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Rally of New Zealand, 2006 (2nd of 2)

Rally of New Zealand, 2006

In a traditional race winners' celebration, Finns Marcus Gronholm (right) and co-driver Timo Rautiainen spray champagne from the bonnet of their Ford Focus after victory in the New Zealand round of the World Rally Championship in Hamilton, in 2006. The two won decisively, ending almost a minute ahead of their compatriot Mikko Hirvonen.

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Jim Webber, 'Motor sport - Long-distance rallies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Jim Webber, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Apr 2016