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Kennard’s WRC achievements marked with team celebration in Finland

Kennard’s WRC achievements marked with team celebration in Finland

Twelve years, 109 starts, 26 victories, 45 podiums – those are the statistics that mark the competitive career of Kiwi co-driver John Kennard alongside our homegrown World Rally Championship star Hayden Paddon. This week, during the lead-up to Rally Finland starting Thursday 27 July (EEST), Paddon and Hyundai Motorsport paid tribute to Kennard’s contribution to both Paddon’s career and the …

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Paddon and Marshall ready for Finnish adrenaline rush

Paddon and Marshall ready for Finnish adrenaline rush

Hyundai Motorsport’s Hayden Paddon and co-driver Sebastian Marshall know they must be on the pace from the opening kilometre of Rally Finland this week. Running 27 to 30 July, Neste Rally Finland is famous for its blisteringly fast gravel roads and massive jumps among summery green forests and lakes with Paddon saying: “We have to be absolutely on it from …

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Second for Paddon and Marshall in Poland to make Hyundai 1-2!

Second for Paddon and Marshall in Poland to make Hyundai 1-2!

Hayden Paddon and Sebastian Marshall secured a hard-fought second place in Rally Poland as Hyundai team-mates Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul took victory, creating Hyundai Motorsport’s first one-two finish since Germany 2014. After only three events together as a new crew, Paddon and Marshall celebrate their first-ever podium finish. This result is Paddon’s first World Rally Championship podium result since …

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Paddon and Marshall looking for the enjoyment of competition in Sardinia

Paddon and Marshall looking for the enjoyment of competition in Sardinia

The new Kiwi-Brit combination of Hayden Paddon and Sebastian Marshall seek to find the passion and enjoyment of competing at the highest level of world rallying, rather than results, as they head to Rally Italia Sardegna this week. Paddon says he’s keeping the same mindset as the previous FIA World Rally Championship round in Portugal. “We’re not result focused, but …

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