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Otago Rally announces two-pass recce for 2019

September 20, 2018

Next year’s Otago Rally will offer competitors a two-pass reconnaissance for the first time, in a move to reduce the advantage of drivers who have contested the event on many occasions. The decision is not one that has been made lightly by rally organisers, and is the first of many new features that will ensure that the Otago Rally remains..

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Holder and Farmer finish Rally Turkey at speed

September 17, 2018

New Zealanders Dave Holder and Jason Farmer have finished Rally Turkey, their final event of their debut FIA Junior World Rally Championship season, with two stage wins, the honour of being the fastest JWRC crew for Sunday, and a seventh-place finish in their class for the rally. Of Sunday’s very encouraging results, Holder says: “It was a pretty successful day..

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Finely-judged third for Paddon in Turkey

September 17, 2018

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon has secured his first podium finish of the 2018 World Rally Championship season in Turkey. With his British co-driver Seb Marshall, Paddon stuck to their plan of being consistently fast and clean to finish Rally Turkey with a strong result for Hyundai Motorsport and bring home his seventh WRC career podium finish. The 13-16 September..

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Holder and Farmer ready for Turkish challenge

September 13, 2018

New Zealanders Dave Holder and Jason Farmer line up for their final FIA Junior World Rally Championship event of the season with this week’s Rally Turkey promising the challenges of rough gravel stages and high in-car temperatures. The 13-19 September running of Rally Turkey marks its first appearance on the WRC calendar since 2010 and yet another brand-new event for..

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Otago and Whangarei to open 2019 NZRC in style

August 30, 2018

The dates for the first two rounds of the 2019 New Zealand Rally Championship have been announced, with the Otago Rally and the Rally of Whangarei to once again open the season. The series heads to Dunedin for the championship's southernmost round from April 12 to 14, while the championship's northernmost event will be three weeks later, from May 3..

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Gilmour has a podium in her sights for Coromandel

August 13, 2018

A podium finish is at the forefront of Emma Gilmour’s goals for the fifth round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship at the Coromandel Peninsula this weekend. The Dunedin rally driver has come tantalisingly close, with two fourth places to her name this season and a last-stage puncture robbing her of a podium at the Otago-based..

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Awards presented as part of 50th celebration of New Zealand rallying

August 20, 2017

Seventeen people have been recognised for their contributions to New Zealand rally sport during the Motorsport New Zealand 50th anniversary of rallying celebratory event which took place in Hamilton overnight. Fifty years ago, in 1967, the Hamilton Car Club ran a competitive motorsport event called the Rally of the Pines which is now regarded as the first rally in New..

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Dinner to commemorate 50 years of New Zealand rallying

August 3, 2017

Fifty years ago, the Hamilton Car Club ran a competitive motorsport event which is now regarded as the first rally in New Zealand. The May 1967 event was called the Rally of the Pines and was won by club member Bill Purvis in a 1951 Morris Minor that he rebuilt after bidding for it as a write-off in an insurance..

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