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