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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 - Record breaking performance for Thomson at Otago

Christchurch’s Dylan Thomson has made the perfect start to the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship, with a class win and stage record at Rally Otago.

Thomson headed to the event looking to defend his Motorsport New Zealand two-wheel drive, Front-wheel drive and Junior championships from 2017. Also for the Otago event, Thomson wanted to beat the Kiwi two-wheel drive record through the infamous Kuri Bush stage, which was held by mentor Ben Hunt and set in the same car Thomson now campaigns.

He and co-driver Amy Hudson were immediately on the pace, setting a time almost 25 seconds faster than their nearest class rival on the opening stage and with a lead of more than four minutes by the time the pair got to stage seven, Kuri Bush, made the decision to chase the record, with conditions proving to be ideal. Their time of 8 minutes 13 seconds was some 12 seconds faster than the record set by Hunt in 2012.

A tough reconnaissance combined with some of the fastest roads in the national championship hampered Thomson on day two, although the 23-year old had opened up such a lead in the overall Motorsport NZ two-wheel drive championship that he was still able to comfortably take victory in that class as well.

“Basically from a results point of view we couldn’t ask for a better start to the season, we’re leading everything we want to be leading,” said Thomson. “Getting the record through Kuri Bush was magic, that was something that I really wanted to do. I said to Amy at the start of the stage ‘Hold on, this one will either go really well or really bad’, thankfully it went well.”

Thomson and his team now turn their attention to round two of the NZRC, the International Rally of Whangarei, on May 4-6.

Dylan Thomson Rallysport’s campaign is supported by Total Lubricants, Riordan and West Transport Pukekohe, Drew + Accounting, Harrier Signs, Rustorations, Mark Rose Construction, LJ Hooker, Fowler Homes South Auckland and New Zealand, Northwood Beaurepairs, Ford Ultimate Motor Group, Jivan Produce, Dunlop, Hunt Diesel, Ferodo Racing Pads and GHL Tempfence.

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 - Final stage heartbreak for Gilmour

Dunedin driver Emma Gilmour experienced the tough hand that rallying can deftly dish out – with a final stage puncture deflating her hopes of a podium finish in the Drivesouth Otago Rally today.

It followed a strong first leg where she and Australian co-driver Anthony McLoughlin finished yesterday’s first nine stages in third position in the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC).

Emma came out firing in her Vantage Windows and Doors Suzuki Swift AP4 today, with top five finishes in the first seven stages of the day, which saw teams travel north of Dunedin.

She and Anthony looked to have third place in the bag going into the last 37km Nenthorn test, with nearly a 50sec buffer over fourth-placed Rangiora siblings Matt and Nicole Summerfield.

Disaster struck about halfway through the stage when the front right tyre of Emma’s Suzuki went flat.

Anthony says that if they had only 10km to go in the stage they would have continued without changing it but they still had more than that distance to travel.

The difficult terrain where they had to park up to change the tyre meant they haemorrhaged time and finished the rally in 8th in the New Zealand Rally Championship category.

“We couldn’t get the car up on the jack and there wasn’t a good area to do it but we just kept persevering. I’m bitterly disappointed not to have been able to bring home a podium result in my local rally but we will regroup and be back fighting hard at Rally Whangarei in three week’s time,” Emma says.

"The positives to take away from this event is that the effort the team has put in over the off-season has paid dividends and we’ve had a great step up in consistent speed."

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 - Hunt starts the season strongly as runner-up at Otago

Ben Hunt and co-driver Tony Rawstorn had a storming start to their Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship campaign, finishing second to WRC driver Hayden Paddon, in the Drivesouth Rally of Otago today.

The pair completed the 17-stage, 281-competitive kilometre event in an unscathed Subaru WRX STi, with 11 runner-up stage finishes and they were never outside the top five teams for the rest of the six tests.

It is Hunt’s third season now in the STi and the development process has clearly reached a sweet spot.

“We have worked hard over the off-season and made quite a few improvements, which have paid off this weekend. Hayden is seriously quick and to be second to him is an achievement in itself as he’s a world-class driver,” Hunt says.

