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4 days agoNew challenge awaits at Rally Waitomo
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11 days agoBuist takes top points at Nelson
 MRF Tyres star again at Nelson
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2 weeks agoBaldwin tops Elite Motorsport Academy points to date
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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 - New challenge awaits at Rally Waitomo

A new challenge awaits competitors at Rally Waitomo, the penultimate round of the 2017 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship on Saturday 14th October. The event marks the return of the NZRC to the roads of the King Country and Waitomo districts for the first time in over a decade, providing a fresh challenge and a level playing field for drivers.

The rally will feature six special stages in the Ohura, Piopio and Waitomo areas covering a competitive distance of 207 kilometres with no repeated stages. With five of the special stages over 30 kilometres in length and ...    more...

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 - Buist takes top points at Nelson

Christchurch’s Deane Buist has taken maximum points for the Stadium Finance Mainland Rally Series at the fourth round, the Mag & Turbo Rally Nelson, after a close fought battle to hold off Jeff Judd and Garet Thomas.

Fine conditions greeted competitors for the return of the round to the series, which last ran in 2010. Judd made the early pace, with Thomas second fastest and Jason Clark moving into third.

Stage four would prove decisive, offering up the most challenging conditions of the rally. Judd would take a conservative approach that cost him dearly, ...    more...

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 - MRF Tyres star again at Nelson

MRF Tyres have once again proven their worth at the fourth round of the Stadium Finance Mainland Rally Series, the Mag & Turbo Rally Nelson, with MRF drivers taking out three of the top four placings and four class victories.

The MRF attack was led by veteran driver Deane Buist, who took second outright in a Ford Escort despite having only two-wheel drive. Buist was also the top competitor in the Mainland series and first in Class C, topping off the day with a stage win in stage seven.

Right behind him in third overall ...    more...

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 - Baldwin tops Elite Motorsport Academy points to date

Nineteen-year-old race driver Jordan Baldwin has topped the points-table following the intensive week-long camp in Dunedin which commences the New Zealand Elite Motorsport Academy programme for 2017.

Baldwin, from Howick, Auckland, is one of eight young motorsport competitors selected to participate in the year-long training and coaching programme designed to provide the competitors with an array of skills and knowledge to help them progress more quickly in their motorsport career. Managed by the MotorSport New Zealand Scholarship Trust, the Elite Motorsport Academy is run by world-class tutors from Otago Academy of Sport and the University of Otago’...    more...

Mon, 3 Jul 2017 - Hyundai Motorsport celebrates sixth WRC win with 1-2 in Rally Poland
Hyundai Motorsport has finished Rally Poland with its best ever WRC result to close the gap in the Manufacturers’ Championship to just 22 points
Thierry Neuville secured his third victory of the 2017 season with an impressive performance ahead of team-mate Hayden Paddon, who registered his first podium of the year in second
Dani Sordo finished fourth, himself under 30 seconds from the podium, to ensure all three Hyundai i20 Coupe WRCs finished inside the top-four.    more...
Sun, 2 Jul 2017 - Victory battle intensifies in Poland as Neuville retains lead
Hyundai Motorsport has two cars in provisional podium positions at the end of the penultimate day of Rally Poland, round eight of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)
After numerous lead changes throughout the day, Thierry Neuville heads the classification by 3.1 seconds from M-Sport’s Ott Tanak
Hayden Paddon has moved up to third overall after a positive Saturday in which he scored three more stage wins. Dani Sordo rounds out the top-five.    more...
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4G. Thomas / G. Thomas (11)+1:56.6
5D. Quantock / E. Quantock (7)+2:32.3
6R. Bateman / J. Smith (3)+2:40.4
7D. Gee / L. Gee (9)+3:30.4
8R. Hunt / C. Hewlett (10)+3:33.1
9D. Campbell / A. Campbell (16)+4:10.5
10M. Summerfield / J. Palmer (6)+4:14.2
11P. Collins / T. Spark (15)+4:32.2
12A. Wood / C. Lancaster (13)+4:36.3
13C. Barnett / R. Hart (27)+5:07.7
14L. Owen / J. Brenssell (18)+5:33.9
15S. Thorp / D. Reichenbach (19)+6:13.8
16M. Sheehan / S. Faulkner (24)+6:15.9
17K. Adcock / J. Corkill (33)+6:28.1
18S. Cattermole / S. Guckert (23)+7:15.3
19T. Judd / R. Blacktopp (35)+7:34.0
20N. Kidd / A. Reid (29)+7:37.7
21R. Burgess / W. Shortus (36)+7:44.9
22B. Asher / T. Hewlett (32)+7:52.4
23N. Tyson / J. Parry (25)+8:01.6
24D. Green / H. Green (20)+8:17.7
25P. Jones / H. Fortaleza-Jones (40)+8:27.4
26D. Taylor / J. Hudson (26)+9:03.9
27F. Merkin / S. Everson (34)+9:07.5
28A. Kermeen / A. Beattie (30)+9:23.7
29E. Gray / J. Skafer (28)+9:42.6
30D. Ollis / S. Haggerty (21)+9:53.8
31R. Ford / G. Wilkinson (37)+10:41.1
32N. Gee / C. Lankshear (38)+11:40.0
33R. Richards / W. Julian (39)+13:25.7
34D. Kibble / H. Johnston (22)+17:21.1
35C. Harwood / C. Mills (31)+17:41.1
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3E. Maguire / J. White (44)+41.1
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5S. Maguire / S. Benson (15)+5:09.1
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8T. Ritchie / E. Ritchie (31)+9:27.5
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11A. Kennard / I. Wheeler (76)+10:26.8
12C. Lewis / A. Carr (39)+11:11.4
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