Kerry in New Zealand rallying resumes this weekend.
Targa Bambina takes place in the Hamilton area travels through the Waitomo, Otorohanga, Waipa, South Waikato and Matamata- Piako districts on Saturday and Sunday.
It finishes in Hamilton on Sunday evening after covering over 260.66km of closed tarmac roads.
Duagh co-driver Noel Moloney has teamed up with Troy Smith and the pair will drive a Volkswagen Golf on the event.
It is Moloney’s first event this year and his first Targa event in New Zealand.
A targa rally is a unique form of motorsport where purpose-built rally cars compete on sealed roads closed for competition. Starting at 30-second intervals, cars race against the clock with the winner being the fastest car over all stages – as such no different to stage rallying in Ireland. In New Zealand stage rallying is confined to privately owned forest roads but a targe is a neat work-around.
Smith is a former New Zealand National Historic Co-Driver Champion (2011) alongside his father Garry in a Ford Escort BDG.
Like Moloney this is his first Targa.
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