Hayden Paddon can’t wait to rally on New Zealand roads again at this weekend’s two-day Rally New Zealand, where the Kiwi world rally star will have John Kennard in the co-driver’s seat of their Hyundai NZ i20 AP4+ rally car. “It will be great returning to some iconic Rally New Zealand stages,” says Paddon, fresh […]

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THIERRY NEUVILLE WON HIS FOURTH FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND OF 2017 ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE SEASON FINALE IN AUSTRALIA. The Belgian overcame torrential rain in the final day to win Kennards Hire Rally Australia in a Hyundai i20 by 22.5sec, securing the WRC runners-up position for the third time in five years. Jari-Matti […]

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Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon and co-driver Seb Marshall ended their 2017 FIA World Rally Championship season on a positive note, in the right place at the right time to finish third overall at Rally Australia. The Hyundai pairing stated their goal for this rally was to relax, enjoy the stages and let the results […]

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The race for the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship driven by Dunlop and fuelled by Gull has taken another twist, with Ben Hunt’s victory at the Handy Rentals Hamilton Rally Waitomo moving him right into contention for the title at the series finale in six weeks time. Hunt and co-driver Tony Rawstorn […]

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Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle completed a brilliant victory on Rally Catalunya, while Sebastien Ogier extended his World Rally Championship lead after Thierry Neuville retired. Meeke has struggled all season with an ill-performing C3 WRC and a number of driver errors – leading to him being dropped for Rally Poland – but the Dungannon driver […]

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A capacity 81 car field marks the return of national championship rallying to the Waikato and next weekend’s Handy Rentals Hamilton Rally of Waitomo. Covering 207 kilometres over six special stages in the King Country and Waitomo districts the event is the fifth and penultimate round of the 2017 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand […]

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Andreas Mikkelsen has secured a two-year deal with Hyundai that keeps him at the team through the 2018 and ’19 World Rally Championships. Mikkelsen is making his debut for Hyundai at next week’s Rally Catalunya, having made a late-season switch from Citroen. Autosport understands that was always intended as the precursor to a full-season drive next year, […]

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Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon has been dropped by his Hyundai team for next month’s Rally of Spain. Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen has switched from Citroen to Hyundai for the remainder of the World Rally Championship, taking Paddon’s seat for Spain and throwing his future there in doubt. Paddon’s struggled through 2017 to date, failed to finish […]

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