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Paddon and Kennard lead WRC Argentina with one short day to go

Paddon and Kennard lead WRC Argentina with one short day to go

New Zealanders Hayden Paddon and John Kennard are leading the rough, rocky Argentinian round of the FIA World Rally Championship at the conclusion of Saturday’s action. The pair has a margin of 29.8 seconds over three-time WRC champion Sébastien Ogier going into Sunday’s final three competitive stages and could take out their first-ever WRC rally victory. Having held a strong …

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Paddon and Kennard totally ready for Argentinean challenges

Paddon and Kennard totally ready for Argentinean challenges

Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard head back into the thick of World Rally Championship action with the 21-24 April running of Rally Argentina. The Kiwis are fresh from a successful debut of their brand-new, New Zealand-built Hyundai i20 at Rally Otago where they secured a record-making win and are focused on using this year’s event to gain more experience …

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Fifth in Mexico makes Paddon even more determined

Fifth in Mexico makes Paddon even more determined

Top Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard have secured a hard-fought fifth place at Rally Mexico which finished on Sunday afternoon (Central Standard Time), and Paddon departs Central America even more determined to up his game on his favoured gravel surface in coming World Rally Championship events. In what was Paddon’s 50th WRC start, the Mexican rally …

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Paddon copes with WRC Mexico’s tough lessons to hold fifth

Paddon copes with WRC Mexico’s tough lessons to hold fifth

New Zealanders Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard hold fifth place with one day to go at Rally Mexico. The pair has overcome two broken suspension arms, which dropped them to sixth place twice, niggling mechanical issues with their New Generation Hyundai i20 WRC car and the high temperatures of the heavily-gravelled stages during the first two full days of …

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Paddon always learning as WRC heads to Mexico

Paddon always learning as WRC heads to Mexico

There’s always something more to learn for star Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon and his co-driver John Kennard as they head to Mexico’s World Rally Championship event this week. Fresh from a career-best equalling second place at Rally Sweden in their New Generation i20 World Rally Car (WRC), Paddon and Kennard are looking forward to the gravel surface of Rally …

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