Abnormally cold weather in Spain prevented not only the Formula 1 teams in Barcelona, but tore the preparation of the current world Champions rally to stage in Mexico.
As informs official site WRC, M-Sport had planned to hold a five-day test in southern Spain. But in the end were able to train only two days – on the third day it snowed, and the British team decided to eliminate the program.
Gallery: soft snowy Barcelona
Sebastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans went on the first gravel stage of the season-2018, losing half the time to prepare and Teemu Suninen and did not have a chance to...
Nine-time world champion in classic rally, Sebastien Loeb has said that he will try to just have fun in three races WRC, which will take part this year.
The Frenchman more than three years did not go to rally the World and his latest phase took place in Monte Carlo in 2015, where he and his longtime co-driver Daniel Elena took only eighth place.
“My goal is to have fun, said Sebastien in an interview WRC.com. – I’ll go on a whim, and I’m wondering what the result will be able to show. Plans for Mexico to build is very difficult, besides, I really have not traveled.
The reigning and five-time world rally champion Sebastien Ogier commented on his unsuccessful performance on Rally Sweden last weekend.
Because of the awkward position in the start list, the overall leader lost a huge amount of time on the first day and in the future could not rise above the tenth place. To somehow save the situation, Ogier purposely missed the last special stage and got the penalty, but was in a favorable position on the track and was able to score four bonus points.
Thierry Neuville won Rally Sweden
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Thierry Neuville won at the end in Sweden, the snow rally, ahead of Craig Breen in a Citroen by almost 20 seconds. For Brin, this result became the best in his career.
The Belgian from the start of the stage, all kept under control and never allowed the rivals to doubt his success. Only a small reversal on Saturday allowed the Breen to get closer to the leader, but Thierry has again increased the lead, comfortably finishing first.
“It’s just an incredible weekend, said after the finish, the winner of the race. – We did not expect to be here so fast. But the team and the car...
World Vice-champion Thierry Neuville will start the final day of Rally Sweden in the status of the main favourite.
At the end of Saturday, the Belgian strengthened leadership in the General classification, winning four of the eight special stages. But most importantly, Terri has avoided serious mistakes and including not allow a repeat of last year misfiring on an evening spectator stage, when in a harmless situation has damaged the car and retired from the battle for victory.
Before three Sunday extra margin racer Hyundai is 22.7 seconds.
“Things are going much better than a year...
The Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville continues to lead Rally Sweden despite the problems during the morning section of the Sabbath.
On the first special stage of the day-the Belgian had problems with the automatic gear shift, and the next stage he lost time due to the reversal. However, in service Park and Vice-champion of 2017 is back with a lead of 5.9 seconds over the nearest pursuer, who was a representative of the factory team Citroen Craig Breen.
“Nothing I could do to avoid reversal, commented Thierry. Bryn is very fast, but the situation is under control”.
The Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville completed the first battle day of the Rally Sweden at a leading position with the advantage of 4.9 seconds over teammate Andreas Mikkelsen.
For all seven special stages on Friday Belgian and Norwegian exchanged blows, reacting to each other’s precious time. On the first afternoon stage Mikkelsen reduced the gap to second, but two of zavershaya SU Neville took the situation under control, both times being ahead, and looking up to almost five seconds.
“I went all out, and the car worked perfectly,” commented Thierry his speech.
The Duo of drivers Hyundai is in the lead after the morning section of the first day of the Rally Sweden, second round of the world championship WRC 2018.
Thierry Neuville, who made the pace in the shakedown yesterday, ahead of the 3.7 seconds of team mate Andreas Mikkelsen. Both have won one of the four special stages held, but it was enough to take before returning to the service Park.
“I tried to fly carefully because of the snow very much, – said Neville his speech. – After each machine the road got better and I was able to take advantage of it”.
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The Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville showed the best time on saidone Rally Sweden, the second stage of the world championship WRC 2018.
Belgian faster all drove 6,86-kilometer test stage, ahead of 0.3 seconds Mads Ostberg, who were invited to the factory team Citroen at the only winter rally in the calendar.
“I am confident in the speed of the machine. Last year we were leading here until you have made a mistake, – said Neville his speech. – Ahead of an exciting weekend, the fight promises to be tight”.
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Returning to the camp of the Citroen after two years of absence Mads Ostberg believes that his experience on the snowy roads will help him at the upcoming Rally Sweden, which will take place next weekend.
Norwegian will sit behind the wheel of the third vehicle of the French brand along with the main riders Chris Mick and Craig Breen.
Mads Ostberg returned to the factory team Citroen
“Rally Sweden is very special to me stage, said Mads in an interview to the official website WRC. I have always been quick there, so happy to join the team and try to help her.
I hope the adaptation to...