Hayden Paddon holds sixth after WRC Mexico short opening stages

| Photographer Credit: Timo Anis Photography

Hayden Paddon and John Kennard hold a steady sixth place after the first three super special stages at Rally Mexico. With a total of just 5.69 kilometres among the three stages run on Thursday evening (Mexico time), Paddon said his performance was “not so bad.”

“The atmosphere tonight has been amazing – it has been about the fans today and not the driving,” he told his 174,000 Facebook followers. “Super Special stages (are) an area for me to work on, but tonight was not so bad. Now we are ready for the real challenge of Rally México tomorrow morning.”

Paddon added: “Tomorrow’s stages look great but we’ve never them done before, so we’ve got a lot to learn.”

Thursday night’s exciting Guanajuato ceremonial start draws huge crowds to the UNESCO World Heritage Site as drivers tackle the city’s former mining tunnels for the rally’s first stage. They then completed a double run at León’s motor racing circuit, a stage which is well-liked by the drivers, mixing asphalt and gravel and featuring a big jump and a water splash.

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