Catherine Pattison

Rallying: Car sorted, Thompson back to do battle

Rallying: Car sorted, Thompson back to do battle

Mosgiel's Steven Thompson (23) has been cutting his rallying teeth for the past five years, yet this weekend's Catlins Coast Rally remains an enigma for him.

Motorsport: Rally Finland special for Kennard

Motorsport: Rally Finland special  for Kennard

New Zealand rally stars Hayden Paddon and John Kennard will celebrate some important milestones this weekend.

Motorsport: Rally Finland special for Kennard

New Zealand rally stars Hayden Paddon and John Kennard will celebrate some important milestones this weekend.

Motorsport: Dunedin teen nails coveted TKR spot

Motorsport: Dunedin teen nails coveted TKR spot

It could be the plot of a motorsport movie. 

Motorsport: Top-five finish still goal for Paddon

Motorsport: Top-five finish still goal for Paddon

Following his historic top result for a New Zealand rally driver, Hayden Paddon heads to Poland this weekend for his sixth 2015 World Rally Championship event of 2015, focused on his game plan of a top five-finish.

Rallying: Hunt leads from start to claim victory

Rallying: Hunt leads from start to claim victory

Auckland-based Ben Hunt mastered the four challenging Rally Gisborne stages, including the infamous Motu Rd, to win the New Zealand Rally Championship's fourth round on Saturday.

Motorsport: Three questions

Hayden Paddon came of age in the World Rally Championship with his second placing in Sardinia. Motorsport writer Catherine Pattison answers three big questions about the New Zealand driver.

 

1 What does this performance mean for Paddon's career?

Rallying: Murphy about to get rash with gravel road debut

Rallying: Murphy about to get rash with gravel road debut

Greg Murphy's name, synonymous with circuit racing, is about to be muddied, as he takes a slippery slide into the realm of gravel.

Motorsport: Points haul kept Campbell focused on finishing

With Hayden Paddon crossing the boundary from Classic Rally dominance to outright rally victory, the New Zealand Rally Championship drivers were left filling the spare podium spots yesterday.

Rallying: Top exponents ensure action

Rallying: Top exponents ensure action

The Rally of Otago rumbles into and around Dunedin this weekend, so Catherine Pattison has put together a guide to help you get out there in your gumboots and make the most of the gravel-slinging action.