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Champs over six rounds in 2017

The two-day Rally of Otago, April 8-9, is again the opening event of the New Zealand Rally Championship's six-round calendar next year.

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Rosberg claims maiden F1 crown

Rosberg claims maiden F1 crown

Nico Rosberg shed tears of joy after clinching his first Formula One championship on Sunday in a tense Abu Dhabi Grand Prix won by Mercedes team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton amid accusations of 'dirty tricks'.

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Drift champs will put smoke in your face

Drift champs will put smoke in your face

Next Friday and Saturday's motorsport smorgasbord at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr stadium is ‘‘shaping up to be a biggie'', D1NZ National Drifting Championship Series' managing director Brendon White says.

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GT concept a roaring success

GT concept a roaring success

The Highlands 101 has become an annual motorsport calendar fixture and this weekend's event provides an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved over the past three years.

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Aitken heads Otago line-up

Also on the programme is the Highlands 101, which is the one-hour (plus one lap) race open to all cars and featuring six
different classes.

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Title within van Gisbergen's grasp

Title within van Gisbergen's grasp

New Zealand driver Shane van Gisbergen is only two events away from becoming the first Kiwi in two decades to win the V8 Supercars Championship.

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Nerve-racking end to series for Blacks

Nerve-racking end to series for Blacks

As is often the case with motorsport, there were celebrations for some Otago drivers and heartbreak for others after the South Island Endurance Series (SIES) wrapped up last Saturday.

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Strong showing from Dunedin drivers

Strong showing from Dunedin drivers

Dunedin drivers Chris Henderson and brothers Arron and Stu Black featured strongly in the one- and three-hour races in the South Island Endurance Series second round at Mike Pero Motorsport Park in Christchurch last weekend.

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Hey Dad, can't you go faster downhill?

Hey Dad, can't you go faster downhill?

Winning the 2WD category at the Ashley Forest Rallysprint last weekend was nothing new for Mosgiel's Chris Hey, although his choice of co-driver made the ninth consecutive win pretty special.

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Rosberg triumphs in Singapore

Rosberg triumphs in Singapore

Germany's Nico Rosberg celebrated his 200th Formula One race by retaking the championship lead from Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton after a pole to flag win in Singapore on Sunday.

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Henderson best of Otago drivers

Henderson best of Otago drivers

Dunedin's Chris Henderson was the best-placed Otago driver after the first round of the South Island Endurance Series (SIES) last weekend, finishing second in the one-hour race at Teretonga Park.

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Ayson shows Aussies how to succeed

Ayson shows Aussies how to succeed

Two Otago rally competitors had their first taste of international rallying last Saturday when they crossed the Ditch to compete in the Border Ranges Rally in northern New South Wales.

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