Dunedin's Alyssa Clapperton recently announced she had secured a drive with Team Kiwi Racing (TKR). Drivesouth asked Clapperton and TKR team principal David John what this opportunity means for the talented teen.
Although it is traditionally the higher-powered, more adept at finding traction 4WD entrants that tend to dominate gravel events, next Saturday's Catlins Coast Rally could see strong title challenges from a bevy of 2WDs.
Asia-Pacific rally star Michael Young has had a rewarding fortnight, as he received highest honours in last week's 2015 Elite Motorsport Academy on top of a podium finish at an Australian rally last month.
Lewis Hamilton put Monaco misery behind him on Sunday with a controlled Canadian Grand Prix victory that sent the Formula One world champion 17 points clear of Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg.