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Easy win for Rosberg in Chinese GP

Easy win for Rosberg in Chinese GP

Nico Rosberg claimed a dominant win in an action-packed Formula One Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his championship lead over Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton, who battled up to seventh with some feisty driving after starting last.

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Drivesouth Otago Rally in pictures

Drivesouth Otago Rally in pictures

Looking back at the last weekend's Drivesouth Otago Rally Fest through the cameras of David Thomson and Geoff Ridder.

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Hunt's second in Otago Rally 'beyond expectations'

Hunt's second in Otago Rally 'beyond expectations'

Although Hayden Paddon stole the show with a record winning margin in the Drivesouth Rally of Otago, Ben Hunt's brand new Subaru WRX STi had a promising debut, finishing second yesterday.

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Paddon leaves records behind in cloud of dust

Paddon leaves records behind in cloud of dust

Hayden Paddon really outdid himself when he won the two-day Drivesouth Rally of Otago by a whopping 9min 22sec yesterday, in his Hyundai i20.

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Otago Rally - Where to catch the action

Otago Rally - Where to catch the action

Here are our top viewing tips to catch all the action in this year's Rally of Otago.

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Trio still rallying 40 years on

Trio still rallying 40 years on

Rally driving participants enjoy a longevity not possible in other sports, as is demonstrated by three of the inaugural Rally of Otago drivers returning for the 40th anniversary event this weekend.

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Three into one really does work

Three into one really does work

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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Australians driven to compete

Nearly a quarter of the competitors in this year's Stadium Cars International Otago Classic Rally are Australians, continuing the strong support of the event from our cross-Tasman neighbours.

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Swift approach might earn Gilmour podium spot

Swift approach might earn Gilmour podium spot

Amidst the Rally of Otago's hotshot-filled national field are local drivers Emma Gilmour and Rhys Gardner, who could well be challenging for podium finishes next weekend.

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Special names for rally's special stages

Traditionally, the high-speed special stages that make up rallies are named either for the roads or the localities they traverse.

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Rosberg triumphs in Australian GP

Rosberg triumphs in Australian GP

Nico Rosberg won a dramatic Australian Grand Prix on Sunday after a bungled tyre strategy dashed Sebastian Vettel's chances of a season-opening triumph and Fernando Alonso survived a spectacular crash that left his McLaren wrecked.

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Big entry expected for Rally of Otago

Big entry expected for Rally of Otago

Next month's Otago Rally is shaping up to be one of the biggest in the event's 40 year history.

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Gilmour tackling desert epic this year

Gilmour tackling desert epic this year

Rally driver Emma Gilmour has been preparing for her usual gravel dates on the 2016 calendar and will be adding some heat training for an epic Middle Eastern cross-country event in April.

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Hamlin triumphs in Daytona 500

Hamlin triumphs in Daytona 500

Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 in an electrifying photo-finish over Martin Truex Jr. on Sunday to put Toyota in Victory Lane for the first time at the Great American Race.

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Motorsport legends come to Teretonga

Motorsport legends come to Teretonga

Stars and their cars of the 1970s and 1980s will be the focus at Invercargill's Teretonga track this weekend, when the circuit hosts the Classic Speedfest.

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Paddon missing ice, snow of Monte Carlo

Paddon missing ice, snow of Monte Carlo

After battling with icy conditions at the Monte Carlo Rally last month, Hayden Paddon would welcome some snow for the unseasonably warm Rally Sweden this weekend.

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