Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Hayden Paddon will race in September’s Polaris NZ 1000 offroad endurance race in his home country. The event, over two days, is modelled on the iconic Baja 1000 and challenges teams to complete 500 km per day over two days of racing in production pine forests in the heart of […]

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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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Australian Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen, world rally star Hayden Paddon, rising single-seater racer Liam Lawson and passionate classic car race driver and organiser John Holmes have been presented with the premier awards at MotorSport New Zealand’s annual awards night. Held at Te Papa in Wellington on Saturday 27 May, the annual MotorSport New Zealand […]

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Professional rally driver Hayden Paddon will continue with his new co-driver Brit Sebastian Marshall for all future events following a mutually-agreed decision between Paddon and long-time co-driver John Kennard. In a decision announced in March, Kennard was scheduled to conclude his competitive career alongside Paddon at Rally Finland. Marshall, who has worked with Hyundai Motorsport […]

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HAYDEN PADDON RATES LAST WEEK’S VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL AS HIS MOST ENJOYABLE ROUND OF THE SEASON SO FAR, DESPITE THE MISERY OF TWO MECHANICAL-RELATED RETIREMENTS THAT WRECKED HIS CHANCE OF VICTORY. The Kiwi driver began the rally desperate to turn around a disastrous start to the season which has left him languishing eighth in […]

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A rally of what might have been is how Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon describes Rally de Portugal, which wrapped up on Sunday afternoon (Western European summer time). With new British co-driver Sebastian Marshall alongside for the first time at a World Rally Championship event, Paddon’s result way down the running order didn’t reflect the […]

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Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon is all set to put his best foot forward as he and UK co-driver Sebastian Marshall tackle their first World Rally Championship event together at the 18-21 May running of Rally de Portugal. Marshall was scheduled to take over from Paddon’s long-time co-driver John Kennard at Rally Finland in July, […]

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