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No harm at all in a little Highlands Fling

No harm at all in a little Highlands Fling

The Highlands Festival of Speed is bringing a celebrated bit of British racing culture back to Cromwell this weekend when it introduces the Highlands Fling.

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Strong home contingent for Rally Championship opener

Strong home contingent for Rally Championship opener

Youth will be pitted against experience as the six-­round New Zealand Rally Championship begins this weekend at the International Rally of Whangarei.

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Hamilton triumphs in Bahrain GP thriller

Hamilton triumphs in Bahrain GP thriller

Lewis Hamilton won a thrilling Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday after a duel with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg in a floodlit night race full of overtaking and wheel-to-wheel battles.

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McArthur nabs second in Superbike champs

McArthur nabs second in Superbike champs

Former Dunedin rider Tim McArthur finished second overall in the New Zealand Superbike Championship's 250 Production category, despite competing in only two rounds.

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Hamilton takes honours at Malaysian GP

Hamilton takes honours at Malaysian GP

Briton's Lewis Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix with a pole-to-flag victory ahead of Nico Rosberg on Sunday in a first Mercedes one-two since they returned to Formula One as a works team in 2010.

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Rule change opens door for cooler cars

Rule change opens door for cooler cars

The South Island Endurance Series (Sies), has altered its rules to allow ''cooler cars'' to be eligible, while still protecting the balance of professional and amateur drivers within teams.

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Hamilton not buying into Mercedes hype

Hamilton not buying into Mercedes hype

Lewis Hamilton has had little call to hose down expectations since joining Mercedes, but the Briton has been on the front foot to stifle hype ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix after a promising period of testing.

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Confident car, duo ready for victory

Confident car, duo ready for victory

Emma Gilmour will be campaigning her Suzuki Swift Maxi rally car for the 2014 New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) with a new resolve and a new co-driver.

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Frew among favourites for Street Sprints

Frew among favourites for Street Sprints

Outram's Glenn Frew never seeks the limelight, crediting his blazing trail of success in Mainland short courses to his monstrously powerful Mitsubishi Evo One.

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Frenchman brings winning ways to rally

Frenchman brings winning ways to rally

The Otago Rally continues to come up trumps in terms of attracting star drivers, with 1994 World Rally Champion Didier Auriol signing this week as the 2014 headline competitor.

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New chassis puts driver on Wright track

New chassis puts driver on Wright track

Cromwell's Paul Wright has up-graded to a locally-built Hypermac chassis and is hoping it continues to pay dividends in next week's super saloon racing at Central Motor Speedway.

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Murphy proves himself the master

Murphy proves himself the master

Greg Murphy may be known as the King of Pukekohe but after a totally dominant display in the BNT V8 SuperTourers at the Cromwell circuit this weekend, he laid claim to another royal title - King of Highlands Motorsport Park.

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Otago pair in 'modified muscle' class

Among the 36 Autosure Central Muscle Cars competing at Highlands Motorsport Park this weekend will be two Otago representatives.

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