First day of the Rally Monte Carlo marked the beginning of the season-2017 WRC, was marred by tragedy: on the first stage from the received traumas has died fan.
Hayden Paddon lost control of his Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe while passing a left turn on an icy section of the route: a car left the road and rolled onto the roof after hitting a rock.
“At the end of the stage the ice caught us by surprise. The car jumped, after which we were passengers in this situation,” he wrote on Twitter, the kiwi immediately after the accident.
Apparently, the fan was just on the outer radius of a turn, and it touched the car.
A statement by the organizers of the rally reads: “the fan was taken to hospital in nice by helicopter. Despite all the efforts of physicians, the fan who tragically died.
The investigation of the incident has already begun. Everyone involved in this event, I offer my condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.”
His condolences brought the Hyundai Motorsport team, while Paddon and his co-driver John Kennard was injured in the accident.
Note that as a result of the accident Paddon first SU was cancelled, and the results cancelled.
Thus, the results of the first day of the Rally Monte Carlo is only limited by the results of the second SU, which has become the best partner of Paddon in the Hyundai of Thierry Neuville.
Thierry overcame the route is 7.8 seconds faster than sébastien Ogier, who became the fastest on the shakedown.
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After the rookie M-Sport in the standings, you’ll pilot a Toyota Juho Hanninen. Finn loses Neuville exactly 15 seconds.
At the fourth intermediate position is Kris Meeke in a Citroen C3, and the fifth the results of Friday and became a partner Ogier Ott Tanak.
Elfyn Evans, who returned in the most prestigious category of the WRC cars with DMACK, ranked sixth. Craig Breen has become the seventh, and Dani Sordo in eighth.
Rounded out the top ten two former Volkswagen teammate Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen, who seized the lead in the WRC2 category. However, the Norwegian lag from the leader of the standings is already an impressive 58 seconds.
|1.||Thierry Neuville||Hyundai i20 Coupe||27.11,3|
|2.||Sebastien Ogier||M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS||+8,5|
|3.||Juho Hänninen||Gazoo Racing Toyota Yaris||+15,7|
|4.||Kris Meeke||Citroen C3 Abu Dhabi||+16,5|
|5.||Ott Tanak||M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS||+20,1|
|6.||Elfyn Evans||DMACK M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS||+21,7|
|7.||Craig Breen||Citroen DS3 Abu Dhabi||+26,1|
|8.||Dani Sordo||Hyundai i20 Coupe||+27,3|
|9.||Jari-Matti Latvala||Gazoo Racing Toyota Yaris||+29,1|
|10.||Andreas Mikkelsen||Skoda Fabia R5||+59,1|
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