The New Zealand Rally Championship is this country’s premier nationwide rally championship and, as such, attracts New Zealand’s best drivers to compete in numerous categories for the prestigious MotorSport New Zealand-sanctioned rally championship titles.

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Calm approach for Gillies in quest for title

Andrew Gillies heads to next week’s Rally Waitomo looking at the possibility of winning the Gull Rally Challenge 2WD championship. Gillies trails Daniel Alexander by six points while up to three other drivers remain in contention slightly further behind and should be a serious threat to winning given his consistency and speed so far this

Title fights go down to the wire

The oft-fought battle between Subaru and Mitsubishi will come to the fore once again at the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship as Ben Thomasen and Matt Adams go head-to-head for the Gull Rally Challenge title in Waitomo. The pair go into Rally Waitomo locked on 82 points apiece

No let up from Hunt in chase for perfect season

The weight of a championship fight is off his shoulders but Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally champion Ben Hunt is heading to Waitomo with that same steely determination as he hopes to be the first driver ever to complete the perfect season. Hunt secured his second career title at Coromandel last month having

Local roads no advantage for Jones

An ill-timed bout of appendicitis has thrown the overall 2WD and open 2WD championships wide open as the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship heads to the season finale at Waitomo next month. Mazda RX8 driver Marcus van Klink looked to have both championships all but sewn up prior to the penultimate round

From the Service Park – Rally Coromandel

The NZRC team was out in full force over the weekend finding some tasty morsels to keep your rallying taste buds happy. Here's what they've come up with. Hunt sets another blistering time Ben Hunt continued to prove how fast he is well into the evening on Saturday night. Having wrapped up a second career

Hunt victorious in Coromandel to seal title

Ben Hunt claimed his fifth straight rally win and his second Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship by winning Dayle ITM Goldrush Rally of Coromandel on Saturday. The Subaru driver made it five wins from five starts in 2019 with another commanding performance alongside co-driver Tony Rawstorn – the pair claiming victory by

Hunt on the cusp at Coromandel

Subaru driver Ben Hunt needs only to finish ninth in this weekend’s Dayle ITM Goldrush Rally of Coromandel to wrap up a second career title. The Auckland-based Hunt holds a 46-point lead over Josh Marston and has two bites at the cherry to claim the 2019 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship with

Is tarmac in the NZRC’s future?

A tarmac or mixed surface rally seems like a logical step for the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship after the concept got competitor support in a recent poll. A total of 61% of competitors have indicated they would like to see either a full tarmac rally or at least a mixed surface

Rally Otago tipped as NZRC favourite

For the second successive year Rally Otago has been voted the most popular event of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. In a recent competitors survey, the traditional season opener received an average rating of 5.30 out of a possible 6 and received 55% of first place votes. All but four competitors

New challengers to best looking car in 2019

The Audi of Dylan Turner, Bryn Smith’s EVO and Ranna Horan’s Skoda R5 have been chosen as the best looking cars in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. The three choices could not be separated with the trio each gaining 19% of votes in the recently-conducted Competitor’s Survey. Turner’s Audi AP4 was

       

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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 2019, there are six NZRC rounds, each with a unique character reflecting the diverse regions – from Northland to Otago.

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