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Evans puts his Fiesta RS WRC through its paces in Mexican Test

Elfyn Evans and his DMack M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS WRC tested their mettle in the Mexican hills ahead of this weekend’s event. The first of the traditional gravel rallies, it’ll be a feast of action this weekend.

Paddon and Hyundai NZ announce NZRC drivers

Hayden Paddon and Hyundai New Zealand are again joining forces to put together a full-on campaign in the 2017 New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC).

Competing under the Hyundai New Zealand Rally Team banner, the team will contest all six championship rounds with the Hyundai i20 AP4+ spec car launched so successfully in Paddon’s hands in 2016.

First into the driver’s seat is defending New Zealand rally champion David Holder, who’ll contest the NZRC’s two April events, the Otago Rally and the International Rally of Whangarei. Taking the wheel for June’s Rally Canterbury and Rally Waikato in October is Job Quantock, the 22-year-old who won the inaugural Hyundai NZ Young Driver Scholarship in December last year. Paddon takes over the i20 rally car for the other two NZRC events, Rally Coromandel in August and the two-day, Tauranga-based Rally New Zealand in November.

The team is run by Paddon Rallysport with Paddon himself as co-manager alongside his Wanaka-based father Chris Paddon. They have already appointed very experienced engineer Mike Pittams, of Force Automotive in Tauranga, as the car chief of the Hyundai NZ Rally Team. Paddon says Pittams’ wealth of experience will help the team deliver a fast and reliable package. Continue reading Paddon and Hyundai NZ announce NZRC drivers

DOWNLOAD: Issue 334. Back on the Stages!

The World Rally Championship takes centre stage as I revive this publication. I hope you enjoy this read. See you after WRC ADAC Rallye Deutschland!: https://goo.gl/W8UIgl.

As always, enjoy this week’s read!

Loeb, #TiTanak, Group B, Petter Solberg: Handbrakes & Hairpins Issue 331

We’re BACK! And, this week we’ve got a jam-packed issue of the latest WRC news, ERC’s Circuit of Ireland, a tribute to Petter Solberg’s WRC career, the heydays of Group B and more. 23 pages of rally news for free >> http://bit.ly/issue331.