Motorsport’s version of Rugby Sevens and Twenty20 Cricket is set to be launched at the Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500 on October 28-29. Fast & Furious Racing is a brand new concept developed by Hampton Downs owner Tony Quinn. The goal is to deliver short, action-packed races that give spectators and drivers alike […]

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Tauranga’s David Holder will take over Greg Murphy’s Holden Barina AP4+ car for the final two rounds of the 2017 New Zealand Rally Championship. Murphy is understandably disappointed that he’s unable to contest October’s Waikato Rally or November’s Tauranga-based Rally New Zealand due to other commitments, but is pleased to offer this opportunity to Holder […]

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This year’s high-speed edition of Rally Finland did not pan out as Hayden Paddon and co-driver Sebastian Marshall hoped, with the Hyundai Motorsport pair dogged by misfortune. On the positive side, they demonstrated front-running pace and displayed the sort of never-give-up attitude needed to succeed at the top of world rallying. Paddon and Marshall started […]

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Twelve years, 109 starts, 26 victories, 45 podiums – those are the statistics that mark the competitive career of Kiwi co-driver John Kennard alongside our homegrown World Rally Championship star Hayden Paddon. This week, during the lead-up to Rally Finland starting Thursday 27 July (EEST), Paddon and Hyundai Motorsport paid tribute to Kennard’s contribution to […]

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Hyundai Motorsport’s Hayden Paddon and co-driver Sebastian Marshall know they must be on the pace from the opening kilometre of Rally Finland this week. Running 27 to 30 July, Neste Rally Finland is famous for its blisteringly fast gravel roads and massive jumps among summery green forests and lakes with Paddon saying: “We have to […]

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Hayden Paddon and Sebastian Marshall secured a hard-fought second place in Rally Poland as Hyundai team-mates Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul took victory, creating Hyundai Motorsport’s first one-two finish since Germany 2014. After only three events together as a new crew, Paddon and Marshall celebrate their first-ever podium finish. This result is Paddon’s first World […]

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Hayden Paddon and Sebastian Marshall are looking to build on the focus and pace they showed at Rally Italia Sardegna as they prepare for the 29 June to 2 July running of Rally Poland. The Kiwi-Brit Hyundai Motorsport duo head to the eighth World Rally Championship of the season determined to amplify the positives and […]

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New Zealand’s Brendon Leitch showed he has some strong pace in a Formula 4 single-seater race car when he contested the second round of the Formula 4 United States Championship, which took place 8-11 June at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 22-year-old from Invercargill, who races with an all-Kiwi team as the only New […]

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Six co-drivers from around the country have been selected to attend the inaugural Rally New Zealand co-drivers Academy in August. The Rally New Zealand Co-Drivers Academy to be held from 1st-3rd August is aimed at developing Kiwi co-driving talent to compete at the top level of the sport. Over the three days of the Academy […]

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The new Kiwi-Brit combination of Hayden Paddon and Sebastian Marshall seek to find the passion and enjoyment of competing at the highest level of world rallying, rather than results, as they head to Rally Italia Sardegna this week. Paddon says he’s keeping the same mindset as the previous FIA World Rally Championship round in Portugal. […]

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