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Wed, 23 Oct 2019 - Force Motorsport to take on international rivals at APRC Finale

New Zealand-based rally team Force Motorsport will look to recreate history when they take on an international field at the final of the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship, the Longyou Rally in China, over Labour weekend (New Zealand time).

Force Motorsport have sent a two-car line up for father and son drivers, Andrew and Jack Hawkeswood to the winner takes all event, both driving identical Mazda 2 AP4 specification cars. They will be looking to recreate history, the last time Mazda won the prestigious series was in 1989 with Kiwi driver Rod Millen at the wheel of a 323.

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Wed, 23 Oct 2019 - van Klink secures title in nail-biting season finale

Christchurch’s Marcus van Klink has secured the Motorsport New Zealand Two-wheel drive section of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship after a thrilling battle at the final round, the Handy Rentals Hamilton Rally of Waitomo.

Throughout the season, van Klink had set the pace and looked set to secure the title with a round to spare before a burst appendix saw him forced to sit out the penultimate round on the Coromandel Peninsula and consequently seeing his lead reduced to zero, forcing a winner takes all shootout.

Wet conditions greeted ...    more...

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 - Thomson secures third in championship

Christchurch’s Dylan Thomson has secured third place in the 2019 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship despite a gut-wrenching mechanical failure at the Handy Rentals Hamilton Waitomo Rally.

Moving into a four-wheel drive car for the 2019 season after teaming up with Specialised Auto Services, Thomson’s season prior to the event was a model of consistency with five solid finishes from five rounds heading to the season finale.

Unfortunately for Thomson and co-driver Amy Hudson, that run would come to an end with their Waitomo Rally almost over before it began. ...    more...

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 - Campbell goes close in season finale

Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has gone close to adding another national championship round win at the final event of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Handy Rentals Hamilton Waitomo Rally, held over the weekend.

Campbell and co-driver Mal Peden have shown pace throughout the 2019 NZRC season, starting with a podium finish but frustrating technical glitches have cost further strong results.

With a desire to secure a strong result to finish the season, Campbell pressed on in the opening stage and immediately set the second fastest stage time, then repeating the ...    more...

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 - Flying Finn Mikko Hirvonen to contest Otago Rally

Finnish World Rally Championship legend, Mikko Hirvonen, will contest next year’s International Classic Otago Rally in a huge coup for the New Zealand event.

The winner of 15 World Rally Championship (WRC) events, Hirvonen retired from the top level of rallying at the end of the 2014 season, but will drive a Ford Escort RS1800 for the Rossendale Wines team in the Dunedin based event

Hirvonen, 39, is looking forward tackling the famous South Island rally for the first time.

“I have been aware of the Otago Classic Rally for a number of ...    more...

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 - Thomson aims to secure third at Waitomo

Christchurch’s Dylan Thomson heads to the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Handy Rentals Waitomo Rally, looking for a result that will secure him third in the championship.

In what has been his first season in a four-wheel drive car, Thomson aimed to learn across the season, looking to complete every rally. His consistency and increasing speed saw him move into third in the championship after the fourth round, Rally Canterbury, then maintain the position through round five.

The final round has seen several new supporters ...    more...

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