Stunning Peninsula roads for Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel
A new challenge awaits rally competitors with the ‘Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel’ taking to the roads around the Peninsula on Saturday 23rd August. Based at the seaside town of Whitianga, the Gold Rush Rally is a new addition to the national rally calendar and hosts the fifth round of the 2014 Brian Green Property › Read more
Paddon values learning from Hyundai WRC debut in Italy
New Zealand’s top rally drivers Hayden Paddon and John Kennard successfully completed the final day of Rally Italia Sardegna, taking a top five stage time and finishing their debut rally with Hyundai Motorsport in 12th place overall. While the results spoke volumes of Paddon’s determination and mature approach, as well as the team’s hard work › Read more
Paddon learns and improves on Hyundai WRC debut
Having driven steadily and sensibly in the opening three Saturday stages at Rally Italia Sardegna, Hayden Paddon and John Kennard had to stop part-way through the final stage to avoid further damage to their misfiring engine. On their debut event with Hyundai Motorsport in the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship, Paddon and Kennard are focused on › Read more
Emma makes X Games Semis
Avoiding the carnage around her, New Zealand’s Emma Gilmour has stormed through to an incredible Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) semi finals result at the X Games in Austin, Texas this weekend. Competing as the sole female, due to the non-appearance of Australian drifter Sarah Burgess, Emma became the first woman to ever compete › Read more
BNT Mason Motorsport make it three from three with victory at NZRC Rally Canterbury
Four times New Zealand Rally Champions Richard and Sara Mason continued their domination of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship -driven by Vinz [NZRC] with a third straight victory at last weekend’s Lone Star Rally of Canterbury. In another measured, clinical display that ranged from driving to survive the treacherous muddy › Read more
Masons make it three from three
The Masterton pairing of Richard and Sara Mason have taken the honours in the third round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ to make it three wins from three championship starts. The Masons in their BNT Subaru Impreza mastered the icy North Canterbury roads to win the Lone › Read more
5 to watch: Rally Canterbury
As the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ continues its southern adventure with night stages, cool weather forecasts and increasing competition, we take a look at 5 things to keep an eye on this weekend 1. The weather – The forecast for Saturday night in Christchurch is for clear but -2°C › Read more
Stage Previews: Lone Star Rally of Canterbury
Round three of Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ sees the series stay in the South. The first of the one-day rounds of this year championship, the Lone Star Rally Canterbury in association with Joes Garage sees night stages return to the championship and while last year’s event was exclusively forestry, › Read more
Masons lead rally into darkness
National Rally Championship leader Richard Mason will head the field into darkness on Saturday night when the Lone Star Rally of Canterbury starts with two forest night stages, west of Rangiora. The Christchurch based event is round three of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ and has the › Read more
Rally Canterbury goes West for Westy
Timaru’s Chris West will miss the third round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, Rally Canterbury, as a result of damage sustained in a massive crash at Rally Otago. West, driving the Andrew Simms Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, headed to the most southern round of the NZRC looking › Read more
BNT Mason Motorsport repeat winning performance at NZRC Rally Otago
Following last month’s victory at Whangarei – the opening round of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by Vinz – four times New Zealand Rally Champions Richard and Sara Mason have repeated that performance last weekend at the other end of the country at round 2 – the DriveSouth Rally of Otago. In a › Read more
Summerfield maintains second in NZRC
The Matt Summerfield Rallisport team have defied the odds to maintain second place in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ after the second round, Rally Otago, over the weekend. An engine failure in the lead up to the event left New Zealand’s fastest brother and sister, Matt and Nicole › Read more
Hawkeswood shows new car’s potential at Otago
The long awaited debut of Andrew Hawkeswood’s Mazda 2 Maxi car in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ has seen the Auckland driver come away with a close fought fourth place finish. Hawkeswood and co-driver Rob Ryan showed the new car’s potential on the very first stage, setting the › Read more
