WRC driver and Production World Rally champion Hayden Paddon is the latest addition to the Global Rallycross Europe championship grid
Hyundai factory driver Hayden Paddon has made the switch from WRC to GRC for the series’ inaugural 2019 season. The New Zealander will be driving a Pantera RX6 car with a Hyundai i30 body kit.
“I have been in Rallying for a long time, so Rallycross is not completely new to me, but I will have to adapt to cars racing alongside me. GRC Europe will be a new challenge and I am looking forward to taking it on, joining the other drivers throughout the year and trying to be competitive”, the 31-year-old Kiwi said.
“We are delighted to have Hayden in our line-up now. He has always been one of my favourite drivers with a unique style. He is exciting to watch, so I am sure, the fans will love him,” GRC Europe CEO Max J. Pucher added.
The 2019 GRC Europe season kicks off with the official test at the MJP Arena Fuglau (Austria) in early May, before the points chase starts in Dreux (France) on June 29/30.
GRC Europe 2019 Calendar
Round 1&2 – Dreux, FRA 29-30 June
Round 3&4 – Lydden Hill, GBR 27-28 July
Round 5&6 – Montalegre, POR 10-11 August
Round 7&8 – MJP Arena, AUT 7-8 September
Round 9&10 – Nyirád, HUN 5–6 October
Finale – Estering, GER 19-20 October