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 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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Fastest across all 18 of the weekend’s special stages at the ENEOS International Rally of Whangarei has rewarded WRC driver Hayden Paddon and co-driver Mal Peden with victory in their Hyundai i20. The opening round for the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) and the second round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand […]

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Wanaka’s Hayden Paddon and co-driver Mal Peden park their Hyundai after today’s eight special stages at the ENEOS International Rally of Whangarei holding an advantage of 4m02.4sec. Placed second at the overnight halt is Ben Hunt and Tony Rawstorn in a Subaru while third is Emma Gilmour and Anthony McLoughlin in a Suzuki. Opening the […]

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World Rally Championship driver and three-time winner of the ENEOS International Rally of Whangarei, Hayden Paddon (Wanaka) will again challenge for outright victory at this year’s 4 – 6 May event. The opening round (of six) for the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), Paddon will join the four international entrants vying for the winner’s […]

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This year’s 4 – 6 May running of the ENEOS International Rally of Whangarei celebrates 30 years of FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) competition. Currently New Zealand’s only international level car rally event, its history brings prestige to those chasing top-level accolades. The geographical characteristics of the Northland region elevated New Zealand’s status at […]

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Hayden Paddon stormed to a convincing win at Rally Otago in the first round of the Brian Green Property New Zealand Rally Championship on Sunday. The Hyundai WRC star, alongside co-driver John Kennard, eased to a 8:27.7s win to start his five-round domestic campaign off in sparkling fashion. The pair won all 17 stages in […]

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World rally driver Hayden Paddon takes a commanding lead into day two of the Otago Rally after a dominant opening day of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. The factory Hyundai star and co-driver John Kennard hold a lead of nearly five minutes after nine special stages on Saturday as he smashed […]

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New Zealand’s star rally driver Hayden Paddon aims to make the most of the five 2018 New Zealand Rally Championship events he’s fitting in among this year’s World Rally Championship commitments with Hyundai Motorsport. “It’s about staying competition fit; and while the events and car maybe different, you cannot substitute being in a competition environment,” […]

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