Rally New Zealand
The rally was first included as a round of the World Rally Championship in 1977. Auckland has hosted the majority of Rally New Zealand events, however since 2006 the event has been based in Hamilton, with the service park, parc ferme and the super special stage all being located at the Mystery Creek Events Centre. Rally New Zealand is famous for its fast flowing gravel roads which carry the competitors through forests and alongside the impressive New Zealand coastline.
The WRC teams voted Propecia Rally New Zealand "Rally of the Year" in 2001. The 2007 Rally New Zealand ended with the closest-ever finish in the history of the World Rally Championship. After over 350 competitive kilometres, only 0.3 seconds separated the winner Marcus Grönholm and second-placed Sébastien Loeb.
*, denotes years when Rally New Zealand was not part of the World Rally Championship
|5||Marcus Grönholm||2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007|
|4||Carlos Sainz||1990, 1991, 1992, 1998|
|3||Sébastien Loeb||2005, 2008, 2012|
|Colin McRae||1993, 1994, 1995|
|Hayden Paddon||2011, 2017, 2018|
|2||Andrew Cowan||1972, 1976|
|Hannu Mikkola||1973, 1979|
|Timo Salonen||1980, 1985|
|Richard Burns||1996, 2001|
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