Herbert Wins Rally of Rotorua

Palmerston’s Bruce Herbert has handed out three of the best to his competition with a masterful display at the Parker ENZED Rally of Rotorua today.

Having won the previous two legs contested over the past two days Herbert continued his march today by taking out leg three and the overall honours. The win is more than significant for Herbert because it not only provisionally elevates him to sixth place in the New Zealand Championship but it gives him the outright lead in the six round Asia Pacific Championship.

Pukekohe’s Possum Bourne was forced to withdraw last night with turbo failure and this has meant that he stays in third place in the Asia Pacific Championship. Auckland’s Andrew Hawkeswood finished in second place overall 1 minute 57.7 seconds behind Herbert. He charged harder today but could not claw back any time on Herbert.

Palmerston North’s Geof Argyle finished third overall at 3 minutes 17.1 seconds behind Herbert. Malaysia’s Karamjit Singh was overtaken for fourth overall and Group N honours on the final stage by Northland’s Reece Jones, driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6. Singh still improves his Asia Pacific standings from sixth to third equal with Possum Bourne.