Rally driver sets trees on fire in dramatic crash in Portugal


Hayden Paddon and his co-driver John Kennard are reportedly OK after their Hyundai rolled and caught fire during this weekend’s Rally Portugal.



Paddon had taken the most recent WRC win in Argentina and was trying to go back-to-back.

Images on Twitter show that Paddon’s car and, subsequently, nearby trees were on fire following the accident. As a result, the stage has been neutralized.

Ott Tanak also went off course close to Paddon: