After the accident the Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville at the final 15-m SSU Rally Sweden, the representative of Toyota Jari-Matti Latvala came in the first place, and now in the leadership race, he will repel the attacks of both riders M-Sport.
Neuville second time in a row out of the rally on last Saturday’s special stage, being the leader. Last time in Monte Carlo, he damaged the suspension that ruined his chances of even a podium. This time Belgian, despite a 40-second advantage, lost the wheel and will not be able to qualify for higher positions.
In Hyundai going to fix the car to Neville managed under the Rally 2 regulation to try to score some points.
Now, however, in the struggle for leadership involves three races: Latvala just 3.8 seconds fell Ott Tanak, gradually win back the Finn’s advantage all day. However, the Estonians also have to play hard, as his teammate Sebastien Ogier slowly began to reduce the backlog by the end of Saturday and in the end he lacks 12.8 seconds to get Tanaka.
Due to a problem another driver of Hyundai’s Hayden Paddon with power steering, his teammate Dani Sordo was able to get the fourth place. Paddon is now in seventh place behind Craig Breen and Alfina Evans.
Stéphane Lefebvre is the last remaining participant of the WRC in the top ten, finished the day eighth.
Partner Breen Kris Meeke, who was initially in fifth place, crashed at the end of the day, raids on the ridge. The driver lost eight minutes, and in the end, the audience helped to push the track off his car.
In the standings continues to lead WRC2 Pontus of Tidemand, ahead of Teemu is Suninen.
|1.||Jari-Matti Latvala||Gazoo Racing Toyota Yaris||2:04.59,3|
|2.||Ott Tanak||M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS||+3,8|
|3.||Sebastien Ogier||M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS||+16,6|
|4.||Dani Sordo||Hyundai i20 Coupe||+1.39,5|
|5.||Craig Breen||Citroen DS3 Abu Dhabi||+2.04,5|
|6.||Elfyn Evans||DMACK M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS||+3.44,7|
|7.||Hayden Paddon||Hyundai i20 Coupe||+5.00,2|
|8.||Stéphane Lefebvre||Citroen C3 Abu Dhabi||+5.37,0|
|9.||Pontus Of Tidemand||Skoda Motorsport Fabia R5||+6.36,7|
|10.||Teemu Suninen||Ford Fiesta R5||+7.52,9|
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