Once again, MotorSport Bay of Plenty and Battery Town are excited to bring you Rally Bay of Plenty.  After cancellation in 2021, and a rest in 2022, the team is raring to go and bring you the best little rally in town.
This year there is a new look to the event, as it will be the final round of the New Zealand Rally Championship.  Battery Town Rally BOP will host New Zealand's top rally stars, together with several internationals and young guns.  We are also pleased to announce that we will hot the final round of the North Island Rally Series - Rally Te Ika-a-Maui.  This will add a new dimension to the rally and also cater for some new Junior rally drivers.

Starting on Saturday night, 14 Oct, Whakatane will host a rally show and ceremonial start.
Then on Sunday 15 Oct, we're into it.  The event comprises approximately 150km over 12 stages, run entirely in the Bay of Plenty, starting in Whakatane and finishing in Tauranga late on Sunday afternoon.  The rally is designed to be spectator firendly, with some classic New Zealand rally stages including Manawahe Rd, with the iconic helicopter corner.
There will be a special spectator stage at Te Matai Motorsport in the TECT Park with the rally finishing in Mt Maunganui.

A key part of this event is MBOP's traditional clubmans event for novice competitors, who will be able to contest a shorter event within the main rally.

We look forward to seeing all the keen rally competitors in the Bay of Plenty in October.
You can find all the membership information and forms here.
MSNZ Licence applications are now done online - after passing a licence test of course.

About Motorsport bay of plenty

Previously known as the Tauranga Mount Motorsport Club, MotorSport Bay of Plenty evolved from three previous motorsport clubs , Tauranga Car Club, Mount Maunganui Car Club and Bay Park Supporters Club.

Around 1994 the combined membership of the clubs dwindled until in 1996 a core group of motorsport enthusiasts held a meeting at a local business premises and determined that a new club would be formed.  That club became TMMC.  The Founding executive was Graham Fraser, David Short and Philip King.  The new club grew astonishingly quickly to almost 200 members hosting a range of events such as sealed and gravel hillclimbs, bent sprints, grasskanas, trials, and clubsport races at Taupo Circuit... Read More

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