Kiwi rally stars Hayden Paddon and John Kennard head to Rally Finland this week expecting the competition to be close at the front of the field.
The New Zealanders hold third position on their respective WRC drivers’ and co-drivers’ championship points-tables, so the pair will run third on famously high speed Finnish roads for Friday and Saturday’s special stages.
Making their seventh appearance together on the rally dubbed the Finnish Grand Prix, due to its high speeds, Paddon says it’s the event that feels most like home in terms of the roads and the country.
“The atmosphere in Finland is also incredible more...
Whakatane Rally Driver Jono Shapley and Auckland based co driver Kieran Anstis are fired up and ready to Challenge for second place in the Cat 5 New Zealand Rally Championship at the Final Round Rally Coromandel on the 20th of August.
After Two Mechanical DNF’s this year the Rallylife Motorsport Crew lost their championship lead and now sit third in the championship standings going into the final round, The Rallylife duo will be pushing hard at next month’s Rally Coromandel to improve on their current third place standing.
“Ultimately I would have loved to have finished the past two more...
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has taken second place at his home event, the Tauranga Clubmans Rally, over the weekend.
Campbell was looking forward to his home event after a torrid run so far in his New Zealand Rally Championship campaign and after a last minute change, teamed up with fellow Tauranga local Mitch James for the event.
The pair made a solid start on stage one, setting the second fastest time, and upped the pace on stage two, edging closer to the pace setter.
A breakthrough fastest time on stage three offered hope of regaining the time given up to the leader over more...
Top Australian rally driver Brendan Reeves will join an expanded Force Motorsport line up for the final round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, the Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel, on August 20.
Reeves will line up in the team’s older Mazda 2 campaigned across the past three seasons by Andrew Hawkeswood, while Hawkeswood will continue to drive the new generation AP4 based Mazda 2 that he has campaigned in the 2016 NZRC, where he is currently in a strong position to take second in the championship.
Reeves is no stranger to New Zealand roads, having contested the International more...
The biggest prize purse in New Zealand’s premiere 2016-2017 motorsport series – a total of $100,000 – has been announced for the Toyota TR 86 Championship.
Confirming the prize fund at this weekend’s CRC Speedshow, Toyota New Zealand Motorsport Manager Steve Boyce said the runaway success of the single make sports coupe championship was proof that it is fulfilling its role: to help young drivers hone their racing skills and achieve their motor racing goals.
“The championship has been a tremendous proving ground for Kiwi race drivers and is going from strength to strength. With very strong local and overseas more...