International Rally of Whangarei forced to postpone 2020 event
The scheduled 8-10 May running of the International Rally of Whangarei, the third round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) has been forced to postpone. A statement on Thursday 19 March by MotorSport New Zealand to suspend the necessary permit to run the event has forced the postponement. The event falls inside the › Read more
WRC driver Kris Meeke to tackle International Rally of Whangarei
Northern Irishman Kris Meeke will tackle New Zealand’s International Rally of Whangarei, to be held on May 8-10 2020. Meeke will compete in New Zealand for the first time, on roads made famous in the local round of the World Rally Championship through the late 1990s and early 2000s. He will be joined by regular › Read more
International Rally of Whangarei returns for 2020
Rally of New Zealand are excited to announce that the International Rally of Whangarei (IROW) will return in 2020, running from 8-10 May (date subject to FIA approval). With the excitement building for Rally New Zealand 2020, recently confirmed as a round of the FIA World Rally Championship in September next year, the IROW will › Read more
Paddon wins International Rally of Whangarei
Continuing form by New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon and co-driver Samantha Gray in their Hyundai i20 AP4 saw the duo stretch their early lead to an over four minute winning margin at the weekend’s ENEOS International Rally of Whangarei. Covering 264km of competitive road sections across New Zealand’s Northland region, the three-day event was › Read more
Paddon holds commanding rally lead at day’s end
Heading the ENEOS International Rally of Whangarei after Saturday’s leg of competition, four-time winner Hayden Paddon and co-driver Samantha Gray hold a near three minute lead in their Hyundai i20 AP4 over the chasing field. The second round of the 2019 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), today’s eight special stage tests were held north › Read more
Whangarei gears up for international rally
This weekend’s 3 – 5 May running of the ENEOS International Rally of Whangarei bring drivers and cars from Japan, Ireland, United States of America, Australia and around New Zealand to the Northland region to test themselves on the cambered fast-flowing rural roads. The second round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), changes › Read more
ENEOS supporting the 2019 International Rally of Whangarei 
        Rally New Zealand is excited to announce that ENEOS will again feature as the naming rights sponsor of the 2019 ENEOS International Rally of Whangarei.  The announcement sees a continuation of the relationship that began at the same event in 2018 and ENEOS is delighted to continue working with Rally New › Read more
Block announces Rally Whangarei on ‘Cossie World Tour’
Organisers of the ENEOS International Rally of Whangarei are proud to announce that global motorsport superstar Ken Block will return to the event as part of his ‘Cossie World Tour’ on May 3-5. Block shot to fame through his series of Gymkhana videos on YouTube that were produced around schedules that have included the World Rally Championship › Read more
Rally Guide 1 released
The Rally Guide 1 has been released and it is packed full with information about the rally from entry details, to the ceremonial start info, and media info. Check it out now! ENEOS International Rally of Whangarei   › Read more
The iconic International Rally of Whangarei returns for 2019
The 2019 International Rally of Whangarei is shaping up to be a great international event. The 2019 event will include a re-invigorated Clubmans event (ROW), a new classic 2wd class run to the Otago Classic rules and changes to the FIA APRC event, to cater to all teams and spectators. The recent changes to the › Read more

Rally of Whangarei

The FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) is one of the premier regional championships in world rallying and is contested by teams from New Zealand, Australia, China, Czech Republic, Japan, Malaysia, India, and New Caledonia running primarily Super2000, Group N, or production, rally cars.