WRC Star Paddon returns home for Whangarei rally
Kiwi World Rally Championship pairing Hayden Paddon and John Kennard will head to the second round of the 2016 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship at Rally Whangarei direct from their maiden WRC round victory at Rally Argentina. The Kiwi duo who outpaced French World Champion Sebastien Ogier to take the first WRC › Read more
International drivers head to Whangarei
The 2016 International Rally of Whangarei is set to be a battle between experience and youth with the entry list for the event headed by former FIA Asia Pacific Rally Champion Gaurav Gill from India followed by young chargers Fabian Kreim of Germany and New Zealand’s Mike Young. The event contested over 275 kilometres of › Read more
Two car SKODA Motorsport Team for International Rally Whangarei
ŠKODA Motorsport will return to the International Rally of Whangarei, the opening round of the 2016 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship, with a two car team of ŠKODA Fabia R5 rallycars for German driver Fabian Kreim and Indian rally star Gaurav Gill. ŠKODA drivers have dominated the International Rally of Whangarei and the APRC since › Read more
Four Japanese teams enter International Rally of Whangarei
The 2016 International Rally of Whangarei will welcome four Japanese teams to compete in the first round of the 2016 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship. Cusco Racing, Ahresty Rally Team, Cherish Rally Team, and Astronaut Rally Racing are currently shipping cars and equipment to New Zealand, especially for the event starting 29th April. Cusco Racing, › Read more
World famous stages for New Zealand’s International Rally
16 Special Stages over 275 kilometres on what are widely regarded as the World’s best gravel rally roads await competitors in the 2016 International Rally of Whangarei.   The fast cambered roads of the north will host for the tenth consecutive year the opening round of the 2016 FIA Asia Pacific Rally championship, the six › Read more
Special trophy for Classic Winner at Rally Whangarei
Rally New Zealand will create a very special link to the past for Classic Rally competitors at the 2016 International Rally of Whangarei. The Classic category winning team will be presented annually with the original Rally New Zealand Motogard Trophy. The Motogard trophy was presented to the winner of Rally New Zealand from 1978 through › Read more
Rally Guide 1 now available
Start planning now! Rally Guide 1 for the 2016 International Rally of Whangarei is available on the website. Join us for two days of the world’s best rally stages, two pass recce, new service park and Rally HQ at the Toll Stadium plus the Friday night Superstage doubleheader! Download RG1 from the Competitors section here: › Read more
Whangarei to celebrate 10 years of International Rally
World class rallying will return to Northland, New Zealand in 2016 with the 10th annual running of the International Rally of Whangarei to be held from Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May 2016. The event will again play host to the opening round of the 2016 FIA Asia Pacific Rally championship, the six round series › Read more
Experience versus youth at International Rally Whangarei
The 2015 International Rally of Whangarei is set to be a battle between experience and youth with the entry list for the April event headed by former FIA Asia Pacific Rally Champion Gaurav Gill from India and young Swedish rising star Pontus Tidemand. The event contested over 282 kilometres of challenging gravel stages from 17th-19th › Read more
Night of rally action to start International event
The 2015 International Rally of Whangarei will race into action with a spectacular evening of action in the city on Friday 17th April. A pre rally display, rally start and two runs of the Hella Pohe Island Super Special Stage will provide motorsport fans a fantastic opportunity to see the cars and stars up close › Read more

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