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Paddon not content with seventh in Corsica

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 7/04/2017

<span style="font-size:13px;">Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon is frustrated at finding himself off the pace on the first day of the Rally of France in Corsica.</span> © PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon is frustrated at finding himself off the pace on the first day of the Rally of France in Corsica. Hayden Paddon is demanding better from himself after a solid first day at the Rally of France in Corsica left him seventh.

Paddon and his fellow-Kiwi co-driver John Kennard are more than a minute off the pace set by early leader Kris Meeke of Great Britain following the four opening stages.

Two eighth placings were followed by two sevenths for Paddon, who admits he isn't as adept in all-asphalt rallies as some of his more experienced peers.

Nevertheless, he expects better of himself on day of the mountainous rally, which features two stages nearly 50km in length.

"Driving has felt not bad but not producing times, which we are a little confused about," he wrote on his social media accounts.

"We will spend some time with engineers tonight to try and put our finger on it. We want more than P7 and tomorrow is a BIG day, so not all is lost yet."

Paddon was ninth overall coming into the fourth round of the WRC.

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