HAYDEN PADDON HAS RULED HIMSELF OUT OF A WRC DRIVE IN 2019 FOLLOWING HYUNDAI’S DECISION TO SIGN NINE-TIME WORLD CHAMPION SÉBASTIEN LOEB. The New Zealand driver hoped to share the third car in the Hyundai Shell Mobis squad with Dani Sordo, as he did in 2018, but the Korean manufacturer’s swoop for the 44-year-old Frenchman […]

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Hyundai’s decision to sign Sebastien Loeb has left Hayden Paddon “high and dry” for the 2019 season, forcing the Kiwi out of the World Rally Championship. The 2016 Rally Argentina winner had set his sights on remaining with Hyundai, but Loeb’s arrival has ended those hopes. Hyundai management insisted dialogue was ongoing with Paddon, but Autosport’s sources have indicated […]

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Hyundai has announced Sebastien Loeb will contest six rounds of the 2019 World Rally Championship, sharing an i20 Coupe WRC with Dani Sordo. Autosport had revealed on Wednesday that Loeb had agreed to join Hyundai, and his two-year deal with the starts with next month’s Monte Carlo Rally. Nine-time champion Loeb had returned to the WRC […]

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Hyundai will begin the 2019 World Rally Championship season with an unchanged line-up, despite speculation that Sebastien Loeb has signed for the squad. Thierry Neuville, Andreas Mikkelsen and Dani Sordo will drive a trio of i20 Coupe WRCs at round one in Monte Carlo, but a decision about who replaces Sordo for Rally Sweden could […]

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New Zealander Hayden Paddon aimed to push hard at this week’s final round of the FIA World Rally Championship in Australia and, with co-driver Seb Marshall alongside, he did – scoring a hard-fought second place. In what was a dramatic final day of the season near the coastal New South Wales town of Coffs Harbour, […]

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New Zealander Hayden Paddon and his British co-driver Seb Marshall will be pushing hard at this week’s final round of the FIA World Rally Championship in Australia, striving to end the season on a good note. “After a podium finish here last year, it would be good at a minimum to repeat that,” says Paddon […]

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SÉBASTIEN LOEB CLAIMED HIS FIRST WRC VICTORY FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS IN A PULSATING FINALE TO RALLYRACC CATALUNYA – RALLY DE ESPAÑA ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. The nine-time world champion, making his final guest appearance of the season with Citroën Racing, edged defending title holder Sébastien Ogier by 2.9sec in an intense finale to the […]

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Kris Meeke has completed a deal to make a sensational return to the World Rally Championship with Toyota for the 2019 season. Toyota is set to announce next week that the ex-Citroen driver will partner Ott Tanak and Jari-Matti Latvala, as mooted by Autosportlast month. Official news of Meeke’s WRC return will follow the announcement of […]

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Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon and his British co-driver Seb Marshall finished Wales Rally GB, the 11th round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship, with a consistent and close-fought seventh place. After three days and 317.74 kilometres of rallying through northern and mid-Wales, just 15 seconds separated Paddon’s Hyundai Motorsport team-mate Thierry Neuville in […]

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WORLD CHAMPION SÉBASTIEN OGIER SEALED AN EPIC COMEBACK TO WIN DAYINSURE WALES RALLY GB ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND BECOME THE MOST SUCCESSFUL DRIVER IN THE EVENT’S HISTORY. He secured his fifth victory following an enthralling final leg duel through the north Wales forests with Jari-Matti Latvala, reigniting his bid for a sixth consecutive FIA World […]

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