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Holder Prepares for Iconic Rally

Holder Brothers Racing

Media statement

3rd September 2013

Holder Prepares for Iconic Rally

Off the back of another successful podium placing at the recent Rally of Canterbury. Mt Maunganui rally driver David Holder now sets his sights on the iconic Possum Bourne Memorial Rally heading into its 10th anniversary year, doubling as the penultimate round of the New Zealand Rally Championship.

The event honours NZ rallying legend Possum Bourne, who was tragically killed in 2003.

“Ask any of the general New Zealand public anything about rallying, and the first person they associate is Possum Bourne. He had such an infectious personality that captured the hearts of many, and inspired a number of today’s enthusiasts” claims Holder.

The Possum Bourne Rally sees competitors tackle a raft of different surfaces, from the rough gravel roads in the Maramaru Forest through to tarmac public roads and then finishing on the smooth asphalt of a couple of NZ’s best known race tracks.

“To be honest if there’s one way to make a rally car look slow, it’s by putting it on the race track. So I don’t think we will break any lap records at Pukekohe or Hampton Downs” joked Holder.

“It’s going to be a difficult event for us against the newer R2 Fiesta’s. The challenge of tarmac, and repeated stages that favour the new R2 Fiesta set up, are going to stretch us this weekend. But we have plenty to work on, so the aim will be just to improve our driving, looking to prepare ourselves for next year” states Holder.

The team are busy making plans for their 2014 campaign, one which hopefully sees them follow in Holder’s mentor Hayden Paddon’s footsteps, by competing at an international level.

“We are still a long way from having everything in place for next year, but we’re working hard to make it happen. Many of our current sponsors are keen to see us succeed which is fantastic, and we are hopeful others will come on board,” says Holder.

The Possum Bourne Memorial rally begins on Saturday 7th of September. Keep up to date throughout the event via the team website www.holderbrothersracing.com.

Thanks to our loyal sponsors, Stella Pumps, Stadium Finance, Magnum Compliance, Gull, Rally New Zealand, Maurice Trapp Group, PRELIM, Chris Brown, Mckerchar Industries, Bay Panel Beaters, Mount Wheel Alignment, Speedy Signs, Sew Hot Monograms, Repco Mt Maunganui, Ultimate Ford Tauranga and Attentive Design.

ENDS

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