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Annual rally rankings announced

Annual rally rankings announced

By Rob Scott Rally enthusiasts, the Grey Roots Group, have today released their annual rankings of New Zealand’s fastest rally drivers. The Group, formed in 2006 from the former Rally Pilots Association seeding committee, have spent the last decade promoting their sport and acknowledging excellence by local competitors. The rankings, now in their 11th year of publication, are determined solely …

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Quantock selected as winner of Hyundai NZ Young Driver Scholarship

Quantock selected as winner of Hyundai NZ Young Driver Scholarship

  Canterbury’s Job Quantock has won the biggest rally driver development package on offer in New Zealand motorsport by being selected as the winner of the inaugural Hyundai NZ Young Driver Shootout and Scholarship. The Hyundai NZ Young Driver Scholarship is a programme developed by star New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon in partnership with Hyundai New Zealand and the …

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The Hyundai NZ Young Driver Shootout

The Hyundai NZ Young Driver Shootout finalists will be assessed over the two days by Paddon, rally driver Reece Jones, talented teens Pinnacle Programme leader Bernice Mene, Newshub senior sports reporter Shaun Summerfield and former Rally New Zealand chairman Chris Carr. “We want all finalists to take as much as they can away from the shootout weekend,” says Paddon. “We …

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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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