John Kennard (co-driver)
|Born||11 February 1959|
Christchurch, New Zealand
|World Rally Championship record|
|Active years||1985, 1987–1989, 1991, 1998, 2007–2017, 2019|
|Teams||Pirelli Star Driver, Hyundai Motorsport, M-Sport|
|First rally||1985 1000 Lakes Rally|
|First win||2016 Rally Argentina|
|Last win||2016 Rally Argentina|
|Last rally||2019 Wales Rally GB|
In March 2017 it has been announced that Kennard will step down as Paddon's co-driver this summer after Rally Finland and that a replacement for John will be announced soon. The replacement was confirmed the day after to be Kevin Abbring's co-driver Sebastian Marshall.
Kennard suffered a hip injury prior to the 2017 Rally de Portugal, which meant Marshall had to substitute for Kennard for the rally. On 30 May, Kennard retired as co-driver earlier than what was planned, because of the injury.
|1||36° Rally Argentina||2016||Hayden Paddon||Hyundai i20 WRC|
- "John Kennard – Hyundai Motorsport Official Site". Motorsport.hyundai.com. 11 February 1959. Archived from the original on 15 March 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
- "Paddon claims maiden win". wrc.com. Córdoba, Argentina: World Rally Championship. 24 April 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
- "Hayden Paddon splits with long-time co-driver John Kennard". Newshub.co.nz. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
- "Hayden Paddon confirms Brit Sebastian Marshall as replacement for outgoing co-driver John Kennard". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
- "Kennard hands over to Marshall". wrc.com. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
- Jones, Peter (22 November 2016). "Kennard picks up top sports award". The Marlborough Express. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
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