Top field for 2014 Rally of Otago
An impressive field of 88 competitors will line up for next month’s International Rally of Otago, with some of the rallying’s biggest names taking part, including 1994 World Champion, Didier Auriol, from France. The 44-car field for round two of the Brian Green Property Group New  Zealand Rally Championship component of the event is headed › Read more
Rally Nation: Rally Whangarei TV Coverage this weekend
TV3, 2.30pm this Sunday (April 27th)- tune into see all the highlights from Rally Whangarei, the opening round of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ. An event full of action and drama, amongst the backdrop of the fast and spectacular Northland roads. The show will also be repeated › Read more
Holder sets the bar high
Looking back five years ago, Mt Maunganui rally driver David Holder could be found watching some of his New Zealand rally heroes in awe….  Now he is challenging those same heroes for the rally lead. Heading into VINZ International Rally of Whangarei last weekend, Holder had very realistic expectations of his abilities given that he › Read more
Cunningham has tough start to season
RCK Contractors Rally Team driver Clint Cunningham’s hopes of a reliable start to the season were unfortunately dashed at the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, Rally Whangarei, held over the weekend. The team spent the off season fully rebuilding the car in the hopes of › Read more
Campbell on the pace in 4WD debut
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has made an impressive debut in The Roofing Store Mitsubishi Evo 9 at the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ over the weekend, where only a mechanical problem robbed him of an almost certain podium finish. Campbell came into the event realistic in › Read more
Lucky win for Anderson
A broken electrical wire almost cost Christchurch driver Hamish Anderson a successful start to the defense of his two-wheel-drive New Zealand rally title last weekend, but a makeshift effort got the car to the finish line and he scored maximum points in the process. The drama began towards the end of the second day of › Read more
Perfect start to the season for Van Klink
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink has made the perfect start to his 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ campaign after scoring a full haul of points at the opening round, Rally Whangarei, over the weekend. After a season dogged by mechanical problems last year, a full rebuild over the off-season › Read more
BNT Mason Motorsport (finally) win NZRC Rally Whangarei
By winning last weekend’s opening round of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by Vinz, the Vinz International Rally of Whangarei, four times New Zealand Rally Champions Richard and Sara Mason have finally filled an annoying gap in their trophy cabinet. Until now Whangarei has been the only major rally on the national championship › Read more
Speed rewards Cox with day 2 win
Rally Whangarei gave a mixed bag of results for the Cox Motorsport Team. The opening stage started off great with Cox recording the second fastest stage time by only 0.4 seconds to Mason. Stage two saw this all change with the Taslo Engineering Mitsubishi Evo X leaving the road, resulting in the team having to › Read more
2014 VINZ Rally Whangarei – Gallery
The stunning weather and fast pace, made for some fantastic images from round 1 of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ. Check out the action caught on camera by our photographer Euan Cameron over the course of the weekend. Full gallery here: http://www.nzrallychampionship.co.nz/photos/   Dave Strong kicking up the › Read more
Tough weekend at Whangarei for Emma
“Character-building” is how Emma Gilmour has described her trying weekend competing in the two-day VINZ International Rally of Whangarei – the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC). Although, despite the varying issues she and Australian co-driver Ben Atkinson encountered over the 14 special stages, they recorded six, top five stage › Read more
Masons win titanic Whangarei Rally battle
The Masterton pairing of Richard and Sara Mason have taken victory in the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ.  The Masons were pushed all the way by a number of new challenges over the two days of the VINZ Rally Whangarei, held in dry, dusty and › Read more
VINZ Rally Whangarei: Five to watch…
The countdown is on with only one day until the start of the opening round of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ. Every year the first round springs a few surprises, below are our tips for five things to keep an eye out for this weekend…. 1. Richard › Read more
Holder takes tall step
Standing at 6 foot 6 inches there is not much that towers above Mt Maunganui based rally driver David Holder, but the challenge of stepping up to the 4wd class of the National Championship at this weekend’s VINZ International Rally of Whangarei will be a tall task for the young driver. It’s an undertaking that › Read more
Busy lead up to Whangarei for RCK Rally Team
The whole RCK Contractors Rally Team have been burning the midnight oil in the lead up to the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, Rally Whangarei, this weekend. Since the season closing Rally Gisborne in 2013, the team have been hard at work trying to resolve › Read more
All new ground for defending champ
Christchurch driver Hamish Anderson will be taking on the ‘unknown’ when he begins the defense of his two-wheel-drive New Zealand rally title this weekend, at the International Rally of Whangarei. Firstly, Anderson has never competed at the Northland based rally before, all the roads used by the competitors on the first day are brand new stages › Read more
Mason and BNT Subaru hunting record 5th rally title
Four times New Zealand Rally champion Richard Mason from Masterton could make history as the first driver to secure five titles. Its a point the BNT Subaru driver and co-driver Sara Mason are very aware of as they start the 2014 Brian Green Property Group NZ Rally Championship driven by VINZ this weekend.  Mason’s current haul › Read more
Gilmour eager to start season at Whangarei
Emma Gilmour has returned from testing with Rhys Millen Racing in the United States, ready to begin her national campaign at the VINZ International Rally of Whangarei this weekend. Over in America, she will be driving a race-tuned Veloster, as the first female to race in the 10-round Global Rallycross Championship, but back in New › Read more
Cox aims for podium finish at 2014 debut
Cox Motorsport are looking forward to the opening round of the season, Sloan’s favourite event of the year, the International Rally of Whangarei this weekend 12th-13th April. For the 2014 season, Sloan Cox will again be paired with fellow Rotorua co-driver Sarah Coatsworth, and are aiming to further improve on their great results during their › Read more
Gull fuels NZ rally drivers
Gull Fuels will provide support to six young drivers competing in the 2014 New Zealand Rally Championship via the Gull Rally Scholarship initiative. The Gull Rally Scholarship which commenced in 2012 is aimed at supporting the development of up and coming talent in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, › Read more
Van Klink wants Classic title back in 2014
Kaiapoi rally driver Marcus van Klink has made his intentions clear for the 2014 season, he wants to regain the New Zealand Historic Rally Championship title he won in 2012. As the defending champion last season, van Klink faced strong opposition in the Chesters Mazda RX-7, although it was not speed but a horrific run › Read more
Stage Preview: VINZ International Rally Whangarei
This year’s VINZ International Rally of Whangarei sees the event receive its biggest change in format in several years. Traditionally run entirely to the south of Whangarei, for 2014 the first day heads North of Whangarei using new roads for the event, before the second leg takes in the traditional international stages from years past.  › Read more
Read to co-drive Paddon for Stadium Cars Classic Otago Rally
Newly-signed Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Hayden Paddon, the current NZ rally champion, returns to New Zealand in May for his second attempt at the famous Stadium Cars International Classic Rally of Otago. For the 9 to 11 May event, Paddon will be back behind the wheel of the Stadium Finance BDA Escort that he › Read more
Hawkeswood and spectacular new Mazda aiming for fast start
Andrew Hawkeswood has piloted some spectacular cars from his Group A Lancer Evo’s, to the fearsome Audi Quattro S1. For 2014 Andrew returns to the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, in a new generation car that signals the future of rallycar design in this country.  Andrews new rally weapon, the › Read more
Round 4, Rally Wairarapa 2014 is green for GO!
  Having worked with the local communities, residents and Councils over the last 8 months, through earthquakes and concerns on road use, the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa is now set to deliver an exciting and challenging motorsport event on Saturday 28th June. “It has been a full team effort”, says Bruce Sollitt, Secretary of the › Read more

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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