Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard have finished the second day of Rally Barbados with the overall lead, heading local duo Dane Skeete and Tyler Mayhew by 14.8 seconds.
Having gone third fastest on Friday’s Super Special Stage at Bushy Park, the Kiwis immediately got to work on Saturday morning’s SS2, topping the first run of Lakes to Upper Park to take the overall lead by 5.6 seconds.
Driving a Hyundai i20 R5, Paddon went on to top all nine of the day’s Special Stages, gradually extending his lead in the process.
Skeete was never far off the pace, leading an impressive charge from local drivers to ensure the Kiwi has had to work for his spoils.
Jamaican driver Jeffrey Panton sits third, 41.4 seconds off the pace off the Kiwi.
Special Stage 10 of Rally Barbados begins at 2.00 am (NZ Time) on Monday morning, with another nine tarmac stages to be followed by SSS20, a re-run of Bushy Park.
Header Image: Hayden Paddon