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Young driver takes top spot at academy

Young driver takes top spot at academy

Asia-Pacific rally star Michael Young has had a rewarding fortnight, as he received highest honours in last week's 2015 Elite Motorsport Academy on top of a podium finish at an Australian rally last month.

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Tulloch, McIntyre roar to victory

Tulloch, McIntyre roar to victory

Southland's Ian (Inky) Tulloch and Nelson's John McIntyre claimed an Australasian first at Waikato's Hampton Downs circuit by winning the three-hour endurance race last weekend.

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Gisborne gravel lure for rally contenders

Gisborne gravel lure for rally contenders

The entry list for the New Zealand Rally Championship's (NZRC) fourth round today sees the return of four contenders, back for battle on the Gisborne gravel.

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Paddon's Italian job leaves proud father speechless

Paddon's Italian job leaves proud father speechless

Hayden Paddon's first WRC podium finish was greeted enthusiastically by many New Zealanders. It was, however, particularly poignant that his dad Chris was in Sardinia to witness his son's career high.

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Remarkable time for rising Kiwi stars

Remarkable time for rising Kiwi stars

As the excitement tapers following a stunning weekend for Kiwi motorsport, David Thomson reflects on the achievements of our latest racing stars, and their paths to the top of the sport.

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Paddon targeting good result in Sardinia

Paddon targeting good result in Sardinia

Hayden Paddon will celebrate 12 months since he contested his first event with the World Rally Championship Hyundai Motorsport team when he competes in Sardinia this week.

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Hamilton savours Canada win after Monaco blow

Hamilton savours Canada win after Monaco blow

Lewis Hamilton put Monaco misery behind him on Sunday with a controlled Canadian Grand Prix victory that sent the Formula One world champion 17 points clear of Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg.

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Kiwis warming up for Le Mans

Kiwis warming up for Le Mans

Twenty-four hours is a long time to be racing for the two Kiwis entered in next weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans. However, the build-up behind the scenes is nothing short of phenomenal.

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Consummate circuit racers join forces

Consummate circuit racers join forces

Long-standing mates Ian (Inky) Tulloch and John McIntyre will form a fairly formidable endurance team to take on the North and South Island series.

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Rosberg claims hat-trick of Monaco titles

Rosberg claims hat-trick of Monaco titles

Germany's Nico Rosberg celebrated a surprise hat-trick of Monaco Grand Prix victories on Sunday after Mercedes blew championship-leading team mate Lewis Hamilton's chances with a needless pitstop.

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Paddon gunning for top-five placing in Portugal

Paddon gunning for top-five placing in Portugal

Fresh from his awe-inspiring overall win at the Otago Rally earlier this month, Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard will have been writing the best pace notes they can during the Rally Portugal recce this week.

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Paddon's rivals left in awe

Paddon's rivals left in awe

Records were shattered and Hayden Paddon's rivals left in awe as New Zealand's rising star of world championship rallying snatched outright victory as well as classic class honours in the Otago Rally yesterday.

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Where to watch the rally

Where to watch the rally

David Thomson's pick of seven prime viewing spots for this year's Drivesouth Otago Rally Fest.

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Veteran McRae at home behind the wheel

Veteran McRae at home behind the wheel

Australian-based Scottish rally ace Alister McRae is in hot demand, with driving commitments in Cardrona Valley, China, Sydney and Dunedin all within a month.

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Championship leader on the Hunt for Otago title

Championship leader on the Hunt for Otago title

New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) leader Ben Hunt is a busy man.

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Otago Rally Fest - how it all comes together

Otago Rally Fest - how it all comes together

The Drivesouth Otago Rally Fest is actually three events in one: a full-blooded national championship event featuring New Zealand's leading drivers in modern turbocharged four-wheel-drive cars; a classic rally featuring a star-studded international cast in old-style two-wheel-drive machines; and an allcomers event, aimed at locals, some of them in very quick cars, who are out to have fun.

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Fortune set to smile on Paddon?

Fortune set to smile on Paddon?

After a rough time rallying in Argentina, Hayden Paddon deserves some good fortune and if his success statistics stack up, it looks like the universe is conspiring to give him some next weekend.

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