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Mitre 10 Trade makes a return to motorsport

14 April 2021

“‘Thank you’ seems like such an understated word to use after this weekend. It is without a doubt the most exciting weekend I have ever had.”

So wrote Craiger Hargesheimer, Mitre 10 MEGA Westgate Trade customer and one of five lucky winners a ‘money-can’t-buy-it’ VIP experience with Hayden Paddon last weekend.

A new partnership between Paddon Rallysport and Mitre 10 Trade launched with a dozen or so trade customers spending two adrenaline-filled days in the splendours of the Central Otago high country. From actual test drives for the 2021 Otago Rally and a behind-the-scenes tour of Hayden’s workshop at Highlands Motorsport Park, to a self-drive off-road adventure through Ben Nevis station, there was no shortage of fun to be had. Throw in a spot of clay bird shooting, kart racing and quality downtime and the Monday morning return to work was guaranteed to be with smile on dial.

There’ll be some epic Mitre 10 Trade customer events and experiences happening around the country over the coming months. 

The Mitre 10 Trade team is proud to support Hayden as he campaigns the 2021 NZ Rally Championship (NZRC) and continues development of the awesome Hyundai Kona EV Rallycar. Motorsport isn’t new to Mitre 10, but it’s certainly evolving – the idea of an electric rallycar was anathema until very recently. Now most motorsport codes are exploring electric, with Paddon Rallysport leading the way in the rally discipline.

Keep an eye on the Mitre 10 Trade Facebook page for chances to catch up with Hayden and the Paddon Rallysport team.