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Reeves joins Force Motorsport for NZRC Finale

Reeves joins Force Motorsport for NZRC Finale

Top Australian rally driver Brendan Reeves will join an expanded Force Motorsport line up for the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel, on August 20. Reeves will line up in the team’s older Mazda 2 campaigned across the past three seasons by Andrew Hawkeswood, while Hawkeswood will continue to …

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Summerfield takes victory at Tauranga

Summerfield takes victory at Tauranga

Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield has taken victory at the Tauranga Clubmans Rally in his first rally behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi Mirage. Summerfield and co-driving sister Nicole were given the opportunity to contest the event by Team Ralliart in the Mitsubishi Mirage normally driven in the New Zealand Rally Championship by Brian Green. With the rally being a non-pace noted …

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Motorsport electronics manufacturer rallies behind beginners

Motorsport electronics manufacturer rallies behind beginners

Monit Rally Computers, an export-focused electronics manufacturer which supplies several World Rally Championship (WRC) teams, aims to actively encourage new Kiwi entrants into the increasingly popular motorsport of rallying. Novice drivers and co-drivers in three upcoming rallies in Tauranga, the Catlins and Coromandel will be eligible to win an array of prizes and trophies from Monit specifically to encourage them …

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Thomson vows to fight back in national rally championship

Thomson vows to fight back in national rally championship

Following a solid start to their New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC), young duo Dylan Thomson and Amy Hudson have suffered yet another devastating blow to their 2016 hopes. Despite sitting in second in the rookie championship before the third round, Hudson’s home round at Canterbury, the pair have had two DNF’s [did-not-finish] due to a minor accident and electrical problem respectively, which …

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Young ready for Rally Estonia debut

New Zealand rally driver, Michael Young, is set to compete at Rally Estonia this weekend alongside Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) team-mate Sanjay Takale of India. The duo, which sees Takale driving the Markko Martin Motorsport built Subaru Impreza with Young stepping in as co-driver, say they simply had to make it happen when the opportunity arose. Competing in the …

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