08 May 10
Throughout Rally New Zealand, Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon is giving wrc.com an exclusive insight into his progress via the Pirelli driver blog.
And by the start of day three things are going rather well for the double New Zealand champion who is streets ahead in the Production Car World Rally Championship class.
But as he explains in his latest blog, a commanding lead doesn't mean he can kick back and enjoy the scenery on Sunday.
Here's an extract from his latest update:
"...It’s hard without someone to keep you on your toes, and with Richard Mason - a long-time rival for New Zealand rally victories - and Toshi Arai dropping out yesterday, the rally has been a little bit odd for me.
You’ve got the find that balance of maintaining a good lead without cruising too much, and keeping it clean and tidy on a clean line so you get to the end.
Truly, it’s a fine line John and I are having to navigate and tomorrow, we take nothing for granted. Whaanga Coast can be a cruel stage and one to be respected, so we don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves..."
Click here to read more.
For more about Pirelli in the WRC visit: www.pirellityre.com
For more about Hayden visit: www.haydenpaddon.com