- Thierry Neuville is the top Hyundai Motorsport driver at the end of Saturday in Rally Argentina with the Belgian holding a top five position ahead of the final day
- Dani Sordo showed competitive pace throughout the day, chasing a potential podium, but the Spaniard was forced to stop after 4km of the final stage with an electrical problem
- Hayden Paddon retired from the rally after an off-road incident in SS9 in which six spectators were injured.
Race to the Sky was a challenging but successful weekend for 23 year old Sloan Cox, who managed to overcome problems with the hillclimb car to finish 4th overall and 3rd in class.
The entry list for the 2015 Otago Rally has been released, with nearly 80 cars to contest the event over the weekend of May 8-10.
Heading the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship list is American superstar Ken Block, while Scotland’s Alister McRae and World Championship driver Hayden Paddon will battle it out for honours in the Stadium Cars SsangYong Otago Classic Rally.
A strong field of competitors in the Leviathan Hotel Allcomers Rally will also contest the event’s 16 closed road special stages to the north and south of Dunedin.
Marcus van Klink has made the perfect start to his Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship with a dominant victory on the opening round, Rally Whangarei.
Defending his historic championship in the Chesters Plumbing Mazda RX-7, van Klink faced strong opposition from former New Zealand Rally Champion Brian Stokes but stamped his authority on the class early with a dominant performance that included victory on each of the opening seven special stages.
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has recorded a solid finish at the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Rally Whangarei.
Campbell and co-driver Venita Fabbro headed to round one confident with their speed and after a conservative start on Friday night, the pair laid down some impressive stage times to sit in sixth place, but within a few seconds of fourth place, at the lunchtime service.
Andrew Hawkeswood has endured a trying weekend at the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship after a roll-over and a misfire hamstrung his efforts.
Hawkeswood headed to the event with a new engine configuration and looking to score some solid points while his new Mazda 2 is under build. He made the perfect start, holding down third place in the NZRC standings after the Friday night super special stages.
Mount Maunganui Rally driver David Holder has suffered a major setback in his 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship campaign, after a heavy crash ended an impressive run at the opening round, Rally Whangarei.
Joined by stand-in co-driver Rob Scott for the event, Holder took the opportunity to write his own pace notes for the first time in his career, something the 26-year old described as ‘challenging’ but was proud of the notes he produced first time out.
Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) President Andrew Papadopoulos and MotorSport New Zealand President (MSNZ) Shayne Harris announced today that the two organisations had agreed on a shared set of technical regulations for a new 4WD rally car category.
Kiwi Petronas Team Tom's driver, Nick Cassidy has dominated the 2015 Japanese Formula 3 field during the first meeting at the famed Suzuka circuit.
The weekend began with Cassidy topping both free practice sessions on Friday before storming away to secure double pole position in Saturday's qualifying sessions and easily claiming the fastest lap of race 1 0.7 of a second ahead of reigning champion and fellow Petronas Team Tom's driver, Kenta Yamashita.
Competitors, service crews, officials and rally fans are invited to attend a “Dinner with the Rally Stars” ahead of this year’s Otago Rally in Dunedin.
Fast becoming a favourite supporting event at the Otago Rally, the pre-rally dinner is a chance to enjoy a fine meal in the gracious surrounds of the Southern Cross Hotel, alongside world class rally drivers.
Meet home-grown World Rally Championship star, Hayden Paddon, who will share his experiences on the tough world rally circuit, and former British Rally Champ, Alister McRae.