Hyundai pilot Thierry Neuville was established in the first position of the intermediate Protocol Rallye Monte-Carlo for the first five special stages passed.
Yesterday’s tragic day, Neuville finished in 7.8 seconds over the nearest pursuer in the face of Sebastien Ogier.
Rally Monte Carlo: the Death of a cheerleader, the leadership of Thierry Neuville
However, this morning, Ogier slipped to ninth place: because of an error on a slippery road Sebastien drove into a ditch.
Unfortunate for the Frenchman’s third SU win of his partner M-Sport, Ott Tanak. And on the fourth SU in a serious car accident Chris Mick the Brit flew off the track and broke the suspension on his Citroen C3, which was unable to continue the fight for the rally.
Except Ogier and Mick, bad luck also befell Juho Hanninen, which seriously damaged his Toyota Yaris on the fifth SU. Note that after the first day Finn was third.
As a result of problems competitors Tanak managed to take the second place in the standings. His behind Neuville, 31.7 seconds.
“This morning the road was very slippery,’ said Neville. – Nevertheless, the balance of the car was on top. Prevented understeer, but overall I am comfortable to drive”.
Ogier, in turn, was able to partially catch up on the fourth and fifth SU, making his way to the third position. Now, however, four-time world champion behind Thierry for 59 seconds.
The fourth position of the Protocol is Jari-Matti Latvala, who is inferior to the leader 1 minute and 21 seconds.
On the fifth line, you’ll partner Neuville at Hyundai of Dani Sordo, and the sixth is Craig Breen from Citroen.
The ex-pilot of Volkswagen’s Andreas Mikkelsen continues to dominate WRC2, but overall Norway is ranked seventh.
Completing the top ten of Pontus Tidemand, Elfyn Evans and Brian Buffie.
The results are being prepared
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