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Thomson satisfied with new car debut

April 17, 2019

Christchurch’s Dylan Thomson has come away from the opening round of the 2019 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Otago Rally, satisfied with his debut performance in a four-wheel drive car. Leading into the event, Thomson’s experience of the new Specialised Auto Services Subaru STI consisted of a couple of runs at the pre-event shakedown so completing..

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Sheehan achieves life long dream at Otago

April 17, 2019

Queenstown’s Mike Sheehan has achieved a life long dream of winning his class in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship at the opening round, Rally Otago, held over the weekend. Sheehan and co-driver Glenn Goldring headed to the event expecting a strong battle with Robbie and Amy Stokes who run a car identical in specification to Sheehan’s..

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Kiwis fly on Oz debut

April 16, 2019

New Zealand Toyota 86 Championship racers Jaden Ransley and Peter Vodanovich turned more than a few heads at the first round of the Australian Toyota 86 Racing Series at Philip Island at the weekend, establishing themselves as contenders for race wins and championship placings as the 2019 championship got off to an action-packed start. After strong showings in practice, Ransley..

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Tough start for Gilmour in NZRC opener at Otago

April 16, 2019

With any car rebuild there will be teething problems and Emma Gilmour experienced her fair share of them at her home event, the Drivesouth Rally of Otago at the weekend. Issues both days of the 15-stage Dunedin-based event in her fully-refurbished Vantage Windows and Doors Suzuki Swift AP4, made for a tough start to the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand..

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GILLIES AND PILCHER IMPRESS WITH TOP THREE FINISH

April 16, 2019

Otago and Auckland rallying duo Andy Gillies and Nathan Pilcher capped a fine return to the New Zealand Rally Championship with a podium finish in their class at the weekend's Otago Rally. The pair, who only started two rallies last season before an accident curtailed their season, hit early dramas but eventually came good as the day progressed in the..

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Clark dominates on debut in China

April 15, 2019

Taupō motor racing driver Conrad Clark has dominated on debut in the Chinese Formula 4 Championship. Racing at the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix event as a support category, Clark was able to showcase his skills on the world stage. Following a campaign to garner support from his community, Clark was able to accept an offer from the hugely successful..

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Hendl-Cox seals NZ Formula First Championship

April 14, 2019

After a season of close, exciting and dynamic racing, Whakatane’s Reece Hendl-Cox, 19, has won the 2018/19 Hi-Q Components NZ Formula First Championship. The final round of the season took place at the weekend at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in Taupo. It was another weekend of domination for Hendl-Cox. The eventual champion claimed pole position before winning all three races..

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Subaru’s Hunt hits out with a category win at Otago Rally season-opener

April 14, 2019

Subaru driver Ben Hunt has staked an early claim in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) with a comprehensive category win at the opening round, the Drivesouth Rally of Otago. Blasting through the seven stages on today’s schedule, north of Dunedin, in his Subaru WRX STI, with long-term co-driver Tony Rawstorn calling the pace notes, Hunt..

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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..

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Favourites set record pace to win 2019 Otago Rally

April 14, 2019

Hyundai New Zealand star, Hayden Paddon, has completed a dominant weekend at the Otago Rally, winning all but one stage to take victory by over nine minutes. Not registered for the New Zealand Rally Championship, Paddon returned to New Zealand this weekend with the goal of winning the Asia Pacific component of the rally, and duly succeeded. Subaru driver Ben..

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