Hayden Paddon: Test in Austria
A week after Rally GB there has been plenty of time to reflect and study the data from what was a frustrating rally. But with the introduction of tarmac for our next rally, Rally France, in just 2 weeks time, comes a chance to press the reset button and a chance to get our SWRC championship back on track.
Only days after the end of Rally GB, I was on a plane to Austria to our BRR teams base for our tarmac tests. As I have never driven a S2000 car on tarmac before, this small test was about learning the capabilities of the Skoda on a high grip surface rather than making too many set up changes. We completed approx. 50km in both wet and damp conditions, and we were able to try some small things on the car. Even in slippery conditions, the car and tyres had a lot of grip, and the balance made the car a dream to dry.
You can check out our test video with this link:
Also for those of you that missed anything from GB, you can check out our video review of the weekend here:
If you are wanting to get your hands on any of our team official merchandise, or wanting to buy any early Christmas presents, now is the perfect time to get your New Zealand World Rally Team merchandise. We are having a clearance sale, with up to 40% off some items. Check out our products page on www.haydenpaddon.com for our range of merchandise and to make any orders.
We still have the last couple of seats left on our official team tour for Rally of Spain in November. If you want any information on this, please just contact Katie@paddonrallysport.co.nz