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Paddon ponders what might have been in Portugal

Paddon ponders what might have been in Portugal

A rally of what might have been is how Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon describes Rally de Portugal, which wrapped up on Sunday afternoon (Western European summer time). With new British co-driver Sebastian Marshall alongside for the first time at a World Rally Championship event, Paddon’s result way down the running order didn’t reflect the potential of the new pairing, …

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Best foot forward for Paddon in Portugal with Marshall alongside

Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon is all set to put his best foot forward as he and UK co-driver Sebastian Marshall tackle their first World Rally Championship event together at the 18-21 May running of Rally de Portugal. Marshall was scheduled to take over from Paddon’s long-time co-driver John Kennard at Rally Finland in July, but Kennard is sitting out …

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Leg two fightback delivers Whangarei points for Hawkeswood

Leg two fightback delivers Whangarei points for Otago

A second day charge delivered Andrew Hawkeswood some valuable points from the International Rally of Whangarei, round two of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Hawkeswood headed to the event holding a strong second in the championship standings, but struggled in the morning loop of stages on day one with a puncture and some handling problems. The …

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Tough new car debut for van Klink

Tough new car debut for van Klink

Kaiapoi’s Marcus van Klink has had a tough championship debut for his new Buteline Mazda RX-8 at the International Rally of Whangarei, with a multitude of small problems unfortunately seeing him retire from the event. After starting the season in his trusty Mazda RX-7, van Klink was excited to give the RX-8 its first championship run at Whangarei, but unfortunately …

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