Jansen grabs 3rd at NZRC Rally Otago
Christchurch’s Matt Jansen has re-entered the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship – driven by Vinz [NZRC] in top form as he grabbed a 3rd place finish at this weekend’s DriveSouth Rally of Otago. Matt and new co-driver, the vastly experienced and fellow Cantabrian Rocky Hudson, powered their MITECH WELDERS Subaru through the › Read more
West and Cobham ok after high speed roll
Chris West and Chris Cobham are both “a little sore but ok” following their high speed exit from the Drivesouth Rally of Otago yesterday. The Andrew Simms Mitsubishi  crew rolled 5.2km into the first stage on Sunday morning (the Taireri Beach forest test) after their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X ran wide on a very fast › Read more
Two from two for Masons
The Masterton husband and wife pairing of Richard and Sara Mason have taken their second round victory in a row after another impressive performance at the Drivesouth Rally of Otago, round two of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ. The Masons in their BNT Subaru dominated the event › Read more
Mason class of NZRC field at Otago
Current leader of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, Richard Mason, has been the class of the NZRC field in their BNT Subaru on the opening day of the Drivesouth Otago Rally. Following Mason home were Chris West and Emma Gilmour. Mason and co-driving wife Sara took advantage of › Read more
Stage Previews – Drivesouth Rally Otago
Round two of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship – driven by VINZ – is the iconic OtagoRally, which this year runs as a round of the NZRC for the 20th consecutive year. Canterburys Jeff Judd is an experienced driver and co-driver having rallied all over New Zealand and Internationally, we asked ‘Juddy’ to help › Read more
5 minutes with Matt Summerfield….
Canterbury driver Matt Summerfield has had a great start to the 2014 championship and is second in the points standings after finishing second overall at the opening round VINZ Rally Whangarei. This was Matt and co-driver (and sister) Nicole’s best NZRC result to date and a great reward for the small family team from Rangiora. › Read more
Southern challenge awaits Championship field
Balancing speed with risk is the challenge according to championship leader Richard Mason as the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ heads to the rolling hills and forest tracks of the Drivesouth Rally of Otago next weekend. The two day event contested over 283 kilometers of special stages is › Read more
NZRC Update: Between the rallies
One week out from the Drivesouth Rally Otago, round two of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, catchup with our summary of all the championship news between events. Joining the field for round 2 is the 2012 National Junior champion Matt Jansen. The Canterbury driver will be joined by › Read more
Top field for 2014 Rally of Otago
An impressive field of 88 competitors will line up for next month’s International Rally of Otago, with some of the rallying’s biggest names taking part, including 1994 World Champion, Didier Auriol, from France. The 44-car field for round two of the Brian Green Property Group New  Zealand Rally Championship component of the event is headed › Read more
Rally Nation: Rally Whangarei TV Coverage this weekend
TV3, 2.30pm this Sunday (April 27th)- tune into see all the highlights from Rally Whangarei, the opening round of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ. An event full of action and drama, amongst the backdrop of the fast and spectacular Northland roads. The show will also be repeated › Read more
2014 VINZ Rally Whangarei – Gallery
The stunning weather and fast pace, made for some fantastic images from round 1 of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ. Check out the action caught on camera by our photographer Euan Cameron over the course of the weekend. Full gallery here: http://www.nzrallychampionship.co.nz/photos/   Dave Strong kicking up the › Read more
Masons win titanic Whangarei Rally battle
The Masterton pairing of Richard and Sara Mason have taken victory in the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ.  The Masons were pushed all the way by a number of new challenges over the two days of the VINZ Rally Whangarei, held in dry, dusty and › Read more
Mason and BNT Subaru hunting record 5th rally title
Four times New Zealand Rally champion Richard Mason from Masterton could make history as the first driver to secure five titles. Its a point the BNT Subaru driver and co-driver Sara Mason are very aware of as they start the 2014 Brian Green Property Group NZ Rally Championship driven by VINZ this weekend.  Mason’s current haul › Read more
Gull fuels NZ rally drivers
