This year’s 4 – 6 May running of the ENEOS International Rally of Whangarei celebrates 30 years of FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) competition. Currently New Zealand’s only international level car rally event, its history brings prestige to those chasing top-level accolades. The geographical characteristics of the Northland region elevated New Zealand’s status at […]

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New Zealander Mike Young will drive a 4WD Toyota Vitz (Yaris) built by Japan’s Cusco Racing and supported by Dunlop in the 2018 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship. The Vitz will be powered by a Lexus 2000 cc direct injection turbo engine supplied as part of a joint project with TRD-Toyota Racing Development (operated by […]

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Audi driver Mattias Ekstrom finished first on the road in Barcelona to win the opening round of the World Rallycross Championship, only to be excluded after an incident with Petter Solberg. Lining up alongside top qualifier and semi-final one winner Solberg, Ekstrom gained a small margin on 2014 and ’15 World RX champion in the run to […]

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Hayden Paddon stormed to a convincing win at Rally Otago in the first round of the Brian Green Property New Zealand Rally Championship on Sunday. The Hyundai WRC star, alongside co-driver John Kennard, eased to a 8:27.7s win to start his five-round domestic campaign off in sparkling fashion. The pair won all 17 stages in […]

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World rally driver Hayden Paddon takes a commanding lead into day two of the Otago Rally after a dominant opening day of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. The factory Hyundai star and co-driver John Kennard hold a lead of nearly five minutes after nine special stages on Saturday as he smashed […]

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SÉBASTIEN OGIER MADE IT THREE FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORIES IN FOUR ROUNDS WHEN HE WON THE CORSICA LINEA – TOUR DE CORSE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. The Frenchman led the three-day asphalt rally from start to finish in a Ford Fiesta and won by 36.1sec to increase his championship lead over Thierry Neuville. After starting […]

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Kiwi rally pairing Dave Holder and Jason Farmer make their debut at the Tour de Corse this week, facing their first-ever tarmac rally as the second round of their 2018 FIA Junior World Rally Championship campaign. Dubbed the Rally of 10,000 Corners, the 5-8 April French WRC round is famous for its continuously twisting roads […]

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Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb won the British Rallycross Championship season opener at Silverstone, the first rallycross event to be staged at the Formula 1 British Grand Prix venue. Silverstone has succeeded Lydden Hill as the host venue of Britain’s World Rallycross Championship round for 2018, and the British RX opener offered teams a […]

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This weekend’s one-day Westland Rally offers Penny Homes Holden Rally Team drivers Greg Murphy and Josh Marston an ideal opportunity to prepare for this year’s New Zealand Rally Championship which starts on 14 April in Otago. Marston has already had his Holden Barina AP4+ out in competition this season, taking second place at the Autosport […]

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New Zealand’s star rally driver Hayden Paddon aims to make the most of the five 2018 New Zealand Rally Championship events he’s fitting in among this year’s World Rally Championship commitments with Hyundai Motorsport. “It’s about staying competition fit; and while the events and car maybe different, you cannot substitute being in a competition environment,” […]

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