Firstly, my deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Royce Watson, who was tragically killed last weekend doing one of the things he loved most – rallying. The thoughts of all of us are with you and Royce’s nephew Steven, who was injured in the crash; we wish him a speedy recovery.
Royce, 54, was a stalwart of the Canterbury rallying scene and made a tremendous contribution to the sport over the past 20-odd years. He will be greatly missed.
With the governance review underway, changes could be on the horizon, so it’s important all clubs are represented at the AGCM on 24-25 May. There are still tables left for the awards dinner on the Saturday evening – contact MSNZ office on (04) 815 8015 for more info.
Before that, with the rally season now in full swing, NZ welcomes a fantastic mix of local and international drivers to this weekend’s International Rally of Whangarei. It’s magnificent to see that the popularity of well-managed events such as this continue to attract top talent from around the world.
Targa is another example – with Leigh Hopper pipping Tony Quinn to clinch this year’s Targa Rotorua. Well done to Steven Zammit, who claimed another well-earned Super Truck title in Taupo.
Elsewhere around the country, it’s great to see local events enjoying healthy turnouts of both competitors and spectators. The Ashburton Street Sprints were a resounding success and there are plenty more events coming up. So head out and enjoy your motorsport!
AJ and Brad Lauder – brothers of speed Click here for full story
Strong turnout confirmed for International Rally of Whangarei Click here for full story
Hopper claims Targa Rotorua, as Quinn loses power Click here for full story
Zammit seals Super Trucks title Click here for full story
‘Master vs. apprentice’ showdown poised for Pukekohe SuperTourers round Click here for full story
Ashburton Street Sprints dazzle locals Click here for full story
Autocross alive and kicking in Canterbury Click here for full story
Certificates of Description – some history, facts and useful information Click here for full story