Gull Fuels will provide support to six young drivers competing in the 2014 New Zealand Rally Championship via the Gull Rally Scholarship initiative. The Gull Rally Scholarship which commenced in 2012 is aimed at supporting the development of up and coming talent in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, › Read more
Van Klink wants Classic title back in 2014
Kaiapoi rally driver Marcus van Klink has made his intentions clear for the 2014 season, he wants to regain the New Zealand Historic Rally Championship title he won in 2012. As the defending champion last season, van Klink faced strong opposition in the Chesters Mazda RX-7, although it was not speed but a horrific run › Read more
Stage Preview: VINZ International Rally Whangarei
This year’s VINZ International Rally of Whangarei sees the event receive its biggest change in format in several years. Traditionally run entirely to the south of Whangarei, for 2014 the first day heads North of Whangarei using new roads for the event, before the second leg takes in the traditional international stages from years past.  › Read more
Read to co-drive Paddon for Stadium Cars Classic Otago Rally
Newly-signed Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Hayden Paddon, the current NZ rally champion, returns to New Zealand in May for his second attempt at the famous Stadium Cars International Classic Rally of Otago. For the 9 to 11 May event, Paddon will be back behind the wheel of the Stadium Finance BDA Escort that he › Read more
Hawkeswood and spectacular new Mazda aiming for fast start
Andrew Hawkeswood has piloted some spectacular cars from his Group A Lancer Evo’s, to the fearsome Audi Quattro S1. For 2014 Andrew returns to the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, in a new generation car that signals the future of rallycar design in this country.  Andrews new rally weapon, the › Read more
Round 4, Rally Wairarapa 2014 is green for GO!
  Having worked with the local communities, residents and Councils over the last 8 months, through earthquakes and concerns on road use, the Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa is now set to deliver an exciting and challenging motorsport event on Saturday 28th June. “It has been a full team effort”, says Bruce Sollitt, Secretary of the › Read more
Race against time for debut of exciting new car
Patrick Malley has been nervously watching the sailing schedule of a container ship on route to Auckland from Poland that is carrying precious cargo. On-board is Patrick’s new rallycar, and with just under two weeks until the first event in the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ, the race › Read more
Global Rallycross Drive for Emma Gilmour
Emma Gilmour will compete in the spectacular American based Global Rallycross Championship this year, as part of a two-car team with Rhys Millen, at Rhys Millen Racing (RMR). Emma will contest 10 rounds of the Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) across North America, including the X Games in June, driving a Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Veloster › Read more
Youth to challenge experience in National rally title
Experience versus emerging talent will be the feature of the 2014 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by VINZ. A number of new faces stepping into new cars in the outright four wheel drive category provides an exciting prospect when the new season commences next month at Rally Whangarei. With 2013 National › Read more
VINZ support to drive New Zealand Rally Championship
The 2014 National Rally title will officially be known as the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship -driven by VINZ, with the announcement today of Vehicle Inspection New Zealand (VINZ) as a new addition to the family of sponsors. VINZ is a leading supplier of vehicle inspection and certification in New Zealand including › Read more
National Rallying returns to the Coromandel Peninsula
The Coromandel Peninsula will play host to a round of the 2014 New Zealand Rally Championship in August, with the organisational team behind Rally New Zealand linking with the Thames-Coromandel District council to base an event from Whitianga. The event will be held on the Coromandel, in the Mercury Bay area on Saturday 23rd August › Read more
Paddon reclaims New Zealand Rally Championship title
A storming and world-class drive by Geraldine’s Hayden Paddon has seen the 26-year-old, and Blenheim based co-driver John Kennard, reclaim the overall Goldstar Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship title following today’s final round over roads in the Wairarapa. Wrapping up the six round series Paddon won the day’s Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa › 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 2019, there are six NZRC rounds, each with a unique character reflecting the diverse regions – from Northland to Otago.

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