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Former rally champ joins Rally Otago live-stream team

April 10, 2019

Well known former rally champion Ross Meekings will help anchor the MoMac live-stream coverage of Rally Otago this weekend, with a potential audience of over 130,000. Meekings, who won both the Group N title and the Tasman Cup in 1998 driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 3, became a popular rally figure a decade earlier when he put up giant-killing performances..

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Hugely competitive 2019 NZRC season opens at Otago

April 10, 2019

The most open and competitive Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship in recent history begins on the super-fast roads in Otago this weekend with any one of about 10 drivers staking a claim to become national champion this season. Subaru driver Ben Hunt finished runner-up to former WRC star Hayden Paddon last season and will start 2019 as..

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Thomson excited by dream come true

April 10, 2019

Christchurch’s Dylan Thomson is excited by what he refers to as a dream come true when the Otago Rally gets underway this weekend to open the 2019 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. After three seasons in the front-wheel drive Ford Fiesta, Thomson will step up into the overall category, driving the Specialised Auto Services Subaru Impreza STi...

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Lawson pipped in morning session, fastest Kiwi in the afternoon when FIA F3 tested at Barcelona overnight

April 10, 2019

Liam Lawson was second fastest in the morning of official testing for the new FIA F3 cars at Barcelona and then finished 7th after twice leading in a wet but quickly drying afternoon session. Lawson (MP Motorsport) set the benchmark with 30-minutes to go in the opening session, quickest on 1:33.188 before Leonardo Pulcini (Hitech Grand Prix) went faster and..

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APRC focus for Paddon and Kennard at Otago

April 9, 2019

Hayden Paddon and John Kennard, New Zealand’s most successful rally pairing, are back together for this weekend’s Rally Otago in their Hyundai i20 AP4 rally car. The 12-14 April rally is the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship and, for the first time, also a round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship. That..

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Leitch impresses twice over on Asian debut

April 8, 2019

New Zealand racing driver Brendon Leitch enjoyed a solid debut in Asia over the weekend, despite undertaking a busy programme racing in both a Lamborghini Huracán and an F3 single seater. Leitch's incredible weekend at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia saw him compete in both the Formula 3 Asian Championship and in the 2019 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia, where the..

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GILLIES AND PILCHER CONFIRM FULL NZRC CAMPAIGN

April 8, 2019

Andy Gillies and co-driver Nathan Pilcher have announced they will undertake a full New Zealand Rally Championship campaign in an iconic rally car not seen on New Zealand stages for almost a decade. The pair - who made just two appearances together in 2018 - have acquired the ex-Chris Paddon Toyota AE85 Levin and with the help of Commercial Hire..

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Bethune seals second consecutive South Island F1600 Championship title

April 7, 2019

Auckland’s Josh Bethune (Mygale SJ08) has won his second consecutive South Island Formula 1600 Championship title, 35-points ahead of Southland’s Jordan Michels (Mygale SJ 13) with Christchurch’s James Penrose (Van Diemen RF93) third. Bethune went into the sixth and final round at Timaru International Raceway with an 83-point buffer to Michels and effectively just needed to finish each of the..

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Rally Otago stages go live!

April 4, 2019

Selected stages of next weekend's Rally Otago will be live-streamed from a multi-camera feed beamed across the internet to New Zealand and around the world. The production from MoMac Socialising Media follows on from their successful coverage of last year's Ashley Forest Rallysprint, which saw over 60,000 views and up to 700 people tuning in live. The live broadcasts will..

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Gilmour to debut rebuilt Suzuki at the Rally of Otago

April 3, 2019

Next weekend Dunedin rally driver Emma Gilmour will start the 2019 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) at the Drivesouth Rally of Otago with a fully-refurbished Vantage Windows and Doors Suzuki Swift AP4. With Suzuki New Zealand’s support, the six-season old rally car nicknamed MMMMMs, has had an extreme make-over – being stripped to a bare shell..

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