Pad­don be­lieves Hyundai’s Fin­land setup is­sues can’t be cured this year

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Hay­den Pad­don says the grip is­sues Hyundai suf­fered at Rally Fin­land can’t be cured this sea­son.

Both the Kiwi and team­mate Thierry Neuville have strug­gled on low-grip stages in the New Gen­er­a­tion i20 WRC, ev­i­dence of which comes with their in­crease in pace on the sec­ond loop of gravel stages.

Pad­don said: “We looked at the data on the event and we changed springs and worked on the set-up, but it was still re­ally frus­trat­ing – the grip just wasn’t there. In places like Ar­gentina and Poland it wasn’t so bad, the roads were a bit softer and there was gen­er­ally an edge to the road that you could use to bounce off. In Fin­land there wasn’t much we could do.

“It looks like this is a ge­om­e­try thing, some­thing we can’t re­ally sort out with this car. We’re prob­a­bly go­ing to have to wait un­til the 2017 car to get to the bot­tom of this one.”

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