FIA World Rally Championship

Paddon tops 2016 Rally Argentina shakedown

1 Mins read

Hyundai Motorsport driver Hayden Paddon put in a strong warning shot to his fellow competitors as he topped the times in the FIA World Rally Championship shakedown for the 2016 Rally Argentina.

Paddon took his New Generation i20 WRC for three runs through the shakedown stage and finished nearly one and a half seconds ahead of VW Motorsport driver Jari-Matti Latvala who pipped team-mate Sébastien Ogier by less than a second.

The VW of Andreas Mikkelsen split the two Hyundai’s of Dani Sordo and Thierry Neuville in the times ahead of Ott Tänak in the DMACK-entered Ford Fiesta RS WRC, with M-Sport’s Mads Østberg rounding out the top eight. Belgian Neuville suffered a puncture on his first run and a puncture on his third run.

Argentinian driver Marcos Ligato piloted his Citroën DS3 WRC to ninth place as he took two runs through the shakedown stage ahead of Henning Solberg and Eric Camilli who maximised their testing with five attempts at the stage.

WRC 2 leader Elfyn Evans was forced to stop after a sensor, leading him to set a time over eleven minutes.

[table id=986 /]

 

 

Related posts
FIA World Rally Championship

Andreas Mikkelsen eyes M-Sport Ford seat for 2022 WRC

2 Mins read
Andreas Mikkelsen wants to return to the top level of the World Rally Championship in a M-Sport Rally1 car in 2022.
FIA World Rally Championship

Sixty-Eight Cars Confirmed on Entry list for WRC Croatia

2 Mins read
A sixty-eight-strong field has been confirmed for the World Rally Championship’s first visit to Croatia (22-25 April).
FIA World Rally Championship

Umeå Selected as the New Host City for 2022 WRC Rally Sweden

2 Mins read
Rally Sweden is saying goodbye to Torsby and will be heading further north as Umeå will become the new host city from 2022.

Leave a Reply