A 50sec time penalty for starting a stage late, early on day one, meant Hunt and Rawstorn had that deficit to overcome throughout the leg’s nine stages to the south of Dunedin. Blazing through the world-renown stages, like Kuri Bush and Waipori Gorge, Hunt regained any lost ground to finish second for the first day, with a 40.7sec lead over third-placed Emma Gilmour.

Heading north of the southern city today, he and Rawstorn had a definite plan of how to attack leg two’s eight stages.

“We always knew during recce that today would be tight as the stages are so fast. Yesterday was definitely the day to make up time on everyone. Today was about not doing anything silly and holding on to second place for the championship,” Hunt says.

They did just that - finishing well clear of third-placed Matt and Nicole Summerfield, in their new Mitsubishi Mirage, with a 2mins:34:9secs buffer.

The two second placings over the two days gave Hunt a healthy start to his six-round NZRC points bank and he has 36 points, 8 points behind Paddon and 8 points ahead of Summerfield.

“I want to thank my Hunt Motorsports team and also Speedhub Motorsport for all their hard work before and during this event and also to come in the short turn-around between Otago and the next round in Whangarei in three weeks time,” Hunt says.

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 - Paddon and Kennard take third Otago Rally win for Hyundai

The Hyundai i20 AP4+ rally car piloted by Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon and his co-driver John Kennard took its third consecutive win at Rally Otago, running 14-15 April, with Paddon winning each and every one of the 17 special stages.

Winning the two-day, 281.29 km rally by a margin of 8 min 27.7 sec from second-placed Ben Hunt, Paddon set also new stage records for all 17 stages.

Paddon’s dominance of a domestic New Zealand Rally Championship event is not unexpected, but the Kiwi WRC driver doesn’t take it all for granted, valuing the competition offered by his long-time rallying colleagues.

“The win is great for the car and great for Hyundai. I’m back in the rally groove, making pace notes, listening to pace notes, preparation, and all that side of things,” says Paddon whose Hyundai is run by his family’s team Paddon Rallysport under the Hyundai New Zealand Rally Team banner.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s WRC or NZRC, the way you prepare is very similar and important to be doing on a regular basis. The whole purpose of the NZRC campaign is to keep my eye in and to further develop the New Zealand Hyundai AP4+ car. Regardless of what any other competitors are doing, our priority this weekend was to focus on our own stages and I know when I’ve done a good or a bad stage – I kept my focus on that.

“The New Zealand Rally Championship generally is in a really good place. The others did a really good job – Ben, Emma [Gilmour], Dylan [Turner], Matt [Summerfield] – they were all very close and doing a good job, and the competition between them is very fierce. They’ll be faster again in Whangarei in just three weeks, so they keep enough pressure on us so that we have to keep our wits about us.”

Paddon Rallysport invested many manhours in further development work the i20 AP4+ car prior to Otago. “The car’s working well, it’s enjoyable to drive and we didn’t really have any problems this weekend so we have a good base to work from now; just some small refinements we’ll now do before Whangarei, but in general it’s working really well.”

The 17-stage Otago Rally is well known for its fast, flowing, gravel special stages – the stages on which Paddon honed his talent behind the wheel. The event’s mid-April timing bought rain and temperatures around zero degrees Celsius just prior to its running, conditions that top seed Paddon described as quite cold, but reasonable for rallying. “There wasn’t much gravel on the stages, but because it had been wet before rally and then dried out with the wind, they were fairly compacted and didn’t give you the best grip, a bit skittery.

“The stages on this rally are of a similar character, all very fast and you need a lot of commitment. In that respect they’re very good and it’s great fun,” he says, having set his fastest average speed on a stage (SS6) of 135.89 km/h.

Paddon enjoyed having former long-time co-driver John Kennard back in the car for this event. “We were straight back into the groove and it’s great to work with John, but unfortunately he won’t be with us for Whangarei [due to the timing of Kennard’s hip operation being brought forward].”

