Motorsport

Hayden Paddon still in the hunt for podium finish after ending day three of Rally Sweden in fourth

Paddon is playing a patient race and the results prove it's working.

Hayden Paddon storms into third place at Rally Sweden after two stage wins

Paddon is just 12 seconds off the lead with two days remaining.

Hayden Paddon aims to leave tough 2017 behind him with big outing at Rally Sweden

The 30-year-old Paddon says he can't wait to get behind the wheel.

Marcus Armstrong,  NZ Grand Prix, Toyota Racing Series, Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon, Palmerston North, New Zealand, Sunday 11 February 2018. Photo by John Cowpland /www.photosport.nz

Marcus Armstrong misses out NZ Grand Prix, Toyota Racing Series titles due to engine problems

The 17-year-old Kiwi's car failed to fire when a restart was required with one lap remaining.

FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, May 27, 2017, so called "grid girls" line up after the qualifying session for the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco.   Formula One says it is ending the practice of using "grid girls" and "podium girls" at races, with F1 managing director of commercial operations Sean Bratches saying Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018, the use of the women on the grid is clearly "at odds with modern day societal norms." (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)

Formula One to replace 'grid girls' with 'grid kids'

F1 says youngsters from motorsport clubs will stand alongside drivers on the grid before races this season.

Watch: Kiwi driver lucky to walk away from high-speed crash at chaotic Bathurst

Johnny Reid’s swerve to reduce the impact prevented what could’ve been a horrific incident.

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Upper Hutt speedway has finally been completed in time for a revamped racing series.

Feilding drift driver tests out new and improved Upper Hutt speedway

Upper Hutt speedway has finally been completed in time for a revamped racing series.

Teen race car star who lost legs in horrific crash gearing up to drive again

Formula 4 Racing driver Billy Monger, 18, had both legs amputated below the knee.

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Hayden Williams went from driver to pilot in a matter of seconds at the Western Springs International Test.

Watch: Kiwi Midget car goes flying, catapults dangerously close to top of Western Springs safety barriers in wild crash

Hayden Williams went from driver to pilot in a matter of seconds at the Western Springs International.

Watch: 'Boys don't wear princess dresses!' Formula 1 champ Lewis Hamilton slammed for mocking nephew's Christmas outfit

Hamilton apologised later for the video which he took down from his social media accounts.

Brendon Hartley (Red Bull Torro Rosso). 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. FIA F1 World Championship Round 20 held at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi 23-26 November 2017. Photo Clay Cross / photosport.nz

Kiwi F1 driver Brendon Hartley wants to compete in Bathurst one day

"It's definitely on the list of things I'd like to do."

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With over 140 entrants already confirmed, the series is looking to expand throughout several regions across NZ.

Speedway fans to be treated with new revamped racing series in Upper Hutt

With over 140 entrants already confirmed, the series is looking to expand throughout several regions across NZ.

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Reid Harker won't do it on his own though, with a Kiwi motorsport legend guiding him off the track as well.

Watch: 'I'll give it a red-hot crack!' Meet the rookie Kiwi driver looking to make his name in upcoming Toyota Racing Series

Reid Harker won't do it on his own though, with a Kiwi legend guiding him off the track as well.

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Chelsea Herbert, 19, became the first female to win a race in the National Touring Cars Championship.

Kiwi teen turning heads after dominating V8 circuit

Chelsea Herbert, 19, became the first female to win a race in the National Touring Cars Championship.

Auckland to possibly stage new global motor racing series Formula E in 2018

Kiwi driver Mitch Evans, who races for Jaguar, said it will be "incredible".

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After claiming three new official 9.2 litre records in Bonneville, Reg Cook is already looking ahead to his next unbelievable challenge.

Kiwi speed demon, 71, wanting to break 800km/h barrier with next Bonneville land speed record attempt

After claiming three new official records in Bonneville, Reg Cook is already looking ahead.

Richie Stanaway the latest Kiwi driver to secure Supercars driver role

Stanaway will join the likes of Scott McLaughlin, Fabian Coulthard and Shane Van Gisbergen for the 2018 championship.

Watch: Formula 1 unveils new logo for 2018 season - and Lewis Hamilton hates it

Organisers have ushered in a new era but some drivers and fans aren't happy.

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Watch: 'Everything went wrong' – Gutted Scott McLaughlin still struggling to come to terms with disastrous final Supercars race

The Kiwi driver said he'll bounce back next year but right now, it's a tough pill to swallow.

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'It couldn't be better!' – Kiwi driver Brendon Hartley beams after securing Formula 1 gig

Hartley was confirmed to drive for Toro Rosso in next season's championship.

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Seven Sharp's Mike Thorpe went to Cromwell to ride the bungy-bus

Highlands Park Raceway unveils latest high adrenalin attraction

Seven Sharp's Mike Thorpe went to Cromwell to ride the bungy-bus.

Not again! Kiwi Brendon Hartley forced to retire from second straight F1 race after more engine problems

The Kiwi Toro Rosso driver was forced to quit the Brazilian Grand Prix midrace.

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Mr Hamilton received a VAT refund of more than $6 million on his private jet thanks to a tax loophole.

British F1 ace Lewis Hamilton's tax practices exposed by Paradise Papers

Mr Hamilton received a VAT refund of more than $6 million on his private jet thanks to a tax loophole.

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2010 V8 champ James Courtney took 1 NEWS sports reporter Abby Wilson for a spin around the Pukekohe race track.

V8s roar into Auckland as Kiwis prepare to contend for Supercars title

2010 V8 champ James Courtney took 1 NEWS sport's reporter Abby Wilson for a spin around the Pukekohe race track.

SCOTT MCLAUGHLIN / ALEXANDRE PREMAT (Shell Penske Ford). Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship Round 11. Mount Panorma, Bathurst NSW 8 October 2017. Photo Clay Cross / photosport.nz

Kiwi duo make bright start in NZ Supercars practice

The pair of Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard registered the two fastest times in this morning's practice session.

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