Hayden Paddon has continued his hot pace from Rally Argentina.

He's set the fastest time in shakedown testing for the International Rally of Whangarei, starting tonight.

Paddon and his co-driver John Kennard have clocked a best time of 48 point two seconds on the shakedown course, six tenths of a second clear of the field.

There are two short stages tonight before the first full day tomorrow.