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    Mike Young down for rallies in Cusco AP4? Vitz
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    Spectator guide for rally otago
    http://otagorally.com/home/rally-inf...or-information
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    Mitsubishi Ralliart NZ Mirage previously driven by Brian Green will be driven by Matt Summerfield in NZRC 2018
    Caution : video contains offensive language https://www.facebook.com/MattSummerf...0021168420141/

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    Hope he doesn't forget to go sideways in the new car, always a great driver to see on the stages as a photographer/spectator. The old Sub was starting to show its age against the current competition though I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiWRCfan View Post
    Mitsubishi Ralliart NZ Mirage previously driven by Brian Green will be driven by Matt Summerfield in NZRC 2018
    Caution : video contains offensive language https://www.facebook.com/MattSummerf...0021168420141/
    And Brian Green will be seen in a brand new Mirage from Ralliart New Zealand.
    "Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting." Steve McQueen

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    Had a good day out on Saturday at the ESCC Popotunoa sprint, great 10km stretch of road which a few competitors were using as a shakedown before Otago, similar character of road - fast flowing cresty stuff with a few tighter sequences to mix it up.

    Jumped in the silly seat for a run with Derek Ayson (Silver Fern and 3x Otago Classic winner) in his Mk2 Escort, top bloke and the man can certainly drive.

    Photos here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmd4QBfm

    DSC_2225 by Ben, on Flickr

    DSC_2236 by Ben, on Flickr

    DSC_2253 by Ben, on Flickr

    DSC_2563 by Ben, on Flickr

    DSC_2289 by Ben, on Flickr

    DSC_2527 by Ben, on Flickr

    DSC_2813 by Ben, on Flickr

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    What type of camera/ speeds do you require to get car shots like above?

    Holder demonstrates Corsican road width
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeakiwi View Post
    What type of camera/ speeds do you require to get car shots like above?
    I use a Nikon D7000 but any modernish DSLR or similar thing with an appropriate lens will do the job, most of those photos were using a 70-300mm lens.

    Shutter speeds for those shots vary between 1/320 to 1/640s.

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    Hi Kiwi rally folk,

    I'm planning to head over to the Otago Rally next weekend, I compete and spectate in the UK but this will be my first time attending an event in NZ. The spectator guide is very helpful (I've never seen anything so detailed at home!) but I have a couple of questions if you can help.

    1. It looks like all the spectator points are located at junctions - do you access these via the roads that aren't part of the route and park along those? Or is it neccessary to drive in through the stage and find a safe place to park up before the road closure takes effect? (we do that in some closed road events in the UK)

    2. Do the cars run at 1 minute intervals?

    Also any particular must see spots? High commitment fast bits preferred ;-)

    Thanks!

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    1. You generally access junctions via a side road and park there, some spots are very popular so you might have to park a fair way down the road and walk from there (allow extra time for that). If you're sensible you can walk into the stage from junctions to find other spots, just the usual common sense keep your ears on and don't be somewhere silly when cars are coming. Basically you can spectate wherever you like as long as you're safe, the designated spectator points are just easy access popular suggestions.

    2. I can't remember off the top of my head if they run 1 or 2 minute interval there, I think its 1 minute. Obviously never assume you have that long to walk along the road between cars though, especially towards the end of longer stages where the gaps can vary a lot. I'm sure you know that already!

    I haven't had a good look at the spectator map yet but I'll be there again so will update with some thoughts on spots for spectating once I've thought about where I'm going. Spec point on SS16 is a good one though, acute but fairly wide corner with a fast approach makes for entertaining action. Here's a photo from that corner a few years back:

    2010RallyOtago-646 by Ben, on Flickr

    And one running in the opposite direction to give an idea of how fast the approach will be...

    DSC_6688 by Ben, on Flickr

    The other piece of advice I always give first time Otago spectators - don't be tempted to leave a spectator point after the NZRC contenders have passed, its always worth staying to watch the classics.

    Kuri Bush (SS7 and part of SS2 as well) is an amazing rollercoaster of a road that most drivers in NZ rate as one of their favourites, fast flowing cresty brilliance so worth getting to that one to watch too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PScjE2GuZbw

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