A number of fans have been left injured following Hayden Paddon's crash in SS9 of Rally Argentina on Saturday afternoon.

Paddon and co-driver John Kennard both escaped unharmed, but the stage was stopped after the accident and then cancelled.

Details are currently sketchy, but organisers have released the following statement:

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"SS9 (FERNET BRANCA Capilla del Monte-San Marcos II) was interrupted due to an accident involving the Hyundai i20WRC #20 of Hayden Paddon and John Kennard. The crew was ok.

"The incident involved spectators who were immediately assisted by the emergency services belonging to the race.

"Due to ambulances of the race being affected to this accident, the organisation established the immediate interruption of SS9.

"The race will continue with SS10 (San Marcos-Characato II) which will start at 16:37 as established.

"The organisation will continue updating on any new details concerning the accident.

"Further news will be published."