For the second time in RDRC we will visit New Zealand, but this time it's more traditional New Zealand rally stages. The roads feels like they've been made specially for rally, not for everyday use. They flow, they invite to dancing with your car, and they have an amazing scenery. If you have time to look at that while driving... After the insanely fast Rally Spain, this rally will bring somewhat more sane speeds, and the most generous amount of services for the season. Which can be a blessing and a curse! Almost 140km of special stages on the smoothest gravel roads RDRC have to offer will certainly be a fantastic experience for all the drivers!
After a slight change in the standings after the tarmac made a difference in Spain, we are not any closer to any drivers taking any class-titles early. The fight for the titles and podiums are raging on, both overall and in the different classes. We didn't get an outright RDRC-2 win last time out, and while it looks unlikely that it will happen this season it is certainly possible. The last time RDRC visited New Zealand it was the same feeling, but that gave MINI and Emil Pribanic their only overall-win, so this is a rally that can throw up a surprise or three!
To read more about New Zealand, how Spain unfolded, a feature on our perennial runner-up driver and more, take a look at our Rally Magazine for New Zealand.
View the New Zealand Edition of the RDRC Rally Magazine here.
Download the New Zealand Edition of the RDRC Rally Magazine here (32mb)
RDRC Rally Magazine is designed and developed by: RACEM (Jack Hintz), Ole Marius Myrvold and Michael Nelson