Paddon untouchable on the first day of Rally Terra Sarda
The Kiwi driver wins 4 Special Stages out of 5 to take an advantage in the title fight
The opening day of Rally Terra Sarda, final round of the 2022 TER – Tour European Rally, has seen an international battle on the challenging Sardinian tarmac roads.
TER Ambassador Hayden Paddon, codriven by Jared Hudson on a Hyundai i20 R5, leads overnight in front of the Spanish crew of Nil Solans – Luka Larrosa's Skoda Fabia R5. Last step of the virtual podium for the Volkswagen Polo R5 of current TER standings leader Ivan Ballinari with Elena Giovenale, in front of Italy’s Rachele Somaschini and Fabio Salis on a Citroen C3 R5.
Patrice and Nicolas Spitalier, on a Peugeot 208 Rally4, are comfortable going to the TER Junior title, and they are battling on Sardinian roads against locals Michele Liceri – Salvatore Mendola, also on a Peugeot 208 Rally4.
In TER Historic, Tim Metcalfe – John Connor (Ford Escort MK2) takes the advantage in the title clash. The British must finish in front of his Hungarian rival Mèsziati (Lada 21011), now in second place to clinch the TER Historic 2022 Title.