World Rally Championship return great for NZ
The World Rally Championship series’ return to New Zealand
in 2020 for the first time in eight years will be great for
sport in this country, Sport and Recreation spokesperson
Nikki Kaye says.
“Rally has been an important
part of our sporting landscape for decades, so it is
fantastic to see it being showcased right here in New
Zealand for the 45th World Rally Championship.
is a tribute to all those involved, including Rally New
Zealand for securing this event.
“The event will
expose New Zealand to an expected international viewership
of 60 million people across 155 countries.
“Auckland will host the event, which will enhance its
reputation as a world class events city alongside our
hosting of events such as the America’s Cup.
“The event will attract significant visitor arrivals,
particularly from the participating teams and will do what
sport does best, bring people
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