27 Mar 2011

Paddon takes commanding lead in Rally of Portugal

5:41 pm on 27 March 2011

The New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon has taken a commanding lead of over six and a half minutes in the second tier production class in the Rally of Portugal.

At the start of the second day Padon in his Surbaru, had a 30 second lead but extended that winning all three of the morning stages and then eased back to finish each stage in second place while continuing to extend his overall lead.

He's also moved up to eleventh overall.