Lucky escape for Anderson
Christchurch based rally driver Hamish Anderson had a lucky escape at Rally Wairarapa on Saturday when his Toyota Levin slid into a ditch on the opening stage. He was only able to continue after spectators pulled his stricken car back onto the road. Anderson and co-driver Sarah Brennan still managed to come home second in › Read more
NZRC finished for Gilmour
Dunedin rally driver Emma Gilmour has not ended her national championship season in a way she envisaged, rolling out of the Trusthouse Racetech Rally of Wairarapa in the second stage yesterday.  Click here to see the photos She and co-driver Ben Atkinson were thankfully unhurt and although Emma’s Suzuki Swift Maxi was only superficially damaged, › Read more
BNT Mason Motorsport win record fifth NZ Rally Championship
Four wins from four starts mean that four times New Zealand Rally Champions Richard and Sara Mason are now FIVE times champions, after a record breaking win at last weekend’s Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa. Richard now stands alone as the most successful driver in the 38 year history of the New Zealand Rally Championship with › Read more
Gallery: Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa
The 2014 Trusthouse Racetech Rally of Wairarapa was an event full of colour, excitement and celebration with the Mason Motorsport team securing the 2014 title. Check out the gallery of pics covering all the action here: http://www.nzrallychampionship.co.nz/photos/ › Read more
Masons the class of New Zealand rallying
The Masterton husband and wife pairing of Richard and Sara Mason have created New Zealand Rallying history by winning todays Trusthouse Racetech Rally of Wairarapa. The victory on home roads, secured the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, a record fifth National rally title for Richard. The Mason’s produced › Read more
Spectacular exit for Gilmour
Dunedin’s Emma Gilmour and co-driver Ben Atkinson have unfortunately had a spectacular ending to their Wairapara Rally rolling out of the event on special stage 2. Both Emma and Ben are ok, but a disappointing ending to their event after being fourth fastest in the opening stage. Check out the photo sequence below caught on › Read more
Rally Wairarapa Midday Update: Mason leads
Masterton driver Richard Mason holds the advantage at midday in the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa, round 4 of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ.  A dominant start to the rally with fastest time in the opening 33 kilometre test, 49.6 seconds quicker than Nelson’s Ben Hunt gave Richard the › Read more
Paddon and Kennard make solid start in Poland
The New Zealand crew of Hayden Paddon and John Kennard have started strongly in their first attempt at Lotos Rally Poland, joining their Hyundai Motorsport teammates in the top seven overall after the event’s first day of competition. Competing in just their second event as the Hyundai Motorsport N entry in the 2014 FIA World › Read more
Holder gets green light for Wairarapa
With the uncertainty of competing in the fourth round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) driven by VINZ now behind Dave Holder, it is reality and excitement that is now overtaking the team in the lead up to Rally Wairarapa this weekend. It was always going to be a tough › Read more
Record fifth title on the line at home rally
Masterton based rally driver Richard Mason has the opportunity to create history at his home rally this weekend, the Trusthouse Racetech Rally of Wairarapa. Mason holds a 68 point lead after three wins from three starts in the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, and only needs a third › Read more
Critical rally for Anderson
Christchurch based rally driver Hamish Anderson heads to the Wairarapa this weekend with the chance of securing back-to-back championship titles. Anderson and co-driver Sarah Brennan are currently leading the Open two-wheel drive category of the national series and another class win could wrap up their title defense with two rounds to spare. With their closest rival, › Read more
Martin looking forward to Wairarapa
Tauranga’s Andy Martin is looking forward to tackling another new event to him, the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa, which is round four of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ. Martin and co-driver Matt Hayward took their maiden win in the Historic class of the NZRC at the previous round, › Read more
Stage Previews: Trusthouse Racetech Rally of Wairarapa
This year’s Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa moves from last year’s October slot that created plenty of issues with dust and into a more traditional June date to form round four of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ on June 28. For the second season in a row, the event › Read more
Campbell looks to up the pace at Wairarapa
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell is looking to improve on his impressive speed when round four of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ hits the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa. In their first season in a four-wheel drive car, Campbell and co-driver Venita Fabbro have recorded some impressive results including podium speed › Read more
Big battle looms for van Klink at Wairarapa
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink is expecting a big battle for the Malcolm Stewart Classic Rally title that runs as part of the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa, which is also round four of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, this weekend. Despite crashing out of the previous round, Rally Canterbury, › Read more
Summerfield aims to regain second at Wairarapa
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield is looking for a strong result to regain his second place in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ at the fourth round, the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa. Summerfield and co-driving sister Nicole recorded a career best result at the opening round of the championship, Rally Whangarei, › Read more
BNT Mason Motorsport expected to cruise through NZRC Rally Wairarapa….Yeah Right
