CATCH ALL THE RALLY ACTION!

 

 

RESULTS WILL BE LIVE HERE ON RALLY WEEKEND

Get a ticket to the action via Eventfinda!

Tickets will be available to purchase online in 2022 via Eventfinda or in person at the Whangarei Info Centre (92 Otaika Road phone +64 9 470 3032), or via the gate. Kids Under 15 FREE (for Pohe Island, plus Sat and Sun stages).

 

Tickets give you access to the key, safe spectator areas along the rally (you can see these spots by viewing the Spectator Map above – they are the spots on the map with binoculars, alternatively you can see them on the Spectator App above – they are the stars on the map).

  • 3 DAY GOLD PASS – see all the action at the Pohe Island Super Special Stage Friday evening, plus the rural stages across the district running during the day on Saturday and Sunday
  • FRIDAY POHE ISLAND PASS – Catch the racing in the heart of Whangarei on Friday evening at Pohe Island including the awesome jump!
  • SAT & SUN RURAL STAGE DAY PASSES – see the true gravel road rallying in the stages north and south of Whangarei (note – you will need to travel to the remote spectator areas marked on the map/in the Spectator app)
  • CORPORATE HOSPITALITY – Hospitality includes a hot meal, 2 drinks and a place in the VIP marquee on the Pohe Island Super Special Stage – your chance to get up close to the drivers and the action. Contact info@rallynz.org.nz for more info.

PLEASE REMEMBER that the International Rally of Whangārei brought to you by Mark Cromie Motor Group is a smokefree and vapefree event. 


RallySafe Live Tracking

Click here to access Rallysafe Live Tracking of the event (fees may apply)

 

 

We also have an exciting new Spectator App that allows you to view all the spectator info online! Or, you can pick up a hard copy of the map from Rally Headquarters at the Rock n Roll Club, Pohe Island Road, from May 12-15, 2022.

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

18 Special Stages over 260 kilometres on what are widely regarded as the world’s best gravel rally roads await competitors in the 2022 International Rally of Whangārei brought to you by Mark Cromie Motor Group. The fast cambered roads of the north will host a qualifying round for the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship and the second round of the 2022 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship.

FRIDAY 13 MAY – 2022 OFFICIAL RALLY START & SUPER SPECIAL STAGE
Pohe Island, Whangārei – An evening of action from 5.00pm on Friday 13 May for all ages.
Approx. 5.00pm onwards – All rally cars will be on display on the Te Matau ā Pohe Bridge. See the cars up close, meet the drivers, grab an autograph
5.45pm – Official opening of the event
Approx 6.08pm – Pohe Island Super Special Stage – All rally competitors will complete the 1km gravel super special stage under lights. The jump was a fantastic new addition in 2019 and will again be a great spectacle, providing several prime viewing positions. Live rally commentary, food and coffee available.

Parking – plenty of parking available at Pohe Island (access via the Riverside Drive / Dave Culham Drive roundabout, follow the marshals directions to parking on Pohe Island, or park on the Port Road side and walk across the bridge). The Pohe Island central car park (adjacent to Rock n Roll Club and sports fields) will be closed to the public on Friday through to Sunday for Rally Operations.

Sustainability – Please support our sustainability policy and make use of the composting and recycling bins on site. For more information on how you can help us towards our sustainable goals, please click here.

SATURDAY 14 MAY 
Stages south of Paihia and north of Whangārei. Check out the Spectator map or the Spectator App above and make sure you are at the Spectator spots marked before the ‘first car’ time to see all the cars race by. Note, stages are run twice, so you can choose to stick around all day and watch the cars come by twice, or, you can pack up and head off to another spectator spot once you have seen the cars racing at one spectator spot.

SUNDAY 15 MAY
Stages south of Whangārei. Check out the Spectator map or the Spectator App above and make sure you are at the Spectator spots marked by the first car time to see all the cars race by. Note, stages are run twice, so you can choose to stick around all day and watch the cars come by twice, or, you can pack up and head off to another spectator spot once you have seen the cars racing at one spectator spot.
3pm – finish ceremony at Pohe Island Carp Park, Pohe Island Road, Whangārei

How to spectate at a Rally

Spectating at a rally is different to many other sporting events. There is a lot involved and some good planning can make it a really enjoyable experience. Check out this awesome spectator guide for some tips.

Spectator Safety

Check out these two resources that show how to spectate safely at a rally:

       

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.