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  • Six round battle for 2017 NZ Rally Championship

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    An exciting six round calendar has been announced for the 2017 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Otago, Whangarei, Canterbury, Coromandel, a new addition of the Waitomo Rally and the return of Rally New Zealand as the season Grand Finale, form the six rounds of the 2017 championship. The 2017 calendar includes an
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  • Reeves takes victory at NZRC finale

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    Australian driver Brendan Reeves has taken a dominant victory at the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel, leading the field home by more than a minute. Reeves and co-driving sister Rhianon Gelsomino won the opening stage and never looked back in their Mazda 2,
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  • New Champ Holder heads Coromandel Rally field

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    Newly crowned National Rally Championship David Holder heads a seventy four car strong field for the fifth and final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship this weekend. Based from the holiday town of Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula, the Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel will feature 10 special stages and 120
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ROUND FIVE – awarded to Dylan Thompson / Amy Hudson for the most impressive drive of the event, where they stepped up their commitment / speed to a whole new level at the 2016 Mahindra Goldrush Rally of Coromandel. Congratulations and well done!

ROUND FOUR – awarded to Grant Blackberry / Ric Chalmers for a storming drive to 5th overall, where they wore out many Dunlop’s over the 2016 NZRC Rally Gisborne stages. Congratulations and well done!

ROUND THREE – awarded to Emma Gilmour / Anthony McLoughlin drove their Suzuki Swift to a victory of 1 minute 15 seconds for their first ever NZRC win @ Joe’s Garage/Lonestar Rally Canterbury. They finished 1st NZRC crew and move to 2nd overall in the NZRC. Congratulations and well done!

ROUND TWO – awarded to the David Holder/Jason Farmer for their first ever NZRC win @ International Rally Whangarei. They finished 1st NZRC crew and move to 1st overall in the NZRC. Congratulations and well done!

ROUND ONE – awarded to the hard charging pairing of Richard Baddock / Jason Anderson in the spectacular WRX. They finished 6th NZRC crew and 7th overall in the Otago Rally. Congratulations and well done!

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ROUND FIVE – awarded to Jonathon Walker / Jeremy Dawson for an great drive @ 2016 Mahindra Goldrush Rally of Coromandel, where they finished 13th overall. Congratulations and well done!

ROUND FOUR – awarded to Grant Blackberry / Ric Chalmers for a storming drive to 5th overall, where they used many litres of Gulls Liquid Horsepower using a heavy right foot, at the 2016 NZRC Rally Gisborne stages. Congratulations and well done!

ROUND THREE – ‪congratulations to Lee Robson/Glenn Goldring, driving the Dura-Seal EVO IV, who finished 5th overall and 1st 4wd Gull Rally Challenge. The team receives a drum of the best liquid horsepower, Gull’s E85 biofuel.

ROUND TWO – ‪congratulations to Kingsley Jones / Waverley Nation, driving the Auckland Denture Clinic EVO VII. The team receives a drum of the best liquid horsepower, Gull’s E85 biofuel.

ROUND ONE – ‪congratulations to Jono Shapley / Kieran Anstis, driving the Pink Plumbing Shop Evo IV. They had a tough afternoon, and put in a massive effort to bring the car home over the last two stages with some suspension damage. The team receives a drum of the best liquid horsepower, Gull’s E85 biofuel.

2017 | New Zealand's best gravel roads, from Dunedin to Whangarei.

Rnd1 | DriveSouth Rally of Otago
08 Apr
5:00 pm Rally Headquarters | Dunedin
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The rolling landscape of the Otago foothills and plains host the opening round of the NZRC in the South Island.
Rnd2 | International Rally of Whangarei
29 Apr
7:00 am Toll Stadium
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The International Rally of Whangarei is held over the fast flowing cambered roads made famous during NZ's round of the WRC and described as the best roads in the world!
Rnd 3 | Lone Star Canterbury Rally
04 Jun
7:00 am Rally Headquarters | Canterbury
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The Autosport Canterbury Rally is the third round of the 2016 New Zealand Rally Championship. The event features stages on the local county roads and the iconic Ashley Forest.
Rnd4 | Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel
26 Aug
7:00 am Rally Headquarters | Whitianga
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Rnd5 | Rally Waikato
14 Oct
7:00 am TBC
The Gisborne Rally will feature the regions gravel public roads including some of the infamous old Rally NZ stages from the East Coast.
Rnd6| Rally New Zealand
25 Nov
7:00 am TBC
More details as they come to hand.
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2017 MotorSport NZ New Zealand Rally Championship regulations and portfolio.

2016 NZRC | Round by round TV coverage from TV3

Some of the great footage of past NZRC’s can be found here… +view

2016 NZRC Otago Rally

2016 NZRC Int'l Rally of Whangarei

2016 NZRC Lone Star Rally Canterbury

2016 NZRC Gisborne Rally

2016 NZRC Rally Coromandel

       

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ABOUT THE NZRC

 
The New Zealand Rally Championship is this country’s premier nationwide rally championship. It attracts New Zealand’s best drivers to compete in numerous categories for the prestigious MotorSport New Zealand-sanctioned rally championship titles. In 2017, there are six NZRC rounds, each with a unique character reflecting the diverse regions – from Northland to Otago.

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