Thierry Neuville took his first World Rally Championship victory of the season with a dominant performance on Rally Sweden, while Craig Breen took a career-best second. Both Neuville and Breen rebounded fantastically from their showings last year on the event, when Neuville crashed out of the lead and Breen had to deal with a recalcitrant […]

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Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon got his 2018 FIA World Rally Championship season underway with a strong top five finish with co-driver Seb Marshall at Rally Sweden, which wrapped up on Sunday 18 February (European time). The pair held fourth place overall for most of the second and final days of action on the WRC’s […]

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Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon won’t be holding anything back when he and British co-driver Seb Marshall get their 2018 FIA World Rally Championship season underway on the fast, snow-covered roads of Rally Sweden this week. Fresh from a very positive test on snow with Hyundai Motorsport, Paddon says the cold Scandinavian weather has delivered […]

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Mount Manganui’s Dave Holder and his co-driver Jason Farmer, from Hamilton, get their 2018 FIA Junior World Rally Championship season underway in stunning snow conditions at Rally Sweden which runs 15-18 February. The pair are the first New Zealanders to compete in the JWRC which takes in five key European events – the opening JWRC […]

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Aucklander Morrie Chandler, ONZM, was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the 55th Halberg Awards ceremony on 8 February. Formerly the President of MotorSport New Zealand (MSNZ) from 1977 to 1998 and chairman of Rally New Zealand Ltd from 1978 to 2006 while also an active rally competitor, Chandler’s contributions to New Zealand motorsport […]

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Kiwi motorsport star and Hyundai ambassador Hayden Paddon will swap his rally car for golf clubs, as the first celebrity announced to play in the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open in Queenstown. Paddon will fly home after the Swedish round of the FIA World Rally Championship, where he competes for the Hyundai Shell Mobis World […]

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DEFENDING FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPION SÉBASTIEN OGIER HAS MADE THE PERFECT START TO HIS BID TO CLINCH A SIXTH DRIVERS’ CROWN, MASTERING THE ELEMENTS TO TRIUMPH ON HOME SOIL IN MONTE-CARLO. The M-Sport Ford man began the final day of the season curtain-raiser 33.5sec ahead of the pursuing Ott Tänak following a sustained push from […]

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Mount Manganui’s Dave Holder is hoping for snow when he arrives in Poland early next week. Holder and co-driver Jason Farmer, from Hamilton, are heading to Poland to participate in the official pre-season test for the 2018 FIA Junior World Rally Championship. The pair has confirmed their entry in the five-round JWRC, which gets underway […]

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Hayden Paddon will contest five national rallies at home in New Zealand to stay sharp in gaps in his seven-round World Rally Championship programme with Hyundai. Paddon is sharing Hyundai’s third i20 Coupe WRC with Dani Sordo this season while Thierry Neuville and Andreas Mikkelsen contest every round. “I’m not going to pretend I don’t […]

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New Zealander Hayden Paddon is taking a fresh approach to the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship season as he and co-driver Brit Seb Marshall prepare to return to competition in the updated Hyundai i20 Coupe world rally car. Hyundai Motorsport has announced that Paddon and Marshall will share the #6 Hyundai with team-mate Dani Sordo […]

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