Twelve stage records take Paddon to victory in Whangarei
New Zealand’s top rally pairing Hayden Paddon and John Kennard demonstrated their world-class abilities with a convincing four-minute win at this weekend’s New Zealand Rally Championship round in Whangarei.
Driving on some of their favourite roads south-west of Whangarei, Paddon and Kennard set 12 new stage records as they finished the two-day, 16 special stage event with a four minute, six second margin over second-placed NZRC competitors Richard and Sara Mason.
After winning six of eight stages on Saturday, the ace Kiwis won every one of Sunday’s eight stages, setting new stage records in six of these while rain slowed the runs through the other two.
Claiming a moral vic