New challenge awaits at Rally Waitomo
A new challenge awaits competitors at Rally Waitomo, the penultimate round of the 2017 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship on Saturday 14th October. The event marks the return of the NZRC to the roads of the King Country and Waitomo districts for the first time in over a decade, providing a fresh › Read more
Summerfield wins in treacherous Canterbury Rally
Rangiora brother and sister duo Matt and Nicole Summerfield have taken their second consecutive round win. In the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship fuelled by Gull and driven by Dunlop after mastering the difficult conditions at the Lone Star Rally Canterbury. The Summerfield pair driving a Subaru, led home Ben Hunt and › Read more
Featherstone leads Championship into the forests
Championship points leader Graham Featherstone will lead the field into the iconic Ashley Forest this weekend. The Te Aroha Mitsubishi driver leads the 2017 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship fuelled by Gull and Driven by Dunlop as teams head to the third round of the series, the Lone Star Rally of Canterbury. With winter conditions including › Read more
Summerfield victorious in Whangarei
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield has fired himself back into championship contention with a strong victory at round two of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship fuelled by Gull and driven by Dunlop, the International Rally of Whangarei. Summerfield and co-driving sister Nicole (Subaru Impreza) led home Dylan Turner/Malcolm Read (Audi S1 AP4) by › Read more
Summerfield takes leg one advantage amongst Whangarei carnage
Rangiora brother and sister duo Matt and Nicole Summerfield (Subaru Impreza) have come out on top of an action packed opening leg of the International Rally of Whangarei, round two of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship powered by Gull and driven by Dunlop. The pair survived horrific weather conditions that played › Read more
Holder takes advantage to Whangarei
Defending Champion David Holder will start the International Rally of Whangarei, round 2 of the 2017 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, fuelled by Gull and driven by Dunlop, with an 8 point margin over his nearest rival Andrew Hawkeswood. Holder who was victorious at the opening round of the championship in Dunedin › Read more
Holder victorious at NZRC opener.
Tauranga’s David Holder and co-driver Jason Farmer have taken victory at the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship fuelled by Gull and driven by Dunlop. The pair powered their Hyundai AP4+ home ahead of Andrew Hawkeswood/Jeff Cress, with Rhys Gardner/Ally McKay home in third, both driving Mazda AP4+ cars. › Read more
Defending champion leads NZRC opener
Defending champions David Holder and Jason Farmer have started where they left off in the 2017 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship fuelled by Gull and Driven by Dunlop. The pair powered their Hyundai AP4+ to a lead of 16.7 seconds over Rhys Gardner and Ally Mackay’s Mazda, with Andrew Hawkeswood and Jeff › Read more
Meet the Toyota Yaris AP4
The NZRC team caught up with Carl Davies and asked the hard questions… to find out a bit more about the new Toyota Yaris AP4. Sadly no photos yet, as the car will be launched soon, but here is a quick run down from the team. Last year you campaigned the ex-Ben Hunt WRX, so › Read more
Six round battle for 2017 NZ Rally Championship
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 › Read more
Reeves takes victory at NZRC finale
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, › Read more
New Champ Holder heads Coromandel Rally field
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 › Read more
5min with Donald Welsh
Some of you will know Donald, some will have seen him and wondered whats with the hat, but everyone will know the smile and enthusiasm that he brings to the sport as a volunteer. We sat down with Donald and got some insights into what he does on, and off events. A lot of us › Read more
Reeves joins Force Motorsport for NZRC finale
Top Australian rally driver Brendan Reeves will join an expanded Force Motorsport line up for the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel, on August 20. Reeves will line up in the team’s older Mazda 2 campaigned across the past three seasons by Andrew Hawkeswood, › Read more
5min With Historic’s Champ – Dave Neill
So… another year and another championship for the dynamic duo of Marcus and Dave. We thought, we’ve all heard about Klinky, so why not get another side and hear from the guy that controls the car, the dude with the notes… step up MR DAVE NEILL. First up lets get a little personal… what does › Read more
5min with the CHAMP
After Canterbury, and the little excursion into the Christmas Trees, was there any extra pressure for the team coming into Gisborne? I’d be lying if I denied it… so yes there was pressure there. Ultimately we needed to score a good result at Gisborne to keep the championship hopes alive, so I was feeling a › Read more
Gisborne win nets championship for Holder
An action packed 2016 Rally Gisborne has seen Mount Maunganui’s David Holder and Jason Farmer not only take an event victory, but with it also secure the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship title with a round remaining. Holder and Farmer came into the event with a six point lead over Dunedin’s Emma › Read more
NZRC Title fight heats up at Gisborne
