OTT TÄNAK REIGNITED HIS FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BID WITH VICTORY AT THE INAUGURAL COPEC RALLY CHILE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. The Estonian led from the second of the 16 speed tests on Friday morning in a Toyota Yaris. He measured his pace on wet, slippery and foggy forest tracks to claim his second win […]

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After finding himself only 12th overall at the end of day one of the International Rally of Whangarei, Cusco TRD Yaris driver Mike Young fought back on day two to finish 6th outright and 4th in the APRC and NZRC categories. “We have to be happy with that result” said Young at the finish, “We […]

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Hayden Paddon has ticked off his key goals at the 3-5 May running of the International Rally of Whangarei – the outright rally win, maximum points towards the Pacific Cup component of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship, and new stage records on more than 80% of the rally’s special stages. With new co-driver Samantha […]

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New Zealand’s Hyundai rally star Hayden Paddon tackles this weekend’s International Rally of Whangarei with a new co-driver calling the pace notes. Paddon will naturally focus on his own performance, aiming to set several new stage records on the fast, cambered roads of the Whangarei rally that he enjoys so much and has won four […]

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THIERRY NEUVILLE EXTENDED HIS FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD WITH A SECOND STRAIGHT VICTORY AT XION RALLY ARGENTINA ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. The Belgian, driving a Hyundai i20, headed team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen by 48.4sec to stretch his series lead to 14 points after five of the 14 rounds. World champion Sébastien Ogier snatched third in a […]

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New Zealand has been tipped for a one-off return to the World Rally Championship next season, taking Australia’s slot on the 2020 calendar. Rally Australia’s current agreement with host town Coffs Harbour is up at the end of this season and there is no real desire from WRC stakeholders to return to the New South […]

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WRC DRIVERS HAYDEN PADDON AND MADS ØSTBERG STARRED ON LAST WEEKEND’S OTAGO RALLY IN NEW ZEALAND. Both are battling to return to full-time WRC programmes and did their hopes no harm with strong victories in their respective classes. Paddon dominated the Dunedin-based event in his Hyundai i20 AP4 – a car built to the FIA’s […]

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Hayden Paddon and John Kennard have completed a near perfect two days of rallying in their Hyundai i20 AP4, winning Rally Otago outright and getting their FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship campaign off to the ideal start with maximum points. Paddon, from Cromwell, and Kennard, from Blenheim, won the Otago event for the sixth time […]

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Hayden Paddon and John Kennard, New Zealand’s most successful rally pairing, are back together for this weekend’s Rally Otago in their Hyundai i20 AP4 rally car. The 12-14 April rally is the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship and, for the first time, also a round of the FIA […]

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THIERRY NEUVILLE GRABBED A DRAMATIC VICTORY AT CORSICA LINEA – TOUR DE CORSE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AFTER FINAL STAGE HEARTBREAK FOR ELFYN EVANS. Neuville was en route to the podium ceremony in Calvi believing he had finished second when he discovered leader Evans had punctured a tyre in the final speed test. Evans dropped 90sec […]

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