The first weekend of the 2018 NZRC also saw Paddon participating in Hyundai dealer events. “Hyundai had people out on the stages and it looked like everyone enjoyed themselves.”

Next up is the 5-6 May running of the International Rally of Whangarei, after which Paddon will depart immediately for Europe and his next WRC event, Rally Portugal. In the meantime, he’ll be making the most of every training opportunity and getting his hands dirty, helping his crew with those refinements for the AP4+ Hyundai.

Paddon RallySport appreciates the support of their exclusive partners, Hyundai New Zealand, Pak’nSave, Winmax Brake Pads and Z Energy.

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 - Holden rally driver Marston takes fourth at Otago

Josh Marston and co-driver Andrew Graves, from Christchurch and Gore respectively, put together a consistent performance to take a well-deserved fourth place at Rally Otago, the opening round of the 2018 New Zealand Rally Championship, over the weekend.

Penny Homes Holden Rally Team team-mate Greg Murphy, from Havelock North, also ran fairly consistently toward the front of the 65-strong NZRC field until an issue with the fuel feed to the engine of his Holden Barina AP4+ rally car forced him to retire early on Sunday afternoon.

“We had a good battle with Graham Featherston, who was in fifth place, and to just pip him at the end shows our pace is getting much better,” says Marston who held sixth or seventh place overall throughout much of the two-day, 17 special stage event before benefiting with a one-place improvement on his final placing due to Emma Gilmour dropping out of third place on the final stage.

“I’m really happy with how the car ran after the significant development the RDL Performance crew has put into it leading into this event. I didn’t quite get the most out it on Saturday, but changed a few things overnight and it was much better today. The car’s a lot different to drive with the new EXT suspension so that takes a little time to get used to. Improvements are going to come from more seat time for me and a little finetuning with the car now as we’re well in the window in terms of performance.

“There was fierce competition among those of us behind rally leader Hayden [Paddon]. Overall, I’m really happy with the car and feel we’ve made some good steps.”

Marston rates the Otago Rally special stages. “I really enjoy these stages, especially the ones north of Dunedin. They flow quite well and they’re fast. Our soft MRF tyre was a great option and we ran that all weekend.

“It’s also great to see Greg show some good pace through much of the weekend and I’m sure our guys will sort the fuel issue when he returns for Rally Canterbury in early June.”

While understandably disappointed not to finish the rally, Murphy is positive about much of the weekend’s performance, particularly his two fourth-fastest stage times on Sunday morning.

“It was a good morning today [Sunday] and I was somewhat surprised to see some of the times,” says Murphy. “That made me pretty pleased about the way I was driving the car. It confirms that the car feels good and it is good, rather than it feels good but it’s slow – as that can happen very easily. It was really positive to have both those things aligned, and to know the path you’re going on is right.”

Murphy’s Otago weekend started off with a bit of hiccup on Friday when his regular co-driver Mark Leonard, from Timaru, had to step out of the car before the rally commenced. “After Mark and I did recce, he wasn’t confident of his throat lasting the distance,” Murph relates, “Mark made the hard decision to retire hurt. Fortunately Lisa Hudson was available when the car she was meant to be co-driving in for Brian Stokes wasn’t ready on time. Lisa did recce with Brian to practice their notes which meant she could step in as co-driver for me. Saturday was a little disjointed, but by Sunday Lisa and I were working seamlessly, so to not get through all the stages to the finish was particularly disappointing.”

Murphy says the fuel issue bought him crashing back down to earth. “We lost power the stage prior and we realised it was struggling for fuel. It’s a systemic process to go through the systems to find the issue. With round two in Whangarei only three weeks, there’s less pressure on the team with me not being able to do Whangarei [due to Supercars’ commitments], so the focus is getting ready for Canterbury.”

Murphy also loved the Otago rally stages in his first run at this event in the Barina. “Road conditions were amazing with the soft MRF tyre working really well. It was very durable and doing everything we needed it to do.

“I was rapt to see Josh having a great day with speed and consistency. I think he’s found the way he needs to drive the car and I hope more of the same will follow.”

