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Paddon moves to fifth on German rally run

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 21/08/2016

Kiwi rally drivers Hayden Paddon and John Kennard have battled mixed conditions in the WRC Germany to finish the second day in fifth position.

The pair completed a five-stage leg on Saturday, rounding out the day's stages in eighth position and almost two minutes off leader Andres Mikkelsen.

In the overall world rally rankings, the result takes Paddon and Kennard to fifth place, almost three minutes behind fourth.

Paddon said he was pleased to return to the top five.

"Hopefully to bring home a top-five result is good in terms of points and a result, but in terms of outright performance and driving, we still need to work a lot on this," Paddon said.

The rally concludes with 59.3 kilometres worth of track in four stages on Sunday.

Frenchman Sebastien Ogier leads the standings, 33 seconds ahead of second place.

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