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    2017 nzrc

    http://nzrallychamps.co.nz/six-round...-championship/

    Season final in November will be Rally New Zealand, to run as a WRC candidate event

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    I'll be there doing a few of the events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raybak View Post
    I'll be there doing a few of the events.

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    In the Charade?

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    I'll be arriving in NZ after Easter so I may go to Whangarei, even Canterbury is a possibility but I will likely be settling in down in Queenstown in June. So a late season trip back up to the North Island is more likely.

    I think that'll be a big event in November if the hype for Rally NZ to return to WRC at this year's Otago is anything to go by. But as it was my first trip to NZ I don't know if that was just the norm for Kiwis watching rally cars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack4688` View Post
    But as it was my first trip to NZ I don't know if that was just the norm for Kiwis watching rally cars!
    Spectator numbers at Otago this year were up a bit over recent years I thought, noticeably more but not by a huge margin.

    Hayden in the AP4 Hyundai seemed to be a pretty big drawcard, a bit like the way extra people turned out a few years ago because Ari Vatanen was contesting the classics in a BDA. I talked to quite a few people that year who were there mainly because they had either seen Ari in action in the 80s or had never seen him drive in person but always wanted to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack4688` View Post
    I'll be arriving in NZ after Easter so I may go to Whangarei, even Canterbury is a possibility but I will likely be settling in down in Queenstown in June. So a late season trip back up to the North Island is more likely.

    I think that'll be a big event in November if the hype for Rally NZ to return to WRC at this year's Otago is anything to go by. But as it was my first trip to NZ I don't know if that was just the norm for Kiwis watching rally cars!
    You might have to keep an eye on the accomodation situation in Queenstown, it is often tight in the skiing season and summer tourist season.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/mone...r-crisis-point

    I wonder about holding a WRC in Tauranga, a number of people will probably have to stay in Rotorua or Hamilton, Tokoroa possibly or use air BnB etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeakiwi View Post
    In the Charade?
    Would love to do it in the Charade but will be codriving for Derek Reynolds next year. 4 rallies in NZ with him.

    With the dog box and the new engine that will be built over Christmas the Charade would do alright in 2wd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raybak View Post
    I'll be there doing a few of the events.

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    We might have to have a motorsportforums meet and greet. I am planning on co-driving in 3-4 rounds.

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    If we do get the WRC back I might have to make a trip to the North Island! Usually try to avoid the place...

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    Otago 2017 Itinerary overview

    * 14 stages that total 285 competitive km
    * Glendhu Forest stages not used in over 30 years
    * 40km long public road stage
    * 55km long Berwick Forest stage
    * now taking registrations of interest
    More info at http://www.otagorally.com/home/603-2...set-to-impress
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