Paddon fighting to regain fifth at WRC Mexico

| Photographer Credit: Timo Anis Photography

Hayden Paddon and John Kennard started Saturday morning (Mexico time) with a strong run and third quickest time through the opening 30.38km stage, but a small incident in the following 42.62km stage saw them break a suspension arm again and drop to sixth place overall.

Paddon has not given up the fight to regain his top five position, with two fourth-fastest times in the next two stages. At the midday service he said: “Another difficult start this morning. The first stage went well, the changes we made to the car overnight certainly helped with the feeling and we were able to push a bit harder. But unfortunately early on in the long stage we broke the same suspension arm as yesterday, so we lost two minutes getting out of the stage. Again, we’re still here, we only lost one position and now we have a bit of a fight on our hands to try and make up that one minute to fifth place again. We’ll certainly put up a fight to try and do that. Not all is lost, a long way to go and we can continue improving.”

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