Nine entries for Asia Pacific Rally Championship final qualification

Hayden Paddon in his Hyundai NZ i20
Credit: Geoff Ridder

A total of nine different entries have been made for the Asia Pacific Rally Championship final at Coffs Harbour in Australia later this year.

Points will be on offer at both the Winmax Otago Rally and International Rally of Whangarei brought to you by Mark Cromie Motor Group with the top three points-scorers from the combined rounds eligible to go to the APRC final in November as well as $3,000 to go towards costs courtesy of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship Working Group.

Reigning Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship winner Ben Hunt has confirmed his entry in his Hydraulink Subaru alongside co-driver Tony Rawstorn.

WRC rally winners Hayden Paddon and John Kennard have entered their Hyundai New Zealand i20 AP4.

Emma Gilmour, (Vantage Suzuki), Phil Campbell (The Roofing Store Ford Fiesta AP4) and youngster Robbie Stokes (Stokes Motorsport Ford Fiesta) have all put their hands up to represent New Zealand.

Title sponsor Brian Green has put his name in the hat in the Brian Green Properties Mitsubishi while the experienced Jeff Ward, Jono Shapley and Brendon Wadsworth have also entered.

Competitors need to confirm their entry prior to next week’s Winmax Otago Rally via https://www.rallynz.org.nz/aprc-finale-intention-to-compete/.

       

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.