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Hayden Paddon was due to return to the World Rally Championship in Finland, but this test crash means he won't even take the start (Images courtesy of Ylivaa Media)
Hayden Paddon was due to return to the World Rally Championship in Finland, but this test crash means he won't even take the start (Images courtesy of Ylivaa Media)
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Paddon hit a rock as he came over a crest in Monday's test, in an impact that ripped the M-Sport Ford's sumpguard in half and sent the car off into the trees (Images courtesy of Ylivaa Media)
Paddon hit a rock as he came over a crest in Monday's test, in an impact that ripped the M-Sport Ford's sumpguard in half and sent the car off into the trees (Images courtesy of Ylivaa Media)
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Paddon was testing in the car he was set to use for the rally rather than a test chassis (Images courtesy of Ylivaa Media)
Paddon was testing in the car he was set to use for the rally rather than a test chassis (Images courtesy of Ylivaa Media)
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Paddon's Finland outing with M-Sport was supposed to be his way back into the WRC after parting with Hyundai (Images courtesy of Ylivaa Media)
Paddon's Finland outing with M-Sport was supposed to be his way back into the WRC after parting with Hyundai (Images courtesy of Ylivaa Media)
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M-Sport immediately investigated whether it would be possible to repair the car or get a replacement out to Finland in time, but quickly concluded neither option would be possible (Images courtesy of Ylivaa Media)
M-Sport immediately investigated whether it would be possible to repair the car or get a replacement out to Finland in time, but quickly concluded neither option would be possible (Images courtesy of Ylivaa Media)
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'It's so frustrating,' M-Sport team principal Rich Millener told Autosport. 'The car needs a jig and we don't have one and, even if we had a car built and ready to go, it would take three and a half days to get it out there. It's simply not possible.' (Images courtesy of Ylivaa Media)
'It's so frustrating,' M-Sport team principal Rich Millener told Autosport. 'The car needs a jig and we don't have one and, even if we had a car built and ready to go, it would take three and a half days to get it out there. It's simply not possible.' (Images courtesy of Ylivaa Media)
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'After the accident I thought about things and asked myself: 'So, what would I have done differently?'' Paddon told Autosport. 'And the answer is actually nothing. That's one of the things that's actually so hard.' (Images courtesy of Ylivaa Media)
'After the accident I thought about things and asked myself: 'So, what would I have done differently?'' Paddon told Autosport. 'And the answer is actually nothing. That's one of the things that's actually so hard.' (Images courtesy of Ylivaa Media)
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'We hit the rock right in the middle of the car and it just threw us off line and straight into the trees,' Paddon explained. 'At that speed, on a narrow piece of road like that, there's nothing you can do.' (Images courtesy of Ylivaa Media)
'We hit the rock right in the middle of the car and it just threw us off line and straight into the trees,' Paddon explained. 'At that speed, on a narrow piece of road like that, there's nothing you can do.' (Images courtesy of Ylivaa Media)
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M-Sport had already lost regular driver Elfyn Evans for Finland due to an injury sustained on Rally Estonia, so will be represented by Teemu Suninen and Evans's stand-in Gus Greensmith this weekend (Images courtesy of Ylivaa Media)
M-Sport had already lost regular driver Elfyn Evans for Finland due to an injury sustained on Rally Estonia, so will be represented by Teemu Suninen and Evans's stand-in Gus Greensmith this weekend (Images courtesy of Ylivaa Media)
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