15 Sep 2014

Paddon 6th in Rally Australia

3:09 pm on 15 September 2014

The New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon has finished Rally Australia in a career-best sixth position and as the highest-placed Hyundai driver.

Paddon, in his first year driving in the top flight competition, says he's done everything his team has asked of him and is pleased with his progress in terms of performance and outright speed.

Hayden Paddon driving for Hyundai

Hayden Paddon driving for Hyundai Photo: Photosport

The world champion Sebastien Ogier of France swept to a dominant victory, winning 11 of the 20 stages.

Ogier finished just 6.8 seconds ahead of Volkswagen teammate Jari-Matti Latvala of Finland, and more than a minute clear of the Volkswagen driver Andreas Mikkelsen of Norway.

The Volkswagen 1-2-3 ensured the German team won its second straight Manufacturers Trophy, but the drivers' title remains undecided.