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    Great, thanks Ben! Yes I'm definitely planning to stay for the classics, was just wondering about running interval to get an idea of how long it would take for the whole field to pass, thanks for the tips

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    Some of the roads being used for this year's Rally Otago, don't appear to have the better spectator points some other roads used in past years have.
    Go through some of the inboards/ video of past years gives you an idea of where the better spectator points are. Kuri Bush Paddon inboard 2016 - https://youtu.be/PScjE2GuZbw (122km/h , 76 mph average in sub-optimal handling car)
    Paddon tends to bring out a few extra spectators by his name being on the entry list.
    I would expect the running time to be around 2 hours.


    If you can stay another week
    D1NZ Drifting at Manfield/ Chris Amon circuit - Feilding North Island NZ the following weekend (just depends if it rains at this time of year could be cancelled)
    Timaru circuit drifting in summer. https://youtu.be/rthGVJUXKgY?t=12m

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    Ostberg in NZ, Paddon appears to have given Mads - kiwi road directions (turn right past the black stump etc)
    https://www.facebook.com/MadsOstberg...7708624962742/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dnx View Post
    Great, thanks Ben! Yes I'm definitely planning to stay for the classics, was just wondering about running interval to get an idea of how long it would take for the whole field to pass, thanks for the tips
    Hi Dnx, welcome to NZ. Hope to see you sometime over the weekend. I will private message you some contact details. The big storm that is disrupting travel plans for some teams should have cleared by Wednesday night. Recce on Thursday & Friday likely to be wet. Sunny weather expected on weekend while rally is on.

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    Ostberg driving Escort RS with a sprinkling of snow around.

    https://rallysportmag.com/ostberg-co...f-otago-rally/

    Snowing on the shakedown stage.

    https://rallysportmag.com/winter-won...lly-shakedown/
    Last edited by Zeakiwi; 11th April 2018 at 23:39.

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    Bit of drone footage
    https://youtu.be/N3mKic1rulk
    Paddon had the heavy gumboot on today.

    Day1 - afternoon Classics
    https://youtu.be/Jj_ZVRUZiEE

    Day 2 - afternoon run to podium. Mads cranking the old rs along.
    https://youtu.be/GtpxKfmauxs

    Paddon with the heavy right foot driving boot at Otago. Hope he has this reliable pace at Whangarei.
    https://youtu.be/s_hbrOu_srI
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    Aussie Champ 2017 - Nathan Quinn to drive neil allport fiesta r5 at whangarei
    https://rallysportmag.com/aussie-cha...-in-fiesta-r5/

    Gravel getting depleted in parts of NZ
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/102...-for-roadworks
    Last edited by Zeakiwi; 23rd April 2018 at 10:56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeakiwi View Post

    Gravel getting depleted in parts of NZ
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/102...-for-roadworks
    Damn that's serious! The gravel roads are a natural (well sorta) national treasure. You've been lucky so far...Many of us up here in a region many say reminds them of NZ we have very limited real gravel..Our roads in the woods are covered in crushed rock, and crushed from BIG rock which we have lots of, but its often igneous rock--volcanic and nasty..And crushed means often its the size of lemons or kiwi fruit. Brutal on the undersides and suspension arms.

    wish you guys luck. It would be terrible if they started paving or making the roads tarmac.. yuck!
    John Vanlandingham
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    Silver Fern NZ Classic international gravel rally - is in the North Island this time. From Hamilton down the western part turning across the island at Palmerston North and up the East Coast to Rotorua. The east coast stages could be quite dusty at that time of year.

    https://silverfernrally.co.nz/
    24th november, 2018

    NZ Targa tarmac - main event starts in Invercargill onto to Dunedin and then up to Queenstown. A relatively compact event compared to some targa events held previously.
    October 22nd 2018
    https://targa.nz/wp-content/uploads/...amme-TNZ18.pdf

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    Album of my photos from Otago now online here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmgHCnx2

    A few samples...

    DSC_3466 by Ben, on Flickr
    DSC_3937 by Ben, on Flickr
    DSC_4285 by Ben, on Flickr
    DSC_4307 by Ben, on Flickr
    DSC_4541 by Ben, on Flickr
    DSC_4666 by Ben, on Flickr
    DSC_4809 by Ben, on Flickr
    DSC_5477 by Ben, on Flickr

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