Hayden Paddon: The politics at the top was difficult

Publish Date
Thu, 27 Aug 2020, 6:52PM
Hayden Paddon with father Chris Paddon. Photo / Geoff Ridder

Hayden Paddon: The politics at the top was difficult

Publish Date
Thu, 27 Aug 2020, 6:52PM

When you talk big names in New Zealand motorsport racing there is none bigger than Hayden Paddon, the only Kiwi to win a World Rally Championship event. 

His career has brought him global acclaim in a sport that’s viewed by more than 800 million people each year.

Competing in his first motorsport rally race in 2002 at the young age of 15, he quickly climbed the ranks and won the New Zealand Rally Championship in 2008 at age 21 becoming the event’s youngest champion.

He went on to win the Production World Rally Championship, a feeder into the WRC, before hitting the very top tier of the sport competing in the WRC at the age of 26.

A great pleasure to have Hayden Paddon on for this weeks Six and a Song.

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