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Gill - day 2 2014

Gill breaks through to win VINZ International Rally of Whangarei

India’s Gaurav Gill and Australian based co-driver Glenn Macneall clean swept today’s six special stages concluding the 2014 VINZ International Rally of Whangarei - snatching victory from overnight leader and team mate Jan Kopecký.

Kopecky day 1

Kopecký takes comfortable lead at VINZ International Rally of Whangarei

First time visitor to New Zealand, 32-year-old Jan Kopecký from the Czech Republic, has surged to the lead of the two-day VINZ International Rally of Whangarei – the opening round of the 2014 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC).

Kopecky at shakedown

Tenths of a second split rivals at VINZ International Rally of Whangarei shakedown

Today’s shakedown ahead of the 12-13 April VINZ International Rally of Whangarei has seen European Rally Champion Jan Kopecký set fastest time, two tenths of a second quicker than team mate and defending Asia Pacific Rally Champion Gaurav Gill.

Gill - day 1 2013

International champions headline season opening rally

This weekend’s VINZ International Rally of Whangarei opening round of the 2014 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) features both its defending champ Gaurav Gill from India and European Rally Champion Jan Kopecký from the Czech Republic.

APRC Updates

  • Night test for VINZ International Rally of Whangarei competitors

    Upping the competitive ante for teams contesting the 11 to 13 April running of the VINZ International Rally of Whangarei will be the Saturday night action at the William Fraser Memorial Park location of Pohe Island more...

  • Young explains switch to Proton

    An interview from iRally's Greg Strange explains the reason Michael Young, who won the APRC Junior Cup and Asia Cup last season in a Toyota Vitz is switching this season to a Proton Satria Neo - he'll drive the R3 car with co-driver Erin Kelly at the opening APRC round, the International Rally of Whangarei, next month. more...

  • APRC ought to be a magnet for manufacturers

    This article from iRally's Greg Strange ask's a very important question: In a region with some of the world's largest emerging economies and huge potential for future cars sales - where are the car manufacturers? more...

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