Racer Toyota Juho Hanninen topped the Protocol of the Rally Mexico after the city Zocalo special stage – first stage the third stage of the WRC.
On a damp, but drying track Hanninen in two directions at the Zocalo showed in its Yaris WRC combined score of 3.37,2.
The Finn’s advantage over Ott Tanaka from the M-Sport is 1.6 seconds, which in turn turned out to be Kris Meeke of Citroen.
Ward Hyundai of Thierry Neuville, had an accident in the first two rallies of the season and thereby deprived itself of leadership, lies in fourth position behind in second ahead of teammate Hayden paddon of.
The combined time of the four-time world champion Sebastien Ogier enabled the Frenchman to become the sixth thanks to a better result in the second race.
The third Hyundai i20 of Dani Sordo with an advantage of 0.2 seconds over teammate Hanninen Jari-Matti Latvala became the seventh.
Pontus of Tidemand, driving a WRC2 Skoda Fabia R5, showed the ninth time and is now ahead of his nearest pursuer in the class WRC2 Benito Guerra 12.7 seconds.
Elfyn Evans, who received a five-minute penalty for changing the engine after the start of the shakedown, concluded both races in fourth place and in the end were merely classified 24th.
The crews will travel about 400 km to the North of the base in Guanajuanto, where they will spend the remaining three days of the rally.
|1.||Sebastien Ogier||M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS||1.44,8|
|2.||Ott Tanak||M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS||+0,1|
|3.||Thierry Neuville||Hyundai i20 Coupe||+0,3|
|4.||Elfyn Evans||DMACK M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS||+0,4|
|5.||Juho Hänninen||Gazoo Racing Toyota Yaris||+1,3|
|6.||Dani Sordo||Hyundai i20 Coupe||+1,5|
|7.||Kris Meeke||Citroen C3 Abu Dhabi||+2,6|
|8.||Jari-Matti Latvala||Gazoo Racing Toyota Yaris||+2,7|
|9.||Hayden Paddon||Hyundai i20 Coupe||+2,9|
|10.||Pontus Of Tidemand||Skoda Motorsport Fabia R5||+5,6|
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