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Video: Footage of Paddon's Hyundai i20 alight emerges

Footage of Hayden Paddon and John Kennard's Hyundai i20 alight has emerged. The pair were involved in a brutal crash which saw them roll out of the rally on the fifth stage at Rally Portugal.

 

Paddon and Kennard escaped unhurt, but their Hyundai i20 was destoryed in the fire. 

 

"I don’t know where to begin! That was definitely not part of our plan for this rally and I am very disappointed to have to retire in this way," said Paddon following the crash.

 

"We started the morning quite well despite some small technical niggles. We didn’t lose too much time and were definitely keeping in touch. We were hoping to close the gap in the afternoon loop but it wasn’t to be. Unfortunately, we were caught out by a big hole in the road on SS5 that sent the car into a roll off the road.

 

"The heat from the exhaust then set the surrounding bushes on fire, and totally destroyed the car. The consequences for a small mistake are very cruel. I’m sorry for the team and vow to come back stronger in Sardinia, a rally where we scored a podium last year.”

 

View the crash and the fiery aftermath of Paddon's accident below

 

 

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