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Rally Otago

16 - 18 Apr '2021

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Dunedin  Rally Otago

The Dunedin Otago Rally is the first round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. This component of the event features New Zealand’s leading competitors in modern, state-of-the-art 4WD turbo rally cars, including the new and exciting AP4 cars.

The event also incorporates the International Classic Otago Rally, for pre-1982, 2WD cars. This event has grown in leaps and bounds since its inception in 1997, to the point where it is the leading event of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.

16 Apr - 18 Apr RALLY OTAGO
LOCATION DUNEDIN
TIME ZONE +12:00
STAGES 18
DISTANCE 280KM
SURFACE GRAVEL
RESULTS

2019 1st
2018 1st
2016 1st

MAP

RACE VIDEOS

Onboard of Famous Kuri Bush stage

2018 Event highlights

WRC NEWS FEED

Fast Facts

  • Opening round of 2020 New Zealand Rally Championship
  • Incorporates one of the biggest classic rally's in Southern Hemisphere and includes an entry list of up to 140 cars. 
  • Was Hayden's first NZRC rally in 2006 and first NZRC podium in 2007.
  • Saturdays popular street stage around the industrial streets of Dunedin is a fan favourite. 

Iconic Stage

  • Kuri Bush - now world reknown and most drivers favourite stage, including Hayden. A mix of Finland and New Zealand together, this rollercoaster stage keeps driver and co-driver on edge for the entire 15km.

Highlights

  • Hayden and John have won this rally 7 times together and is one of Hayden's favourite rally's in the world
  • A new seeding system takes place this year with the Classics cars opening the road in reverse order (approx 50 cars) before the NZRC cars

Challenge

  • Generally a fast rally with many blind crests. Accurate pace notes and commitment is key on such an event
  • Longer forestry stages can be hard for car and drivers, this year with Berwick forest at 42km being run twice!
  • Early April means rally can be hot, dry and dusty, or very wet and muddy.

Car Setup

  • Gravel setup, setup for fast conditions and generally lower ride height
  • Low tyre wear so softer compound tyres can be used, especially on colder morning starts.

What´s new for 2020

  • a two-day, all daylight format will be employed, with around 280km of special stages.
  • Up to 90% of the route will be on fast, public roads, with the balance of stages taking place on good forestry roads.

Results

2019 
1st - Hayden Paddon/John Kennard, Hyundai AP4

2018
1st - Hayden Paddon/John Kennard, Hyundai AP4

2016
1st - Hayden Paddon/John Kennard, Hyundai AP4