Valuable experience gained as Paddon finishes ninth in German WRC rally


Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon describes his first tarmac event of his 2015 FIA World Rally Championship season as “a trying but educational three days”. Paddon and co-driver John Kennard secured ninth position in the 20-23 August running of ADAC Rallye Deutschland, a solid result considering the technical issues the pair experienced on Saturday, the longest day of the rally. …

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Paddon maintains positive focus despite Finland crash

Hayden Paddon says, despite the obvious disappointment of crashing at this weekend’s Finnish World Rally Championship event, he is happy with his progress to date and is promising much more to come. “Of course this wasn’t the result we wanted in Finland,” says Paddon, New Zealand’s only WRC competitor who was forced to retire early on Friday afternoon after crashing …

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Kennard celebrates WRC achievements in Finland

John Kennard, Hayden Paddon’s co-driver since 2005, will mark two significant achievements when the pair of New Zealanders line-up for next week’s Rally Finland – it’s 30 years since Kennard’s first World Rally Championship event as a co-driver and it’s his 50th WRC start. Nowadays a co-owner of a vineyard in New Zealand’s famed Marlborough wine region, Kennard says he …

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Paddon and Kennard aim to continue momentum at WRC Finland

Hayden Paddon

New Zealand rally stars Hayden Paddon and John Kennard head to this week’s Neste Oil Rally Finland determined to keep doing what they’ve been doing in recent World Rally Championship events. “We’ll go in with the same approach that we took to Poland, to try to be consistent and try to be fast,” Paddon says. “It’s a rally we’re familiar …

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