Entries flood in for Otago Rally

The 2008 Rally of Otago may be still three months away, but that hasn’t stopped a record number of early entries for this year’s event, scheduled for May 10 and 11.

Already nearly 60 competitors have registered their intention to compete in the Dunedin-based rally, including 10 from Australia, one entry from the Philippines, and high-profile entries from Finland and France.

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Michèle Mouton for Otago Classic Rally in 2008

Michele MoutonThe world’s best known, and most successful, female rally driver, Michèle Mouton, will be the drawcard entry in the 2008 Dunlop Classic Rally of Otago, driving a Ford Escort RS1800 for the Rossendale Rally Team.

For five years now, the Rossendale Team have been working in a very successful partnership with the event organisers to bring high profile European drivers to what is now regarded as the Southern Hemisphere's premier classic rallying events.

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Dunlop commit to Otago Classic Rally

Long-term sponsor, Dunlop, have re-affirmed their commitment to the Otago Classic Rally for 2008.

Major sponsor of the Otago Classic Rally since 2002, Dunlop’s support of the most popular classic rally in the southern hemisphere has enabled investment in the growth of the event. This investment has seen many star drivers from Europe competing, and has helped increase television coverage, both nationally and internationally.

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Gore duo capture Southern Rally Series

Gore duo Andrew Graves and Kevin Laird captured the overall drivers and co-drivers titles respectively when the Laird Motorsport Southern Rally Series was decided at the Catlins Coast Rally recently.
The series is contested at the three major rallies in the southern region each year - the Rally Of Otago, Rally Of Southland and Catlins Coast Rally -by drivers and co-drivers who reside in the area.

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