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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 - Campbell returns to form at Far North Rally

Tauranga’s Phil Campbell has ended a run of more than a year struggling for results with a close fought runner up spot at the Far North Rally, run out of Paihia over the weekend.

After finding a centre differential issue that plagued the team across the 2016 season over the off season, an early mechanical failure put him out of his only appearance to date in 2017.

Campbell teamed up with co-driver Matt Hayward for the first time but the pair were immediately on the pace and set the third fastest time on the opening ...    more...

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 - Motorsport: Time for NZ to get serious about motorsport

Herald writer Dale Budge says we need to invest more in motorsport.

It is time the government and sports funding agencies sat up and took notice of what Kiwis are achieving on the global motorsport stage.

The reality is we are in the middle of a golden era of Kiwi motorsport and now would be the time to capitalize by ensuring the next generation follows in the footsteps of the current one.

No other sport succeeds as much on the world stage with almost no funding from Sport NZ or the like. It ...    more...

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 - Barker Makes Rally Return Up North

Stephen Barker is set to compete at this weekend’s Rally of the Far North. Having not competed for 5 years the former New Zealand 2wd Champion is looking forward to being back competing on the northern roads.

Working for Rallydrive New Zealand Barker is not shy of seat time. Most weekends he can be found in the Maramarua forest taking people for hot lap rally car rides or teaching the art of driving a car on gravel. “I have done a few events over the past few years driving the zero car but haven’...    more...

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 - Disappointment for Paddon and Marshall in Sardinia

Hayden Paddon and co-driver Sebastian Marshall experienced the highs of leading Rally Italia Sardegna for eight of the rally’s 19 special stages, and the lows of crashing – twice – to end their hopes of a strong finish.

The Kiwi-Brit pair headed to the seventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship seeking to find the passion and enjoyment of competing at the highest level of world rallying.

Fifth equal in Thursday night’s super special stage in Alghero, Paddon and Marshall enjoyed a very consistent day of top three and top five ...    more...

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 - Consolatory podium for Hyundai Motorsport in Rally Italia Sardegna
  • Hyundai Motorsport extended its run of consecutive podium finishes in the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship with a third place finish in Rally Italia Sardegna
  • Thierry Neuville closed the gap in the Drivers’ Championship with his fifth top-three finish of the season and continuing his unbroken run of Power Stage points
  • Hayden Paddon and Dani Sordo both scored stage wins on the final day of action to take the team’s 2017 tally to 48 – the highest in any season to date after just seven rallies.

Alghero, Sardinia

June 11, 2017 &...    more...

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 - Hyundai Motorsport’s victory charge halted as Sardinia bites back
  • All three Hyundai Motorsport crews experienced difficulties on the penultimate day of Rally Italia Sardegna, hampering the team’s push for victory
  • Hayden Paddon was forced to relinquish a near ten-second lead of the rally after hitting a bank in SS13, causing damage to his Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC which forced him to retire for the day
  • Thierry Neuville holds third position despite battling brake problems in SS12, while Dani Sordo endured a puncture and paddleshift issues as he tried to bounce back from his Friday woes.

Alghero, Sardinia

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