A scorching Saturday at one of the world biggest Garden parties. Where the Duke of Richmond, invites his crazy friends from all types of motorsport, along with their machines. To play up his drive way and in his backyard. Here are some photos from part 1 of InsideRally’s two day Goodwood Festival of speed coverage from behind the lens.
– Photography by Daniel Darrall
Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon – who was dropped by Hyundai for Sebastien Loeb for this season – will make a one off come back for WRC Rally Finland in a Ford Fiesta and will be able to also score manufacturers points for M-Sport
Hayden Paddon said on his facebook page. “We are back! Can’t wait to tackle Rally Finland in a M-Sport Fiesta WRC car with John alongside. We still want to be in the WRC more regularly but we couldn’t keep sitting at home, so will give it everything.
Firstly, a huge thanks to Hyundai NZ who have allowed and encouraged us to take this opportunity. Big thanks to M-Sport who have been very welcoming and helped us put this together in a very short space of time. And a massive thanks to many of our original HPRG shareholders who keep believing in us and have ultimately made this opportunity possible. Thank you!
We are now working hard over the next 4 weeks to make sure we throw everything and the kitchen sink at this event. We will have a 1 day test to adapt to the car which while limited, are confident that working with the M-Sport engineers will be sufficient enough. The goal? Minimum top 5, but I always like more too 😉 Let’s do this!
A special thanks to our partners who are also supporting this: Ben Nevis Station, Cusco, Winmax Brakes, PAK’nSAVE and Z Energy”
World RX round in Norway was as hot as Hell. But then the rain came which mixed the results up. The pole position’s on the front row struggled for grip, which bunched the pack up.
In the finals, Gronholm and Kevin Hansen once again had a coming together. Liam Doran went to make an over take on the two, who both hadn’t taken the joker yet. Doran looked to be on course for a win. But got caught up in the Gronholm/Hansen battle. Then an issue with the car dropped him to 6th.
Meanwhile, ahead of the pack, Anton Marklund in the GCK Megane went on to take his & the teams first ever victory, with Kevin Hansen 2nd and Gronholm 3rd.
However, the Stewards decided to give Hansen a 1 second penalty, swapping the positions around and moving Gronholm into 2nd. Then, more drama, as the Stewards then disqualified the winner due to a bumper mount cross member being to thick and over weight. Making Gronholm the winner.