New Zealand Rallying: Moloney preparing for 38.26km stage on this weekend’s Copthorne Bay of Islands Far North Rally

New Zealand Rallying: Moloney preparing for 38.26km stage on this weekend’ Copthorne Bay of Islands Far North Rally

Noel Moloney will contest one of the longest rally stages in his career on this weekend’s Copthorne Bay of Islands Far North Rally on Saturday

The rally makes a welcome return after a two-year hiatus as a result of the pandemic.

Moloney and his driver David Sievers have entered the event as a shakedown for the following weekend’s Rally of the Bay of Plenty.  

The Copthorne Bay of Islands Far North Rally starts from Williams Street Carpark in Paihia at 0700  on Saturday morning.

The first car is scheduled to arrive back at the Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Waitangi at around 1555. 

In between will crews will tackle eight special stages ranging in length from 9.69 kilometres to the mammoth 38.26 km Mobil Kaitaia Duncan Loop Stage Three north-east of Kaitaia.

The longest stage in last weekend’s Safari Rally was the 31.25km Kedong stage which is the longest stage in a WRC event so far this year.


 

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