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’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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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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OTT TÄNAK CLAIMED THE LEAD OF RALLY ITALIA SARDEGNA ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON AFTER HAYDEN PADDON SHATTERED HIS CAR’S SUSPENSION AFTER SWIPING A BANK AND RETIRED. Paddon, who led by 9.4sec ahead of the second pass of the Coiluna – Loelle speed test, limped to the end of the stage with flames billowing from the rear […]

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Hyundai’s Hayden Paddon leads Rally Italy overnight, with the top five separated by 14.7 seconds overall in another close World Rally Championship fight. There were six cars in the battle for the top position, but Juho Hanninen went off on the final stage of the day, SS9 Tergu-Osilo, having started it in second position, 7.9s […]

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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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