WRC

Paddon sharpens focus for Mexican WRC round

Hayden Paddon is maintaining his focus on learning and adapting as he and co-driver John Kennard face the challenging heat, altitude and long stages of their second WRC event of the year, Rally Guanajuato Mexico. Drawing confidence from his career-best fifth place at Rally Sweden earlier in February, New Zealand’s top rally driver says he’s looking forward to being back …

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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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