Kerry interest in New Zealand rallying resume this weekend

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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