WRC

Paddon fifth in Sweden

Hayden Paddon has punched above his weight to finish fifth on the Rally of Sweden, the second round of the World Rally Championship, early this morning New Zealand time in the second of the two Hyundai i20 WRC factory team cars. It is his highest ever finishing position in a WRC event. With Blenheim co-driver John Kennard, Paddon was behind …

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Top six finish in prospect for Paddon in Sweden

Despite deteriorating road conditions Hayden Paddon (Geraldine) has held onto sixth place in his Hyundai i20 WRC car at the end of the penultimate day of competition at Rally Sweden, the second round of the World Rally Championship. With Blenheim co-driver John Kennard, Paddon started the eight stages with a 23.4 second buffer over Czech driver Martin Prokop and by …

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Paddon’s Swedish up-swing

Hayden Paddon in his Hyundai i20 WRC car has sky rocketed up the leader board to 6th place on the first full day of competition at Rally Sweden, the second round of the World Rally Championship. After the opening super special stage around the Karlstad trotting track, on Friday morning New Zealand time, Paddon with co-driver John Kennard had been …

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Paddon and Kennard fighting fit for WRC start in Sweden

Kiwi rally drivers Hayden Paddon and John Kennard are reaping the benefits of plenty of hard work during the off-season and return, lean and keen, to the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship with this week’s Rally Sweden. Paddon and Kennard, New Zealand’s most successful combination in world rallying, return to Hyundai Motorsport for a 12 event programme in 2015. This …

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Kiwi companies back Paddon’s 12 WRC event campaign

Kiwi rally stars Hayden Paddon and John Kennard will be backed by several of New Zealand’s best-known brands as they face their biggest-ever season in the FIA World Rally Championship. Following a successful debut season comprising six events with Hyundai Motorsport in 2014, Paddon and Kennard – from Geraldine and Blenheim respectively – are contracted to the team for an …

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World Rally return for Kiwis

With New Zealand’s leading rally driver Hayden Paddon announcing confirmation yesterday of his return to the FIA World Rally Championship in 2015, the organisers of Rally New Zealand are excited at the prospect of having a Kiwi driver battling for outright honors on home soil when the World Rally Championship returns to New Zealand roads in 2016. Paddon from Geraldine …

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