Rally News

RCK Sponsor Day

Yesterday I was asked to go and help the RCK Contractors Rally Team who were having a sponsor day at Maramarua Forest.  I was mainly there to take a few photos of their clients having rides in the rally car.  I hadn’t planned to write anything about the day, but by the end of it, I felt compelled to do so. I …

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Van Klink finishes third in New Zealand historic rally championship

The 2013 New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) came to a disappointing end for Christchurch rally driver, Marcus van Klink who finished the historic championship in third, after a promising start at the final round, held at Rally Wairarapa over the weekend. Van Klink and co-driver Dave Neill had been dicing for the historic class lead at the event for most …

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Cox battles to strong finish at Wairarapa

Rotorua’s Sloan Cox has battled with an ill handling car to take fourth place at the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa. Along with co-driver Sarah Coatsworth, Cox entered the Masterton-based event with confidence after some recent strong results, but a reoccurring problem with the centre differential meant that …

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Wairarapa Rally

Firstly, I must apologise for the time taken to write this.  Unfortunately I was feeling a little fragile on the Sunday after the rally and couldn’t face sitting at the PC for any length of time.  I’ve been so busy this week, I’ve only had a few minutes here and there in the evenings to put this together. There are a bunch …

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Holder Puts It All Out There

A committed performance from Mt Maunganui rally driver David Holder saw him narrowly miss out on taking top honours at the final round of the New Zealand Rally Championship. The team managed to bring their Stadium Finance & Stella Pumps backed Fiesta home in second place, resulting in third overall for the 2013 Championship. “The first stage of the rally …

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Cunningham looks at what might have been

Clint Cunningham has come away from the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa, thinking about what might have been after a tough season finished with a strong result. Cunningham made the late decision to enter the event and a bad tyre call, combined with lingering dust on the opening …

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