Rally New Zealand (2022)
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WRC returned for the Repco Rally New Zealand after a ten-year hiatus to see a new world champion crowned.
New Zealand finally returned to the World Rally Championship at the third time of asking and its perfect gravel roads delivered. Its comeback will forever be etched in history as the place where the WRC crowed its new youngest ever world champion Kalle Rovanpera. Autosport reviews the highs, lows, turning points, close calls and heartbreak from a memorable Rally New Zealand
Kalle Rovanpera’s coronation as the new World Rally Championship king had been a long time coming, only to be postponed by hiccups in Belgium and Greece. But at Rally New Zealand the “Full Send” Finn demonstrated exactly how he's been able to rewrite the rallying record book as he stormed to victory to become the youngest ever world champion
Alister McRae believes his late brother Colin McRae would have looked on with amazement at seeing Kalle Rovanpera eclipse his record as youngest ever world rally champion.
Toyota’s Esapekka Lappi says Kalle Rovanpera’s World Rally Championship success is a big moment for rallying, and hopes his team-mate can become the WRC’s answer to Max Verstappen.
Kalle Rovanpera says he is proud to make World Rally Championship history by becoming the category's youngest ever champion.
Toyota World Rally Championship boss Jari-Matti Latvala wanted to cry after witnessing “superhero” Kalle Rovanpera end Finland’s 20-year wait for a world rally champion.
Kalle Rovanpera has become the youngest ever world rally champion after claiming a dominant sixth win of the season at Rally New Zealand.
Kalle Rovanpera has edged closer to securing a dominant Rally New Zealand victory and a potential World Rally Championship title success on Sunday morning.
Kalle Rovanpera says he keeping his emotions in check as the Toyota driver closes in on sealing a historic maiden World Rally Championship title at Rally New Zealand.
Hyundai Motorsport has been hit with a fresh batch of hybrid boost time penalties at Rally New Zealand, with all three drivers penalised for infringements.
Elfyn Evans has retired from Saturday's action at Rally New Zealand due to roll cage damage suffered in a crash from the lead of the World Rally Championship event.
Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera stormed to the Rally New Zealand lead after team-mate Elfyn Evans crashed during a hectic Saturday morning that was shortened due to a red flag.
Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera has become the third World Rally Championship driver hit with a time penalty for a hybrid boost infringement at Rally New Zealand.
Ott Tanak has lost the early lead at Rally New Zealand in the World Rally Championship after being given a five-second penalty for overusing hybrid boost on the opening stage.
M-Sport boss Richard Millener was surprised to see Craig Breen crash out of the Rally New Zealand lead battle, and is keen to understand the reason behind it.
Reigning Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen admitted he was “living my dream” after an impressive start to his World Rally Championship debut at Rally New Zealand.
Ott Tanak ended the longest day of the World Rally Championship season with a 0.2-second lead over Toyota’s Elfyn Evans following a drama-filled Friday at Rally New Zealand.
Hyundai’s Ott Tanak ended a wet Friday morning with the Rally New Zealand lead after an intense tussle with M-Sport’s Craig Breen.
Hyundai’s Ott Tanak has grabbed an early lead at Rally New Zealand after winning a tricky opening World Rally Championship super special stage from M-Sport’s Craig Breen.
World Rally Championship drivers have found themselves searching YouTube for old footage to help them prepare for Rally New Zealand, which returns this weekend after a 10-year hiatus.
Kalle Rovanpera says the need for a “proper weekend” after two “shit” World Rally Championship events is his main aim at Rally New Zealand, where he could seal the title.
M-Sport has withdrawn Adrien Fourmaux’s entry from next week’s Rally New Zealand but has confirmed the Frenchman will rejoin the World Rally Championship in Spain next month.