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Green light for first round of Paddon Rally Foundation applications

Paddon claims fourth in Australia after puncture ends podium hopes

Hayden Paddon’s vision of growing the sport of rallying in New Zealand officially gets underway with the opening of applications for the Paddon Rally Foundation. Paddon, age 29 and New Zealand’s most successful rally driver, has gathered considerable support to create the Paddon Rally Foundation and fulfil his desire to give back to the sport that has given him the …

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Kennard’s achievements gain sporting recognition

Kennard’s achievements gain sporting recognition

Blenheim’s John Kennard has been recognised for his achievements in the FIA World Rally Championship as co-driver to Hayden Paddon by the Marlborough community, with Kennard named the Marlborough sportsperson of the year earlier this week. This is the first time Kennard has been named sportsperson of the year in his regional sports awards, having been nominated twice before by …

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Crash and Bash at Kaiwara Road

Crash and Bash at Kaiwara Road

by Ross Teesdale The fifth and final round of the 2016 Autosport Club Gravel Sprint series saw 5 drivers take their cars home with accident damage, three of which were badly damaged.  Thirty-four drivers took part in the 4km Kaiwara Rd sprint which provides a twisting and challenging public road with several bridges including a bridge with no sides which …

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Paddon claims fourth in Australia after puncture ends podium hopes

Paddon claims fourth in Australia after puncture ends podium hopes

Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard fought back to secure fourth place in Rally Australia after a puncture ruined their hopes of a podium finish at the final event of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship season. Sunday’s final day of action in Australia comprised five special stages and Paddon was focused on improving on the third position he held …

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Paddon pushing for higher podium position in Australia

Paddon pushing for higher podium position in Australia

Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard are just ten seconds off second place after the second day of Rally Australia, with the Kiwi pair aiming to push hard on Sunday’s final five stages. Paddon’s third place is exactly ten seconds away from four-time world champion Sebastien Ogier in second, who is in turn just two seconds off rally leader Andreas …

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