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2021 Season | New Zealand's best gravel roads, from Dunedin to Whangarei


WINMAX Rally of Otago

16-18 April 2021


Mark Cromie Motor Group International Rally of Whangarei

14-16 May 2021


Stadium Finance South Canterbury Rally

19 June 2021


Rally Hawkes Bay

24 July 2021


Rally Coromandel

4 September 2021


News & Media

Star performers – our unsung heroes from Otago Rally

While the results on Chrissport tell the story of Winmax Otago Rally we have delved a little deeper to find some star performers that impressed without maybe getting results they deserved. Robbie Stokes In his first NZRC event in the Ford Fiesta AP4 car Stokes showed off his undoubted talent by storming through the afternoon

From the Service Park – Rally Otago

Our last visit to Dunedin in 2019 saw Dylan Turner famously book the NZRC team into a hostel that resulted in some team members coming down with a mysterious rash and others forced to sleep in the car. Sleep deprived and with a stiff neck, the corresponding edition of From the Service Park highlighted the

Paddon survives carnage to win Otago

International star Hayden Paddon won the Winmax Otago Rally on Sunday and took round honours in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship opener. Paddon largely avoided the carnage that befell the majority of the field as the two-day event on fast, flowing roads claimed victim after victim. He survived a couple of

Paddon in control as Turner pips Stokes

Former WRC star Hayden Paddon has opened a lead of 3 minutes 27.4 seconds at the end of the opening day of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship opener at the Winmax Otago Rally. Paddon took opening day honours in the Hyundai NZ i20 AP4 ahead of Dylan Turner in the LJ

Eager drivers return for Championship battle

A total of eight different rally winners will tackle the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship opener this weekend exactly 546 days since the last day of competition. A field of 49 cars will take part in the Winmax Otago Rally starting with a ceremonial opening in downtown Dunedin on Friday, eagerly waiting

New season, new livery for many competitors

Marcus van Klink is one of a number of competitors that will be sporting a brand-new livery at this week’s Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship season opener in Otago. Van Klink’s Mazda RX8 will sport a radical new white and bright green paint scheme for the 2021 championship, making one of the

Horan ruled out of Otago with injury

A freak accident has cost Raana Horan a chance to compete at this week’s Winmax Otago Rally with the last-start winner ruled out of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship opener due to injury. The Generator Rental Services Skoda driver broke a rib after a fall on a boat last week and

Could we see more Shane van Gisbergen rallying?

Is Supercars ace Shane van Gisbergen primed to do some more rallying in 2021? A radio interview with the Red Bull Ampol racer suggests he might keen. The 31-year-old, who shocked the rallying world by storming to victory at the Jacks Ridge rally sprint ahead of the best drivers in the country, indicated he was

Social Media Posts & Updates

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#ThursdayNightRecce tonight the boys were live from the International Rally of Whangarei but a few technical issues mean it didn’t publish. Anyway, here it is,

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#Livestream If you can't be stage side at the International Rally of Whangarei, you can check out the action live from the live stream team

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#Rallyweek - It's nearly time for the International Rally of Whangarei and the big question is, can anyone knock Hayden Paddon off the top step

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#rallyweek - as we count down to International Rally of Whangarei this weekend, we're checking out what happened at the opening round, Otago Rally. Tonight,

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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.