New Zealand Rallies 2022
The New Zealand 2022 'gravel rashers' season started for some with the Golden 1200 Hill Climb. Won again by Paddon with the I20 AP4+ hot rodded for the event.
It is expected there will be a few new cars making appearances for NZ rally scene in 2022.
Likes: Rally Hokkaido (9th March 2022)
Round 1 - Otago Rally is on.
A mix of R5 and AP 4 cars lined up. Local operation Brand support for Paddon - Hyundai, Hunt - Skoda Fabia Evo2, Jack Hawkeswood - GR Toyota, Robbie Stokes - Ford.
Stage 7 cancelled due to loose cattle stop/ grate on the road being loose. Usually steel slats over a shallow pit.
1. Paddon (in the long used AP4 Hyundai i20) 2. Hunt - first rally in a left hand drive (in the fresh Skoda Fabia Rally 2 Evo) 3. Horan in the Skoda Fabia R5 (has an Fabia Evo back in the garage to be used later)
otago rally - pure sound
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Likes: the sniper (9th April 2022)
Van Klink has track tested a new tarmac spec quad rotor Mazda RX8 at the South Island Ruapuna race track. The car's first event is the 5 day NZ Targa starting from New Plymouth in late May with 750km of tarmac stages.
Short video with sound on the Klink Rallysport FB.
Round 2 of the New Zealand Rally championship.
After Friday night/ Saturday leg - 1. Paddon. 2 Marston 3 Hunt 4 Pettigrew 5 Horan
At the end of Sunday. 1 Paddon 2 Hunt 3 Pettigrew 4 Horan 5 Marston
NZ Rally Champs points after 2 round 1. Paddon 88 2. Hunt 66 3. Horan 47 4. Pettigrew 43 5. Campbell 26
Rally of Hawkes Bay 2022 (Traditional NZ wet winter rally) Van Gisbergen (Supercars -Australia, Blancpain etc driver) was in front of the early stages of the rally until sliding off road.
(1) Hunt - Skoda Fabia Rally 2 Evo (2) Pettigrew - Holden Barina AP4 (3) Summerfield - Mitsubishi Mirage AP4
Stokes crash at Rally NZ 2022 Stage 12
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1st September 2022, 21:26
Nice from the NZ series that have highlights from all rounds!!
15th November 2022, 20:13
NZ Silver Fern 2022 - a week long special stage gravel event, kicks off this weekend. South Island.
Day 1 - spectator map (from Ally MacKay) https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%...155401&o=OneUp
2nd December 2022, 02:48
North Island, NZ rally series announced for 2023. (NIRS)
from the press release
The 2023 WINMAX Brake Pads NIRS will start with one of the most popular rally sprint events on the calendar - the Pukekohe Car Club’s Bothwell Loop event near Te Akau on March 19.
Round two is the Rally of the Far North based at Paihia on May 27 followed by (Round 3) the long-awaited return of the Taranaki Tarmac Rally on June 24.
Another venue returning to the rally scene will be (Round 4) the Maramarua Forest Rally set for September 23 with the series finale (Round 5) being the Hamilton Car Club Waitomo Rally on October 29.
“Our calendar gives competitors a taste of everything – classic gravel public roads, the best tarmac stages in New Zealand, and some fast forest roads,” Roestenburg says.
Further variety in the competition will be provided by a mixture of events contested with, and without safety notes.
2023 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (2 South Island events, 4 North Island)
Round 1: Otago 1-2 April
Round 2: Whangarei 12-14 May
Round 3: South Canterbury 17 June
Round 4: Hawke’s Bay 22 July
Round 5: Coromandel 2 September
Round 6: Bay of Plenty 14 October