Hayden Paddon will join the World Rally Championship under the Hyundai Mobis banner when he makes his .
The New Zealander will race the third Hyundai i20 WRC for the remainder of the 2015 World Rally season, running with title backing from the manufacturer’s affiliate Mobis company.
Paddon will make his debut in Sweden alongside co-driver John Kennard while the team will also run a second car for at least four WRC rounds driven by Hyundai’s test driver Kevin Abbring.
“We are pleased to name Hyundai Mobis as the primary partner for our second team, the Hyundai Mobis World Rally Team, as we prepare to run three cars from Rally Sweden.” Hyundai team principal Michel Nandan said.
“We currently plan for Kevin Abbring to take part in four events during 2015 in a fourth car, with a precise schedule still to be defined.”
Paddon will race alongside current Hyundai Shell World Rally Team drivers Theirry Neuville and Dani Sordo.
“While Thierry and Dani will rally for the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team, as they did in Monte-Carlo, the second team will allow some of world rally’s rising stars the chance to showcase their talent on a competitive stage, something we as a WRC manufacturer take very seriously.”