The Otago Rally has long been on the list of ‘must-do’ events for rally fans.

In recent years the historic event has attracted global stars such as Miki Biasion, Didier Auriol and Hayden Paddon. Local ace Neal Bates has also won on the flowing Kiwi roads in his awesome RA40 Toyota Celica.

For 2016 the Otago Rally has released an entry list that places Finnish star Mikko Hirvonen at the top, in a Mark 2 Escort BDA. Pardon used one to great effect in 2015, winning outright. Fingers crossed he makes a return…

If you want to see how the Hirvonen-Mk2 combination could look, check out this vid of the Fin at full pelt in the Lahti rally last year.

The Otago Rally will run from April 8-10.



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