One of the most closely fought editions of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship heads to a crucial penultimate round at Rally Gisborne. Currently Mount Maunganui’s David Holder leads Dunedin’s Emma Gilmour by just six points, but with only two rounds remaining a total of 26 drivers have a mathematical chance of › Read more
Emma wins challenging Canterbury Rally
Dunedin’s Emma Gilmour has taken her first round win in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship after an action packed Joe’s Garage/Lonestar Rally Canterbury. Gilmour and co-driver Anthony McLoughlin drove their Suzuki Swift to a victory of 1 minute 15 seconds over Andrew Hawkeswood and Jeff Cress in their Mazda two, with › Read more
Murphy and Holden announce a two AP4 car rally program for 2017
Former V8 Supercar driver Greg Murphy and experienced rally champion Josh Marston have teamed up to announce a Holden backed two AP4 (NZ spec) car rally program that will contest the 2017 New Zealand Rally Championship. Two Holden Barinas’ will be prepared over the rest of the year in time to start in the new › Read more
Championship battle heats up in Canterbury Forests
The temperature forecast in the Canterbury Forests might be cold but the pace will be hot this coming weekend as round three of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship sees the series return to the South Island for the Joe’s Garage/Lone Star Rally Canterbury. Contested over nine special stages and 171 kilometres of › Read more
5 Minutes With Ben Hunt
Ben Hunt came in to the 2016 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship not only as defending champion, but also with a brand new 2016 Subaru WRX STi at his disposal. However things turned pear shaped at Rally Whangarei when he suffered the biggest crash of his career, which saw Ben break three › Read more
5 Minutes With Richard Baddock
One of the most impressive drives to date in the 2016 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship has come from Christchurch young gun Richard Baddock, who currently sits third in the standings. As well as building his own cars as well as for others, Richard also largely self-funds his NZRC campaign, but took › Read more
5 minutes with Klinky
Marcus van Klink has made a dream start to the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship for 2016, not only topping the Historic category standings but moving the Group B Mazda RX-7 into fifth outright, and with Hayden Paddon not contesting the last three rounds, will have fourth choice of road order at › Read more
Holder claims maiden victory at Rally Whangarei
Mount Maunganui’s David Holder has taken his maiden round win in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship at a chaotic second round, the International Rally of Whangarei. Holder and co-driver Jason Farmer took their Stadium Finance Mitsubishi to a victory of 1 minute 29.6 seconds over Emma Gilmour and Anthony McLoughlin’s Vantage › Read more
Holder takes out drama filled opening day at Whangarei
Mount Maunganui’s David Holder has taken the overnight lead in round two of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the International Rally of Whangarei, after one of the most action packed legs in recent memory. Holder and co-driver Jason Farmer (Stadium Finance Mitsubishi) hold a lead of just over a minute over › Read more
WRC Star Paddon returns home for Whangarei rally
Kiwi World Rally Championship pairing Hayden Paddon and John Kennard will head to the second round of the 2016 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship direct from their maiden WRC round victory at Rally Argentina. The Kiwi duo who outpaced French World Champion Sebastien Ogier to take the first WRC round victory by › Read more
Paddon takes record breaking win at season opener
Hayden Paddon has continued his domination at the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, powering to an eventual winning margin of 9 minutes 22.1 seconds, a new record. While Paddon was in a class of his own in his brand new Hyundai i20, the battle for the remaining podium › Read more
Paddon leads exciting NZRC opener
Hayden Paddon has opened a commanding lead on the opening day of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, powering his Hyundai i20 to a lead of more than four minutes over his protege, David Holder. Starting first on the road, Paddon steered clear of hanging dust to take a full minute out › Read more
Rally Championship moves up a gear for start of 2016 series
One of the most eagerly anticipated editions of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship gets underway this weekend with the southernmost round of the series, The DriveSouth Rally Otago. New cars including seven different manufacturers along with New Zealand’s best rally stars will herald the start of the 2016 Championship. Headlining the › Read more
Gilmour looking for positive start to 2016
Emma Gilmour means to start the six-round 2016 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship the way she ended last year’s season – by winning stages. New Zealand’s top female rally driver will be running her compact but convincingly fast 1600cc Vantage Windows and Doors Suzuki Swift Maxi again, which was reaching its true › Read more
Hyundai New Zealand enters local rally sport with Paddon
Hayden Paddon is joining up with Hyundai New Zealand to launch the first-ever New Zealand-developed Hyundai rally car and create a new partnership to benefit the New Zealand rally sport scene. Paddon is New Zealand’s most successful rally driver who currently competes in the World Rally Championship with long-time co-driver John Kennard as part of › Read more
