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

ROUND ONE

WINMAX Rally of Otago

16-18 April 2021

ROUND TWO

Mark Cromie Motor Group International Rally of Whangarei

14-16 May 2021

ROUND THREE

Stadium Finance South Canterbury Rally

19 June 2021

ROUND FOUR

Rally Hawkes Bay

24 July 2021

ROUND FIVE

Rally Coromandel

4 September 2021

THE COUNTDOWN UNTIL WINMAX RALLY OTAGO:

News & Media

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

Entries top 50 for 2021 NZRC

A total of 50 competitors will tackle the fast roads of Rally Otago in the season opening event in the 2021 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship next week. The impressive number of entries is encouraging for championship organisers, particularly considering the cancellation of the 2020 season due to COVID-19. Reigning NZRC champion

Jensen adds to strong cat 1 field

Auckland driver Matt Jensen’s purchase of a Force Motorsport Mazda 2 AP4 car is latest in a long line of leading performers to confirm top machinery for the 2021 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Jensen will run in category 1 this season and after a superb part campaign in the 2019 Rally

From the Service Park – pre-season edition

This edition of From the Service Park starts on a serious note. Everyone in the rallying community needs to think about what they post on social media, in comments sections or in Facebook groups. These pages are monitored by organisers, sponsors, MotorSport New Zealand, mainstream media and fans so every single message posted has the

Brynley Smith on the road to recovery

Pukekohe rally driver Brynley Smith survived a major heart attack over the Christmas-New Year period but is on the path to recovery and has his eyes set on a return to the sport. It will be a long road back however after the popular Smith was forced undergo a double bypass and then got an

Social Media Posts & Updates

New Zealand Rally Championship

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#OtagoRally21 Matt Summerfield is pushing hard in the afternoon stages and is in a tight battle with Ben Hunt, Dylan Turner and Robbie Stokes.

New Zealand Rally Championship

4 hours 26 minutes ago

#OtagoRally21 Hayden Paddon is in control of the rally heading back to the short tarmac stage in Dunedin.

2019 NZRC Event Coverage

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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.