13 May 10
Throughout Rally New Zealand, Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon has been giving wrc.com an exclusive insight into his progress via the Pirelli driver blog.
Now back home in Geraldine, halfway down New Zealand’s South Island, the 23-year-old has sent a final update, reflecting on one of the highlights of his career so far and looking forward to his next event in Portugal.
Here's an excerpt:
"To have achieved so much - like my maiden P-WRC win - in one rally, that’s really something to celebrate. But, still, there are mixed emotions. The way Rally New Zealand panned out for John [Kennard] and me with key P-WRC rivals Richard Mason and Toshi Arai both out, we didn’t need to push hard. It was more about driving with our heads, driving sensibly.
We’ve done events in the past where we’ve thought ‘we couldn’t have gone ANY faster’. This was not one of those events, which is still a bit odd, but the main thing is we did everything we set out to do..."
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