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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Paddon and Kennard consolidate fifth at WRC Poland

New Zealand’s top rally sport pairing Hayden Paddon and John Kennard hold a strong fifth place overall following the second full day of competition at Rally Poland, the seventh round of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship. Fresh from his debut WRC podium in Sardinia in June, Paddon took an intentionally conservative run in Thursday night’s opening super special stage, …

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