14 Feb 2015

Paddon sixth after opening day at Rally Sweden

11:47 am on 14 February 2015

Geraldine rally driver Hayden Paddon is sixth after the first full day of the World Rally Championship event in Sweden.

Hayden Paddon (NZ) and co-driver John Kennard (NZ) Hyundai I20 WRC.

Hayden Paddon (left) and co-driver John Kennard. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The 27-year-old, who's been promoted to Hyundai's top factory team and is driving injured Spaniard Dani Sordo's car, is a minute 37 seconds behind Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen of Volkswagen.

It's Paddon's first WRC race this year.

Paddon has experienced co-driver John Kennard beside him. They have contested Rally Sweden only once together in 2012.

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