7 Mar – Pipers Valley Rd Gravel Sprint

Our second gravel sprint was 4km of awesome road on Banks Peninsula. It’s a tight, twisty and steep challenge with steep drop offs, narrow sections and banks or culverts nearby to punish those who venture off the racing line.

John Giltrap in his Mitsubishi Evo 9 on his way to winning he 2021 Pipers Valley Rd Gravel Sprint. Photo thanks to Vahur Ots.

Congratulations to John Giltrap winner of the 2021 Pipers Valley Rd Gravel Sprint in his Mitsubishi Evo 9. Thank you to our awesome team of volunteers, marshals, timing, helpers etc.

It was an awesome day with the road in top condition, cars were flying up the hill. Thank you to all who came along. A small but keen bunch of drivers got 4 runs up the steep and windy, technical road with only a few getting slightly off course but with no major damage. Our next gravel sprint is Rakaia Zig Zag Rd May 2nd.