Haydn Mackenzie and co-driver Matthew Sayers (Mitsubishi Evo 10) have won the five-day/1932km 25th anniversary Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally, the pair crossing the finish line in Palmerston North this afternoon with a lead of almost 12 minutes over the second-placed Porsche 991 GT3 RS of 2103 event winners Martin Dippie and his co-driver […]

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Bang, and that was it. Sitting forlornly on the side of the road with its bonnet up in the first of today’s stages east of Whanganui, the previously all-conquering Mitsubishi Evo 8 of five-time consecutive Targa NZ winners Glenn Inkster and Spencer Winn wasn’t going anywhere. And the Auckland pair’s dream of creating a new […]

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Have four-time and defending Targa New Zealand title-holders Glenn Inkster and Spence Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8) done enough to claim a record-making fifth consecutive event win in Queenstown tomorrow? That was the question being asked late this afternoon as the 57 remaining teams arrived in Heriot for the final stage of the penultimate day of […]

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With his ‘eye back in’ and the exhaust manifold problems which slowed him on the second leg behind him defending Targa NZ title holder Glenn Inkster and co-driver Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8) spent a wet, cold Thursday slowly re-building a lead in this year’s southern South Island-based Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally the […]

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Dunedin pair Martin Dippie and Greg Ball (Porsche GT3 RS) were battling for the lead with defending title-holders Glenn Inkster and co-driver Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8) at the end of a dramatic second day of this year’s southern South Island-based Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally this evening. Another local pairing, Regan Hall and […]

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Event rookies Haydn Mackenzie and co-driver Matty Sayers (Mitsubishi Evo 10) showed their hand early on the opening day of this year’s five-day Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally on Tuesday. Defending – and four-time consecutive event winners – Glenn Inkster and co-driver Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8) won the opening stage from just north […]

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In a third and final day of high drama Auckland pair Steve Kirk-Burnnand and co-driver Mike Hay (BMW 318ti) were gifted the win in the Targa Hawke’s Bay tarmac motor rally which finished in Havelock North on Sunday afternoon. Heading into the final 37.34km Argyle Rd/Raukawa Rd stage on the way back to Havelock North […]

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In claiming their fourth event win in as many years this year’s Targa New Zealand winners Glenn Inkster and co-driver Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8) have matched the consecutive event record of previous event ‘King’ Tony Quinn and his co-driver Naomi Tillett. The pair, Inkster from Patumahoe near Pukekohe, and Winn from Howick in south-east […]

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The second-to-last day of any multi-day Targa NZ event traditionally exacts a toll on the field – and on this year’s five-day marathon from Auckland to Wellington, today’s 168kms of special stages from New Plymouth to Ohura and back certainly did that. Though he still has an overall event lead of just over five minutes, […]

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The 2017 Targa New Zealand event’s traditionally tough third day brought drama from one end of the field to the other today. Runaway leader Glenn Inkster and co-driver Spencer Winn had an early scare when a turbo manifold broke in the 44.7km Otewa stage in the morning, handing the win (in that stage) to arch-rivals […]

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