Rally News

New Mirage AP4 rally car for Summerfield – 12 Years in the making

New Mirage AP4 rally car for Summerfield

A life-long ambition to have a current specification, top level rally car has come to fruition for Matt Summerfield. The North Canterbury driver recently took possession of his new Mitsubishi Mirage AP4 rally car and will be a title contender come the start of the New Zealand championship series at the beginning of April. Summerfield followed a family tradition in …

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Ben Nevis Golden 1200 attracts key nationwide partners

Ben Nevis Golden 1200 attracts key nationwide partners

The Ben Nevis Station Golden 1200 Hillclimb has already secured the support of several key commercial partners to help deliver New Zealand’s newest hillclimb event when it takes place on 7 and 8 March this year. Event founder and director Hayden Paddon has been working with naming rights sponsor and event host Ben Nevis Station for several months. The working …

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Mt Smart Stadium base to provide historic action for Rally New Zealand

Rally New Zealand 2020

Rally New Zealand will make history inside Mt Smart Stadium when it returns as part of the World Rally Championship in Auckland this September. Today (21 January 2020) Rally New Zealand organisers confirmed that Mt Smart Stadium will act as a base for the event’s service park and rally village for the fans. An historic Super Special Stage is also …

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Entries oversubscribed for new Nevis hillclimb

Entries oversubscribed for new Nevis hillclimb

The brand-new Ben Nevis Station Golden 1200 Hillclimb has attracted a full contingent of 90 competitors and several major stars keen to tackle the 6km course on 7 and 8 March this year. Contenders for the outright win include Tony Quinn with his purpose-built Pikes Peak hillclimb car, Ashley Forest Rallysprint winner Sloan Cox, Waimate 50 competitor Ben Terry with …

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New Zealand Rally competitors to get more international opportunities than ever in 2020

New Zealand Rally competitors to get more international opportunities than ever in 2020

The opportunity to compete for both an FIA Regional and International championship and to compete as part of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) has never been more accessible for New Zealand rallying competitors. The 2020 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) calendar sees three of the five rounds running as International events. The opening two rounds, …

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