Australian-based Scotsman Alister McRae won the Ashley Forest Rallysprint, in North Canterbury today, in the 1998 ex-Possum Bourne Vantage Subaru WRC – becoming the first international driver to claim victory in the event’s 35-year history. The elimination-style nature of the rallysprint, which featured a 55% uphill and 45% downhill 1.7km course, saw McRae go first […]

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It’s only 1.7 kilometres of gravel road in a forest near Rangiora in North Canterbury, but the iconic Ashley Forest Rallysprint represents unfinished business for Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon. Fresh from securing a hard-fought third place at Rally Turkey on 16 September, Paddon is homeward bound ready to get behind the wheel of his […]

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Romain Dumas has become the first man ever to beat the 8 minute mark for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. In competition today the twice Le Mans 24 Hours winner and 2016 WEC Champion, already an overall winner of the event three times, took his Norma chassied full EV 2018 Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak up the now fully […]

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Local racer Nick Hall has taken control of the 2018 ORANZ New Zealand Offroad Racing Championship after round two at Puhinui in Manukau on April 21. He won all four heats for the unlimited-class trucks, racing to the win on a track that improved from moly-grease slimy in the morning to dusty in the afternoon. […]

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Volkswagen has revealed its challenger for a record-breaking run up this year’s Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. The all-electric car known as the I.D. R was unveiled in Ales, France, before it then took to the track for its first shakedown run. Volkswagen Motorsport’s target for the June 24 event in Colorado is New Zealander Rhys […]

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