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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Youngster Grant doing his bit for charity

Jordan Grant’s car carries the logo of a cause close to his heart as he competes in the 2021 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. The talented Grant is one of several youngsters cutting their teeth in the FIA Group N 2WD class of the championship and he has used a very unique

Star performers – our unsung heroes from Whangarei

The International Rally of Whangarei presented by Mark Cromie Motor Group was another brutal event with a long list of casualties and hard luck stories. We have sifted through the performances to find the unsung heroes from the weekend. Quentin Palmer The Taumarunui driver took out the Rally Challenge class on Saturday and was handed

From the Service Park – International Rally of Whangarei

From the Service Park starts off this edition with a comforting message from the Hudson family. Lisa was taken to hospital on Saturday after her big crash alongside Matt Adams in an incident that rocked the rallying community.Thankfully she has avoided major injury and was kept in overnight Saturday for observation. The Hudson family has

Late puncture can’t prevent Paddon win

Even a final stage puncture couldn’t prevent Hayden Paddon from winning the International Rally of Whangarei presented by Mark Cromie Motor Group on Sunday. The former WRC star cruised to victory by four minutes and nine seconds despite dropping three minutes on the final stage to change a puncture in his Hyundai NZ i20 AP4.

Paddon opens up big lead amidst carnage

Hayden Paddon has taken a commanding lead in drama-filled day at the International Rally of Whangarei presented by Mark Cromie Motor Group. Paddon won each of the day’s seven completed stages in his Hyundai NZ i20 to open up a lead of three minutes 46.9 seconds over 2019 national champion Ben Hunt. Hunt lies second

Palmer eases to Rally Challenge win

Taumarunui’s Quentin Palmer has won the Rally Challenge one-day class at the International Rally of Whangarei presented by Mark Cromie Motor Group after a superb drive in his Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 5 on Saturday. Palmer, alongside co-driver Noel Moloney, claimed honours by a whopping three minutes 39.7 seconds over David Sievers and Matt Sayers in

Paddon goes fastest in Pohe Island stages

Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship leader Hayden Paddon won both passes through the Pohe Island Super Special and lowered the stage record at the International Rally of Whangarei on Friday night. Paddon scorched through the 1.2km test in just 53.8 seconds on his first run as a huge crowd packed onto the

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

       

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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.