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
Debut win for Tidemand at International Rally of Whangarei
Debuting to the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) Swede pairing Pontus Tidemand and co-driver Emil Axelsson has won this year’s International Rally of Whangarei. Aboard the MRF Tyres Skoda Fabia S2000 the duo finished 5mins51.8 clear of teammate and defending rally winners Gaurav Gill (India) and Glenn Macneall (Australia). New Zealand pairing Mike Young › Read more
Challenge propels Swedish rally star to front of International Rally of Whangarei
The challenge of tackling New Zealand’s fast and flowing rural roads for the first time has seen 24-year-old Swede Pontus Tidemand rocket to the top of the time sheets after today’s first day of competition at the International Rally of Whangarei. Here for the opening round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) Tidemand › Read more
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

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.