2015 Otago Rally offerings

Once again the Otago Rally lived up to expectations with a fantastic battle for the lead and an historic win by New Zealand WRC star Hayden Paddon. Peter Whitten takes a look at some of the more interest aspects of the 2015 event, and on the state of New Zealand rallying.

Paddon takes historic Otago Classic Rally win

Hayden and John win Otago Rally 200World Rally Championship star, Hayden Paddon, has blitzed the field in the Stadium Cars Otago International Classic Rally, finishing more than 11 minutes ahead of his nearest rival.

Paddon dominates opening day of Otago Classic Rally

Hayden Paddon SS5 200World Rally Championship star Hayden Paddon has dominated the first day of the Stadium Cars Otago International Classic Rally, finishing the day over a minute and a half in front of Scotsman Alister McRae.

Campbell leads after dramatic opening day at Otago Rally

Dylan Campbell 200Tauranga’s Phil Campbell holds a narrow lead after a dramatic opening day of the Drivesouth Otago Rally, the second round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Campbell and co-driver Venita Fabbro’s Mitsubishi Evo 9 sit 16.4 seconds ahead of Kiwi World Rally Championship driver Hayden Paddon/John Kennard BDA, with Lance Williams/Crunch Bennett third in their Subaru Impreza.

All set for 2015 Otago Rally

Ken Block shakedown 200The 2015 Otago Rally gets underway tonight in the centre of Dunedin, after two days of perfect weather for competitors as they completed their pre-event reconnaissance.