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2018 Grey Roots Annual Rally Rankings Announced

2018 Grey Roots Annual rally rankings announced

2018 Annual rally rankings announced The Grey Roots Group today published their 13th annual rankings of the nation’s fastest rally drivers. However, in a break from previous years, they have included overseas drivers who have competed on New Zealand soil during 2018. Group spokesperson Tracy Spark explains the reason for the change. “We have seen a real upsurge in interest …

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Dunedin Isuzu D-Max Utes back for more with Otago Rally

Dunedin Isuzu D-Max Utes are the Otago Rally's naming rights sponsor.

The Otago Rally are thrilled to announce that Dunedin Isuzu D-Max Utes have been confirmed as the rally’s naming rights sponsor for the second year in succession. The 2019 Dunedin Isuzu Otago Rally will run over the weekend of April 13 and 14, with two-days of fast-paced rally action following a publicity start in Dunedin’s Octagon on Friday evening, April …

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Emphatic Silver Fern Rally win completes ‘unfinished business’ for Robinson and Collis

Emphatic Silver Fern Rally win completes 'unfinished business' for Robinson and Collis

Winning this year’s NZ Silver Fern Rally – and doing so in such emphatic style – was like completing unfinished business for top British Historic rally driver Matthew Robinson and co-driver Sam Collis. The pair crossed the official finish line of the eight-day 3,571km marathon from Hamilton to Rotorua this afternoon (Sat Dec 01) just over four minutes ahead of …

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Tysoe hangs on to final podium spot on the way to Rotorua finish line

Tysoe hangs on to final podium spot on the way to Rotorua finish line

A late event charge on Thursday saw UK historic marathon rally specialist Roger Tysoe and co-driver Paul Morris wrest the final podium spot in this year’s NZ Silver Fern Rally off Kiwi pair Brent Rawstron and Ian McKee on. But any hope Tysoe had of further closing the gap on event leader Matthew Robinson and co-driver Sam Collis, and multiple …

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Chilman wins the day but can’t wrestle rally lead off Robinson

Chilman wins the day but can't wrestle rally lead off Robinson

A hard-charging Roger Chilman and co-driver Max Freeman (Ford Escort Mk 2) dominated the sixth day of 2018 NZ Silver Fern Rally action in the northern Wairarapa and southern Hawke’s Bay today. Yet, after topping the time sheets in five of the six stages, the pair managed to take less than two minutes out of the handsome 10 minute-plus lead …

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