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Dunlop renews rally sponsorship deal


Otago Classic Rallyere-signs tyre company sponsorship for 2008 event.

Dunlop has renewed its agreement to sponsor the Otago Classic Rally which will be run in May next year.

Dunlop has been a long-term sponsor of the event which has attracted international drivers including former World Champion Juha Kankkunen and Scottish ace Jimmy McRae.

Rally organiser Roger Oakley says interest in the 2008 event is an all-time high. Nine Australian crews have already indicated they will contest the May 10-11 event, and the New Zealand-based Rossendale team will field two cars for European drivers.

“We’re rapt to have Dunlop back for 2008,” says Oakley. “We have lots of changes in store for the event, including new roads, 270km of special stages, and an all-new Friday night motor show.”

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