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Motorsport: Holder holds centre stage

World Rally Championship leader Hayden Paddon put the Rally of Whangarei field to the sword yesterday but it was his protege David Holder at centre stage.Paddon and co-driver John Kennard won all six stages yesterday and took the...

Rescue helicopter sent to Whangarei MVA Rally

A rescue helicopter has been sent to the MVA Rally in Whangarei following an incident at the event this morning.St John's said they received a call around 11.30am but could not provide any further detail.Rally spokesman Lance...

Motorsport : Rally Whangarei has real star power

The maestros of car control are at it again this weekend on the best rally roads in the world for the opening round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship at Rally Whangarei.New Zealand's first and only World Rally Championship...

Hayden Paddon: Boy wonder and the old man

Watching Hayden Paddon pilot his rally car through the famed El Condor cliffs, drops and boulder-strewn roads as he became the first New Zealand driver to win a round of the World Rally Championship showed staggering skill.The lunar...

Motorsport: Paddon fastest in Friday shakedown

Hayden Paddon has continued his hot pace from Rally Argentina.He's set the fastest time in shakedown testing for the International Rally of Whangarei, starting tonight.Paddon and his co-driver John Kennard have clocked a best...

Motorsport: Hamilton expecting intense battle in Russia

With the gap widening, Lewis Hamilton faces an increasingly tense Formula One title defense as his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg grows more confident by the race.Heading into this weekend's Russian Grand Prix, the three-time world...

Motorsport: Paddon's success helping Rally NZ cause

Hayden Paddon's turned into the ultimate asset for Rally New Zealand.Paddon has provided a major boost to the campaign for a return to the WRC calendar, with his victory in the Argentina event at the weekend.Rally New Zealand...

Hayden Paddon: I'm not a good passenger

In his final surge to WRC victory in Argentina, Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon pushed his Hyundai close to 200kph through some of the gravel roads.This afternoon he's more than happy to turn on the radio and stay within the speed limit...

Motorsport: McLaughlin to race in Sweden

Kiwi V8 Supercars star Scott McLaughlin will contest a round of the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship in Sweden this weekend.McLaughlin, who won both races at the latest V8 Supercar round at Phillip Island, will drive a Polestar...

Motorsport: Paddon's post Argentina update

Well I'm sure you are all well aware of the outcome of Rally Argentina, a weekend that I will forever remember! But it doesn't only stand out as it was our first WRC victory, but also because of the fashion of how we won the rally...

Motosport: Paddon's star keeps rising

Hayden Paddon's first win at the elite level of rallying will not be a flash in the pan, nor will it be the dalliance of a one-hit wonder. The man from Geraldine has had a plan from the very start of his career and has never taken...

Hayden Paddon: One win is not enough

New Zealand rally duo of Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard held off a late challenge from defending WRC champion Sebastien Ogier to seal victory in Argentina over night.Paddon had to contend with gearbox dramas on the final...

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