India’s Gaurav Gill and Australian based co-driver Glenn Macneall have won the 2016 International Rally of Whangarei – completing a journey of 274.9km in the MRF Tyres ŠKODA Fabia R5 car to win by a margin of 30.4 seconds.
Concluding the opening round (of six) for the 2016 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), Sunday’s action used gravel roads to the south of host city Whangarei. Tackling six special stages, overnight rain and passing isolated showers dampened the road surface.
Gill, the 2013 APRC champion and 2014 rally winner started second car on the road for more...
A sterling, spirited drive from Emma Gilmour has seen her and co-driver Anthony McLoughlin fight hard for second place at the International Rally of Whangarei in their Vantage Windows and Doors Suzuki Swift Maxi.
The Dunedin rally driver had hot pace on Leg One finishing second after the seven-stage opening day - and two special stages on Friday night - to Mt Manganui’s David Holder. By the end of Leg Two Emma had held onto second overall behind Holder and co-driver Jason Farmer.
“I’m so rapt to have had such a strong, consistent run and to be able to show the speed more...
The first round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) came to a dramatic close today at the International Rally of Whangarei with the battle for first coming down to the final stages before eventually being won by Gaurav Gill.
Gill (India) with co-driver Glenn Macneall won the event today in their Team MRF Skoda R5, despite having to claw back a four-second deficit to the team-mate, German driver Fabian Kreim across today’s six stages.
Following the rally, a relieved Gill said: “It’s a great result for me and for the team. We like this rally and it always teaches you a more...
Mount Maunganui’s David Holder has taken the overnight lead in round two of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the International Rally of Whangarei, after one of the most action packed legs in recent memory. Holder and co-driver Jason Farmer (Stadium Finance Mitsubishi) hold a lead of just over a minute over Emma Gilmour/Anthony McLoughlin (Vantage Suzuki Swift) with Dylan Turner and Rob Scott third overall in the LJ Hooker Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9.
Two short super special stages kicked off the action on Friday night around the Pohe Island reserve and while WRC star Hayden Paddon and more...
Ben Hunt and Tony Rawstorn’s International Rally of Whangarei came to an untimely end today when their Subaru WRX STi left the road and rolled into a ditch.
Fortunately neither driver nor co-driver were seriously injured and despite incurring moderate damage, the STi will be repaired in time for the third Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship round at Canterbury in June.
Hunt wanted to extend his gratitude to the competitors who did stop to help him and Rawstorn, plus the NZRC organisers, medical staff and rescue teams, for their assistance after the incident.
The 2016 Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) is officially underway at the first round held at the International Rally of Whanagrei in New Zealand, with Fabian Kreim taking the lead after two short super special stages in the city centre.
With little over one second separating first placed Kreim from Team MRF team-mate Gaurav Gill in second, and Scott Pedder in third, the battle for top honours promises to be hotly contested during tomorrows eight stages.
Unfortunately local favourite Michael Young had his hopes for a good finish fade after an electrical problem with his Cusco EZY Racing Subaru Impreza more...