A rally event is made up of several high-speed special stages. These stages can be held on public or private roads which are closed to the public. The roads can be sealed (tarmac) or unsealed (gravel). Each driver and co-driver complete a timed run of each special stage, attempting to drive the distance in the shortest possible time.
Rally events can range from clubmans rallies to the New Zealand Rally Championship and beyond with rounds of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship typically held in New Zealand.
MotorSport New Zealand holds a national rally championship, the New Zealand Racing Championship along with permitting many other rallies. National Championships are the highest level of motor racing in New Zealand.
In 2022 the World Rally Championship returns to New Zealand’s shores for the first time since 2012. It will be the 32nd time the iconic Rally New Zealand event will take place.
MOTORSPORT NEW ZEALAND RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
2022 RALLY EVENTS (OUTSIDE OF NZRC)