Paddon returns for Otago Classic Rally

New Zealand’s home-grown World Rally Championship star, Hayden Paddon, has confirmed his entry in May’s Otago International Classic Rally, with regular co-driver John Kennard alongside.

The factory Hyundai driver will compete in the classic rally for the third time, once again driving the Stadium Finance BDA.

McRae back for 2015 Otago Classic Rally

Alister McRae 200Former World Rally Championship star, Alister McRae, will bring his Ford Escort RS1800 to contest this year’s Stadium Cars Otago International Classic Rally.

The Scotsman, who now lives in Perth on Australia’s west coast, won the 1995 British Rally Championship, before moving into the WRC where he contested 78 events for factory teams such as Subaru, Hyundai and Mitsubishi.

 

Get social with #otagorally2015

Auriol Day 1 200Organisers of the Otago Rally are encouraging competitors, spectators and rally fans to join the social media revolution by using an official hashtag for this year’s event.

With Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat now a part of everyday life for many of the population, the Otago Rally is embracing the technology.

Kelsey entry a boost for 2015 Otago Rally

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The entry list for this year’s Otago Rally has been boosted with news that young-gun, Alex Kelsey, will contest the event in his home-built Peugeot 207 – aptly named “Mad Creation 2”.