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.

Keep up to date with the teams and the championship news, right here…

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

Coromandel finale for 2021 NZRC

A five-round Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship for 2021 has been confirmed by championship organisers and MotorSport New Zealand today. Rally Coromandel, based out of Whitianga, will serve as the championship’s finale on September 4, joining the previously announced Otago Rally, International Rally of Whangarei, Rally South Canterbury and Rally Hawke’s Bay

From the Service Park – City of Auckland Rally/Battle of Jacks Ridge

This edition of From the Service Park is brought to you by… The Rally Tubbies – Inky, Klinky, Crunch and Ho. Who are the Rally Tubbies – well the first three should be pretty obvious. The fourth? Well let’s just say they are a “people person” that has a new lease on life. SVG keen

From the Service Park – spring edition

We finally have some rallies to go to! The NZRC team has been working hard despite the lack of events to find the latest news in and around the sport. Enjoy! Comeback at City of Auckland Which multiple NZRC champion has surprised a few people and entered November’s City of Auckland rally? There will be

From the Service Park – winter special

While there has been limited rallying over the past few months we are starting to see the sport emerge from Covid-19. Our team at NZRC has been out and about keeping an eye on everything going on right now and we figured we’d let you in on a few secrets.

       

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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.