Five minutes with Klinky
As well as being a three time winner of the NZRC Classic class, Marcus van Klink is one of the real characters of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Needless to say, when we caught up with him he had a few stories to tell, although we’re still not sure why he › Read more
Five minutes with Lee Robson
This year see’s the “Return of the Robson” back to rallying. A past Xtreme class winner and a recently married man [CONGRAT’S MR & MRS ROBSON]. It’s great to have Lee & Glen in NZrC5 this year, so let’s spend 5min, and find out a little about them. This is always the big question, how › Read more
Five minutes with Amy Hudson
Next Up… Amy Hudson. We think it is exciting to have Amy in the championship this year. It is the second generation of the family “Rockstar” to be part of the NZRC and the one question that remains unanswered, what will her nickname will be? So take it away Amy… Obviously you had to start › Read more
Five minutes with Glenn Inkster
For the last two and a half seasons, Glenn Inkster has made a name for himself as New Zealand’s Rallying Expert as part of the TV Team covering the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. We thought we’d catch up with Inky and find out what is happening for him in 2016.   › Read more
Five minutes with Carl Davies
Next up on our 5min of fame roster is Carl Davies… a local Thames Valley Car Club member and NZRC rookie. Carl was a real rockstar in the Xtreme series and then took a year out to play in little boats [why?]. Now he’s back, he’s in a blue car and stepping up to NZRC1. › Read more
Five minutes with Graham Featherstone
  Graham Featherstone has been a steady improver since he first joined the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship three seasons ago. Rookie and Challenge Champion in 2013 and a consistent top five runner in 14 & 15, ‘Feathers’ is back for another crack in 2016. We caught up with the Te Aroha farmer › Read more
Five minutes with Crunch Bennett
Raymond “Crunch” Bennett is a well known personality in NZ Rallying. 2016 marks Crunch’s 35th season competing in the sport as a co-driver and over that period he has won the national title (alongside Geoff Argyle in 1998) along with guiding a number of young chargers as they learned the art of top level rallying. › Read more
Dunlop drives New Zealand Rallying
Dunlop New Zealand have thrown their support behind New Zealand Rallying today announcing a partnership to be the official tyre partner of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Along with being a supporting sponsor of the NZ Rally Championship (NZRC), Dunlop will provide technical and on-event support to competitors running their tyres at each › Read more
Subaru offers Hunt a WRX STI NR4 for 2016
Subaru of New Zealand has offered 2015 New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) winner Ben Hunt the ultimate reward for his victory – the use of a brand-new Subaru WRX STi NR4. Subaru of New Zealand is truly invigorated about continuing its support of talented Kiwi rally drivers. Five-time national rally champion Richard Mason, one of › Read more
Podium for Gilmour at Wairarapa
Emma Gilmour’s season came together in a rewarding way today, when she finished third in the Trusthouse Racetech Daybreaker Rally Wairarapa and recorded a string of fast stage times. Over the eight stages in the Manawatu and Wairarapa districts, Emma’s Vantage Windows and Doors Suzuki Swift was in the top three on six occasions, which › Read more
Summerfield claims maiden NZRC round win
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield has finished his 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship campaign in perfect fashion with his first NZRC round win at the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa to also claim third for the overall championship. Summerfield and co-driving sister Nicole made a bold decision to run first on the road which › Read more
Hunt the champion and maiden victory for Summerfield
Auckland based Ben Hunt and co-driver Tony Rawstorn have claimed their first national rally championship title after a conservative drive in one of the most closely fought rounds of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship in recent memory, which saw Rangiora brother and sister Matt and Nicole Summerfield take the round victory. › Read more
Gull Rally Challenge goes down to the wire
One of the biggest battles at this weekend’s Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa will be that for the Gull Rally Challenge title, with as many as seven drivers still in contention for the title. Over the course of the five rounds in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship to date, three drivers have › Read more
First pics: Team Ralliart NZ’s Mirage Evolution
Team Ralliart NZ have completed the build of their new NZRC Challenger and it’s stunning. The Mirage Evolution will make its competition debut at this weekends Rally Wairarapa in the hands of former National Champion Chris West and we can’t wait to see this car in action on the stages. › Read more
Championship showdown at Wairarapa finale
The 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship is set for its final showdown at the Trusthouse Racetech Daybreaker Rally Wairarapa this weekend.  The sixth and final round of the National Rally championship will take place over 156 kilometres of gravel roads in the Manawatu and Wairarapa districts with a battle for the › Read more
