Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon and co-driver Seb Marshall put together a consistent, clean run to bring their Hyundai i20 WRC coupe home in fourth place at Rally Italia Sardegna, 7-10 June. It’s the best result of their 2018 World Rally Championship season so far, being their third event with Hyundai Motorsport. It’s also Paddon’s […]

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THIERRY NEUVILLE SNATCHED A THRILLING RALLY ITALIA SARDEGNA VICTORY ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AFTER EDGING WRC TITLE RIVAL SÉBASTIEN OGIER IN AN ELECTRIFYING SHOOTOUT IN THE FINAL SPEED TEST. He trailed Ogier by 0.8sec ahead of the 6.96km test, but delivered a daredevil drive in his Hyundai i20 to overhaul the Frenchman and claim his third […]

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Local driver Josh Marston has produced a stunning final stage performance in treacherous conditions to win Lone Star Rally Canterbury and claim his maiden Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship victory. Marston and co-driver Andrew Graves handed the Holden Barina its first win as well after overcoming a spin earlier in the day […]

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HAYDEN PADDON HAS SAID HE’S ‘FIGHTING FIT’ FOR NEXT WEEKEND’S RALLY ITALIA SARDEGNA (7-10 JUNE) FOLLOWING HIS RALLY-ENDING CRASH AT LAST MONTH’S VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL. The Hyundai i20 driver was battling for the lead before the accident on the second run of Friday’s Ponte de Lima stage. Paddon ran wide to avoid a stone […]

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Christchurch’s Josh Marston and Hawke’s Bay’s Greg Murphy can’t wait to tackle the frosty roads of the Ashley and Okuku forests north of Christchurch this weekend for the third round of the New Zealand Rally Championship. The two Penny Homes Holden Rally Team drivers head to the one-day Rally Canterbury on 3 June both keen […]

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The Hyundai and Toyota World Rally Championship teams have both expressed interest in signing axed Citroen driver Kris Meeke. The Northern Irishman was dropped by Citroen last week for what the team described as an “excessively high number of crashes”, in the wake of a violent shunt on Rally Portugal. Meeke was unavailable for comment […]

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Rally-turned-rallycross driver Sloan Cox, from Rotorua, scored a pleasing third place in his first event in the rapidly growing Australian rallycross series over the weekend, gaining valuable experience to take into his next RX Academy round in Finland next month. The 26-year-old is the only New Zealander competing in the Scandinavian RX Academy, a five-event […]

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HAYDEN PADDON IS CONFIDENT OF BEING FIT FOR NEXT MONTH’S WRC FIXTURE IN ITALY AFTER INJURING HIS BACK IN A RALLY-ENDING 15G CRASH IN PORTUGAL LAST WEEKEND. He spent a night in hospital after complaining of lower back pain when he crashed out of the lead at Vodafone Rally de Portugal in Friday afternoon’s final […]

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Kiwi rally driver Dave Holder and co-driver Jason Farmer have taken their first podium finish in the 2018 FIA Junior World Rally Championship at Rally Portugal, one of the toughest events they’ve tackled to date. To finish Rally Portugal was an achievement in itself – only 46 of the original 85 entrants completed the rally. […]

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Kiwi Hayden Paddon has been airlifted to hospital after crashing into a ditch at the Rally Portugal on Saturday (NZ time). The 31-year-old suffered back pain following an accident and was taken to hospital in Porto as a precaution. His co-driver Seb Marshall is uninjured. “In a right corner, Hayden tried to avoid a stone […]

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