3 Sep 2013

Rally NZ won't host WRC event next year

8:49 am on 3 September 2013

The organisers of Rally New Zealand have announced they have withdrawn plans to host a round of the World Rally Championship next year.

New Zealand and Australia have alternated an event since 2009, however, Rally NZ chairman Peter Johnston says the idea hasn't worked and that it has been difficult to attract sponsors and retain key staff.

He is now hoping the two countries can agree a new share, which will see the two countries hold event in three-year blocks.