February 15, 2020
2019 FIA Asia and Junior Cup winner Mike Young and Cusco Racing Japan have confirmed their entry in the 2020 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship and while the actual events are still be confirmed, the team is planning on entering the International Rally Whangarei, followed by September’s Rally Hokkaido and the final in Coff’s Harbour, Australia. The team will compete..
January 10, 2020
The opportunity to compete for both an FIA Regional and International championship and to compete as part of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) has never been more accessible for New Zealand rallying competitors. The 2020 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) calendar sees three of the five rounds running as International events. The opening two rounds,..
October 28, 2019
Force Motorsport driver Andrew Hawkeswood has come home a strong runner up at the winner takes all final of the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship, the Longyou Rally in China, held over the weekend, a result that has spearheaded New Zealand’s victory in the FIA APRC Nations Cup. Force Motorsport sent two Mazda 2s to the event, built to the AP4..
September 11, 2019
New Zealand rally driver Andrew Hawkeswood is heading to the final round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship in China this October with support from MotorSport New Zealand. In March, MotorSport New Zealand released details of a $5,000 grant for one New Zealand competitor who qualified for October’s APRC final in China. Auckland-based Hawkeswood qualified for the APRC final..
August 25, 2019
Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon has won the FIA Pacific Rally Cup – part of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) – at the Eureka Rush Rally in Victoria, Australia on 26 August. The Eureka Rally was the final event of four which counted for the APRC’s Pacific Cup. Paddon won the first two rounds in New Zealand –..
May 6, 2019
After finding himself only 12th overall at the end of day one of the International Rally of Whangarei, Cusco TRD Yaris driver Mike Young fought back on day two to finish 6th outright and 4th in the APRC and NZRC categories. “We have to be happy with that result” said Young at the finish, “We seemed to be lacking power..
May 5, 2019
Hayden Paddon has ticked off his key goals at the 3-5 May running of the International Rally of Whangarei – the outright rally win, maximum points towards the Pacific Cup component of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship, and new stage records on more than 80% of the rally’s special stages. With new co-driver Samantha Gray calling the pace notes..
April 30, 2019
New Zealand’s Hyundai rally star Hayden Paddon tackles this weekend’s International Rally of Whangarei with a new co-driver calling the pace notes. Paddon will naturally focus on his own performance, aiming to set several new stage records on the fast, cambered roads of the Whangarei rally that he enjoys so much and has won four times previously. He also seeks..
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..
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..