Feature: Back to the future at series finale
While the battle for the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship in 2015 has seen the sport’s rising stars battling for top honours, the final round, Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa, will have a distinct retro feel as several top drivers from the 2004 season will once again do battle on the gravel.   › Read more
Gilmour offered Middle Eastern cross country rally opportunity
Dunedin rally driver Emma Gilmour has been offered an exciting opportunity to attend a desert racing training camp in Qatar. In November, she will be exchanging New Zealand’s gravel roads for Qatar’s sandy dunes after being chosen today out of 85 applicants from 39 countries, to participate in the joint FIA Women in Motorsport and › Read more
Team Ralliart’s new challenger – The Mirage Evolution
Hunt strengthens championship hold with third successive win
Nelson Subaru driver Ben Hunt has strengthened his chances of a first national rally title after taking his third successive round win at the Mahindra Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel. Hunt lead from start to finish over the nine special stages and 132 kilometres of competition on the twisting roads of the Coromandel Peninsula to › Read more
Campbell looks for Coromandel repeat
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell is looking for a repeat result when the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship returns to Whitianga this weekend for the Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel, which last year saw Campbell takes his first NZRC round win. Campbell heads to Coromandel full of confidence, having taken his second consecutive victory on › Read more
Championship battle heads to Peninsula roads
The 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship is reaching a pivotal point as teams head to the penultimate round of the series this weekend at the Mahindra Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel. Championship leader Ben Hunt and co-driver Tony Rawstorn hold a 42 point lead over their closest challenger Phil Campbell and › Read more
Season best field heads to Coromandel
Next weekend’s penultimate round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel, is set to see the biggest NZRC field assembled in more than 10 years with 36 championship cars due to cross the start ramp on August 22. Last year, the Whitianga-based event proved to be one of › Read more
Kelsey and Mad Creation return for home event
Having missed the last two rounds of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Alex Kelsey has confirmed he will return for his home round of the series, Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel. Having spent literally thousands of hours on the construction of his home built Mad Creation 2, Kelsey decided to take a › Read more
Rally Beginners Backed by Monit
New Zealand based rally tripmeter manufacturer, Monit Rally Computers, are backing the local rallying community by offering prizes for new competitors in rally racing events throughout the country. Aiming to further promote participation in the sport, Monit are providing prizes for the top novice drivers and also for the top novice co-drivers at the upcoming › Read more
Heartbreak for Campbell at Gisborne
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has come away from the fourth round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Fuchs Rally Gisborne, gutted but looking at the positives after a problem half way through the opening stage saw his rally over before it had begun. Campbell headed to the event sitting second in the › Read more
Hawkeswood back on the podium at Gisborne
Andrew Hawkeswood has returned to the podium with third place at the fourth round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Fuchs Rally Gisborne, over the weekend. A string of niggling problems over the past season and a half have seen Hawkeswood frustrated and a spin in the opening stage saw him › Read more
Hunt masters the Motu
Nelson Subaru driver Ben Hunt mastered the challenging Eastern Bay of Plenty stages including the infamous Motu Road to take victory in the FUCHS Rally Gisborne, the fourth round of the 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Hunt and co-driver Tony Rawstorn lead the event from start to finish with a commanding › Read more
News between the rallies…
The 2015 Brian Green Property Group NZ Rally Championship resumes battle this weekend at round four the FUCH’s Rally Gisborne. To catchup on all the latest news in the NZRC carry on reading below….. One of the largest NZRC fields for several years will converge on Gisborne this weekend, the attraction of the infamous Motu › Read more
2016 Championship to rally New Zealand’s best roads
The 2016 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship will travel the length and breadth of the country to the best rally roads on offer with the announcement of a provisional six round calendar. The NZRC will visit Whangarei, Otago, Canterbury, Gisborne, Coromandel and the new addition of Paihia, as rounds of the 2016 › Read more
Big field set for championship battle at Rally Gisborne
The 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship is set for a titanic battle at round four FUCH’s Rally Gisborne, with one of the strongest championship line ups in recent years to take the start line at round four in Gisborne on Saturday 27th June. Championship leader Ben Hunt heads the 53 car › Read more
