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  • Paddon takes career-best sixth place in Rally Australia


    New Zealand’s top rally pairing, Hayden Paddon and John Kennard, has taken their best-ever result in a World Rally Championship event with a well-deserved sixth place at this weekend’s Coates Hire Rally Australia. After an intense battle with the Citroën crew of Mads Østberg and Jonas Andersson throughout the event, the Kiwis were perfectly positioned

  • Paddon in close fight at Rally Australia

    Hayden Paddon Rally Australia action by Michael Vettas_LR

    The second day of the Coates Hire Rally Australia round of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship sees Kiwi stars Hayden Paddon and John Kennard locked in a tight battle with Mads Østberg and co-driver Jonas Andersson after 14 of the event’s 20 competitive stages. The New Zealanders, in their Hyundai i20 WRC, hold seventh

  • Positive start for Paddon at Rally Australia

    Hayden Paddon Rally Australia Day 1 by Michael Vettas_2

    New Zealand’s star rally drivers Hayden Paddon and John Kennard end the first day of WRC Coates Hire Rally Australia feeling positive about their overall position of sixth. “It hasn’t been too bad today,” said Paddon after the day’s final two runs of the super special stage in Coffs Harbour. “It has been difficult though,


Our Events in 2014

Rnd1 | VINZ International Rally of Whangarei
11 Apr
08:00 AM Rally Headquarters | Whangarei
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The International Rally of Whangarei incorporates the first round of the MotorSport New Zealand-sanctioned New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) where local teams can compete internally for NZRC points and against international competitors for the overall event title.
Rnd2 | DriveSouth Rally of Otago
09 May
08:00 AM Rally Headquarters | Dunedin
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The DriveSouth Rally of Otago is the second round of the 2014 New Zealand Rally Championship. This component of the event features New Zealand’s leading competitors in modern, state-of-the-art 4WD turbo rally cars, together with the exciting ‘Kiwi 2’ 2WD cars.
Rnd 3 | Autosport Canterbury Rally
01 Jun
08:00 AM Rally Headquarters | Canterbury
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The Autosport Canterbury Rally is the third round of the 2014 New Zealand Rally Championship. The event features stages on the local county roads and the iconic Ashley Forest.
Rnd4 | Trusthouse Racetech Rally Wairarapa
28 Jun
08:00 AM Rally Headquarters | Wairarapa
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To test the competitors, the organisers have been working closely with the local councils to make a challenging event. “We are planning a superb 180 kilometre gravel surface event using roads we have used previously, although not for some years”, says Bruce Sollitt the committee secretary.
Rnd5 | VINZ Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel
23 Aug
08:00 AM Rally Headquarters | Whitianga
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The Coromandel Peninsula will play host to a round of the 2014 New Zealand Rally Championship in August, with the
Rnd6 | GoPro Daybreaker Rally
27 Sep
08:00 AM Rally Headquarters | Feilding
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The GoPro Daybreaker Rally will feature the regions gravel public roads including the infamous “Ridge Road”

2014 NZRC Season Preview

2014 NZRC Whangarei Rally

2014 NZRC Otago Rally

2014 NZRC Canterbury Rally

2014 NZRC Rally Wairarapa

2014 NZRC Rally Coromandel


About the NZRC

The Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship - driven by VINZ 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 2014, there are six NZRC rounds, each with a unique character reflecting the diverse regions – from Northland to Otago – in which they are run. This year, Round 1 and Round 2 are two day rallies and the remaining Rounds are one day rallies.



Motorsport New Zealand

The Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship - driven by VINZ is a sanctioned Motorsport NZ series.