Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon has been dropped by his Hyundai team for next month’s Rally of Spain. Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen has switched from Citroen to Hyundai for the remainder of the World Rally Championship, taking Paddon’s seat for Spain and throwing his future there in doubt. Paddon’s struggled through 2017 to date, failed to finish […]

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A record field off 56 teams will assemble for round four of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship fuelled by Gull and driven by Dunlop, the Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel. Based from Coromandel holiday town of Whitianga crews will tackle seven special stages and 140 kilometres of competitive action over one leg […]

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Rally New Zealand organisers today said that it is unlikely that the event will return to the World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar next year. Latest discussions with the FIA and the World Rally Championship Promoter (WRC Promoter) suggest that expanding the 2018 Championship for a new event outside Europe will prove too challenging because of […]

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AFTER 12 YEARS AND 109 RALLY STARTS ALONGSIDE HAYDEN PADDON, JOHN KENNARD HUNG UP HIS CO-DRIVING OVERALLS EARLIER THIS YEAR, AND IN THE RUN UP NESTE RALLY FINLAND, HYUNDAI PAID TRIBUTE TO HIS CONTRIBUTION TO BOTH PADDON’S CAREER AND THE TEAM. Finland is where Kennard contested his first WRC event as a co-driver, at the […]

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This year’s high-speed edition of Rally Finland did not pan out as Hayden Paddon and co-driver Sebastian Marshall hoped, with the Hyundai Motorsport pair dogged by misfortune. On the positive side, they demonstrated front-running pace and displayed the sort of never-give-up attitude needed to succeed at the top of world rallying. Paddon and Marshall started […]

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Hyundai Motorsport’s Hayden Paddon and co-driver Sebastian Marshall know they must be on the pace from the opening kilometre of Rally Finland this week. Running 27 to 30 July, Neste Rally Finland is famous for its blisteringly fast gravel roads and massive jumps among summery green forests and lakes with Paddon saying: “We have to […]

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HAYDEN PADDON’S FIRST PODIUM FOR 12 MONTHS IN POLAND LAST WEEKEND ENDED A NIGHTMARE PERIOD FOR THE KIWI. Second behind Hyundai i20 team-mate Thierry Neuville at Orlen 74th Rally Poland was his first top three finish since the same event last year, and his best result since his maiden WRC win in Argentina in April […]

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Hayden Paddon and Sebastian Marshall secured a hard-fought second place in Rally Poland as Hyundai team-mates Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul took victory, creating Hyundai Motorsport’s first one-two finish since Germany 2014. After only three events together as a new crew, Paddon and Marshall celebrate their first-ever podium finish. This result is Paddon’s first World […]

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Hayden Paddon and Sebastian Marshall are looking to build on the focus and pace they showed at Rally Italia Sardegna as they prepare for the 29 June to 2 July running of Rally Poland. The Kiwi-Brit Hyundai Motorsport duo head to the eighth World Rally Championship of the season determined to amplify the positives and […]

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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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