Paddon holds onto sixth after Day 2 at 2016 Tour de Corse


Hayden Paddon continues to remain in the top six after finishing Day 2 in sixth place for Hyundai at the 2016 Tour de Corse – Rallye de France.

Paddon, who struggled for pace on Saturday’s stages with the New Generation i20 WRC, still remains on course for a top-six finish come Sunday on the Corsican asphalt.

The Kiwi said about his Day 2 performance on the Corsica stages “I’m not going to hide away from the fact that it’s not been the best of days for us. Our times in the morning loop were not so good.

“We used the long regroup and service at lunchtime to understand where we could improve. It’s not been easy to put our finger on the reason why we’ve been struggling. We’ve tried a variety of things inside the car to get more speed.”

Paddon also added about the weather, playing its part in Corsica.

“The weather played its part in the afternoon. As we’re not in the battle up front, we decided to cross over tyres in the final stage. That changed the balance of the car but we have to try these things.

“We’ve made it safely to the end of the day, so we will now look closely into all the data and see what we can do in the final two stages on Sunday.”