Big names head DriveSouth Otago Rally entry list

Block Whangarei 200The entry list for the 2015 Otago Rally has been released, with nearly 80 cars to contest the event over the weekend of May 8-10.

Heading the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship list is American superstar Ken Block, while Scotland’s Alister McRae and World Championship driver Hayden Paddon will battle it out for honours in the Stadium Cars SsangYong Otago Classic Rally.

Dinner with the Otago Rally stars

Alister McRae headshot 200Competitors, service crews, officials and rally fans are invited to attend a “Dinner with the Rally Stars” ahead of this year’s Otago Rally in Dunedin.

Paddon returns for Otago Classic Rally

New Zealand’s home-grown World Rally Championship star, Hayden Paddon, has confirmed his entry in May’s Otago International Classic Rally, with regular co-driver John Kennard alongside.

The factory Hyundai driver will compete in the classic rally for the third time, once again driving the Stadium Finance BDA.

McRae back for 2015 Otago Classic Rally

Alister McRae 200Former World Rally Championship star, Alister McRae, will bring his Ford Escort RS1800 to contest this year’s Stadium Cars Otago International Classic Rally.

The Scotsman, who now lives in Perth on Australia’s west coast, won the 1995 British Rally Championship, before moving into the WRC where he contested 78 events for factory teams such as Subaru, Hyundai and Mitsubishi.

 

Get social with #otagorally2015

Auriol Day 1 200Organisers of the Otago Rally are encouraging competitors, spectators and rally fans to join the social media revolution by using an official hashtag for this year’s event.

With Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat now a part of everyday life for many of the population, the Otago Rally is embracing the technology.