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Hyundai Motorsport adjusts WRC driver line-up

Hyundai Motorsport adjusts WRC driver line-up

Hyundai Motorsport has made an adjustment to its crew line-up for the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship with Norwegian driver Andreas Mikkelsen joining the team for Rally de España, alongside Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo. Mikkelsen will compete in all three remaining rounds of the championship – in Spain, Wales GB and Australia – together with his co-driver Anders Jæger-Synnevaag. …

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Paddon gains German rally experience; finishes eighth

Paddon gains German rally experience

Hayden Paddon and co-driver Seb Marshall finished eighth in the 17-20 August running of Rallye Deutschland. The pair achieved their pre-event goals to finish and gain valuable experience of the notoriously tricky, technical tarmac rally, so the Kiwi-Brit pairing were pleased to get through with no mistakes. Despite having suffered two punctures over the weekend which cost them time on …

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Continuing to build tarmac experience Paddon’s aim in Germany

Continuing to build tarmac experience Paddon’s aim in Germany

Star Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon has continued to work on his tarmac rally driving skills in 2017 and heads to this week’s Rallye Deutschland seeking to be competitive and collect points for his team, Hyundai Motorsport. In recent months, Paddon and co-driver Seb Marshall have contested two tarmac non-World Rally Championship rallies in the Hyundai New Generation i20 R5 …

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Rally New Zealand unlikely to return to 2018 World Rally Championship

Rally New Zealand unlikely to return to 2018 World Rally Championship

Rally New Zealand organisers today said that it is unlikely that the event will return to the World Rally Championship (WRC) calendar next year. Latest discussions with the FIA and the World Rally Championship Promoter (WRC Promoter) suggest that expanding the 2018 Championship for a new event outside Europe will prove too challenging because of commercial considerations. The final outcome …

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Evans flies to second in Finland

Evans flies to second in Finland

Elfyn Evans and Daniel Barritt stormed to a sensational second place at this weekend’s Neste Rally Finland – securing the Ecoboost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC’s twelfth podium of the year. Proving competitive on any surface, the Fiesta set six fastest stage times including a 1-2-3 through the second pass of Päijälä (SS21) and a 1-2-3-4 though the second pass of Pihlajakoski …

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