Toyota Gazoo Racing and Sixt, Giltrap’s carsharing service, have both announced that they will sponsor the New Zealand rally event of the FIA World Rally Championship, which is set to begin in September.
Sixt has come on board as the official New Mobility Partner of the rally. CEO Dane Fisher announced that every Sixt subscription taken out from June 14 through the Rally of New Zealand will receive a motorsport helmet signed by Greg Murphy and Hayden Paddon.
The company offers rolling subscriptions of six, nine or 12 months and includes the widest range of electric vehicles in New Zealand. Which goes well with the fact that all Rally1 cars in 2022 will be plug-in hybrids.
Meanwhile, Toyota confirmed it is also sponsoring the event “to continue to support the development of motorsport in New Zealand”.
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“We are delighted to sponsor Repco Rally New Zealand 2022 and to welcome WRC back to the New Zealand coast after ten years,” said Andrew Davis, General Manager, Toyota Gazoo Racing New Zealand.
Toyota will sponsor Jack Hawkesgood, the son of former NZ Rally Championship winner Andrew Hawkeswood, for the upcoming New Zealand Rally season.
“We are confident that Jack will make his mark in the championship this year and of course turn heads at Rally New Zealand which will have a global audience,” added Davis.
Hawkesgood will be driving a Toyota GR Yaris during the New Zealand Rally Championship this year.