Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon and his British co-driver Seb Marshall have secured a well-deserved fourth place at Rally Finland, their best ever result at this iconic World Rally Championship event, which ran 26-29 July. For his ninth run in Finland, Paddon’s pre-event goal was to be in the top five early on so he […]

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New Zealander Dave Holder and co-driver Jason Farmer believe they have the right frame of mind to tackle the high-speed stages of Rally Finland following recent competition at home. Holder and Farmer, from Mt Maunganui and Hamilton respectively, head to the famed, forest-lined roads of Rally Finland for the first time this week. They are […]

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Fighting for a podium finish is what Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon and his British co-driver Seb Marshall aim to do as the FIA World Rally Championship heads to the iconic roads of Finland this weekend. Rally Finland, running 26-29 July, is the one event that Paddon has contested every year since 2010, making it […]

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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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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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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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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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