Rally New Zealand hits Raglan on Sunday. If fast cars are your thing then make sure you’re in town to watch all the action.
Rally New Zealand is the longest running world championship event in both New Zealand and the Southern Hemisphere. It was first been included as a round of the World Rally Championship in 1977. Since then its status has grown internationally, with the 2001 event being awarded the WRC Rally of the Year award. This is the 40th year of the championship.
On Sunday the rally will be in Raglan for the final four special stages of the three-day event before it returns to Auckland for a ceremonial finish on Viaduct Harbour.
Timetable for Day 3 Sunday 9 May — Raglan
SS18 Te Hutewai 1: First Car in action 8:30am
SS19 Repco Whaanga Coast 1: 9:11am
Service Raglan — Meet the drivers: 9:56am
This year the top 10 of the 56 vehicles competing — the World Championship Rally cars — will be serviced downtown instead of at the traditional roped-off area at the airfield.
The area between Bow Street and the Bankart Street roundabout will be turned into a “remote service” point giving locals a chance to meet top international competitors.
SS20 Te Hutewai 2: 10:51am
SS21 Repco Whaanga Coast 2: 11:24am
Service Queens Wharf: 2:17pm
Ceremonial Finish Viaduct Harbour, Auckland City: 3:00pm
Tickets for all three days of Rally New Zealand are available from all Repco stores in New Zealand, online at www.repco.co.nz, and from the prime spectator areas and the Hampton Downs Super Special CARnival from Friday April 16th at stores and online from Monday April 19th.
When accompanied by a ticket-purchasing adult, children under the age of 15 have free entry to all Rally New Zealand stages on all days.
Gold pass – $75
A gold pass is your best ticket to the entire event, and includes a free official programme and rally map. Enjoy the action on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with access to all prime spectator areas including the Hampton Downs Super Special CARnival with this one pass, and save $10.
Day pass – $20
This provides access to all prime spectator areas and on stages on the designated day, except the Hampton Downs Super Special CARnival on Saturday which requires a separate pass.
Saturday 8 May
Franklin / North Waikato SS 10 — 12/ SS 14 – 16
Day pass $20 also features competitors in the Possum Bourne Memorial Trophy Rally
Sunday 9 May
Raglan SS 18 — 21
Day pass $20