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Becky Ladbrook wins MSNZ Photographer of the Year 2018

Becky Ladbrook was announced as the MSNZ Photographer of the Year 2018 (Portfolio) the annual MotorSport New Zealand’s awards night in Wellington on Saturday 26 May.

Becky Ladbrook was announced as the MSNZ Photographer of the Year 2018 the annual MotorSport New Zealand’s awards night in Wellington on Saturday 26 May. Becky’s line-up of rallying images from South Island events was selected as the winning portfolio with the judge saying it showed a lot of thought and creativity as well as good composition. “There was a …

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Australian rallycross opportunity beckons for Cox

Australian rallycross opportunity beckons for Cox

Fresh from scoring a podium result at his very first international rallycross event in Sweden, Rotorua’s Sloan Cox has another opportunity to race overseas with an invitation to compete in the 2018 Australian Rallycross Series (RXAus). Cox is the first New Zealander to be accepted into the RX Academy in Finland, run by a highly-regarded European rallycross operation SET Promotions. …

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Paddon strong despite Portugal disappointment

Paddon strong despite Portugal disappointment

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon remains positive that the pace he showed at this weekend’s FIA World Rally Championship round in Portugal will translate into good results in the near future, despite having crashed out of the event. Paddon and co-driver Seb Marshall were mixing it with Hyundai Motorsport team-mate Dani Sordo and Citroën’s Kris Meeke at the top of …

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Holder and Farmer survive rock-strewn Rally Portugal to take third in JWRC

Holder and Farmer survive rock-strewn Rally Portugal to take third in JWRC

Kiwi rally driver Dave Holder and co-driver Jason Farmer have taken their first podium finish in the 2018 FIA Junior World Rally Championship at Rally Portugal, one of the toughest events they’ve tackled to date. To finish Rally Portugal was an achievement in itself – only 46 of the original 85 entrants completed the rally. To finish on the podium …

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Holder and Farmer update from JWRC Portugal

Holder and co-driver Jason Farmer, from Mount Manganui and Hamilton respectively, came through Friday’s rock-strewn stages to hold fifth place in the JWRC class by day’s end.

Holder and co-driver Jason Farmer, from Mount Manganui and Hamilton respectively, came through Friday’s rock-strewn stages to hold fifth place in the JWRC class by day’s end. Holder and Farmer did one run of the event’s shakedown stage, opting to save their tyres for the rally itself which got underway on Thursday evening (CEST) with a 3.36km super special stage …

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Paddon as prepared as possible for Portugal

Hayden Paddon and co-driver Seb Marshall are as prepared as they can be to get back into World Rally Championship action with Hyundai Motorsport at this weekend’s Rally de Portugal (17-20 May).

Hayden Paddon and co-driver Seb Marshall are as prepared as they can be to get back into World Rally Championship action with Hyundai Motorsport at this weekend’s Rally de Portugal (17-20 May). Paddon is fresh from two record-setting rally victories in New Zealand and has maintained a strict physical and mental training regime. Marshall has also been keeping himself fit …

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