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Dakar Rally winners each create history

Sam Sunderland is the first British rider to win the Dakar Rally. THE 38th edition of the Dakar Rally was one for the record books, winners Sam Sunderland and Stephane Peterhansel each making history. Sunderland secured the first Dakar triumph for a British rider in securing the motorcycle category, extending …

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Real family affair for Santo

One of Rapisarda’s cars. SANTO Rapisarda will have a major presence both on and off the track when the Australian Pro drag racing season hits Sydney next weekend. Not only will his Rapisarda Autosport team supply three of the nine cars that will feature in the Top Fuel shootout, Santo’s …

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Splatt felt the need for speed

Drag racer Rachelle Splatt is out to be the first woman to break the 300mph mark on Australian soil. IT was all over in about the same amount of time it just took you to read this opening line. A mind-blowing 4.5 seconds of breath-taking acceleration and frightening speed that …

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Another blow for Formula 1 champs

F1: With the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix still 10 weeks away, it looks like Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen are struggling with the off-season blues (L-R) Paddy Lowe and Lewis Hamilton. LEWIS Hamilton’s Mercedes team will head into the new Formula One season without Paddy Lowe after the British …

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WAGs to riches: Obscene world of F1

Life is good as an F1 driver. MOTORSPORT has always been about living the high life; from James Hunt back in the 1970s to Lewis Hamilton in the present day. The fastest cars, the biggest houses and the most beautiful women, some things never change. Behind all the on-track politics …

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‘Unprecedented’ change to Dakar amid rains

Motorsport: Stage six of the Dakar Rally has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Dakar Rally makes ‘unprecedented’ change to Stage 7 route. THE rains in Bolivia have forced Dakar Rally organisers to make an “unprecedented” change to the route for the first leg of the sole Marathon Stage on …

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Rain, mud force Dakar stage to be cancelled

Continuing rain has forced Stage 6 of the Dakar Rally to be cancelled. SWAMPED by torrential rain and sinking in a quagmire of cloying mud, the Dakar Rally cancelled its sixth stage Saturday, leaving competitors puzzled over what awaits them in the second week of the gruelling race. More than …

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Crash injury ends Price’s Dakar defence

Toby Price rides during the Dakar Rally 2017. TOBY Price’s 2017 Dakar Rally is over. The reigning champion crashed heavily late in Stage 4 of the event, from San Salvador de Jujuy to Tupiza, while leading the stage. Rally organisers reported that the Australian was airlifted to hospital with a …

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Hamilton’s next teammate revealed?

Nico Rosberg’s shock retirement left Mercedes with a huge hole to fill. VALTTERI Bottas looks set to be named Lewis Hamilton’s new teammate at Mercedes for the 2017 Formula One campaign. The Finn reportedly paid a secret visit to the team’s HQ in Brackley for a sitting fitting ahead of …

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F1 evolution: ‘Biggest change in 20 years’

Daniel Ricciardo will be hoping to improve on a solid 2016. THE build-up to the 2017 F1 campaign has so far been dominated by change behind the scenes, a world champion’s retirement and speculation surrounding the sought-after Mercedes seat. It’s certainly been a busier-than-usual post-season. But with the V6 hybrid …

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