A versatile Leigh Hopper and co-driver Michael Goudie (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) have added victory in the new Targa Hawke’s Bay tarmac motor rally over the weekend to the Orewa driver’s impressive two-day event tally. Last year Hopper won his fourth two-day Targa event in Rotorua, making his win in this weekend’s Hawke’s Bay event […]

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Motorsport enthusiasts who make the effort to catch some Targa Hawke’s Bay action this weekend are set for a special treat – demo runs by top New Zealand drifter Cam Vernon. Just before the competition cars are due to race through Stages 1 and 7 on Saturday and Stage 8 on Sunday Vernon will ‘drift’ […]

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An all-new two-day event, Targa Hawke’s Bay over the March 20-21 weekend, is next on New Zealand’s 2017 tarmac motor rally schedule. Hawke’s Bay has proved a popular staging post or end point for Targa New Zealand events for several years. So when Event Director Peter Martin (of Targa events’ owner and organiser the Ultimate […]

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Glenn Inkster and Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8) have claimed their third Targa NZ win in a row, the Auckland pair crossing the finish line at the end of the four-day/1602km tarmac road rally in Havelock North this afternoon over five minutes clear of their nearest rivals, 2013 event winners Martin Dippie and Jona Grant […]

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This year’s Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally – which starts in Taupo on Wednesday October 12 and finishes in Havelock North on Sunday October 16 will be a ‘leaner, fitter, faster’ affair. After last year’s world-first 1000+km marathon over six days – and the 20th annual odyssey from Christchurch to Queenstown in 2014 also […]

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Luck was with the winners of this year’s Targa Rotorua tarmac motor rally, Leigh Hopper and co-driver Michael Goudie. At least it was for all but the last few metres of the two-day/320km event, held in and around the southern and eastern Waikato and Rotorua regions over the weekend. Where number one seeds Jason Gill […]

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When they line up outside Rydges Rotorua Hotel on Saturday morning for the start of the annual Targa Rotorua tarmac motor rally, Auckland pair Jason Gill and co-driver Mark Robinson (Mitsubishi Evo 9) will head what Event Director Peter Martin has labelled as ‘the strongest Rotorua field yet.’ Targa event regular Gill is a former […]

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Local heroes Glenn Inkster and co-driver Spencer Winn have kept their Targa record intact with another dominant victory, this time in the two-day Targa Bambina event at Pukekohe. The defending and now two-time Targa New Zealand event winners from Patumahoe and Howick respectively made a clean sweep of the Targa Sprint, Targa North Island and […]

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In the past two years Targa tarmac motor rally events have taken Patumahoe driver Glenn Inkster and Howick-based co-driver Spencer Winn all over New Zealand. So this weekend’s Pukekohe-based Targa Bambina event means a rare race weekend ‘at home.’. “It’s certainly nice to have an event so close and spectator-friendly, ” Targa specialist Inkster said […]

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They say that the best way to learn is by doing….a theory a group of university students from Japan are keen to prove in next month’s Targa Bambina tarmac motor rally at Pukekohe. The group, made up of students from the University of Tokyo and the Honda Technical Institute Kanto, have spent the past year […]

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