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Paddon shatters Ashley Forest hillclimb record to take win

September 23, 2019

Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon and his Paddon Rallysport team has shattered the Ashley Forest Rallysprint record with a blistering time of 52.77 seconds in the Hyundai AP4++ to win the high-profile hillclimb event. The 1.7-km North Canterbury hillclimb was first run in 1979 by Canterbury’s RATEC Motorsport Club and attracts an array of local, national and international competitors. The..


Mission accomplished with Paddon’s Pacific Cup win

August 25, 2019

Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon has won the FIA Pacific Rally Cup – part of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) – at the Eureka Rush Rally in Victoria, Australia on 26 August. The Eureka Rally was the final event of four which counted for the APRC’s Pacific Cup. Paddon won the first two rounds in New Zealand –..


Paddon Rallysport Group develops world-first electric rally car with Hyundai New Zealand

August 20, 2019

The multi-championship winning rally team, Paddon Rallysport, has revealed they are undertaking a ground-breaking new project – the design, development and construction of the world’s first electric rally car that will be capable of running full length rallies. Headed by New Zealand’s most successful rally driver, Hayden Paddon, the Hyundai Kona EV rally car project is being undertaken at Paddon..


Paddon Rallysport announces unique YES Power partnership

August 13, 2019

Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon has confirmed a significant new partnership for Paddon Rallysport with YES Power. A multi-year deal has been signed between Cromwell-based Paddon Rallysport and YES Power, a relative newcomer in the New Zealand retail electricity market. Paddon is delighted to confirm the partnership with YES Power. “We are very proud to partner with a power company..


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..