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Mike Young confirms 2020 Asia-Pacific title challenge

February 15, 2020

2019 FIA Asia and Junior Cup winner Mike Young and Cusco Racing Japan have confirmed their entry in the 2020 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship and while the actual events are still be confirmed, the team is planning on entering the International Rally Whangarei, followed by September’s Rally Hokkaido and the final in Coff’s Harbour, Australia. The team will compete..


New Zealand Rally competitors to get more international opportunities than ever in 2020

January 10, 2020

The opportunity to compete for both an FIA Regional and International championship and to compete as part of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) has never been more accessible for New Zealand rallying competitors. The 2020 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) calendar sees three of the five rounds running as International events. The opening two rounds,..


Force Motorsport secure second at APRC finale

October 28, 2019

Force Motorsport driver Andrew Hawkeswood has come home a strong runner up at the winner takes all final of the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship, the Longyou Rally in China, held over the weekend, a result that has spearheaded New Zealand’s victory in the FIA APRC Nations Cup. Force Motorsport sent two Mazda 2s to the event, built to the AP4..


MotorSport NZ supports Hawkewood’s Chinese APRC finale bid

September 11, 2019

New Zealand rally driver Andrew Hawkeswood is heading to the final round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship in China this October with support from MotorSport New Zealand. In March, MotorSport New Zealand released details of a $5,000 grant for one New Zealand competitor who qualified for October’s APRC final in China. Auckland-based Hawkeswood qualified for the APRC final..


Mission accomplished with Paddon’s Pacific Cup win

August 25, 2019

Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon has won the FIA Pacific Rally Cup – part of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) – at the Eureka Rush Rally in Victoria, Australia on 26 August. The Eureka Rally was the final event of four which counted for the APRC’s Pacific Cup. Paddon won the first two rounds in New Zealand –..


Positive Result for Young on Home Event

May 6, 2019

After finding himself only 12th overall at the end of day one of the International Rally of Whangarei, Cusco TRD Yaris driver Mike Young fought back on day two to finish 6th outright and 4th in the APRC and NZRC categories. “We have to be happy with that result” said Young at the finish, “We seemed to be lacking power..


Paddon tick boxes at Whangarei Rally

May 5, 2019

Hayden Paddon has ticked off his key goals at the 3-5 May running of the International Rally of Whangarei – the outright rally win, maximum points towards the Pacific Cup component of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship, and new stage records on more than 80% of the rally’s special stages. With new co-driver Samantha Gray calling the pace notes..


Whangarei rally offers Paddon and Gray new opportunities

April 30, 2019

New Zealand’s Hyundai rally star Hayden Paddon tackles this weekend’s International Rally of Whangarei with a new co-driver calling the pace notes. Paddon will naturally focus on his own performance, aiming to set several new stage records on the fast, cambered roads of the Whangarei rally that he enjoys so much and has won four times previously. He also seeks..


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..


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..