Once again the Otago Rally lived up to expectations with a fantastic battle for the lead and an historic win by New Zealand WRC star Hayden Paddon. Peter Whitten takes a look at some of the more interest aspects of the 2015 event, and on the state of New Zealand rallying.
World Rally Championship star, Hayden Paddon, has blitzed the field in the Stadium Cars Otago International Classic Rally, finishing more than 11 minutes ahead of his nearest rival.
New Zealand World Rally Championship driver Hayden Paddon has taken a stunning victory in the Otago Rally, round two of the 2015 Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship.
World Rally Championship star Hayden Paddon has dominated the first day of the Stadium Cars Otago International Classic Rally, finishing the day over a minute and a half in front of Scotsman Alister McRae.
Tauranga’s Phil Campbell holds a narrow lead after a dramatic opening day of the Drivesouth Otago Rally, the second round of the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Campbell and co-driver Venita Fabbro’s Mitsubishi Evo 9 sit 16.4 seconds ahead of Kiwi World Rally Championship driver Hayden Paddon/John Kennard BDA, with Lance Williams/Crunch Bennett third in their Subaru Impreza.
The 2015 Otago Rally gets underway tonight in the centre of Dunedin, after two days of perfect weather for competitors as they completed their pre-event reconnaissance.