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29th Rally New Zealand World Rally Championship July 15-18

The Australian Rally Championship's top drivers are preparing for their biggest trip of the year, the long haul to New Zealand for the 9th Round of the World Rally Championship. Leading the way will be current Australian Champion Possum Bourne and Group N runner Michael Guest.

Bourne will no doubt miss the competition provided by Toyota's Neal Bates, the Canberra based driver unable to fund the trip to New Zealand after an expensive engine failure earlier in the year. While for Guest, the 1999 Rally New Zealand will see the Newcastle hot-shoe's return to the scene of his first World Group N victory.

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