After the first two Saturday stages of the Rally Monte-Carlo, Thierry Neuville managed to break away from Sebastien Ogier in a minute.
Neville immediately began to set the pace, winning the first special stage. Ogier, however, slowed down a little, because frozen sections were trying to be overly cautious.
On a plot of La Batie Montsaleon – Faye reigning world champion was only sixth, with the result that the gap between Neuville amounted to 1.00,07. While the Frenchman still managed no problem to get around his teammate Ott Tanaka and turn a 0.3-second gap in the advantage to 17 seconds.
However, the Estonian on the tenth special stage was not overawed and came to the Frenchman, reducing the gap to 11 seconds.
But most of all surprised time Alfina Evans, who won the tenth top. Thanks to the correct working with rubber it could also and on the ninth SU to show good results, becoming the third. Because on Friday, the racer has lost more than two minutes of Saturday’s success took him back to the leaders of the WRC2 standings, where he will fight with Andreas Mikkelsen.
In fourth place Jari-Matti Latvala. Finn has repeatedly complained about the behavior of their Toyota during the morning stages.
Go behind him, Dani Sordo and Craig Breen, constantly exchanging positions. Racer Hyundai Sordo due to the glaciation of the track on tenth SU a little behind, but on the tenth special stage managed to recoup and get ahead. He also helped problems Brin, who due to a broken communication system could not obtain data about the track condition from the team.
Partner Breen Kris Meeke after crash first Friday again joined the competition Ралли2, but a mechanical problem on the second SU of the Sabbath forced him to stop talking.
|1.||Thierry Neuville||Hyundai i20 Coupe||2:38.43,7th|
|2.||Sebastien Ogier||M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS||+1.00,7|
|3.||Ott Tanak||M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS||+1.12,0|
|4.||Jari-Matti Latvala||Gazoo Racing Toyota Yaris||+2.50,9|
|5.||Dani Sordo||Hyundai i20 Coupe||+3.26,5|
|6.||Craig Breen||Citroen DS3 Abu Dhabi||+3.38,5|
|7.||Andreas Mikkelsen||Skoda Fabia R5||+7.49,7|
|8.||Elfyn Evans||DMACK M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS||+8.16,9|
|9.||Jan Kopecky||Skoda Fabia R5||+10.32,8|
|10.||Pontus Of Tidemand||Skoda Fabia R5||+11.32,7|
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