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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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Six round battle for 2017 NZ Rally Championship

Six round battle for 2017 NZ Rally Championship

An exciting six round calendar has been announced for the 2017 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Otago, Whangarei, Canterbury, Coromandel, a new addition of the Waitomo Rally and the return of Rally New Zealand as the season Grand Finale, form the six rounds of the 2017 championship. The 2017 calendar includes an even balance of two day …

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Paddon focuses on own performance in Australia

Paddon focuses on own performance in Australia

Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard head to Rally Australia focussed putting together their perfect performance as they contest the last round of this year’s FIA World Rally Championship. “We learnt a valuable lesson here last year,” says Paddon, “where we put too much pressure on ourselves for a particular result and we didn’t perform well. So this year the …

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Paddon and Hyundai NZ select shootout drivers

Paddon and Hyundai NZ select shootout drivers

Five young drivers have been selected to compete for the inaugural Hyundai NZ Young Driver Shootout and Scholarship, a programme developed by Kiwi world rally star Hayden Paddon and Hyundai New Zealand. The collaboration aims to give a young New Zealand rally driver a major step-up with their motorsport career aspirations as well as providing the scholarship winner with the …

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Gilmour ‘addicted’ to cross country rallying after Portugal Baja

Gilmour 'addicted' to cross country rallying after Portugal Baja

Emma Gilmour had the full cross country experience at the Portugal Baja over the weekend, leaving her addicted to the challenge and hoping to be back for more. The Dunedin rally driver teamed up with South African co-driver Sandra Labuscagne to contest the 500km event in a Polaris off-road buggy as part of the French Xtreme Plus Team. Although circumstances conspired …

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