New Zealand Rally Diary by Noel Moloney

New Zealand Rally Diary by Noel Moloney

Photos by Geoff Ridder and Matt Smith

It has been a busy few weeks for New Zealand-based Duagh man Noel Moloney

He double co-drove on the Northern Rally Sprint earlier this month and is preparing for round two of the New Zealand Rally Championship this weekend

He tells his story to Kerry Motorsport News

Driver One in Northern Rally Sprint

“Me and Samuel Broadbent were ready for the day ahead which was held in atrocious conditions.

Started out on the first run with a decent time of 6.42 on the first run.

“It was quite slippery over the first run but on the second run we got down to 6.26

“Down to the third run, we lost a few seconds to put us down to 6.29 not sure where we lost the time because it felt ok, but it still was a good day.

“Samuel has a lot of talent. He is only 20.  He has a lot to give in rallying in the future. It was my second time sitting with Samuel and I am really enjoying doing the rallysprint season with him.”

Driver two Northern Rallysprint

“Also on the day I was doing double duties sitting with Wayne Pittams in the Millington-powered Escort.

“I have a big love for these cars and it was great to sit with Wayne on the day coming away with third in the class and 11th overall.

“Cheers Wayne once again for having me in the co-driver’s seat.

New Zealand Rally Championship

“This weekend, back to the Skoda R5 for Rally Whangārei, the second round of the Brian Green New Zealand Rally Championship.

“Big shout out to Bevan for preparing the car and Leon, Andy and Cody for helping behind the scenes.

“Myself and Clinton Cunningham are ready for the challenge ahead with 18 classic stages over two days covering 254 kms of stages. The goal is to finish, to get more seat time and bag points by being consistent throughout the two days.”

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