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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Two new Ford Fiesta AP4 cars are on the way with Brian Stokes and Phil Campbell currently building cars to rally next year if not sooner. Rallying veteran Stokes first had the idea nearly a year ago and immediately spoke to fellow competitor Andrew Hawkeswood, whose company Force Automotive has helped build the majority of […]

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A new challenge awaits competitors at Rally Waitomo, the penultimate round of the 2017 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship on Saturday 14th October. The event marks the return of the NZRC to the roads of the King Country and Waitomo districts for the first time in over a decade, providing a fresh […]

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HAYDEN PADDON’S FIRST PODIUM FOR 12 MONTHS IN POLAND LAST WEEKEND ENDED A NIGHTMARE PERIOD FOR THE KIWI. Second behind Hyundai i20 team-mate Thierry Neuville at Orlen 74th Rally Poland was his first top three finish since the same event last year, and his best result since his maiden WRC win in Argentina in April […]

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THIERRY NEUVILLE WON A PULSATING ORLEN 74TH RALLY POLAND ON SUNDAY AFTER ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE BATTLES IN WRC HISTORY. The Belgian claimed his third victory of the season after Ott Tänak crashed out of a slender lead three special stages from the finish. The Hyundai i20 driver cut Sébastien Ogier’s championship lead 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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Romain Dumas has claimed overall victory in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, with sports car racing drivers locking out the top two positions in the 95th running of the world-renowned event. The Frenchman took his specially equipped Norma MXX RD Limited to a 9:05.672 time, unable to eclipse his sub nine-minute winning time from […]

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OTT TÄNAK SCORED A LONG-AWAITED FIRST WRC WIN AT RALLY ITALIA SARDEGNA ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. Victory in the gruelling four-day rough road encounter was his first success in 73 starts. He became the fifth different driver to win in seven rounds during this unpredictable season. Driving a Ford Fiesta, Tänak headed Jari-Matti Latvala’s Toyota Yaris […]

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