HAY­DEN PAD­DON

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There are times this week when Ki­wis Hay­den Pad­don and John Ken­nard will swear they’re back home on the South Is­land – and this has noth­ing to do with the lev­els of rain­fall Wales and Geral­dine en­joy. New Zealand’s not all about big cam­bers and su­per-smooth wide roads. There are stacks of for­est stages lit­ter­ing the land of the long white cloud and the sur­face and na­ture of those stages is sim­i­lar at both ends of the Earth: be­tween the trees is be­tween the trees. Pad­don loves these kind of roads and is over­due a re­turn to the sharp end. Since win­ning Ar­gentina, he’s only been on the podium (Poland, third) once. Driv­ing for the Hyundai N team, he’ll be free to do his own thing with­out wor­ry­ing about man­u­fac­turer points.

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