Catherine Pattison

Motorsport: Fast stages, jumps/yumps ahead

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon heads to the spiritual home of rallying in Finland this week, with some extra challenges added, as the second half of the WRC season commences.

Closer to heaven

Closer to heaven

A weekend away in the Mackenzie Country was just what the doctor ordered for motoring writer Catherine Pattison.

Rallying: Gisborne first NZRC title for Holder, co-driver Farmer

Mount Maunganui's David Holder and co-driver Jason Farmer won their first New Zealand Rally Championship title by securing victory in the one-day Rally Gisborne.

Rallying: Paddon to stay relaxed

Rallying: Paddon to stay relaxed

Hayden Paddon has processed the disappointment of crashing out of the previous two rounds of the World Rally Championship and will be taking a back-to-basics approach at this week's Rally Poland.

Motorsport: Hyundai team builds new rally car for Paddon in seven working days

Motorsport: Hyundai team builds new rally car for Paddon in seven working days

Hayden Paddon's Hyundai Motorsport team has been flat out building the top New Zealand rally driver a new car for this week's FIA World Rally Championship rally on the Italian island of Sardinia.

Gilmour drives through another barrier

Gilmour drives through another barrier

Dunedin rally driver Emma Gilmour won her first national rally championship round yesterday, becoming the first woman to win a New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) event.

Motorsport: Gilmour achieves historic victory

Motorsport: Gilmour achieves historic victory

She has been New Zealand's first lady of rallying for a decade and now Emma Gilmour has achieved a top-tier result.

Motorsport: Gilmour to tackle Italian cross-country event

Motorsport: Gilmour to tackle Italian cross-country event

Dunedin rally driver Emma Gilmour has been chosen to go cross-country rallying again, this time competing in the 330km Italian Baja from June 24 to 26.

Motorsport: Tulloch commits his Camaro to co-driver, new recruit

In an "incredibly gracious'' gesture, injured Southland racer Ian (Inky) Tulloch has committed his Camaro GT3 to contesting the North and South Island endurance titles, in the hands of his co-driver, John McIntyre, and a new recruit.

Rallying: Expectations not weighing on Paddon

Rallying: Expectations not weighing on Paddon

There will be the weight of expectation riding on board with Hayden Paddon and John Kennard as they fire up their Hyundai i20 WRC car in Portugal this week.