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Giant killing performance at Taranaki for van Klink

Giant killing performance at Taranaki for van Klink

Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink has produced a giant-killing performance in his Citroen C2 Super 1600 car at the weekend’s Taranaki Tarmac Rally. Usually seen driving the Chester’s Plumbing Supplies Mazda RX-7, van Klink headed to the event confident of running amongst the front runners in the little pocket rocket. As well as changing his driving style to adapt to the …

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Young secures podium in challenging conditions

Young secures podium in challenging conditions

Michael Young has managed to secure third overall at the International Rally of Queensland, the second round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, despite difficult conditions that saw the cancellation of four stages on Sunday afternoon. The 23-year-old from New Zealand battled through the ever-changing slippery conditions, on roads that, even in ideal conditions, are notorious for being tricky to …

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Rally Season heats up for Gardner and Pivac

Rally Season heats up for Gardner and Pivac

Otago driver, Rhys Gardner’s rally season continues to be intensely challenging with a fire forcing early retirement from the Joes Garage Canterbury Rally held in Rangiora, north of Christchurch on June 5th. After stage four, the team were sitting in 5th position overall when their Mitsubishi Evolution 9 caught fire causing damage to the electrical systems. According to Gardner, “We …

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Young hunts down podium in Australia

Young hunts down podium in Australia

Rally driver Michael Young will be racing for a podium in his Cusco EZY Racing Subaru at this weekend’s International Rally of Queensland, the second round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), based around Australia’s Sunshine Coast. As the only registered New Zealand driver competing in the APRC against drivers from all around the world, the 23 year-old says …

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Paddon vows to come back stronger following Sardinia crash

Paddon vows to come back stronger following Sardinia crash

Hayden Paddon has expressed his determination to come back stronger as well as his disappointment in himself following his retirement from the second World Rally Championship event in a row. Paddon and long-time co-driver John Kennard were forced to retire from Rally Italia Sardegna following an off-road excursion on Friday afternoon (European time) which left their brand-new Hyundai i20 WRC …

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