Category Archives: Team and Event News

Cody Crocker joins Japanese team for Int’l Rally of Queensland return

Four-time FIA Asia Pacific Rally Champion (APRC) Cody Crocker will return to the International Rally of Queensland on 13-1 5 May as the star of a three-car team from Japan.

Crocker, with champion co-driver Ben Atkinson, will drive a Subaru Impreza WRX for Cusco Racing after spending the past year out of regular competition.

Also in the team will be Rifat Sungkar of Indonesia, in a Mitsubishi Lancer, and Japanese driver Akira Bamba, under the Cusco Proton Junior Team banner. Continue reading Cody Crocker joins Japanese team for Int’l Rally of Queensland return

Victory for Reeves at Targa Wrest Point

Australia’s top young international rally driver, Brendan Reeves, has again shown his versatility and talent, winning the Showroom class at Targa Wrest Point at the weekend by a comfortable margin. Driving a Mazda3 MPS for Mazda Motorsport, Brendan set the pace early on Day One of the two-day tarmac rally, taking a 49sec lead on the first stage of the day. He then drove faultlessly for the day’s remaining six stages, winning every stage, and finishing the day with a lead of 02min 48sec. Continue reading Victory for Reeves at Targa Wrest Point

Local drivers aim for glory in Qatar International Rally

Local drivers will be bidding for glory when the Qatar International Rally kick-starts the 2011 FIA Middle East Rally Championship on Friday and Saturday (4 – 5 February).

The Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) have laid on a revised all-desert route, consisting of 12 special stages and 269 competitive kilometres to test the 24 starters to the limit. Continue reading Local drivers aim for glory in Qatar International Rally

Boosted octane rating for Rally New Zealand in 2011

Sub-titled ‘High Octane at Hampton’, this year’s Rally New Zealand features a fresh rally-plus-race blend of action for motorsport fans of all ages.

A two-day Rally New Zealand takes place on 7 and 8 May 2011 with the rally headquarters and service park located at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, midway between Auckland and Hamilton. Continue reading Boosted octane rating for Rally New Zealand in 2011