HAYDEN PADDON INSISTS HE IS READY AND WAITING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO RETURN TO THE WRC AND BELIEVES THE 2020 SEASON COULD PROVIDE HIS BEST CHANCE. The New Zealander was ousted from Hyundai Motorsport’s WRC line-up at the end of 2018 when it signed nine-time champion Sébastien Loeb to a part programme in its third […]

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OTT TÄNAK SAYS HE WON RALLY SWEDEN WITHOUT NEEDING TO DRIVE FLAT OUT. Sunday’s commanding 53.7sec victory, which carried him to the top of the FIA World Rally Championship standings for the first time, sent a clear message to his rivals about the pace of his Toyota Yaris and enhanced his position as title favourite […]

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Hyundai World Rally Championship exile Hayden Paddon will compete in the new Global Rallycross Europe series in 2019. Paddon was left on the WRC sidelines when Hyundai signed former Peugeot World Rallycross driver Sebastien Loeb to share its third car with Dani Sordo this season. The New Zealander will race a new single-make spaceframe Pantera […]

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SÉBASTIEN OGIER WON HIS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE RALLYE MONTE-CARLO ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AFTER A PULSATING DUEL WITH THIERRY NEUVILLE. Neuville eroded the Frenchman’s overnight lead and Ogier, driving a Citroën C3 for the first time, started the final speed test just 0.4sec ahead. Despite a throttle problem, he fended off the Belgian to win by 2.2sec […]

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HAYDEN PADDON HAS RULED HIMSELF OUT OF A WRC DRIVE IN 2019 FOLLOWING HYUNDAI’S DECISION TO SIGN NINE-TIME WORLD CHAMPION SÉBASTIEN LOEB. The New Zealand driver hoped to share the third car in the Hyundai Shell Mobis squad with Dani Sordo, as he did in 2018, but the Korean manufacturer’s swoop for the 44-year-old Frenchman […]

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Hyundai’s decision to sign Sebastien Loeb has left Hayden Paddon “high and dry” for the 2019 season, forcing the Kiwi out of the World Rally Championship. The 2016 Rally Argentina winner had set his sights on remaining with Hyundai, but Loeb’s arrival has ended those hopes. Hyundai management insisted dialogue was ongoing with Paddon, but Autosport’s sources have indicated […]

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Hyundai has announced Sebastien Loeb will contest six rounds of the 2019 World Rally Championship, sharing an i20 Coupe WRC with Dani Sordo. Autosport had revealed on Wednesday that Loeb had agreed to join Hyundai, and his two-year deal with the starts with next month’s Monte Carlo Rally. Nine-time champion Loeb had returned to the WRC […]

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Hyundai will begin the 2019 World Rally Championship season with an unchanged line-up, despite speculation that Sebastien Loeb has signed for the squad. Thierry Neuville, Andreas Mikkelsen and Dani Sordo will drive a trio of i20 Coupe WRCs at round one in Monte Carlo, but a decision about who replaces Sordo for Rally Sweden could […]

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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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