Now fourth in the NZRC drivers’ championship standings, Marston, Graves and the team head to the International Rally of Whangarei on 5-6 May, while Murphy and Leonard will re-join the team at the one-day Canterbury Rally in June.

The Penny Homes Holden Rally Team appreciates the support of Penny Homes, Holden New Zealand, MRF Tyres, RDL Performance, Fairview Windows and Doors, Provident Insurance, Aqualine, Rubber Developments, Racetech, Makita, Castrol, FXD Workwear, New Balance, Alpinestars, Futura Trailers, Chemz and SignBiz.

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 - Paddon takes dominant Rally Otago victory
Hayden Paddon stormed to a convincing win at Rally Otago in the first round of the Brian Green Property New Zealand Rally Championship on Sunday.
The Hyundai WRC star, alongside co-driver John Kennard, eased to a 8:27.7s win to start his five-round domestic campaign off in sparkling fashion.

The pair won all 17 stages in the Hyundai New Zealand i20 AP4+ car.

“It was a nice clean weekend,” Paddon said. “We really enjoyed it and had a little bit of a push yesterday and a little push this morning and then just cruised this afternoon to bring home a good result, which is important for the team with the amount of work that goes into it all.”

Subaru’s Ben Hunt and Tony Rawstrom won a close-fought battle to be the best of the rest as the 2015 champion overcame a time penalty early on Saturday that dropped him down the order. But Hunt responded with a superb drive to take second place.

“I am really happy with the Subaru we have turned it into an awesome car now,” Hunt said.

“It has definitely come a long way since we built it.”

Local driver Emma Gilmour and co-driver Anthony McLaughlin looked set to complete a terrific weekend going into the final stage in third place overall in her Suzuki only to see a great result desert her when she got a puncture in a difficult place.
Matt and Nicole Summerfield inherited third place in the Mitsubishi Mirage – their first outing in the new generation car.

It was an up and down weekend for the pair as they got used to the new car but Summerfield was pleased to get to the end and bank some valuable championship points.

“When it is good I am happy – it is just a case of making that more of the time than not,” Summerfield said. “There were a few scares in there but all in all we are here, the car is good and straight, we know it is fast so it is just a case of miles.”

They had a time penalty applied to their Saturday time however, which saw them drop from third to fourth for the day. That was the one positive for a distraught Gilmour as she inherited the podium spot for day one.

Josh Marston and Andrew Graves came home fourth in a stunning result for the Holden Barina. Graham Featherstone and Dave Devonport finished fifth in the Mitsubish.

Raana Horan and co-driver Michael Connor were awarded the Dunlop Drive of the Rally for their outstanding sixth place overall in just their second NZRC event.

Dylan Turner and Malcolm Read were in-line for a top five finish until their Audi clipped a fence post on the inside of a corner late on Sunday while former Supercars driver Greg Murphy showed improved pace during the event, picking up two top-four stage times on Sunday before he was troubled by a fuel-line issue that dropped him down the order.

Dylan Thomson and Amy Hudson took a comfortable victory in the NZRC 2WD class.

“We are stoked to come away with the win,” Thomson said.
The youngster picked up the Hella Moment of the Rally for an incredible drive on the famous Kuri Bush stage on Saturday, where he recorded the eighth fastest time overall in the Ford Fiesta.

“We’d had a bit of a quiet day up until then,” Thomson explained. “We did everything to make sure we could go as fast as possible in that stage – we conserved tyres in the stage before – and from the start line it was absolutely flat from there. Every corner was 100 percent commitment and nothing less so we were stoked with that.”

David Taylor and Jared Hudson finished second in the class in the Honda Civic while Amy Keighley and Andrew Smith were third in the Suzuki Swift.

Wayne Pittams and Chris Davison took out category three honours in their Ford Escort while they were second to Thomson and Hudson in the MotorSport NZ 2WD championship.

“We are very happy with the drive and the way the car went,” Pittams said. “We just stuck at it and are absolutely ecstatic with the result.”

Regan Ross and Samantha Gray claimed top prize in the Historic Rally Championship while also winning the Otago International Classic Rally.

