The New Zealand driver Hayden Paddon is holding seventh place after the first day of racing in
the Rally of Wales.
Driving for the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team, which is fighting for second place in the constructors championship, Paddon and his co-driver John Kennard had technical difficulties with their car on the day's final stage.
"We experienced hydraulic problems in stage five, which meant we had to run the final stage without paddle shift, with no handbrake and no gear display," said Paddon.
"It was a challenge to say the least. We stayed calm to get to the end and tomorrow is another day."
After day one, the Frenchman Sebastien Ogier leads the Rally of Wales by five seconds.
With a 58 point advantage in the drivers championship going into the final rally of season, Ogier is on track to defend his series title.
Paddon is currently ninth in the championhsip.