Team TransNet Extreme driver Glenn Inkster cannot wait for the fourth round of the New Zealand Rally Championship, Rally Whangarei, to get underway this weekend.

Inkster, who currently sits sixth in the NZRC Group N standings, rates the roads in the Whangarei region as the best and most enjoyable in New Zealand. He is also looking forward to taking on the competitors from the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, of which Rally Whangarei is the fourth round.

Two years ago, Inkster was a competitive second in the open four wheel drive class. Last year, in the same Group N Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 he and Glenn Goldring will campaign this year, was only six seconds off a podium finish for day one and was on a similar pace on day two until broken suspension ended their charge.

This year, Inkster has taken several stage wins and, after making several improvements to the car since the last event at Wairarapa, is confident of setting a strong pace when the event gets underway, however is realistic as to what he can achieve given the quality of the field.

"The quality of the field, especially the number of top international drivers from the APRC ranks, is awesome. That, and some of the best rallying roads in the world, means that this event is going to be fantastic," says Inkster.

Rally Whangarei gets underway with a ceremonial start in the Cameron Street Mall on Friday 15 July, with the competitive action getting underway early the following day. After completing nearly 160km on day one, crews will complete another 143km on day two before the finish ceremony in the Whangarei Quayside Town Basin at 3.30pm on Sunday.

Press release by BB Media

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