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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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

Thomson most under-rated as Hunt ranks best

Championship leader Ben Hunt has been universally voted as the best driver in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship while youngster Dylan Thomson is the most under-rated. Subaru driver Hunt, who holds a 46-point lead in the championship with two rounds remaining in the 2019 season, scored a whopping 83% of total

O’Rourke heads north to chase rookie title

Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship newcomer Daph O’Rourke has committed to heading north for the next round in a couple of weeks. The Canterbury-based youngster heads the rookie standings in this year’s championship and has entered Dayle ITM Goldrush Rally of Coromandel alongside co-driver Brianna Little. O’Rourke, who has experience in circuit

Gull Rally Challenge with two rounds to go – who are the contenders?

Matt Adams leads the Gull Rally Challenge heading to the penultimate event of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship but adjusted scores bring other drivers into title calculations. The Gull Rally Challenge is decided by the best three scores from the first five rounds of the championship plus the final round at

Stokes to step up to the big time in 2020

Impressive youngster Robbie Stokes will take hold of an AP4 car in 2020 and make an assault on the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Stokes and co-driving sister Amy are currently tied for the lead of the FIA Group N 2WD Championship and in a fierce battle with Mike Sheehan and Glenn

       

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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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