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The Coromandel Peninsula will play host to a round of the 2021 New Zealand Rally Championship on the 4th September 2021, with the organisational team behind Rally New Zealand linking with the Thames-Coromandel District council to base an event from the seaside township of Whitianga. The rally will be based at the Mercury Bay Sports Multi-Sport Park, which will host Rally HQ and the Service Park. Competition will take place over 135 kilometres of special stage on forestry and public roads around the Mercury Bay region. The event will feature gravel roads in the area, some of which were last used for rallying on the 1979 International Motogard Rally of NZ. The event will provide a stunning and backdrop for the final round of the 2021 NZ Rally Championship.

Friday 3 September will see the return of the Dayle ITM Rally street party, car show and autograph session on Albert Street, Whitianga. Get up close and personal to the cars and all the drivers!

The rally will run from the Mercury Bay Sports Park on Saturday 4 September, beginning at 7am. Stages will be Port Charles, Coroglen-Tapu and the 309 Road plus Castle Rock. At approx 16:49 the Super Special Stage will be run in a loop around Dakota Drive, located at the airport, Whitianga.

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All Media Accreditation for the 2021 Dayle ITM Goldrush Rally of Coromandel for Motorsport media will be handled through MotorSport New Zealand via the link: https://www.motorsport.org.nz/media-accreditation/. Main stream media wanting to cover the event as a one-off can contact info@rallynz.org.nz.

Once accredited, media are requested to fill out this form to register their attendance at the event (deadline to register is Monday 30 August).

The event requires sign on at Headquarters as per the MSNZ media accreditation policy. Headquarters is at the Mecury Bay Sports Park, Whitianga from 3pm Thurs 3 September.

What makes The Coromandel good for your soul?
Renowned for its natural beauty, green pastures, misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches, The Coromandel is blessed with hundreds of natural hideaways, making it an ideal place to escape. Plan your travel on the official site for The Coromandel and discover why this destination is good for your soul… visit www.thecoromandel.com

For visitor information, accommodation, things to do, activities, local products and services, shopping, business and community group information, family fun and much more visit the All About Whitianga website!


September 4
7:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+12
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Rally New Zealand
09 276 0882


Rally Headquarters | Whitianga
Moewai Park Rd
Whitianga, New Zealand
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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.