The combination of Shane van Gisbergen winning his first Supercars championship title, fellow Kiwi Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin securing third place in the hard-fought Australian championship and Europe-based Kiwi sports car racer Earl Bamber confirmed to race for the Porsche LMP1 team marks another significant weekend of New Zealand motorsport.
Van Gisbergen secured his debut Virgin Australia Supercars Championship title on Saturday in Sydney with one race in hand, a race he then won in convincing style on Sunday. The Gold Coast-based 27-year-old, from Auckland, became the first New Zealand driver since Jim Richards in 1991 to win the title, after more...
Hyundai Motorsport has revealed its 2017 challenger, the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, at a static media event in Monza, Italy
New car has been designed to meet WRC’s revised technical regulations which come into force for 2017, Hyundai Motorsport’s fourth season in the sport
Team aims to build on its most competitive season to date in 2016 and show its ability to fight for the 2017 Manufacturers’ Championship title.
December 1, 2016 – Hyundai Motorsport has today unveiled its Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, a brand new car with which the team will compete in the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship more...
Blenheim’s John Kennard has been recognised for his achievements in the FIA World Rally Championship as co-driver to Hayden Paddon by the Marlborough community, with Kennard named the Marlborough sportsperson of the year earlier this week.
This is the first time Kennard has been named sportsperson of the year in his regional sports awards, having been nominated twice before by the Marlborough Car Club for his and Paddon’s victory in the 2011 Production World Rally Championship and one of their New Zealand Rally Championship titles.
“It’s just fantastic,” says Kennard from home in Blenheim after another busy WRC season where he and more...
The dust has finally settled following the final round of the 2016 WRC - with Rally Australia. It was a rally we had been looking forward to for a long time and the huge Kiwi support made it a special event for us. Unfortunately what should have been a podium finish was dashed by a puncture on the final day, but 4th for the rally and 4th for the championship is nothing to turn our nose up at.
We took a lot of lessons from the rally last year and put them into practice this year. The target going into the more...
Please note there has been a revision to the date for the 2017 International Rally of Whangarei. The new date for the event is 28-30th April 2017.
An updated 2017 Championship calendar is below.
2017 Brian Green Property Group NZ Rally Championship Calendar
8-9th April – Otago Rally - Dunedin
28-30th April – International Rally of Whangarei
4th June - Lone Star Rally Canterbury - Christchurch
26th August – Goldrush Rally of Coromandel - Whitianga
14th October – Waitomo Rally - Waikato
25-26th November - Rally New Zealand – Tauranga*
*Final date subject to confirmation of 2017 FIA Calendar more...