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Still trying to tame big beast

Still trying to tame big beast

Animal imagery comes to the fore when Southland's Ian Tulloch talks about the GT3 Sareni Reiter Camaro he and John McIntyre will use to contest the three-round 2015 South Island Endurance Series.

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Large field assembled for Gold Rush Rally

Large field assembled for Gold Rush Rally

Today's penultimate round of the New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC), the Gold Rush Rally Coromandel, will play host to the biggest field assembled in more than 10 years.

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Kiwi rally driver heads to Malaysia

Kiwi rally driver heads to Malaysia

Graduating top of the class at the Dunedin-based 2015 Motorsport New Zealand Elite Motorsport Academy has helped Opotiki's Michael Young prepare for the notoriously tough Malaysian Rally this weekend.

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Opportunity of a lifetime for Clapperton

Opportunity of a lifetime for Clapperton

Dunedin's Alyssa Clapperton recently announced she had secured a drive with Team Kiwi Racing (TKR). Drivesouth asked Clapperton and TKR team principal David John what this opportunity means for the talented teen.

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Three-way fight predicted for 2WD glory

Three-way fight predicted for 2WD glory

Although it is traditionally the higher-powered, more adept at finding traction 4WD entrants that tend to dominate gravel events, next Saturday's Catlins Coast Rally could see strong title challenges from a bevy of 2WDs.

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Young driver takes top spot at academy

Young driver takes top spot at academy

Asia-Pacific rally star Michael Young has had a rewarding fortnight, as he received highest honours in last week's 2015 Elite Motorsport Academy on top of a podium finish at an Australian rally last month.

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Tulloch, McIntyre roar to victory

Tulloch, McIntyre roar to victory

Southland's Ian (Inky) Tulloch and Nelson's John McIntyre claimed an Australasian first at Waikato's Hampton Downs circuit by winning the three-hour endurance race last weekend.

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Gisborne gravel lure for rally contenders

Gisborne gravel lure for rally contenders

The entry list for the New Zealand Rally Championship's (NZRC) fourth round today sees the return of four contenders, back for battle on the Gisborne gravel.

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Paddon's Italian job leaves proud father speechless

Paddon's Italian job leaves proud father speechless

Hayden Paddon's first WRC podium finish was greeted enthusiastically by many New Zealanders. It was, however, particularly poignant that his dad Chris was in Sardinia to witness his son's career high.

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Remarkable time for rising Kiwi stars

Remarkable time for rising Kiwi stars

As the excitement tapers following a stunning weekend for Kiwi motorsport, David Thomson reflects on the achievements of our latest racing stars, and their paths to the top of the sport.

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Paddon targeting good result in Sardinia

Paddon targeting good result in Sardinia

Hayden Paddon will celebrate 12 months since he contested his first event with the World Rally Championship Hyundai Motorsport team when he competes in Sardinia this week.

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Hamilton savours Canada win after Monaco blow

Hamilton savours Canada win after Monaco blow

Lewis Hamilton put Monaco misery behind him on Sunday with a controlled Canadian Grand Prix victory that sent the Formula One world champion 17 points clear of Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg.

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Kiwis warming up for Le Mans

Kiwis warming up for Le Mans

Twenty-four hours is a long time to be racing for the two Kiwis entered in next weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans. However, the build-up behind the scenes is nothing short of phenomenal.

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