They led home John Silcock and Richard Atkinson’s Mazda RX7 in second with Andy Martin and Matt Hayward third in the Mazda RX3.

The championship continues next month at the International Rally of Whangarei.

The 2018 New Zealand Rally Championship is proudly supported by Brian Green Property Group, Gull New Zealand, Dunlop New Zealand, Hella New Zealand and Stadium Finance.
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 - Ross heads pack as WRC star Ostberg hits trouble

Kaikoura’s Regan Ross (above) holds a slender 16.9 second lead after the opening leg of the 2018 International Otago Classic Rally, based at Dunedin in New Zealand’s South Island.

Driving a Ford Escort RS1800, Ross and co-driver Samantha Gray lead the Volkswagen Golf GTi of Christchurch’s Deane Buist, but it wasn’t such a good day for international star Mads Ostberg (pictured below).

Despite winning four of the day’s nine special stages, the Norwegian, together with Belgian co-driver Stephane Prevot, suffered a heartbreaking tailshaft failure just 2.5 kilometres in to the day’s first stage.

His Rossendale Rally Team then repaired his Ford Escort to rejoin the rally on stage four, but by then is chances of victory were well and truly dashed. “It’s been quite enjoyable,” Ostberg said after the day’s stages.

“It’s a shame we couldn’t go all the way through this morning, but I’ve enjoyed the stages we’ve done. “We still have loads of stages to go and we’ll keep enjoying it and trying to improve our speed all the time.” At the head of the field Ross had a successful first day, but knows his 16.9 second lead isn’t secure, with a further eight special stages to the north and west of Dunedin still to come on Sunday. In second place, Buist (pictured below) has been somewhat of a surprise packet, with his recently built VW Golf setting times that have even surprised its driver. He lies a clear minute ahead of third placed John Silcock in a Mazda RX7, who in turn is just 13 seconds ahead of Jeff Judd’s Escort. Australian driver Stewart Reid is fifth in yet another Escort, with Wellington’s Karl Robinson sixth at the wheel of a Nissan Bluebird Turbo. There was a long list of drivers who suffered mechanical problems during the day, headed by Welshman Meirion Evans who put his brand new Ford Escort RS1800 off the road on the very first stage, damaging the steering. Local hope, and three-time winner, Derek Ayson, missed stages in his Escort after niggling engine problems, while Australian Darryn Snooks broke a throttle cable in his beautifully prepared Datsun Stanza. In the corresponding Dunedin Isuzu Otago Rally - round one of the New Zealand Rally Championship - WRC star Hayden Paddon is completely dominating the field. The Hyundai i20 AP4+ driver holds an impressive 4m44s lead over Subaru’s Ben Hunt, with Dunedin’s Emma Gilmour sitting in fourth place in a Suzuki Swift. The second day of the International Otago Classic Rally will see drivers tackle another eight stages, concluding with the mammoth 37km Nenthorn test, which could well help to decide the 2018 winner.

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 - Paddon in control after day one of Rally Otago

World rally driver Hayden Paddon takes a commanding lead into day two of the Otago Rally after a dominant opening day of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship.

The factory Hyundai star and co-driver John Kennard hold a lead of nearly five minutes after nine special stages on Saturday as he smashed a number of stage records in his Hyundai New Zealand i20 AP4+.

He did have a moment in the infamous Kuri Bush stage, which slightly damaged his car’s steering although he safely nursed it to the end of the day.

“It has been a good one today,” the 30-year-old said. “The car has been going well. I just had that small little moment in Kuri Bush there which buggered the car up for the last couple of stages.

“It is going really well – compared to the same car we had two years ago – it is handling so well.

“A good clean day so hopefully the same tomorrow.”

Despite having the rally in control Paddon is promising not to back it off as he continues to set himself challenges.

“We are just doing our own thing and that has been the same since the first stage. There are stage records out there; I have personal goals as well. I just want to keep pushing and build things up for when I go back overseas.”

