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New Porsche carries Dippie to fourth

New Porsche carries Dippie to fourth

Martin Dippie had the ultimate first race outing in his new Porsche 991 GT3 RS - winning the Targa Rotorua's Modern 2WD class and finishing fourth overall last weekend.

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Dutch teen rewrites record books with F1 win

Dutch teen rewrites record books with F1 win

Less than eight months after passing his driving test on his 18th birthday, Max Verstappen raced into the record books as Formula One's youngest winner.

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Quinn pumps $1million into motorsport

Quinn pumps $1million into motorsport

The Kiwi Driver Fund has received a $1million boost from Highlands Motorsport Park owner Tony Quinn, who pledged to put $50,000 per annum into the fund for the next 20 years.

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Young bloods take hands-on approach

Young bloods take hands-on approach

A group of young bloods who share a passion for motorsport are helping to drive the Otago Sports Car Club ahead.

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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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