Other locals among the top 20 seeds include Darren Galbraith who is co-driver for Ross. Paul Dickson will be giving it his all in his Mitsubishi Evo3, while Mark Taylor with daughter Katie in the co-drivers seat are seeded 20th in their Evo 6. Heather Johnston was her co-driver. Fast times for Spring Rally at Kakahu Forest. Deborah did not compete at all for much of

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By now she was competing in the NZ championships and scoring points.

2019 Otago Rally

Although it was difficult, she managed to secure a deal for with Mitsubishi New Zealand. The intention was to compete in some more classic rallies, both as a navigator and a driver.

She was thirteenth in the Otago Rally, but did not finish the Rally of Canterbury. Her best finish was a class win and 31st overall in the Lawrence Rally. Rally chairman, Carl Rabbidge, is excited by the quality and competitiveness of the entry list. They had no warning triangle displayed. Operations Manager for family earthmoving company Place of birth: Back at the Rotorua, they were thirteenth, and twelfth at the Otago Rally in Dunedin.

Heather Johnston was her co-driver. This arrangement continued for Rallying was priority and then time marched on.


She and Jamie were a promising 42nd on their first Rally New Zealand, and things were going well until a dramatic accident near the end of the season. Deborah did not compete at all for much of A small loss of ground in the Waikato event dropped her to eleventh overall in the championship but she kept their Group N position. Other locals among the top 20 seeds include Darren Galbraith who is co-driver for Ross.

She was fifteenth deborag and fifth in Group N.

The Lancer has been in action rqlly the historic stages and some more modern ones of New Zealand since Do you think the re-birth of a Trans Tasman championship would work? It was my first time driving on gravel, and also first time co-driving, so that covers the question in one.

Speedqueens: Deborah Kibble

She recorded a World Championship finish and also became New Zealand Group N Rally Champion outright, after an excellent string of results in her domestic championship.

The bike was sold and she came back to rallying, but as a navigator rather than a driver.

She now describes herself as competing for fun rather than titles. Depends on the number of events per country, and team budgets will always dictate who rallly commit. Her best overall result was 20th, in the Spring Rally.

In the freezing conditions, she took advantage of the troubles of others to record her first stage win. Newer Post Older Post Home. There was an offer a few years ago to compete in Japan, but we never took up the chance.


The one-day sprint event has attracted 50 crews from many parts of the South Island, with cars ranging from the state of the art four-wheel drive, to classic and clubman cars.

5 MINUTES WITH New Zealand rally driver Deborah Kibble

Tommi was sold in March and, wanting to try something new, Deborah bought a Kawasaki ZX6R motorcycle with the proceeds. She had a new car in In a relationship Children: I would not have started or continued in the sport without Jamie and the Kibble family.

Using the same car, she did a few New Zealand rallies in The Nissan was a write-off and Deborah and Jamie were lucky to survive the multiple airborne roll. The leader was held up by stranded smaller cars and Deborah used her better road position to achieve a good time. Rabbidge said everyone’s assistance in helping to make dwborah high-speed adventure on closed forestry roads happen was greatly appreciated.