Tidemand breaks sub-minute barrier at International Rally of Whangarei shakedown
Driving a Skoda Fabia S2000 specification car, former Swedish Rally Champion Pontus Tidemand has set a fastest time of 58.8 sec at today’s shakedown ahead of this weekend’s International Rally of Whangarei. The test precedes the three-day competition that covers 282.2km of Whangarei and Northland rural roads. Starting and finishing from host city Whangarei it › Read more
Defending champion to carve new path at International Rally of Whangarei
India’s Gaurav Gill returns to defend his 2014 International Rally of Whangarei win and heads a multi-national line-up that will contest the region’s roads from 17 to 19 April. The first round of the 2015 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) has visitors from India, Sweden, Japan, New Caledonia, New Zealand, and Indonesia and includes › 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
Ken Block returns to New Zealand rally stages
Global Motorsport sensation Ken Block has today announced he is heading to New Zealand. The American rally driver who has participated in the World Rally Championship and Global Rallycross series will include a round of the New Zealand Rally Championship on his 2015 competition schedule. Block and co-driver Alex Gelsomino will contest the International Rally › Read more
New look Whangarei to host rally season opener
A revamped International Rally of Whangarei will kick-start the 2015 rally season as it hosts the opening round of the 2015 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship and also the first round of the 2015 New Zealand Rally Championship. Event Organisers are excited by changes to the format for 2015 which includes a host of new › Read more
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. The opening round of the 2014 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) saw competitors head south for today’s six remaining special › Read more
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). Of the six special stages contested so far today Kopecký and co-driver Pavel Dresler topped the › Read more
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. In New Zealand to contest the opening round for the 2014 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship › Read more
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. Starting from the northern North Island city of Whangarei, 160km north of Auckland, the 11-13 April event uses › Read more

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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.

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