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Fox hoping for top five in France

Fox hoping for top five in France

Brighton's Blake Fox has achieved his career-best result in the 2014 World Trial Championships, finishing both days in sixth at the two Great Britain rounds last weekend.

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Rosberg wins home GP for Mercedes

Rosberg wins home GP for Mercedes

Nico Rosberg gave Germany another win to celebrate after their World Cup success with a home grand prix triumph for Mercedes on Sunday that stretched his overall lead in the Formula One championship to 14 points.

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Targa excitement builds in the South

Targa excitement builds in the South

Three months out from the inaugural South Island Targa, event director Peter Martin has returned to Auckland from a trip to the bottom of the mainland, satisfied there is a buzz about the six-day tarmac road rally already.

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McIntyre back, looking for a repeat drive

McIntyre back, looking for a repeat drive

Nelson racing driver John McIntyre has hit the refresh button on his long and successful circuit career and is eyeing a repeat drive in the South Island Endurance Series (SIES).

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Hamilton delights fans with home GP win

Hamilton delights fans with home GP win

Lewis Hamilton ran a rollercoaster of emotions to give his home Formula One fans the win they wanted at the British Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Another 2000 reasons to go faster

Another 2000 reasons to go faster

If you thought motor racing was only for the well-heeled, think again. The South Island (SI) 2K Cup will debut on the mainland this spring, promising close racing at the most affordable level possible.

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Rosberg wins in Monaco to grab F1 lead

Rosberg wins in Monaco to grab F1 lead

Germany's Nico Rosberg won the showcase Monaco Grand Prix for the second year in a row on Sunday to snatch back the Formula One world championship lead from Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton.

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Dippie makes successful start to title defence

Dippie makes successful start to title defence

Dunedin's Martin Dippie, the defending Targa New Zealand winner, got his 2014 tarmac season off to a successful start, winning the modern 2WD section of the three-day Targa North Island motor rally last weekend.

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Formula One great Jack Brabham dies

Formula One great Jack Brabham dies

Australian Jack Brabham, who won three Formula One world titles and is the only man to have won the championship driving a car that bore his name, died at the age of 88 on Monday.

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Frew wins again in `work of art' Evo

Frew wins again in `work of art' Evo

Dunedin's Glenn Frew made the 25th anniversary of the Ashburton Street Sprint even more memorable last weekend, scoring his fourth consecutive victory at the hotly contested event.

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Hamilton triumphs in Spanish GP

Hamilton triumphs in Spanish GP

Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix for Mercedes to chalk up his fourth victory in a row and wrest the Formula One championship lead from 'gutted' German team mate Nico Rosberg.

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Mason takes honours in Otago Rally

Mason takes honours in Otago Rally

Richard Mason has extended his national championship lead with a commanding win on the Otago Rally, while Neal Bates has emerged victorious in the classic section of the event for a second year in succession.

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Mason and Bates take rally leads

Mason and Bates take rally leads

Richard Mason stormed to a commanding lead over day one of the national championship component of this weekend's Drivesouth Otago Rally, while Neal Bates inherited the classic rally lead after Haydon Paddon crashed off the road.

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Otago Rally ­- Catch the action

Otago Rally ­- Catch the action

If you are new to rallying, or just want to sample the sport without having it take over your weekend, here are some hot tips on where to catch the action without too much fuss or bother.

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Home win gives Marquez four from four

Home win gives Marquez four from four

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez continued his breathtaking start to his title defence when he streaked away to win his home grand prix in Jerez, Spain on Sunday and make it four wins in four races this year.

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Bates back with a repeat victory in mind

Bates back with a repeat victory in mind

Last year's Otago Rally winner, Neal Bates, is well aware that the big name in this year's event is 1994 world rally champion Didier Auriol.

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Putting it all 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 all-comers event, aimed at locals - some of them in very quick cars - who are out to have fun.

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Emma Gilmour's Suzuki gets its Otago start

Emma Gilmour's Suzuki gets its Otago start

Emma's Gilmour's build-up to the Otago Rally next weekend is far less stressful than last year, when her crew burned the midnight oil trying to her home-built Suzuki Swift Maxi running in time for the event.

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The Otago Rally: A look back

The Otago Rally: A look back

Here we take a look back at some of the stars and stalwarts of the Otago Rally over the past decade.

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