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International Rally of Whangarei cancelled for 2020

Facing continual border uncertainty at being able to run an international event for 2020, organisers Rally New Zealand have opted to cancel this year’s International Rally of Whangarei. Originally scheduled to run 8 – 10 May as a combined FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) and Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC)

Digital APRC launches online International Rally of Whangarei

Rally fans will get to both contest and follow this weekend’s 8-10 May 2020 launch of the Digital Asia Pacific Rally Competition from the safety of their home. An interim fill for what would have been the second round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship, the online International Rally of Whangarei can be contested

2020 International Rally of Whangarei still poised to run

A glimmer of hope remains to run the International Rally of Whangarei in 2020, despite having to postpone it’s originally scheduled 8 – 10 May date. A qualifying round for the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), the event was scheduled to host several international competitors. While a new date is yet to be considered,

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

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

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

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

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

Our Events @ Rally Whangarei

See the stars @ the Ceremonial Start


Join us on Te Matau a Pohe Bridge in Whangārei on Friday night to meet the teams and see the cars. With a car line up, driver autograph session, ceremonial start, and the Pohe Island Super Stage (with the awesome jump) this is the place to be seen!

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Get out on the stages on Saturday / Sunday to see the crews throwing gravel… every corner has action and drama as the teams battle for the title of champion!

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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.