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Gold Rush Rally Of Coromandel

18 August 2018

The Coromandel Peninsula will play host to a round of the 2018 New Zealand Rally Championship on the 18th August, with the organisational team behind Rally New Zealand linking with the Thames-Coromandel District council to base an event from the seaside township of Whitianga.

The rally will be based at the Mercury Bay Sports Multi-Sport Park, which will host Rally HQ and the Service Park. Competition will take place over 135 kilometres of special stage on forestry and public roads around the Mercury Bay region. The event will feature gravel roads in the area, some of which were last used for rallying on the 1979 International Motogard Rally of NZ. The event will provide a stunning and backdrop for round 5 of the 20178 NZ Rally Championship.