Catherine Pattison

Motorsport: Hyundai team builds new rally car for Paddon in seven working days

Motorsport: Hyundai team builds new rally car for Paddon in seven working days

Hayden Paddon's Hyundai Motorsport team has been flat out building the top New Zealand rally driver a new car for this week's FIA World Rally Championship rally on the Italian island of Sardinia.

Gilmour drives through another barrier

Gilmour drives through another barrier

Dunedin rally driver Emma Gilmour won her first national rally championship round yesterday, becoming the first woman to win a New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) event.

Motorsport: Gilmour achieves historic victory

Motorsport: Gilmour achieves historic victory

She has been New Zealand's first lady of rallying for a decade and now Emma Gilmour has achieved a top-tier result.

Motorsport: Gilmour to tackle Italian cross-country event

Motorsport: Gilmour to tackle Italian cross-country event

Dunedin rally driver Emma Gilmour has been chosen to go cross-country rallying again, this time competing in the 330km Italian Baja from June 24 to 26.

Motorsport: Tulloch commits his Camaro to co-driver, new recruit

In an "incredibly gracious'' gesture, injured Southland racer Ian (Inky) Tulloch has committed his Camaro GT3 to contesting the North and South Island endurance titles, in the hands of his co-driver, John McIntyre, and a new recruit.

Rallying: Expectations not weighing on Paddon

Rallying: Expectations not weighing on Paddon

There will be the weight of expectation riding on board with Hayden Paddon and John Kennard as they fire up their Hyundai i20 WRC car in Portugal this week.

I'll be back, injured Duncan says

I'll be back, injured Duncan says

Palmerston motocross rider Courtney Duncan's 2016 world championship dreams are in tatters, yet she's already determined to bounce back.

Motocross: Duncan injured in bizarre incident

Motocross: Duncan injured in bizarre incident

In a devastating setback, Palmerston's Courtney Duncan crashed into a photographer in her first Women's Motocross World Championship (WMWC) race and sustained event-ending injuries on Saturday.

Motocross: Wheels fly but feet on the ground

Motocross: Wheels fly but feet on the ground

Epitomising the humble New Zealand athlete, Women's Motocross World Championship (WMWC) leader Courtney Duncan is not letting her new-found fame go to her head before the third round this weekend.

Motocross: Another Veitch tears up dirt

Motocross: Another Veitch tears up dirt

The surname Veitch is synonymous with motorcycles in Dunedin, so it is no wonder the youngest male member, Grason (13), is a motocross star in the making.