Marcus Gronholm's $2 million rally car has travelled more than 35,000km to get to the Rally of New Zealand sinc finishing Rally Australia in Perth two weeks ago.
Having rolled the car on the first forest stage in Western Australia, Gronholm's Ford team had to fly the Focus World Rally Car to the UK for an urgent rebuild, then fly it back to New Zealand within 10 days.
After the whirlwind operation, the engine - which stayed in Australasia because of FIA requirements - is being dropped back into the car in preparation for this week's penultimate round of the World Rally Champs through the Waikato region of New Zealand's north island.
The event is based in Hamilton, south of the NZ capital, Auckland.
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