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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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Chilman keeps his cool to take Silver Fern Rally lead

Chilman keeps his cool to take Silver Fern Rally lead

Roger Chilman and co-driver Max Freeman (Ford Escort RS1800) from Great Britain are the new leaders of this year’s NZ Silver Fern Rally after another drama-filled day in the central North Island today. Day 1 pace-setters Meirion Evans and co-driver Lestyn Williams from Wales started out the day in front again after early event leader Matthew Robinson and his co-driver …

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Battered and bruised but Evans’ Escort is back leading Silver Fern Rally

Battered and bruised but Evans’ Escort is back leading Silver Fern Rally

Battered and bruised it might be but the hard-driven Ford Escort RS1800 of Welshman Meirion Evans and co-driver Lestyn Williams is back on top of the leader board on this year’s  NZ Silver Fern Rally after another long day in the central North Island today. Defending NZ Silver Fern Rally title holders, and number one seed for this year’s eight-day …

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