27 July 2021
Congrats Hayden Paddon and John Kennard on taking out the 2021 NZ Rally Championship in Hawkes Bay last weekend – with one round to spare! It’s been an epic season for Paddon Rallysport and an incredible first year for Mitre 10 Trade to be partnered with the team, who have achieved a clean sweep of all four rounds so far. This is Hayden’s fifth national title, following previous wins in 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2018.
If Hayden and John take out the last round, Rally Coromandel, on 4 Sep, Hayden will become the first driver in NZ history to make a clean sweep of all events in a calendar year.
We’re really proud to be partnered with this awesome team making history in the gravel and in the garage, with the development of the Hyundai Kona EV Rallycar. Go lads!