Mike Young has managed to secure third place at the fourth round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) after several close battles, held at Rally Hokkaido in Japan.
After sitting in second place for most of the first day in his Cusco EZY Racing Subaru Impreza, Young fell to third after two punctures handing the runner-up position to Fabian Kreim of Germany in the process, who drives a much faster Skoda Fabia R5.
“We’re happy to hold onto third place, especially when you consider what we were up against. I suppose we were the best of the Group N cars so more...
New Zealand’s world rallying duo Hayden Paddon and John Kennard have a clear focus as they head to the famed Tour de Corse rally this weekend.
Paddon says they are focused on continually improving their performance on tarmac surface rallies. The 29 September to 2 October French World Rally Championship event marks the second of three consecutive European tarmac rallies at the tail end of the WRC season, so performance on this surface is a vital component of Paddon’s current and future results.
“Obviously we want to be more competitive than Germany [where they finished fifth] and I think this rally suits more...
The Ashley Forest Rallysprint held last weekend was an amazing weekend for Sloan Cox who campaigned the Cox Motorsport Hillclimb Beast to record breaking runs over the weekend.
After finishing Saturday’s four qualifying runs with the quickest time, Cox went into the first run on Sunday and fifth qualifying run just taking it easy and getting back into the groove. However this run was to set the tone for the day with Cox being able to achieve what many were starting to think was the impossible, breaking the late Kim Austin’s 1999 rallysprint record of 56.57sec by posting a time of more...
Rangiora’s Matt Summerfield has become the first driver to take victory in three consecutive years at the iconic Ashley Forest Rallysprint after a hard fought battle across the two day event.
Summerfield headed to the event, which operates on a knock-out format over a 1.7 kilometre gravel hillclimb, looking to not only defend the title he had won over the past two years, but also join the exclusive club of drivers that have set a sub-minute time around the iconic course.
It would be a busy weekend for Summerfield, who would not only campaign his Castrol Edge Subaru in the rally car more...
Cox Motorsport are looking forward to competing at this weekend’s Ashley Forest Rallysprint held in Rangiora. The 1.7km rallysprint has been running since 1979 and competed in by many of New Zealand’s great rally drivers.
Sloan Cox will be competing in the Cox Motorsport hillclimb beast which he secured third in at the Leadfoot Festival and first at the New Zealand International Rallycross this year. The hillclimb beast has been mostly parked up apart from two promotional events during the rally season due to financial restraints and to focus on the Evo X.
- The New Generation i20 R5 will make its WRC2 debut at the Tour de Corse – Rallye de France, with three chassis entered for the tenth round of the World Rally Championship (WRC)
- Drivers Stéphane Sarrazin and Fabio Andolfi will compete on the rally in the first car to be delivered to customers by Hyundai Motorsport
- Kevin Abbring and Seb Marshall will showcase a Hyundai Motorsport entered example after seven months of testing and development work.
September 7, 2016 – The New Generation i20 R5 will make its first WRC2 start next month at the more...