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Fantastic weekend for Kiwi motorsport

Fantastic weekend for Kiwi motorsport

Last weekend was a big one for New Zealand motorsport. It saw Shane van Gisbergen win his first Supercars championship title, fellow Kiwi Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin secure third place in the hard-fought Australian championship and Europe-based Kiwi Earl Bamber was confirmed to race for the Porsche LMP1 team.

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Champs over six rounds in 2017

The two-day Rally of Otago, April 8-9, is again the opening event of the New Zealand Rally Championship's six-round calendar next year.

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Rosberg claims maiden F1 crown

Rosberg claims maiden F1 crown

Nico Rosberg shed tears of joy after clinching his first Formula One championship on Sunday in a tense Abu Dhabi Grand Prix won by Mercedes team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton amid accusations of 'dirty tricks'.

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Drift champs will put smoke in your face

Drift champs will put smoke in your face

Next Friday and Saturday's motorsport smorgasbord at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr stadium is ‘‘shaping up to be a biggie'', D1NZ National Drifting Championship Series' managing director Brendon White says.

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GT concept a roaring success

GT concept a roaring success

The Highlands 101 has become an annual motorsport calendar fixture and this weekend's event provides an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved over the past three years.

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Aitken heads Otago line-up

Also on the programme is the Highlands 101, which is the one-hour (plus one lap) race open to all cars and featuring six
different classes.

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Title within van Gisbergen's grasp

Title within van Gisbergen's grasp

New Zealand driver Shane van Gisbergen is only two events away from becoming the first Kiwi in two decades to win the V8 Supercars Championship.

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Nerve-racking end to series for Blacks

Nerve-racking end to series for Blacks

As is often the case with motorsport, there were celebrations for some Otago drivers and heartbreak for others after the South Island Endurance Series (SIES) wrapped up last Saturday.

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