Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 9:54pm


In our world, it’s the dream busman’s holiday. It’s some of the best roads on the planet in one of the most entertaining cars in rallying. It’s not hard to see why two-time American champion Brandon Semenuk took up the offer of a seat aboard a Subaru Impreza H6 on April’s Otago Rally.

Semenuk and co-driver Keaton Williams will make their New Zealand rally debut on the famous South Island stages, offering yet more fan appeal to an event which will already feature Kris Meeke driving a Ford Escort RS1800.

“I’m thrilled to go to Otago,” Semenuk told DirtFish. “New Zealand’s my favorite country. It’s amazing there, typically for mountain biking, but the rally is pretty challenging too. I haven’t looked at a map yet, but it’s a lot of miles and not a lot of repeated stages – and I think we all know about the roads in New Zealand.