Hyundai New Zealand announced as naming rights sponsor for Coromandel and Raglan Rallies
Rally New Zealand announces Co-driver Academy participants for 2018
Three rallies, three cars and three top finishes for Quinn
Featherstone takes a break to consider options
Stokes nearly gave it away before South Canterbury success
Time for a tarmac rally?
Paddon – my dominance is a combination of things
Molly Taylor keen to compete in NZRC
Podium finish to be Galbraith’s swansong
From the Service Park… Stadium Finance Rally South Canterbury
Stadium Finance Rally South Canterbury a big success
Paddon tames ice and speed for Stadium Finance Rally South Canterbury win
One of the strongest fields ever for Stadium Finance Rally South Canterbury
Battered body, championship not on Paddon’s mind
Dalton fighting fit for Stadium Finance Rally South Canterbury
Silcock on top of fierce 2WD classic battle
Quinn secures car for Stadium Finance Rally South Canterbury
Step up for Thomson and Hudson in 2019
Van Klink still aiming for Rally Australia
Class change for Daniel Alexander
Allport: Watch out for Raana Horan – he is the real deal
South Canterbury set to stage an epic event
Reeves part of Force Motorsport’s three-car attack on Rally South Canterbury
Hawkeswood returns to power three-car Mazda effort at South Canterbury
Allport confirms entry to Rally of South Canterbury
Special moment for the Hudson family
Quinn hasn’t given up on getting to South Canterbury
From the Service Park… Lone Star Rally Canterbury
Marston grabs stunning win at drama-filled Lone Star Rally Canterbury
Galbraith warns of Canterbury bite a year on from failure
Fierce battle expected at Lone Star Rally Canterbury
Holden Barina pair aim to take next step
Horan ponders major NZRC assault
Summerfield making progress ahead of home rally
Debut for Campbell’s Ford Fiesta AP4
Gosling and Read to run Escort at Canterbury
Quinn aiming to be at Lone Star Rally Canterbury
Ross not going 4WD… just yet?
Suzuki driver Amy Keighley | Hella Moment of the Rally
Paddon top as Hunt wins battle for second
Paddon leaves rivals in his dust
Quinn launches Kiwi assault on NZRC
New co-driver for Paddon in Whangarei
Aussie champ Nathan Quinn to make NZRC debut
Thomson eyes the future as well as the present
Stunning debut sets up Horan’s season
From the Service Park….Rally Otago
Gilmour gutted over ill-timed puncture
Paddon takes dominant Rally Otago win
Paddon in control after day one
New car boosts Summerfield’s attack on championship
Big field chasing the NZRC title for 2018
Paddon’s Rally, Hawkeswood’s title
New Zealand’s World Rally Championship star Hayden Paddon has taken victory in Rally New Zealand after two days of hard fought competition, taking an eventual winning margin of 7 minutes 28.7 seconds. He and co-driver John Kennard were dominant across the weekend, taking victory on each of the 12 special stages. With Paddon making only › Read more
Paddon leads after opening day as Bligh claims Gull Rally Challenge
New Zealand’s World Rally Championship star Hayden Paddon leads Rally New Zealand after the opening day that has seen multiple teams suffer major tyre issues. Wellington’s Adam Bligh has taken victory in the one-day Gull Rally Challenge class to see him claim the overall title for the year. Bligh and co-driver Ric Chalmers set a › Read more
One driver will take the ultimate reward in New Zealand rallying!
The 2017 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally championship was touted as one of the most competitive in memory when the season got underway with Rally Otago back in April and seven months later, heading to the final round at Rally New Zealand this weekend, that has proven to be true. The last few › Read more
Thrilling NZRC finale expected at Rally New Zealand
Two of the biggest trophies will be on the line at the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, Rally New Zealand, which runs from November 24-26 based from Tauranga. The Rally New Zealand trophy is amongst the most prestigious in New Zealand Motorsport, with the previous winners list reading › Read more
Victory for Hunt at Waitomo lines up three-way title fight!
The race for the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by Dunlop and fuelled by Gull has taken another twist, with Ben Hunt’s victory at the Handy Rentals Hamilton Rally Waitomo moving him right into contention for the title at the series finale in six weeks time. Hunt and co-driver Tony Rawstorn › Read more
Capacity field to tackle Waitomo Rally
A capacity 81 car field marks the return of national championship rallying to the Waikato and next weekend’s Handy Rentals Hamilton Rally of Waitomo. Covering 207 kilometres over six special stages in the King Country and Waitomo districts the event is the fifth and penultimate round of the 2017 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand › Read more
Reeves triumphs at chaotic Coromandel rally
Australian Brendan Reeves has taken victory at the latest round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship fuelled by Gull and driven by Dunlop, the Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel. Reeves and co-driver Ben Searcy powered their Mazda 2 AP4 car to victory by 1 minute 15.3 seconds.   Reeves set the pace › Read more
Trans-Tasman battle heads record NZRC field at Coromandel
A record field off 56 teams will assemble for round four of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship fuelled by Gull and driven by Dunlop, the Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel. Based from the Coromandel holiday town of Whitianga, crews will tackle seven special stages and 140 kilometres of competitive action over one leg › Read more
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
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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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