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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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Rally season’s final round has ups and downs for Gilmour

October 14, 2018

Emma Gilmour was left wondering what could have been at yesterday’s Hyundai NZ Raglan Rally of the Coast, after she had some fast stage times, interspersed with mechanical issues. The final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) started well for her and co-driver Anthony McLoughlin, as they powered the Vantage Windows and Doors Suzuki..

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Subaru’s Hunt cements second in the 2018 NZRC

October 13, 2018

The reward for his consistent, strong results this season, was second overall in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) for Subaru brand ambassador Ben Hunt. He and co-driver Tony Rawstorn bought the WRX STI home in second place at today’s Hyundai NZ Raglan Rally of the Coast, which gave Hunt enough points to claim the runner-up..

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Paddon wins in Raglan as champions found

October 13, 2018

Hayden Paddon made it a perfect five from five by winning Hyundai New Zealand Raglan Rally of the Coast on Saturday but Grant Blackberry and John Silcock wrapped up their respective Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship titles. The World Rally Championship star secured his fifth win from five starts in the national championship to cap a dominant..

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