driver’s Formula One career hanging by a thread after failing to get any points out of the season’s penultimate race in Brazil. Hartley finished the Brazil Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo in 11th […]

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One of New Zealand’s largest motorsport events turned sour overnight after a break-in at a support tent where several expensive supercars were stored. Police said tools and a support vehicle were stolen in the burglary at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint event in Pukekohe. District prevention manager Inspector Matt Srhoj said officers were alerted to the […]

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A new national championship and an appearance from Kiwi racing royalty were the signature dishes as southern petrol heads were served up a motorsport smorgasbord during the weekend. Riverside Speedway played host to the inaugural New Zealand production saloons title on Saturday, whilst Teretonga Park played host to double World Touring Car champion Paul Radisich. […]

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V8 Supercars could soon be fitted with warning systems to alert drivers of cars stranded on race tracks. The Supercars Board has tasked its Commission to investigate additional warning systems to alert drivers when the track is blocked ahead. Its investigation comes in the wake of a sickening collision that brought a premature end to […]

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The New Zealand Grand Prix is on track to triple its attendance on the back of a free ticket offer for Palmerston North and ManawatÅ« district ratepayers. Promoter Geoff Short, of Speedworks, said more tickets had been redeemed for the February 9-11 event than attended 2017’s racing. The popularity, which had Short estimating an attendance […]

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Grid girls could soon be a thing of the past in Formula One, should a review result in the long-standing tradition being scrapped. The tradition, labelled as “outdated” and “tarty nonsense” by Silverstone boss Stuart Pringle, has been associated with motorsport since the 1960s and today their official role involves holding up the grid numbers […]

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She’s the 19-year-old who has heads turning on the motorsport track. Ever since Chelsea Herbert was competing in karts a decade ago and her goal was “to beat the boys”, the philosophy is really still the same, as she makes a name for herself as the sole female competitor in the New Zealand Touring Cars […]

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