December 17, 2018
It’s been a big year for New Zealand marathon motorsport event organiser the Ultimate Rally Group (URG). But you won’t find company CEO and Targa/Silver Fern Rally Event Director Peter Martin taking a break any time soon. Martin has just announced the dates and basic details for his two big 2019 Targa events and is also well-advanced on plans for..
December 1, 2018
Winning this year’s NZ Silver Fern Rally – and doing so in such emphatic style – was like completing unfinished business for top British Historic rally driver Matthew Robinson and co-driver Sam Collis. The pair crossed the official finish line of the eight-day 3,571km marathon from Hamilton to Rotorua this afternoon (Sat Dec 01) just over four minutes ahead of..
November 30, 2018
A late event charge on Thursday saw UK historic marathon rally specialist Roger Tysoe and co-driver Paul Morris wrest the final podium spot in this year’s NZ Silver Fern Rally off Kiwi pair Brent Rawstron and Ian McKee on. But any hope Tysoe had of further closing the gap on event leader Matthew Robinson and co-driver Sam Collis, and multiple..
November 29, 2018
A hard-charging Roger Chilman and co-driver Max Freeman (Ford Escort Mk 2) dominated the sixth day of 2018 NZ Silver Fern Rally action in the northern Wairarapa and southern Hawke’s Bay today. Yet, after topping the time sheets in five of the six stages, the pair managed to take less than two minutes out of the handsome 10 minute-plus lead..
November 28, 2018
Day five of this year’s NZ Silver Fern Rally might have been the shortest in terms of special stages – three – and stage kilometres – just 84 – but it packed a serous punch. For a start, overnight leader Roger Chilman and co-driver Max Freeman (Ford Escort RS1800) from Great Britain broke an axle in the first stage –..
November 27, 2018
Roger Chilman and co-driver Max Freeman (Ford Escort RS1800) from Great Britain are the new leaders of this year’s NZ Silver Fern Rally after another drama-filled day in the central North Island today. Day 1 pace-setters Meirion Evans and co-driver Lestyn Williams from Wales started out the day in front again after early event leader Matthew Robinson and his co-driver..
November 26, 2018
Battered and bruised it might be but the hard-driven Ford Escort RS1800 of Welshman Meirion Evans and co-driver Lestyn Williams is back on top of the leader board on this year’s NZ Silver Fern Rally after another long day in the central North Island today. Defending NZ Silver Fern Rally title holders, and number one seed for this year’s eight-day..
November 25, 2018
Matthew Robinson and co-driver Sam Collis (Ford Escort Mk 2) have retained their early 2018 NZ Silver Fern Rally lead on the second day of competition in the King Country and north-east Taranaki today. The British pair again won the majority of stages (4 of the 7 completed) and finished second in two of the other three to arrive in..
November 24, 2018
British pair Matthew Robinson and Sam Collis (Ford Escort Mk 2) have taken an early lead in this year’s NZ Silver Fern Rally after an eventful – and for Robinson very tiring – first day in the Waikato today. “I’ve never been through stages so twisty in my life,” said the man who won four of the six stages and..
November 22, 2018
It’s NZ Silver Fern Rally time again with a field of some of the world’s best classic gravel marathon specialists now here and counting down the hours until the Saturday (Nov 24) start in Hamilton. Since 2006 the week-long, historic-focused, revival event has been held every two years and in 2015 was acquired by the Auckland-based Ultimate Rally Group, which..