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
A weekend away in the Mackenzie Country was just what the
doctor ordered for motoring writer Catherine Pattison.
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.
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.
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.
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.
She has been New Zealand's first lady of rallying for a
decade and now Emma Gilmour has achieved a top-tier result.
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.
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.
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.
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