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Silver Fern Rally Implements epay Fan Zones

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August 28th 2012 – Immediate release

Silver Fern Rally Implements epay Fan Zones

In an innovative move, the organisers of the epay Silver Fern Rally 2012 have, in association with epay New Zealand Limited, implemented an “epay zone” at the end of each of the seven days competition for this year’s rally.

The “epay zones” will be set up just before the cars go into their end of day service and will be part of the day’s competition timing. Competitors will already know these areas as neutralisation areas or regroups.

epay’s NZ Country Manager Roger Smith said, “We are encouraging local people to come to see the “epay zones” where the public will be able to mingle with the drivers and see the cars close up. There will be a commentary and driver interviews, along with the latest end of day results. epay will also have event merchandise on sale and there will be giveaways.”

Rally Chairman Gary Smith commented, “We are conscious of the needs of our sponsors as well as those of our competitors, and the “epay zone” idea is the ultimate outcome for all parties. The competitors often find they arrive before their support teams and this will allow everyone extra time before their end of day service”.

Smith added, “It will also be a prime opportunity for local media to do any driver interviews and take photos. The 10 minute “epay zones” will hold up to 10 cars at any one time, and more details of the venues will be released closer to the event”.

The epay Silver Fern Rally 2012 will start from Auckland’s Botany Town Centre on the afternoon of Saturday November 10th with the drivers and cars then taking on over 1000km’s of competitive high speed rally stages stopping overnight in Rotorua, Gisborne, Napier, Feilding, Ohakune and Taupo before finishing at Hamilton’s Claudeland’s Events Centre on November 17th.

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