Started in 2006 by Hayden and Chris Paddon, Paddon Rallysport has now grown to be one of New Zealand's most successful rally teams. Since 2014 a close association with Hyundai NZ has built to now lay the foundations for the Hyundai New Zealand Rally Team, run and managed by Paddon Rallysport.

Long term the vision is for Paddon Rallysport to develop new technology in the world of Motorsport and take a 100% Kiwi team around the world to win!

Paddon Rallysport also specialise in Brake Pads, thanks to a close working relationship with Winmax Brakes in Japan. Dating back to 2013, Hayden has been working closely in the testing and development of brake pads and the team at Paddon Rallysport have a thorough knowledge of brake pads for anything from club racing/rallying right up to WRC and endurance race level. Competitively priced means customers get a premium product at a fraction of the cost.

Paddon Rallysport new 500sqm workshop and HQ based at Highlands Motorsport Park, Cromwell, New Zealand, is a spectacular backdrop for a motorsport team, with the international spec 4.3km race track on the back door step.

Key achievements of Paddon Rallysport

  • 5x New Zealand Rally Champions
  • Helped Hyundai New Zealand to achieve first ever manufacturer’s title for Hyundai anywhere in the world
  • Propelled Hayden Paddon into world rallying in the WRC, following success in national championship rallying and winning the global Pirelli Star Driver Scholarship
  • 95% finishing rate over 12 years in NZ events
  • New Zealand’s most successful rally team
  • Designed and built one of the world’s first electric rally cars, the Hyundai Kona EV
Paddon Rallysport