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Paddon Rallysport sets up new base at Highlands Motorsport Park

February 15, 2019

This year brings a new era for Paddon Rallysport as the team behind Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon embarks on fresh plans with an international focus from their new base at Highlands Motorsport Park in Central Otago, New Zealand. The first step has been for the team to lease a state-of-the-art workshop at Highlands, right near the pit straight of..


Paddon joins GRC Europe grid!

February 1, 2019

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..


Winmax by Paddon Rallysport expands in 2019

January 22, 2019

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon has been working with the Japanese high-performance brake pad manufacturer Winmax Brakes over the past five years. This close working relationship has contributed to the development of specific brake pad compounds and styles for the New Zealand rally scene, and Paddon’s New Zealand operation, Paddon RallySport, has imported and distributed the pads. With the ‘Winmax..


Paddon takes second at 2018 WRC final in Australia

November 18, 2018

New Zealander Hayden Paddon aimed to push hard at this week’s final round of the FIA World Rally Championship in Australia and, with co-driver Seb Marshall alongside, he did – scoring a hard-fought second place. In what was a dramatic final day of the season near the coastal New South Wales town of Coffs Harbour, fans followed the lead changes..


Paddon and Marshall aim to push hard in Australia

November 13, 2018

New Zealander Hayden Paddon and his British co-driver Seb Marshall will be pushing hard at this week’s final round of the FIA World Rally Championship in Australia, striving to end the season on a good note. “After a podium finish here last year, it would be good at a minimum to repeat that,” says Paddon of the 15-18 November event..


Paddon wins Raglan rally for Hyundai NZ

October 13, 2018

Hayden Paddon has won the final round of the 2018 New Zealand Rally Championship in Raglan in his Hyundai i20 AP4+ car, giving Hyundai New Zealand their first-ever NZRC manufacturers’ championship title. Paddon made the win look easy with a margin of nearly five and a half minutes over second-placed Ben Hunt, having set the fastest stage times on all..


Close-fought seventh for Paddon and Marshall in Wales

October 8, 2018

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon and his British co-driver Seb Marshall finished Wales Rally GB, the 11th round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship, with a consistent and close-fought seventh place. After three days and 317.74 kilometres of rallying through northern and mid-Wales, just 15 seconds separated Paddon’s Hyundai Motorsport team-mate Thierry Neuville in fifth place and Mads Ostberg..


Paddon and Marshall aim for consistency in Wales

October 2, 2018

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon and his British co-driver Seb Marshall want to continue their recent form as they head to Marshall’s home event, Wales Rally GB, this week. The eleventh round of this year’s FIA World Rally Championship, running 4-7 October, takes in familiar roads in north and mid-Wales. Paddon has competed here seven times previously; Marshall has competed..


No luck for Paddon at Ashley Forest

September 23, 2018

This weekend Kiwi WRC star Hayden Paddon tackled the iconic Ashley Forest Rallysprint in his revamped Hyundai i20 AP4+ rally car for the second time. The car, dubbed Barry 2.0, was in +++ mode according to Paddon with a new 2.1-litre engine, improved aero package and engine management system. Saturday saw Paddon and a few other top competitors allowed only..


Ashley Forest more unfinished business for Paddon

September 18, 2018

It’s only 1.7 kilometres of gravel road in a forest near Rangiora in North Canterbury, but the iconic Ashley Forest Rallysprint represents unfinished business for Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon. Fresh from securing a hard-fought third place at Rally Turkey on 16 September, Paddon is homeward bound ready to get behind the wheel of his New Zealand-built Hyundai i20 AP4+,..