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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JOHN KENNARD, LONGTIME CO-DRIVER TO HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT’S HAYDEN PADDON, WILL MISS NEXT WEEK’S VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL (18 – 21 MAY) THROUGH INJURY. Kennard (above left) aggravated an existing hip condition at last month’s YPF Rally Argentina and doctors have advised him to stand down for the gravel road encounter, round six of the FIA […]

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A sixth-place finish in the 2017 edition of Rally Argentina wasn’t the result Hayden Paddon was hoping for, but successfully completing the tough event he won last year has at least inched the Kiwi into seventh equal place on the FIA World Rally Championship drivers’ points table. Paddon said: “You could not have written a […]

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Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon acknowledges he hasn’t had the best start to the year, but he and co-driver John Kennard are looking for some improving momentum as they return to Argentina, the scene of their history-making first World Rally Championship victory last year. “It is one of the roughest events on the calendar, and […]

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HAYDEN PADDON HAS ADMITTED HE MUST IMPROVE HIS EARLY SEASON PERFORMANCE IN FUTURE SEASONS TO BECOME A GENUINE TITLE CONTENDER IN THE FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP. In a harsh self-appraisal, the New Zealander conceded the opening four rounds of 2017 delivered far less than he hoped in terms of results. “For the future we have […]

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HAYDEN PADDON FINISHED SECOND AT ITALY’S RALLYE SANREMO ON SATURDAY AS PART OF HIS PREPARATIONS FOR THE UPCOMING CHE GUEVARA ENERGY DRINK TOUR DE CORSE (6 – 9 APRIL). The rally, a former stop on the WRC calendar, is one of the most famous rounds of the Italian championship, and Paddon tackled it in an […]

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Britain’s Sebastian Marshall will replace John Kennard as Hayden Paddon’s World Rally Championship co-driver later this year. Paddon and Kennard took what they admitted was one of their hardest decisions ever to end a 12-year relationship after Rally Finland in the summer, with Marshall taking up the Hyundai passenger seat from Rally Germany. Kennard, 58, […]

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Hayden Paddon takes a number of positives from the fifth place result he and co-driver John Kennard secured at Rally Mexico, but New Zealand’s top rally driver is striving for much more in future events in this year’s FIA World Rally Championship. Following the final two stages on Sunday (CST), Paddon said: “It’s certainly been […]

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