The Dunedin Isuzu Otago Rally is the first round of the 2019 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.
The 2019 event, to be held from April 12-14, will be preceded be reconnaissance on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, and a ceremonial rally start in Dunedin’s centre, The Octagon, on Friday night.
The event is round one of the 2019 New Zealand Rally Championship and this championship is recognised as one of strongest worldwide. There will several former champions competing, including current Hyundai factory driver, Hayden Paddon.
The Rally of Otago also incorporates the ‘Allcomers Rally of Otago’. This is a separate event targeted at locals who have cars that are not eligible for either the Classic or NZRC events.
For more information about the event please visit www.otagorally.com.
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Images courtesy of Peter Whitten & Otago Rally