Greg Murphy finds rallying contagious
The Lone Star Canterbury Rally threw up its challenges for Kiwi motor racing legend Greg Murphy, but he found the whole experience ‘quite contagious’. Murphy made his rallying debut in the third round of the New Zealand Rally Championship, held in the Okuku and Ashley Forests north of Christchurch over the weekend. Driving in the › Read more
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
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
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
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
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
The Motu is back – Worlds most challenging stage returns
The Motu Road gorge, widely regarded in World Rallying as the toughest most challenging piece of road is making a comeback. The Motu will be the feature of Rally Gisborne to be held on 27th June, round four of the 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. The Gisborne event, run by Rally › Read more
Top start to season for Van Klink
  Marcus van Klink has made the perfect start to his Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship with a dominant victory on the opening round, Rally Whangarei. Defending his historic championship in the Chesters Plumbing Mazda RX-7, van Klink faced strong opposition from former New Zealand Rally Champion Brian Stokes but stamped his › Read more
Major setback for Holder at Whangarei
  Mount Maunganui Rally driver David Holder has suffered a major setback in his 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship campaign, after a heavy crash ended an impressive run at the opening round, Rally Whangarei. Joined by stand-in co-driver Rob Scott for the event, Holder took the opportunity to write his own › Read more
Photo Gallery – International Rally Whangarei
Renowned motorsport photographer Geoff Ridder was out and about on the stages over the weekend capturing the action of round one of the 2015 Brian Green Property Group NZ Rally Championship. Check out a gallery of Geoffs pics here:     › Read more
Block wins Rally Whangarei
  American Rally superstar Ken Block has taken victory in the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Rally Whangarei, after a dominant performance saw him and co-driver Alex Gelsomino finish more than two minutes clear of their nearest rival. Block took his Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta to a › Read more
Block storms to NZRC lead after day one
American driver Ken Block holds a comfortable lead after the end of leg one of Rally Whangarei, the opening round of the 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Block and co-driver Alex Gelsomino powered their Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta to stage wins on both of the Friday night super special stages › Read more
Title number three the goal for Van Klink
Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink heads to the opening round of the 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Rally Whangarei, looking for the perfect start to the championship. The 2014 season saw van Klink take his second NZRC Historic title and his aim for the 2015 season is to add a third to his › Read more
Stage Previews: International Rally of Whangarei
The 2015 International Rally of Whangarei is set to be a spectacular start to the Brian Green Property Group NZ Rally Championship. A revised format featuring nearly all new stages, and a star studded entry list of cars and stars has generated massive interest in the event. Five times National Champion Richard Mason, young chargers › Read more
NZRC Driver Feature: Darren Galbraith
The Gull Rally Challenge Category has undergone changes for the 2015 season, with competitors now counting their best four scores from six events and able to participate in reconnaissance. This has seen numbers increasing and although he won’t be at Whangarei, defending champion Darren Galbraith has confirmed he will be defending his title, starting at Otago. › Read more
Emma Gilmour eager to begin 2015 NZRC season
A strong build-up over summer, backed up by two years refining her Suzuki Swift Maxi, has Emma Gilmour eagerly anticipating the International Rally of Whangarei on April 17 to 19. With no overseas commitments this year, Dunedin-based Emma will be driving her Suzuki, in its third Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, and will › Read more
NZRC Driver Feature: Walker Brothers
Dan Walker has been one of the biggest supporters of Category 5 – The Gull Rally Challenge, having contested the class every year since it was introduced for the 2013 season in his older Mitsubishi Evo. 2015 sees Walker moving into a newer generation Subaru Impreza and bringing brother Jono along as a team mate › Read more
Spectacular field for National Rally Championship opener
The 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship is set for a titanic battle with one of the strongest championship line ups in recent years to take the start line at round one in Whangarei from 17th-19th April. The entry is headed by five-times national champion Richard Mason, and includes a host of › Read more
Ken Block adds second NZ event to schedule
American Rally star Ken Block has added a second New Zealand rally event to his 2015 schedule. Block and his Hoonigan Racing Division team today announced the addition of the Drivesouth Otago Rallyfest in May to their New Zealand rally campaign which commences at Aprils International Rally of Whangarei. The Global Motorsport sensation announced his › Read more
