Hunt extends championship lead at dramatic Rally Canterbury
Auckland’s Ben Hunt has extended his lead in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship with a maximum haul of points at the third round, Lone Star Rally Canterbury. Hunt and co-driver Tony Rawstorn guided their a commanding lead in the opening two special stages held on Saturday night, allowing him to maintain › Read more
Focus on finishing for Gilmour
Emma Gilmour has one main goal in sight at this weekend’s Lone Star Rally of Canterbury – the finish flags at the end of the ten stages. She and Australian co-driver Anthony McLoughlin will be doing their utmost to bring the Vantage Suzuki Swift Maxi home in one piece, trailing a string of competitive times › Read more
NZRC to heat up Canterbury Forests
Images: Geoff Ridder Photography The Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship roars back into action this weekend with round three of the series, the Lone Star Rally Canterbury, set to heat up the Ashley and Okuku forests. The man picked to set the pace is current NZRC leader Ben Hunt. Hunt and co-driver › Read more
Summerfield looks for top result on home soil
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield is looking to continue his superb form to date into the third round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Lone Star Rally Canterbury. The event is Summerfield’s home rally, with the service park based in his home town of Rangiora and half of the events stages are based › Read more
Home rally awaits van Klink
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink heads to his home rally keen to avenge last year’s result at the Lone Star Rally Canterbury, round three of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, this weekend. Both van Klink and co-driver Dave Neill have made a dream start to the NZRC, opening up a solid lead › Read more
Campbell looks for points at Canterbury
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell heads to the third round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Lone Star Rally Canterbury, looking for another solid haul of points. Currently sitting second in the NZRC standings after topping the four-wheel drive class at Rally Otago, Campbell and co-driver Venita Fabbro head to the Christchurch-based event › Read more
Murphy to make rally debut in Canterbury
Kiwi motor racing legend Greg Murphy will make his rally debut at the 2015 Lone Star Canterbury Rally over Queen’s Birthday weekend. Having made a race career on tarmac, Murphy has always had a hankering to try his hand at rallying on gravel and will compete in the Historic Class. “It’s something I’ve wanted to › Read more
Top result for Van Klink at Otago
  Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink has recorded a fantastic runner up in the Otago Classic Rally, which also doubled as round two of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, over the weekend. A star studded line up saw van Klink and co-driver Dave Neill facing opposition from current World Rally Championship star › Read more
Disappointing early end to Otago rally for Gilmour
  Emma Gilmour’s Rally of Otago ended disappointingly early on the first day of the event this weekend. Her Vantage Suzuki Swift Maxi got caught out going around a corner on the first stage, losing grip on some pine needles and sledging sideways into a tree. The underside of the car also unfortunately made contact with › Read more
Summerfield looks at what may have been
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield has been left looking at what might have been at the second round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Drivesouth Otago Rally. Sitting second in the NZRC standings after the opening round, Summerfield was left frustrated when a broken head stud in the engine lead to a › Read more
Dream result at Otago for Campbell
  Tauranga rally driver Phil Campbell has recorded a dream result at the second round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Drivesouth Otago Rally, coming home second overall and claiming top points in the four-wheel drive category. Campbell and co-driver Venita Fabbro headed to the southern-most championship round third in › Read more
Paddon takes stunning victory at Otago
  New Zealand World Rally Championship driver Hayden Paddon has taken a stunning victory in the Otago Rally, round two of the 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Paddon and co-driver John Kennard showed the class that has taken them to the World Rally Championship by winning the event outright in an › Read more
Campbell leads after dramatic opening day at Otago Rally
  Tauranga’s Phil Campbell holds a narrow lead after a dramatic opening day of the Drivesouth Otago Rally, the second round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Campbell and co-driver Venita Fabbro’s Mitsubishi Evo 9 sit 16.4 seconds ahead of Kiwi World Rally Championship driver Hayden Paddon/John Kennard BDA, with Lance › Read more
Van Klink ready for the big one
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink feels prepared for the this weekend’s Otago Classic Rally, which also doubles as the second round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. The Otago event is the star classic rallying event in New Zealand, regularly attracting overseas stars to take on the best in the country. 2012 › Read more
Campbell looks for consistency at Otago
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell heads to the second round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship looking for an increase in consistency to back up the best start to a championship campaign in his career. Changes made to the specification of the car over the off-season plus a full season in a four-wheel › Read more
Changes for Hawkeswood prior to Otago
Auckland Rally driver Andrew Hawkeswood and his team have been flat out since the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Rally Whangarei, with plenty of preparation and modification being done prior to this week’s Drivesouth Rally Otago. For Hawkeswood, the opening round of the NZRC was trying at best › Read more
Summerfield looks for more points at Otago
    Rangiora rally driver Matt Summerfield is looking to continue his dream start to the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship at the second round of the series, Drivesouth Rally Otago, which runs this weekend. Summerfield and co-driving sister Nicole come to the second round sitting in second place after a stunning › Read more
Bring on Gilmour’s home event
  Rallying on home turf is always a welcome occasion and Dunedin driver Emma Gilmour is looking forward to building on the early-season speed she has found in her Vantage Suzuki Swift Maxi, at this weekend’s Rally of Otago. She and Brisbane-based co-driver Anthony McLoughlin finished third on the second day of the International Rally › Read more
Big names head south for Rally Championship challenge
A star studded entry heads to the rolling hills and forest tracks of the Drivesouth Rally of Otago next weekend for the second round of the 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Headlining the entry are round one winner American Rally Superstar Ken Block, current championship leader Ben Hunt, and New Zealands › Read more
News between the rounds
With only a 3 week gap between the opening two rounds of the 2015 NZRC, its been a busy period for teams. Catch a recap of the latest news below (Photos courtesy Geoff Ridder): Casualties from Whangarei: Three crews are set to miss the second round of the championship following issues at the opening round. › 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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