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Paddon ready for WRC return in Finland

July 4, 2019

New Zealand rally star Hayden Paddon returns to the top level of world rallying with the announcement that he will drive the third M-Sport Fiesta WRC car at Rally Finland in August. With John Kennard returning as his co-driver, Paddon is understandably delighted to have this opportunity to contest one of his favourite FIA World Rally Championship events, particularly as..


Paddon going all out at South Canterbury

June 19, 2019

Hyundai rally driver Hayden Paddon will be going all out at this Saturday’s one-day South Canterbury Rally with Samantha Gray, another Timaru local, back in the co-driver’s seat of the Hyundai i20 AP4. Paddon is originally from Geraldine so this is his ‘home’ rally and one he enjoys a great deal. He plans to up the pace he showed last..


Paddon launches ‘Driven’ documentary series

May 15, 2019

Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon has launched a behind-the-scenes documentary series about his New Zealand-based rally team Paddon Rallysport. The four-part documentary series – with part one launched on 15 May – uses the same name, Driven, as Paddon’s autobiography being published by Penguin Random House later this year. The two projects complement each other but Driven: The Paddon Rallysport..


Paddon tick boxes at Whangarei Rally

May 5, 2019

Hayden Paddon has ticked off his key goals at the 3-5 May running of the International Rally of Whangarei – the outright rally win, maximum points towards the Pacific Cup component of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship, and new stage records on more than 80% of the rally’s special stages. With new co-driver Samantha Gray calling the pace notes..


Whangarei rally offers Paddon and Gray new opportunities

April 30, 2019

New Zealand’s Hyundai rally star Hayden Paddon tackles this weekend’s International Rally of Whangarei with a new co-driver calling the pace notes. Paddon will naturally focus on his own performance, aiming to set several new stage records on the fast, cambered roads of the Whangarei rally that he enjoys so much and has won four times previously. He also seeks..


Paddon and Kennard dominate Otago Rally

April 14, 2019

Hayden Paddon and John Kennard have completed a near perfect two days of rallying in their Hyundai i20 AP4, winning Rally Otago outright and getting their FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship campaign off to the ideal start with maximum points. Paddon, from Cromwell, and Kennard, from Blenheim, won the Otago event for the sixth time after two days and 280..


APRC focus for Paddon and Kennard at Otago

April 9, 2019

Hayden Paddon and John Kennard, New Zealand’s most successful rally pairing, are back together for this weekend’s Rally Otago in their Hyundai i20 AP4 rally car. The 12-14 April rally is the opening round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship and, for the first time, also a round of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship. That..


Hyundai NZ extends partnership with Paddon and confirms 2019 calendar

March 13, 2019

Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon has confirmed a new contract with Hyundai New Zealand, with the New Zealand-owned company increasing their support of both Paddon personally and Paddon Rallysport as they undertake a swathe of new projects. Paddon will continue to represent the Hyundai brand with all his and the team’s motorsport endeavours, as he dives into some exciting and..


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..