Three wins from three starts mean that four times New Zealand Rally Champions Richard and Sara Mason can win the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship – driven by Vinz [NZRC] at this weekend’s Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa. The Masterton Flyers now hold a massive 68 point lead at the halfway mark › Read more
Stunning Peninsula roads for Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel
A new challenge awaits rally competitors with the ‘Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel’ taking to the roads around the Peninsula on Saturday 23rd August. Based at the seaside town of Whitianga, the Gold Rush Rally is a new addition to the national rally calendar and hosts the fifth round of the 2014 Brian Green Property › Read more
Flying Kiwi Gilmour jets to Washington
It would be fair to say Kiwi rally driver Emma Gilmour is clocking up some serious air points this year as she jets away again this week to the United States to race. The Dunedin-based Suzuki dealership owner is heading to Washington, DC, where she will compete in the third round of the Red Bull Global › Read more
Summerfield wins iconic rallysprint
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield has battled tough weather conditions and a new car to take a popular victory at the iconic Ashley Forest Rallysprint, something the 22-year old claims as a dream come true.  Born and bred in Rangiora, the town on the edge of the Ashley Forest, Summerfield has long dreamed of victory on the › Read more
Paddon values learning from Hyundai WRC debut in Italy
New Zealand’s top rally drivers Hayden Paddon and John Kennard successfully completed the final day of Rally Italia Sardegna, taking a top five stage time and finishing their debut rally with Hyundai Motorsport in 12th place overall. While the results spoke volumes of Paddon’s determination and mature approach, as well as the team’s hard work › Read more
Paddon learns and improves on Hyundai WRC debut
Having driven steadily and sensibly in the opening three Saturday stages at Rally Italia Sardegna, Hayden Paddon and John Kennard had to stop part-way through the final stage to avoid further damage to their misfiring engine. On their debut event with Hyundai Motorsport in the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship, Paddon and Kennard are focused on › Read more
Emma makes X Games Semis
Avoiding the carnage around her, New Zealand’s Emma Gilmour has stormed through to an incredible Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) semi finals result at the X Games in Austin, Texas this weekend. Competing as the sole female, due to the non-appearance of Australian drifter Sarah Burgess, Emma became the first woman to ever compete › Read more
Martin survives tough day for debut win
Andy Martin has recorded his first class win in only his third ever event in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ after a somewhat challenging Rally Canterbury over the weekend. Martin and co-driver Matt Hayward headed to the third round of the NZRC full of confidence after their New › Read more
Holder Rewarded at Canterbury Rally
Mt Maunganui based rally driver David Holder was rewarded for his resolve to drive consistently with a solid third place overall at last weekend’s Lone Star Rally of Canterbury, which doubled as the third round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) powered by VINZ.  Both the Saturday night and the › Read more
Disappointment for Summerfield at home
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield discovered just what a cruel sport rallying can be at the third round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, Rally Cantebury, over the weekend. Sitting second in the NZRC standings prior to the weekend, Summerfield and co-driving sister Nicole were looking forward to securing a › Read more
Campbell back on the pace at Canterbury
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has recorded his best result of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ after a strong performance at round three, Rally Canterbury, over the weekend. Campbell and co-driver Venita Fabbro headed to the event after a tough Rally Otago, where car problems and illness kept them › Read more
Small component failure bring premature end to Jansen’s NZRC season
The failure of a small $50 engine part has brought a premature end to Christchurch’s Matt Jansen’s participation in this year’s Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship – driven by Vinz [NZRC]. Matt and co-driver, the vastly experienced and fellow Cantabrian Rocky Hudson, were powering their MITECH WELDERS Subaru through to the high-speed › Read more
BNT Mason Motorsport make it three from three with victory at NZRC Rally Canterbury
Four times New Zealand Rally Champions Richard and Sara Mason continued their domination of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship -driven by Vinz [NZRC] with a third straight victory at last weekend’s Lone Star Rally of Canterbury. In another measured, clinical display that ranged from driving to survive the treacherous muddy › Read more
Another win puts title in sight
Another class win at his home rally has put Christchurch driver Hamish Anderson in a commanding position to retain his Open two-wheel-drive rally championship title. Anderson and co-driver Sarah Brennan drove a tactical rally to ensure they scored maximum championship points and head back to the North Island for the next event with one hand already › Read more
Disappointing rally of Canterbury for Gilmour
The 2014 Lone Star Rally of Canterbury was one to forget for Emma Gilmour, with engine issues ending her event early. She and Australian co-driver Ben Atkinson began this weekend’s third round of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ in the dark on Saturday night. Unfortunately, the Suzuki Swift › Read more
Masons make it three from three
The Masterton pairing of Richard and Sara Mason have taken the honours in the third round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ to make it three wins from three championship starts. The Masons in their BNT Subaru Impreza mastered the icy North Canterbury roads to win the Lone › 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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