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Hendl-Cox seals NZ Formula First Championship

April 14, 2019

After a season of close, exciting and dynamic racing, Whakatane’s Reece Hendl-Cox, 19, has won the 2018/19 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship. The final round of the season took place at the weekend at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in Taupo. It was another weekend of domination for Hendl-Cox. The eventual champion claimed pole position before winning all three races..

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Subaru’s Hunt hits out with a category win at Otago Rally season-opener

April 14, 2019

Subaru driver Ben Hunt has staked an early claim in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) with a comprehensive category win at the opening round, the Drivesouth Rally of Otago. Blasting through the seven stages on today’s schedule, north of Dunedin, in his Subaru WRX STI, with long-term co-driver Tony Rawstorn calling the pace notes, Hunt..

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Paddon and Kennard dominate Otago Rally

April 14, 2019

Hayden Paddon and John Kennard have completed a near perfect two days of rallying in their Hyundai i20 AP4, winning Rally Otago outright and getting their FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship campaign off to the ideal start with maximum points. Paddon, from Cromwell, and Kennard, from Blenheim, won the Otago event for the sixth time after two days and 280..

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Favourites set record pace to win 2019 Otago Rally

April 14, 2019

Hyundai New Zealand star, Hayden Paddon, has completed a dominant weekend at the Otago Rally, winning all but one stage to take victory by over nine minutes. Not registered for the New Zealand Rally Championship, Paddon returned to New Zealand this weekend with the goal of winning the Asia Pacific component of the rally, and duly succeeded. Subaru driver Ben..

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Hunt storms home to win in Otago

April 14, 2019

Ben Hunt bettered Dylan Turner across Sunday’s seven stages to claim victory in the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship in Otago. Subaru driver Hunt demolished Turner’s 11.5 second overnight lead on the opening stage of Sunday morning and never looked threatened as he went one better than last year and earned top step..

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Paddon, Ostberg set hot pace on 2019 Otago Rally

April 13, 2019

New Zealand rally star, Hayden Paddon, has dominated the field on the opening day of the Drivesouth Otago Rally, winning all but one stage in his Hyundai i20 AP4. Hayden Paddon was uncatchable on the opening day of the Otago Rally. Photo: Peter Whitten The former World Rally Championship star beat his stage record on each of the day's stages..

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Turner takes Saturday honours at Rally Otago

April 13, 2019

Audi driver Dylan Turner leads the opening Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship event in Otago overnight after a spectacular opening day of action south of Dunedin. The veteran Pukekohe-based driver overcame a turbo hose issue on the second stage of Rally Otago to hold a 11.5 second lead from last season’s championship runner-up Ben Hunt. Turner has..

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Armstrong on the pace in F3 testing

April 12, 2019

In the new FIA Formula 3 Championship, Marcus Armstrong faces a 30-strong grid of the fastest young racers in the world. With a new, faster and heavier car, Armstrong says he is already very comfortable with the speed and aerodynamic performance of the car. At the opening official test he was first and second over two days of official testing..

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Marcus Armstrong signs with top sports management agency

April 12, 2019

New Zealand racer Marcus Armstrong has been inducted to exclusive driver management organisation All Road Management (ARM), which has strong expertise across the premier levels of motor racing. All Road Management was established in 2003 by Nicolas Todt to help rising race drivers achieve their career goals. ARM offers its drivers the best conditions to progress in the long term..

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Drivesouth Rally of Otago marks tenth season of Hunt and Rawstorn rallying together

April 11, 2019

Ben Hunt and co-driver Tony Rawstorn will enter their tenth season of rallying together when they fire up Hunt’s Subaru WRX STI on the start line of the Drivesouth Rally of Otago on Saturday. Nine years ago, the two friends paired up for the first time, after Hunt had decided to form his own rally team - Hunt Motorsports for..

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