New Zealander Hayden Paddon aimed to push hard at this week’s final round of the FIA World Rally Championship in Australia and, with co-driver Seb Marshall alongside, he did – scoring a hard-fought second place. In what was a dramatic final day of the season near the coastal New South Wales town of Coffs Harbour, […]

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New Zealander Hayden Paddon and his British co-driver Seb Marshall will be pushing hard at this week’s final round of the FIA World Rally Championship in Australia, striving to end the season on a good note. “After a podium finish here last year, it would be good at a minimum to repeat that,” says Paddon […]

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SÉBASTIEN LOEB CLAIMED HIS FIRST WRC VICTORY FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS IN A PULSATING FINALE TO RALLYRACC CATALUNYA – RALLY DE ESPAÑA ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. The nine-time world champion, making his final guest appearance of the season with Citroën Racing, edged defending title holder Sébastien Ogier by 2.9sec in an intense finale to the […]

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Hayden Paddon has won the final round of the 2018 New Zealand Rally Championship in Raglan in his Hyundai i20 AP4+ car, giving Hyundai New Zealand their first-ever NZRC manufacturers’ championship title. Paddon made the win look easy with a margin of nearly five and a half minutes over second-placed Ben Hunt, having set the […]

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Kris Meeke has completed a deal to make a sensational return to the World Rally Championship with Toyota for the 2019 season. Toyota is set to announce next week that the ex-Citroen driver will partner Ott Tanak and Jari-Matti Latvala, as mooted by Autosportlast month. Official news of Meeke’s WRC return will follow the announcement of […]

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Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon and his British co-driver Seb Marshall finished Wales Rally GB, the 11th round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship, with a consistent and close-fought seventh place. After three days and 317.74 kilometres of rallying through northern and mid-Wales, just 15 seconds separated Paddon’s Hyundai Motorsport team-mate Thierry Neuville in […]

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WORLD CHAMPION SÉBASTIEN OGIER SEALED AN EPIC COMEBACK TO WIN DAYINSURE WALES RALLY GB ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND BECOME THE MOST SUCCESSFUL DRIVER IN THE EVENT’S HISTORY. He secured his fifth victory following an enthralling final leg duel through the north Wales forests with Jari-Matti Latvala, reigniting his bid for a sixth consecutive FIA World […]

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WORLD CHAMPION SÉBASTIEN OGIER WILL RETURN TO CITROËN RACING NEXT SEASON AFTER SIGNING A DEAL FOR 2019 WITH THE FRENCH MANUFACTURER. He returns to the Satory-based team, with whom he spent the early days of his WRC career, after a two-year spell with M-Sport Ford. Friday afternoon’s announcement was not a surprise after it became […]

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Australian-based Scotsman Alister McRae won the Ashley Forest Rallysprint, in North Canterbury today, in the 1998 ex-Possum Bourne Vantage Subaru WRC – becoming the first international driver to claim victory in the event’s 35-year history. The elimination-style nature of the rallysprint, which featured a 55% uphill and 45% downhill 1.7km course, saw McRae go first […]

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A Formula 1 test and a Porsche Supercup outing are two factors that five-time World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier will rely on in his Red Bull Ring DTM debut. Allowed to make the grid driving a Mercedes after the DTM made an exception to its own rule – with the blessing of Mercedes’ rival manufacturers […]

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