Paddon leads the Subaru of 2015 series champion Ben Hunt, who fought his way back superbly after he incurred a time penalty of 50 seconds earlier in the day. Hunt and co-driver Tony Rawstrom had a couple of gremlins in their car and were late checking into stage three, which brought about the penalty.

But Hunt responded brilliantly in the afternoon stages to make back that lost time and overhaul a number of his rivals.

“It gave us something to fight back for,” he said. “I love chasing people down. I had a ball out there. The car is handling fantastic and everything is going good.

“Once we fine-tune some of these little starting problems we will be away.

“We will just go out there like we did today, not take any risks or anything.”

Matt and Nicole Summerfield had a mixed day in their debut outing in the Ralliart New Zealand Mitsubishi Mirage. Summerfield took a little while to get to grips with the car after the off-season switch from his older generation Subaru and struggled to be at his best. The Rangiora-based driver found some more pace later in the day and managed to work his way into a top three position by the day’s end some 38.5s behind Hunt.

A resurgent Emma Gilmour finished the day fourth overall in her Suzuki after a trouble-free day alongside co-driver Anthony McLaughlin. The local driver is just 2.2s behind Summerfield and spent the majority of the day inside the top three.

Graham Featherstone and Dave Devonport were fifth in the Mitsubishi after a solid day while Dylan Turner and Malcolm Read had an up-and-down day in the Audi, including a couple of spins.

Josh Marston and Andrew Graves completed a solid day in the Holden Barina to hold down seventh while Grant Blackberry and Ric Chalmers impressed in driving their Mitsubishi to eighth overall.

Citroen WRC star Mads Ostberg and co-driver Stephane Prevot endured a difficult opening to the rally when an axel broke on their Ford Escort, forcing Ostberg to stop the car early in the opening stage of the day. He was able to repair the car and rejoin the rally much to the delight of the big crowds out in the stages.

Dylan Thompson and Amy Hudson showed superb pace on the famous Kuri Bush test – finishing eighth overall – to lead the NZRC 2WD class by a comfortable margin at the end of day one. They were chased home by David Taylor and Jared Hudson were in second with Amy Keighley and Andrew Smith third.

Wayne Pittams and Chris Davison led category three for the day while they were second to Thompson and Hudson in the MotorSport NZ 2WD championship.

In the Gull Rally Challenge 4WD class Blackberry triumphed over James Mitchell and Matt Hayes. New Caledonia’s Eugene Creugnet and Philippe Delrieu were third in a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 9.

Marcus van Klink and co-driver Dave Neill won the Gull Rally Challenge 2WD class in the Mazda RX8 ahead of Deane Buist and Karl Celeste in the Volkswagen Golf GTi while four-time national champion Bruce Herbert and co-driver Bevan Parker were third in the Mitsubishi Lancer EX Turbo.

Gareth McLachlan and Tanya Jackson finished first in Group A while David and Liam Gee finished in the runner-up spot. Eight further stages await drivers on Sunday.

The 2018 New Zealand Rally Championship is proudly supported by Brian Green Property Group, Gull New Zealand, Dunlop New Zealand, Hella New Zealand and Stadium Finance.

