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After what can best be described ‘a challenging weekend’ at the Hawkes Bay event, Team TransNet Extreme are hoping to turn their season around with a good result at round two of the New Zealand Rally Championship, Rally Otago.

“We definitely didn’t get the result we wanted at Hawkes Bay so for us the season starts at Otago,” commented team driver, Glenn Inkster.

With the car once again looking top notch, Inkster, and long time co-driver Glenn Goldring, will be looking to make inroads into the 51 point gap between themselves and Geof Argyle.

The pairing of Inkster and Goldring have contested the event together just once before in their Kiwi 2 spec Honda Integra in 2006 and the pair enjoy the roads, however they will be facing top opposition.

As well as round one open class winner Geof Argyle, the pair will be up against Andrew Hawkeswood.

“Although the numbers are low, the quality of the open class field is huge, which is fantastic,” says Inkster.

“Andrew joining the series is great - it is another benchmark for us to measure ourselves against.”

Rally Otago kicks off on Friday,  May 15 with a pre-rally show, then starts in anger the following day when Team TransNet Extreme and all the other teams will tackle 132 kilometres of special stages around the greater Otago area, including the fearsome 42.3 kilometre Glenburnie stage and the infamous Tarmac Super Special in Dunedin, split with two services on the shores of Lake Waihola.

The second day covers a further 123 kilometres of special stages with a sting in the tail, a second run through the mammoth Glenburnie stage to finish the event, with servicing to be held in Middlemarch.

Press Release by BB Media
Photo by Calvin Goldring

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