Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
I also think Paddon is lacking the pace we would expect. In Sardegna he was taking it easy because of the Portugal injuries?
He was winning stages and leading the rally at times in Portugal so obviously not lacking pace there.

He did seem to be taking it gently on the jumps and rougher stuff in Sardegna which may be injury related, but also Friday conditions weren't good for his late road position with the mud, and then 3rd on the road when it was dry on Saturday probably wasn't likely to produce top times either - just the way it goes with conditions sometimes. A few different factors, small amounts of time that all add up.