World Rally Championship

Rally New Zealand

Rally New Zealand


A Brief History Of Rally New Zealand

The Propecia Rally of New Zealand is the oldest WRC event to be held in the Southern Hemisphere. Rally New Zealand was first held in Taupo in 1969 and was subsequently staged in Canterbury before moving back to the North Island in 1971. The rally was included as a round of the World Championship in 1977.

Rally New Zealand is famous for its fast flowing gravel roads which carry the competitors through forests and alongside the impressive New Zealand coastline.
Previous Winners Of Rally New Zealand

Year
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
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1980
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1976
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1973
1972
1971
1970
1969
Driver
Sébastien Loeb
Marcus Grönholm
Marcus Gronholm
Sébastien Loeb
Petter Solberg
Marcus Gronholm
Marcus Gronholm
Richard Burns
Marcus Grönholm
Tommi Makinen
Carlos Sainz
Kenneth Eriksson
Richard Burns
Colin McRae
Colin McRae
Colin McRae
Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz
Carlos Sainz
Ingvar Carlsson
Josef Haider
Franz Witman
Juha Kankkunen
Timo Salonen
Stig Blomqvist
Walter Rohrl
Bjorn Waldegard
Jim Donald
Timo Salonen
Hannu Mikkola
Russell Brookes
Fulvio Bacchelli
Andrew Cowan
Mike Marshall
Hannu Mikkola
Andrew Cowan
Bruce Hodgson
Paul Adams
Grady Thompson
Codriver
Daniel Elena
Timo Rautiainen
Timo Rautianen
Daniel Elena
Phil Mills
Timo Rautianen
Timo Rautianen
Robert Reid
Timo Rautianen
Risto Mannisenmaki
Luis Moya
Staffan Parmander
Robert Reid
Derek Ringer
Derek Ringer
Derek Ringer
Luis Moya
Luis Moya
Luis Moya
Per Carlsson
Seppo Harjanne
Jorg Pattermann
Juha Pironen
Seppo Harjanne
Bjorn Cederberg
Christian Geistdorfer
Hans Thorszelius
Kevin Lancaster
Seppo Harjanne
Arne Hertz
Chris Porter
Francesco Rossetti
Jim Scott
Arthur McWatt
Jim Porter
Jim Scott
Mike Marshall
Don Fenwick
Rick Rimmer
Vehicle
Citroën C4 WRC
Ford Focus WRC
Ford Focus WRC
Citroën Xsara WRC
Subaru Impreza WRC 04
Peugeot 206 WRC
Peugeot 206 WRC
Subaru Impreza WRC
Peugeot 206 WRC
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
Toyota Corolla WRC
Subaru Impreza 555
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III
Subaru Impreza 555
Subaru Impreza 555
Subaru Legacy RS
Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD
Toyota Celica GT-Four
Toyota Celica GT-Four
Mazda 323 4WD
Opel Kadett GSi 16V
Lancia Delta HF 4W
Peugeot 205 T 16E2
Peugeot 205 T 16
Audi Quattro
Lancia Rally
Toyota Celica
Ford Escort RS
Datsun 160J
Ford Escort RS
Ford Escort RS
Fiat Abarth 131
Hillman Avenger
Ford Escort RS 1800
Ford Escort RS 1600
BLMC Mini 1275 GT
Ford Cortina-Lotus
BMW 2002
Holden Monaro