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New look to International Rally of Whangarei

February 1, 2019

Some key changes to the International Rally of Whangarei are set to make the 2019 edition the best event yet. The May 3-5 event doubles as the second round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship as well as the second round of the revamped FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship that will allow Kiwi entrants unprecedented opportunities..

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Subaru NZ gifts WRX STI to rally driver Ben Hunt

January 21, 2019

Subaru brand ambassador Ben Hunt is now the official owner of the purpose-built Subaru WRX STI rally car. Subaru of New Zealand gifted ownership to him after three years in this production-based model. Subaru have been sponsoring Hunt since the end of 2013. In recognition of his rallying talents, he was taken on as a brand ambassador in 2015. The company..

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Winmax signs on for 2019 Otago Classic Rally

January 5, 2019

Winmax Brakes and Paddon Rallysport have signed on as the naming rights sponsor for the 2019 Otago Classic Rally. The new partnership is great news for the rally, and also coincides with Hayden Paddon's announcement that he will contest the 2019 Otago Rally in his Hyundai i20 AP4+. "We're delighted to welcome Winmax Brakes and Paddon Rallysport to the family..

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Dunedin Isuzu D-Max Utes back for more with Otago Rally

December 5, 2018

The Otago Rally are thrilled to announce that Dunedin Isuzu D-Max Utes have been confirmed as the rally's naming rights sponsor for the second year in succession. The 2019 Dunedin Isuzu Otago Rally will run over the weekend of April 13 and 14, with two-days of fast-paced rally action following a publicity start in Dunedin's Octagon on Friday evening, April..

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Frank Kelly and Baby Blue back for more in 2019

November 21, 2018

Popular Irish rally driver, Frank Kelly, is returning to New Zealand and will contest the Otago Rally and Rally of Whangarei in 2019. Kelly was a guest driver at the 2017 Otago Rally, and will once again drive his famous Ford Escort - affectionately known as 'Baby Blue' - in both events. The Otago Rally and Rally of Whangarei have..

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Boxes ticked at series finale for van Klink

October 18, 2018

Christchurch’s Marcus van Klink has wrapped up the Gull Rally Challenge two-wheel drive class title after a third-place finish at the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Hyundai NZ Raglan Rally of the Coast, held over the weekend. Coming to the event, van Klink knew a strong finish was a priority as opposed..

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Campbell takes positives from Raglan

October 18, 2018

Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has taken plenty of positives away from the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Hyundai Raglan Rally of the Coast, with a result derived from strong stage times and lessons to be learnt for the future. Campbell and co-driver Mal Peden came into the event with plenty of confidence after..

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‘Voice Of Rally’ set to make Otago Rally debut

October 17, 2018

Popular global rallying commentator, Colin Clark, will make a guest appearance at next year's Otago Rally in New Zealand, from April 12 to 14. The Scotsman, best known for his role as part of the World Rally Championship's 'Rally Radio' and 'WRC All Live' coverage, will make his first visit to the legendary South Island event. The 2019 Otago Rally..

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Thomson completes season clean sweep

October 17, 2018

Christchurch’s Dylan Thomson has completed a multi-class clean-sweep of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Hyundai NZ Raglan Rally of the Coast, with another strong victory. Thomson came to the event having wrapped up the NZRC two-wheel drive, MotorSport New Zealand two-wheel drive and Junior championships with a round to spare, knowing that he had only..

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Sheehan on the podium at series finale

October 15, 2018

Queenstown’s Mike Sheehan has finished his rookie campaign in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship with a second placed class finish at the Hyundai NZ Raglan Rally of the Coast. Sheehan came to a North Island rally for only the second time in his short career looking for an improved performance after a tough Coromandel Rally, but..

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