Recent Results
1New ZealandHayden Paddon2:23:28.8
2New ZealandBen Hunt+8:27.7
3New ZealandMatt Summerfield+11:02.6
4New ZealandJosh Marston+12:32.9
5New ZealandGraham Featherstone+12:33.7
6New ZealandRaana Horan+14:56.2
7New ZealandGrant Blackberry+15:07.9
8New ZealandRegan Ross+15:40.7
9New ZealandMarcus Van Klink+16:44.6
10New ZealandDeane Buist+17:21.7
11New ZealandBruce Herbert+18:01.9
12New ZealandJohn Silcock+18:08.7
13New ZealandJeff Judd+18:32.1
14New ZealandJames Mitchell+19:03.3
15New ZealandDave Strong+20:10.1
16New ZealandBrent Taylor+20:34.7
17New CaledoniaEugene Creugnet+21:08.5
18New ZealandSean Haggerty+22:01.6
19AustraliaStewart Reid+22:19.4
20New ZealandEmma Gilmour+22:52.6
21New ZealandRay Wilson+23:48.2
22New ZealandAnthony Jones+24:26.1
23AustraliaGrant Walker+24:45.4
24New ZealandDavid Gee+25:38.0
25New ZealandGraham Ferguson+25:38.9
26New ZealandPeter Scharmach+26:21.1
27New ZealandDylan Thomson+26:23.9
28New ZealandLeon Styles+28:02.3
29New ZealandWayne Pittams+28:11.8
30New ZealandPhil Collins+29:27.4
31New ZealandJason Keach+30:28.3
32New ZealandAndy Martin+30:28.6
33New ZealandMike Sheehan+30:31.7
34New ZealandAllan Dippie+30:51.3
35AustraliaPeter Sims+31:28.3
36New ZealandStewart Thorp+33:05.1
37New ZealandDavid Taylor+37:11.9
38New ZealandIan Warren+37:35.8
39New ZealandRon Davey+37:59.7
40New ZealandDeborah Kibble+38:16.1
41New ZealandDean McCrostie+38:45.2
42New ZealandBrodie Anderson+39:02.4
43AustraliaBruce Field+39:05.9
44New ZealandAdam Fisher+40:33.9
45New ZealandEddie Gray+41:05.3
46New ZealandPaul McCulla+41:06.0
47New ZealandIan Elliot+41:46.6
48New ZealandCarl Rabbidge+42:00.3
49New ZealandAndrew Gillies+43:04.4
50New ZealandRaimon Wilkinson+43:12.2
51New ZealandJack Williamson+44:26.8
52New ZealandDavid Scoles+45:00.2
53New ZealandJeff Ward+45:36.2
54New ZealandSteve Harper+46:19.4
55New ZealandRichard Ford+46:33.3
56New ZealandMiles McElwain+56:07.0
57New ZealandGreg Keen+59:14.4
58New ZealandColin Tubb+59:49.9
59New ZealandAmy Keighley+1:02:21.1
60PhilippinesPaolo Santos+1:23:34.7
61New ZealandBrynley Smith+35:18.6
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2EstoniaOtt Tanak+36.1
3BelgiumThierry Neuville+1:07.5
4SpainDaniel Sordo+2:02.6
5United KingdomElfyn Evans+2:06.1
6FinlandEsapekka Lappi+2:33.5
7NorwayAndreas Mikkelsen+2:43.4
8Czech RepublicJan Kopecky+10:34.8
9United KingdomKris Meeke+10:40.5
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12FranceYoann Bonato+18:07.5
13United KingdomGus Greensmith+20:08.6
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18FranceJean Baptiste Franceschi+29:36.0
19FranceTerry Folb+30:09.7
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24IrelandCallum Devine+36:00.8
25EstoniaKen Torn+36:13.8
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27FranceFrancois Fraymouth+39:23.6
28FrancePhilippe Gache+39:40.3
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30FrancePierre Marc Nannucci+41:08.1
31FranceArmando Pereira+41:55.9
32GermanyJulius Tannert+42:32.6
33SpainNil Solans Baldo+43:15.7
34JapanTakamoto Katsuta+43:23.7
35ChileEmilio Andres Fernandez Piraino+43:30.6
36United KingdomTom Williams+44:32.7
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38FranceJulien Filippi+47:08.6
39ItalyAndrea Modanesi+49:11.1
40FranceCedric Cardi+49:17.4
41FranceEric Filippi+49:54.1
