Articles Categorized: Motorsport

Rees thrilled with final outcome

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THE verdict is out – Whakatane’s Tony Rees is New Zealand superbike champion for 2017. This season’s New Zealand Superbike Championships finished under a cloud…

Wilson too fast in class

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HE says he has a need for speed and Whakatane’s Gary Wilson goes fast enough to win. The Onepu driver won the 1800cc class of…

Rees thrilled with final outcome

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THE verdict is out – Whakatane’s Tony Rees is New Zealand superbike champion for 2017. This season’s New Zealand Superbike Championships finished under a cloud…

Tough start for round one

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WHAKATANE’S Jono Shapley finished seventh in class five in the opening round of the New Zealand Rally Championship on Saturday. Shapley, with co-driver Sam Byrne,…

Pair revved up for rally

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A REBUILT engine has a Whakatane rally team revved up for the new season. The New Zealand Rally Championship begins in Dunedin today and Jono…

Season closes in style for racer

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EDGECUMBE driver Christina Orr-West is happy with a third place finish in the Ssangyong Racing Series. She placed second overall for the sixth and final…

Rally returns to Eastern Bay

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THE Targa Rotorua rally event blasted through the Eastern Bay on Sunday. The annual race included a stage on Manawahe Road, used twice on Sunday…

Rally return for Shapley

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A LONG absence from the Targa rally ends tomorrow for Whakatane’s Maurice Shapley. The Targa Rotorua event begins in Tokoroa tomorrow morning and will go…

One round left in tight series

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EDGECUMBE driver Christina Orr-West is within striking distance of the SsangYong Racing Series championship. She had a runner-up, two thirds and a ninth place finish…