NZRC Driver Feature: Ben Hunt
Since stepping up to a four-wheel drive car two seasons ago, former Nelson resident Ben Hunt has raised more than a few eyebrows with his consistent speed. A first outright NZRC round win in 2013, was followed by championship runner-up in 2014. We caught up with Ben (and after getting over the initial shock of › Read more
Turner Cruises Into Championship Campaign
Hanging about in the Sydney airport last weekend on the way back to NZ after a recent holiday, I caught up with NZRC contender Dylan Turner. So over a cold drink [bundy and coke of course], we chatted about 2015 and Dylan’s return to the NZRC, his old cars and something about the “Reads”. Firstly › Read more
NZRC Driver Feature: Shannon Chambers
After some impressive performances in the back half of 2014, one of the leading contenders for the rookie title in 2015 will be Pukekohe driver Shannon Chambers, who will also bring an exciting new machine to the second half of this year’s Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Something of a motorsport all-rounder, › Read more
Ken Block returns to New Zealand rally stages
  Global Motorsport sensation Ken Block has today announced he is heading to New Zealand. The American rally driver who has participated in the World Rally Championship and Global Rallycross series will include a round of the New Zealand Rally Championship on his 2015 competition schedule. Block and co-driver Alex Gelsomino will contest the International › Read more
Excitement machine to challenge for 2015 NZRC title
Organisers of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship are excited to announce the entry of Alex Kelsey for a full 2015 championship campaign in his ‘Mad Creation 2’. Kelsey’s championship registration was the first to be lodged and the 22-year old Coromandel driver has confirmed he will contest all six rounds in the › Read more
Flashback: The Millen Era
Rod Millen is a legend of NZ Motorsport. Pikes Peak Hill Climb winner, Asia Pacific Rally Champion, and the original NZ Rally Champion. Rod was the winner of the first National Rally title in 1975 driving a Mazda RX3 and proceeded to take hat-trick of titles in his Rotary powered machines in 75, 76 & 77.  Over › Read more
NZRC Driver Feature: David Holder – NZ Junior Champion
Tauranga driver David Holder was the sensation of the 2014 NZRC. Making his debut in the outright 4WD category, David stunned his rivals with his immediate pace at the opening round in Whangarei, taking the lead of the event on the first day. Five podium finishes from six rounds, netted third in the championship and the › Read more
New and favourite stages for 2015 Otago
New stages, some rally favourites and an all-daylight competitive distance of 280 kilometres are features of the 2015 Otago Rally, to be held in and around Dunedin on May 9 and 10. As the second round of the New Zealand Rally Championship, and including the popular Drivesouth Rallyfest and the Stadium Cars/Ssangyong International Classic Otago › Read more
New look Whangarei to host season opener
A revamped International Rally of Whangarei will kick-start the 2015 rally season as it hosts the opening round of the 2015 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship and also the first round of the 2015 New Zealand Rally Championship. Event Organisers are excited by changes to the format for 2015 which includes a host of new › Read more
NZRC Archive Footage
Got the off-season blues? Need a fix of rallying action to get you through until the new season starts? Then check out the NZ Rally Championship Rally Nation Youtube channel. We’ve been dusting off the archives and uploading some classic footage. ‘Smokin Joe’ McAndrew and the Prodrive Legacy, Ross Meekings in the Enzed Celica, Brian Stokes › Read more
2015 Calendar: Rally Championship travels the nation
The 2015 New Zealand Rally Championship is set to be contested over six rounds taking in the best rally roads in the country with announcement this week of the 2015 series calendar.  Northland, Otago, Canterbury, Gisborne, Coromandel and Wairarapa will host rounds of the 2015 Rally Championship, providing a challenging and exciting mix of events › Read more
2014 Gallery of Champions
The 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ has been an exciting season. Congratulations to all competitors who have taken part in the series, but a special congratulations to those that have taken the victory spoils, we salute you for your efforts at being the fastest on the gravel during › Read more
GoPro Daybreaker Rally Gallery
The GoPro Daybreaker Rally, the sixth and final round of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group NZ Rally Championship driven by VINZ was held in beautful conditions in the stunning scenery of the Manawatu and Taihape Districts. Motorsport Photographer Geoff Ridder was out and about on the stages capturing the action, a selection of our › Read more
Masons race to victory at season finale
The Masterton pairing of Richard and Sara Mason have taken victory in the final round of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the GoPro Daybreaker Rally. With seven out of eleven stage victories over the 196 kilometres of fast flowing gravel competition in the Manawatu and Taihape districts, › Read more
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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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