South Canterbury local Hayden Paddon continued his dominance of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship by claiming a victory at Stadium Finance Rally South Canterbury by over four minutes. WRC star Paddon, who grew up in nearby Geraldine and learned to drive on these rural roads, won 10 of the 11 extremely […]

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Arguably the strongest ever field for a non-international New Zealand rally will contest the Stadium Finance Rally South Canterbury on Saturday. Serving as a round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship for just the third time and first since 1984, Rally South Canterbury promises to be one of the most eagerly […]

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Kiwi WRC driver Hayden Paddon is excited to return the rallying roads of his teenage years for this weekend’s Rally of South Canterbury in his Hyundai i20 AP4+ car. Originally from the South Canterbury town of Geraldine, Paddon will be re-joined by John Kennard in the co-driver’s seat for his ‘home rally’ running Saturday 23 […]

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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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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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Twelve years, 109 starts, 26 victories, 45 podiums – those are the statistics that mark the competitive career of Kiwi co-driver John Kennard alongside our homegrown World Rally Championship star Hayden Paddon. This week, during the lead-up to Rally Finland starting Thursday 27 July (EEST), Paddon and Hyundai Motorsport paid tribute to Kennard’s contribution to […]

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Six co-drivers from around the country have been selected to attend the inaugural Rally New Zealand co-drivers Academy in August. The Rally New Zealand Co-Drivers Academy to be held from 1st-3rd August is aimed at developing Kiwi co-driving talent to compete at the top level of the sport. Over the three days of the Academy […]

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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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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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