Login / Register

 Tag Archives: New Zealand Rally Championship

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..

READ MORE

 
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..

READ MORE

 
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..

READ MORE

 
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..

READ MORE

 
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..

READ MORE

 
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..

READ MORE

 
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..

READ MORE

 
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..

READ MORE

 
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..

READ MORE

 
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..

READ MORE