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Hunt storms home to win in Otago

April 14, 2019

Ben Hunt bettered Dylan Turner across Sunday’s seven stages to claim victory in the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship in Otago. Subaru driver Hunt demolished Turner’s 11.5 second overnight lead on the opening stage of Sunday morning and never looked threatened as he went one better than last year and earned top step..

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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..

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Turner takes Saturday honours at Rally Otago

April 13, 2019

Audi driver Dylan Turner leads the opening Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship event in Otago overnight after a spectacular opening day of action south of Dunedin. The veteran Pukekohe-based driver overcame a turbo hose issue on the second stage of Rally Otago to hold a 11.5 second lead from last season’s championship runner-up Ben Hunt. Turner has..

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Armstrong on the pace in F3 testing

April 12, 2019

In the new FIA Formula 3 Championship, Marcus Armstrong faces a 30-strong grid of the fastest young racers in the world. With a new, faster and heavier car, Armstrong says he is already very comfortable with the speed and aerodynamic performance of the car. At the opening official test he was first and second over two days of official testing..

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Marcus Armstrong signs with top sports management agency

April 12, 2019

New Zealand racer Marcus Armstrong has been inducted to exclusive driver management organisation All Road Management (ARM), which has strong expertise across the premier levels of motor racing. All Road Management was established in 2003 by Nicolas Todt to help rising race drivers achieve their career goals. ARM offers its drivers the best conditions to progress in the long term..

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Drivesouth Rally of Otago marks tenth season of Hunt and Rawstorn rallying together

April 11, 2019

Ben Hunt and co-driver Tony Rawstorn will enter their tenth season of rallying together when they fire up Hunt’s Subaru WRX STI on the start line of the Drivesouth Rally of Otago on Saturday. Nine years ago, the two friends paired up for the first time, after Hunt had decided to form his own rally team - Hunt Motorsports for..

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Final champions set to be crowned

April 11, 2019

It's game on this weekend at the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park, Taupo, as the remaining champions of the 2018-2019 motorsport season are crowned and the curtain falls on the season for a host of our top racing categories. There's plenty of interest in the categories too. John De Veth sits just a couple of points ahead of Glenn Smith in..

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International challenge for van Klink at Otago

April 11, 2019

The opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship will see an international challenge for Christchurch’s Marcus van Klink when he takes on this weekend’s Otago Rally. Returning for a third season in the wildly popular Universal Plumbing triple-rotor Mazda RX-8, van Klink and co-driver Dave Neill face a strong field in the open two-wheel drive..

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Lawson sixth and best Kiwi on final day of FIA F3 testing at Barcelona

April 11, 2019

Liam Lawson finished the final morning session of FIA F3 testing at Barcelona as the top Red Bull Junior Team driver and set the sixth fastest lap time. In the afternoon most teams worked on race runs and Lawson matched it with the fastest drivers until car issues took the sting out of the final hour. The 17 year old..

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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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