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Mackenzie & Sayers make it two-out-of-two with emphatic Targa NZ win

November 2, 2019

Haydn Mackenzie and co-driver Matthew Sayers (Mitsubishi Evo 10) have won the five-day/1932km 25th anniversary Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally, the pair crossing the finish line in Palmerston North this afternoon with a lead of almost 12 minutes over the second-placed Porsche 991 GT3 RS of 2103 event winners Martin Dippie and his co-driver Jona Grant. In doing so,..

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Shock Targa NZ exit for Inkster & Winn; all eyes now on battle for second behind leaders

November 1, 2019

Bang, and that was it. Sitting forlornly on the side of the road with its bonnet up in the first of today’s stages east of Whanganui, the previously all-conquering Mitsubishi Evo 8 of five-time consecutive Targa NZ winners Glenn Inkster and Spencer Winn wasn’t going anywhere. And the Auckland pair’s dream of creating a new benchmark of six consecutive wins..

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Inkster & Winn shrug off ‘toughest day’ tag to further extend Targa NZ lead

November 1, 2019

Shrugging off the traditional ‘toughest day’ tag, defending Targa NZ title-holder Glenn Inkster and co-driver Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8) made light work of the seven timed stages on the third leg of this year’s 25th Anniversary event between New Plymouth and Whanganui today. Though the Auckland pair did concede a second stage win to a rival – in this..

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Mackenzie & Sayers win a stage but Inkster & Winn extend lead in 25th anniversary Targa NZ

October 31, 2019

Runaway early event leader Glenn Inkster and co-driver Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8) finally conceded a stage win at the end of the second day of this year’s Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally in Taranaki this afternoon. However the Auckland pair – gunning for a record-setting sixth consecutive win in the annual five-day motorsport marathon - will still head..

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Inkster & Winn set cracking pace on first day of 25th anniversary Targa NZ event

October 29, 2019

Catch us if you can – or you dare! That seemed to be the message defending - and five-time consecutive – Targa NZ winners Glenn Inkster and co-driver Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8) were putting out to all-comers on the first day of competition on this year’s 25th-anniversary event which started in Taupo today. The Auckland pair, gunning for a..

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FIRST TARGA EVENT WIN FOR MCKENZIE & SAYERS WHILE BELL & FORBES MAKE THEIR MARK ON FINAL DAY

May 19, 2019

Haydn McKenzie and co-driver Matthew Sayers (Mitsubishi Evo 10 4WD) have won this year’s Targa Hawke’s Bay tarmac motor rally after managing a lead they held from midway through the first of three day’s competition on Friday.   Arriving at event’s end in Havelock North this afternoon with almost a minute up their sleeve, the Albany, Auckland pair led home..

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MCKENZIE & SAYERS RETAIN TARGA LEAD – BUT THERE’S STILL JUST SECONDS IN IT!

May 18, 2019

Haydn McKenzie and co-driver Matthew Sayers (Mitsubishi Evo 10 4WD) have retained their Day 1 lead at the end of the second day of competition in this year’s Targa Hawke’s Bay tarmac motor rally. However, after the longest day of three, which took the 70+ field of Targa competition and Targa Tour cars over 400km from Rotorua in the Bay..

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WILL EXTRA DAY AGAIN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO FINAL RESULT OF TARGA HAWKE’S BAY EVENT?

May 16, 2019

As competitors in this year’s three-day Targa Hawke’s Bay tarmac motor rally gather at documentation and scrutineering in Rotorua today the question many are still asking is ‘what sort of difference will the extra day make this year?’ For those who are either new to marathon-style motor race events, or have yet to tackle anything longer than a two-day Targa..

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LATEST TARGA EVENT PROOF THAT TWO INTO ONE DOES GO!

April 10, 2019

The latest Targa tarmac rally event – next month’s three-day Targa Hawke’s Bay – is proof that two into one does go. Just ask the CEO and Event Director, Peter Martin, of the Ultimate Rally Group (URG), the company that owns and runs Targa events in this country. “Previously,” said Martin this week,” we’ve had two separate – and very..

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BIG PLANS FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY TARGA EVENT & YEAR

December 17, 2018

It’s been a big year for New Zealand marathon motorsport event organiser the Ultimate Rally Group (URG). But you won’t find company CEO and Targa/Silver Fern Rally Event Director Peter Martin taking a break any time soon. Martin has just announced the dates and basic details for his two big 2019 Targa events and is also well-advanced on plans for..

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