Hyundai pilot Thierry Neuville completed the leader Friday in the Rally Sweden.
Interestingly, after the fourth special stage, the Belgian was second, losing Jari-Matti Latvala three seconds, but in the afternoon he found his speed.
For a start, Thierry won the Finn at Toyota of 17.9 seconds on the site Svullrya, which have had problems and Torsby has strengthened its advantage. Collectively, the results of Friday and the ex-pilot of Volkswagen Latvala concedes Neville of 28.1 seconds.
“It’s hard to fly in the dark. But the Navigator’s notes were accurate and everything worked. In addition, my tires are still working well,” said Neville.
In third place in the intermediate standings is Ott Tanak. While Estonian is better than all of the drivers M-Sport, playing leadership figure is almost 50 seconds. It should be noted that the Ott during day service in the Park was replaced the gearbox, then it went much better-he even managed to win the last eighth SU day.
Quite a bit Tanaka loses the representative of Citroen Kris Meeke. Close to the top three is reigning world rally champion Sebastien Ogier. The backlog of the French from Neuville is 55.7 seconds. For Ogier in the results table are racers, inferior to the leader minute and more.
Sixth and seventh positions are occupied by the pilots Hyundai Hayden Paddon and Dani Sordo. Craig Breen is the eighth, and the top ten closes Elfyn Evans and Stephan Lefebvre, but both are hopelessly behind the leaders.
Failed Friday for the Russian Duo of Alexey lukyanuk/Alexey Arnautov: the crew had to prematurely end the fight due to a major car breakdown on the fifth special stage of the Rally Sweden.
“Well, we, unfortunately, prematurely ended the first day lukyanuk wrote on his page in Facebook. Our car broke the driveshaft. Don’t know, we need to understand why.
Before the service I felt that there is some free play in the drivetrain, some backlash and small bumps, but the team anything they couldn’t find. Unfortunately, apparently, some problem still was and something broke.
It remains only front-wheel drive, plus fragments were impossible to rattle on the body, and we decided that another 60 kilometers of special stages… who knows what else there is to grind, could damage the gas tank and so on, so decided to go. The result is to be in the end zone on this race, in any case is not attainable.
We started well – the first special stage of the day started with a good pace, had good enough sense.
Unfortunately, in the end, because of inaccuracies in the transcript too I quickly stopped into one bundle, just “fell out” on the way out and sucked in the snow. Literally thirty meters to go, the car just pulled over, and we lost about four minutes.
After that the stages become faster, and the settings there our car almost didn’t work, absolutely no confidence, as a result, we lost quite a lot. Plus the mood after such an annoying loss of time on the first special stage was a bit down and not getting.
But then, on the service, we changed the settings and, judging by interim results and much better went. Losing only four seconds to the leader in the class and at the end of the stage we could claim fourth place.
Kilometers, maybe five to finish something is broken, and we’ve already crawled in the front drive. Already very all rattled, and we just dokatyvayutsya. Now go to the service, there will bring the car view. We will decide what to do next.”
The table is prepared
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