Well-deserved win for Holder in AP4 Hyundai in Otago

Well-deserved win for Holder in AP4 Hyundai in Otago

David Holder and co-driver Jason Farmer piloted their Hyundai i20 AP4+ rally car to victory in the opening round of the 2017 New Zealand Rally Championship. The defending champions had to work hard for the win at Rally Otago against fellow AP4 drivers Andrew Hawkeswood and Rhys Gardner, but delivered strong, consistent pace in the Paddon Rallysport-prepared Hyundai to secure …

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Steady improvements for the Ben Hunt Motorsport team

The Drivesouth International Otago Rally was a case of steady improvements for the Ben Hunt Motorsport team. Now in its second Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship season, the Subaru WRX STi was making gains throughout the 14-stage, 285km event, held on roads south of Dunedin. Ben Hunt, who is the 2015 national rally champion, gave full credit …

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Corsica demonstrates Paddon’s never-give-up approach

Corsica demonstrates Paddon’s never-give-up approach

New Zealand’s rally star Hayden Paddon didn’t achieve the results he was looking for in the Tour de Corse, but with a sixth-place finish and a move into eighth place on the drivers’ championship points-table, there were several positives to take from the fourth round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship which wrapped up on Sunday (CEST). “It’s been …

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Penny Homes Holden Rally Team to fight back after Otago disappointment

Penny Homes Holden Rally Team to fight back after Otago disappointment

Josh Marston and co-driver Andrew Graves are understandably disappointed with the electrical failure that halted their Holden Barina AP4+ rally car on its debut event, Rally Otago, but are determined to have the issue resolved well ahead of the next rally. “The car was amazing to drive,” says Christchurch-based Marston. “When it was on-song, it was really good, so we …

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Tough Otago Rally for Gilmour

Tough Otago Rally for Gilmour

The Drivesouth International Otago Rally dealt a couple of cruel blows to Dunedin rally driver Emma Gilmour this weekend. Although her home event started strongly both days, they each ended prematurely, leaving Emma with no option but to look forward to the second round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship in Whangarei at the end of …

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