Finnish World Rally Championship (WRC) star Mikko Hirvonen
will contest next year's Stadium Cars International Classic
Rally of Otago, in what is a huge coup for the Dunedin event,
announced worldwide today.
Shredded wet tyres still steaming, it was a relieved and
ecstatic Chris Henderson, of Dunedin, stepping out of his
Toyota Corolla AE86 following his class win in the 1+01
endurance race at Highlands Motorsport Park yesterday.
For the winner, it was the one of his best races, and for the
third-placed driver it was one of the most difficult,
according to two of the three podium drivers, who hammered
their GT cars to the limit in the Highlands 101 yesterday.
''It doesn't get much better than that,'' a beaming recipient
reports after some scorching hot laps with Southland's Inky
Tulloch in his bellowing 650hp Camaro GT3 at Highlands
Motorsport Park in Cromwell yesterday.
Rallying in conditions similar to those on his native South
Canterbury roads, Hayden Paddon is well prepared to slog it
out in the rain and mud at the 2015 FIA World Rally
Championship's final round in Wales this weekend.