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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HAYDEN PADDON HAS ADMITTED HE HAS A HUNGER LIKE NEVER BEFORE AS HE PREPARES FOR HIS WRC RETURN AT NEXT WEEK’S VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL (17-20 MAY). The 31-year-old was absent from Hyundai’s WRC squad in Argentina, Corsica and Mexico and will rejoin the line-up for the first time since February when he finished fifth […]

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A DOMINANT OTT TÄNAK SCORED HIS THIRD WRC VICTORY, AND HIS FIRST FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING, ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT YPF RALLY ARGENTINA. After dictating the opening two legs, he eased through the classic El Condor and Giulio Cesare speed tests in the rock-strewn Traslasierra mountains today to win this fifth round of the FIA […]

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SÉBASTIEN OGIER MADE IT THREE FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORIES IN FOUR ROUNDS WHEN HE WON THE CORSICA LINEA – TOUR DE CORSE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. The Frenchman led the three-day asphalt rally from start to finish in a Ford Fiesta and won by 36.1sec to increase his championship lead over Thierry Neuville. After starting […]

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