42FranceThierry Agostini+50:29.8
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44FrancePaul Andre Mariani+52:18.6
45BelgiumAmaury Molle+53:13.9
46FranceThomas Argenti+54:41.6
47JapanHiroki Arai+55:39.9
48FranceRomain Rouanet+57:46.7
49FranceGuillaume Lafitte+58:39.0
50FranceAurelien Lafont+59:07.2
51New ZealandDavid Holder+1:01:05.1
52FranceMathieu Franceschi+1:01:53.1
53FranceFlorian Picchioni+1:02:22.0
54FranceLaura Salini+1:04:20.9
55FranceVincent Legrand+1:07:33.0
56FranceRomain Defendini+1:08:18.3
57FranceAlain Mari+1:09:54.0
58FrancePatrice Launay+1:10:05.5
59FranceKathia Renucci+1:10:14.7
60FranceCamille Gubernati+1:10:35.8
61FranceXavier Donati+1:15:40.0
62TaiwanDai Wei Yein+1:23:30.5
63FranceRobert Larose+1:31:29.8
64FrancePaul Gardere+1:32:06.6
65FranceNicolas D'ulivo+1:34:41.7
66FrancePierre Kemp+1:38:50.6
67FranceAlain Di Paolo+1:40:05.2
68FranceClaude Bensimon+1:40:54.1
69FranceBouchta Bernous+1:48:52.1
70FrancePatrick Marchand+1:49:11.8
1New ZealandBodie Reading1:05:08.1
2New ZealandBen Newman+5:36.6
3New ZealandStephen Turner+5:53.1
4New ZealandNic Grave+5:53.5
5New ZealandScott Newman+8:27.6
6New ZealandNathan Roddan+9:09.5
7New ZealandAndrew Morris+9:51.6
8New ZealandMark Kyle+9:54.0
9New ZealandTroy Johnson+11:00.1
10New ZealandRichard Fincham+11:10.7
11New ZealandPeter Nunn+13:50.3
12New ZealandStewart Paine+14:06.0
13New ZealandWilliam Fulton+14:31.6
14New ZealandJohn Lakeland+25:49.3
15New ZealandCraig Wright+34:53.0
16New ZealandElliot Richie+37:36.7
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2018 Points
1FranceSébastien Ogier84
2BelgiumThierry Neuville67
3EstoniaOtt Tänak45
4NorwayAndreas Mikkelsen41
5FinlandEsapekka Lappi36
5United KingdomKris Meeke36
7FinlandJari-Matti Latvala31
8New ZealandDani Sordo30
9IrelandCraig Breen20
10United KingdomElfyn Evans18
11New ZealandSébastien Loeb15
12New ZealandHayden Paddon10
13New ZealandMads Ostberg8
14FranceBryan Bouffier4
15Czech RepublicJan Kopecký1
1Jamie Whincup658
2David Reynolds647
2Scott McLaughlin647
4James Courtney624
5Shane Van Gisbergen618
6Craig Lowndes597
7Scott Pye589
8Nick Percat505
9Chaz Mostert494
10Tim Slade479
11Fabian Coulthard473
12Garth Tander471
13Mark Winterbottom461
14Cameron Waters424
15Michael Caruso379
16Will Davison376
17Rick Kelly325
18Anton de Pasquale314
19Lee Holdsworth306
20Simona De Silvesta213
1New ZealandHayden Paddon44
2New ZealandBen Hunt36
3New ZealandMatt Summerfield28
4New ZealandGraham Featherstone22
5New ZealandJosh Marston21
6New ZealandEmma Gilmour17
6New ZealandRaana Horan17
8New ZealandRegan Ross16
9New ZealandJohn Silcock15
10New ZealandDave Strong14
11New ZealandDylan Thomson12
12New ZealandWayne Pittams11
13New ZealandAndy Martin10
14New ZealandDavid Taylor9
15New ZealandJack Williamson8
16New ZealandAmy Keighley7
1New ZealandMatt Summerfield60
2New ZealandJosh Marston44
3New ZealandJeff Judd39
4New ZealandRegan Ross36
5New ZealandMarcus Van Klink35
6New ZealandDavid Quantock32
7New ZealandDeane Buist29
8New ZealandDarren Galbraith28
9New ZealandJohn Silcock27
10New ZealandSean Haggerty22
10New ZealandGraham Ferguson22
12New ZealandDylan Cameron21
13New ZealandBrad Harris20
14New ZealandRichard Bateman18
15New ZealandJohn Giltrap14
16New ZealandDavid Gee13
17New ZealandDylan Thomson12
17New ZealandMike Sheehan12
19New ZealandStewart Thorp11
19New ZealandPhil Collins11