The Hyundai driver Hayden Paddon is in the lead by the end of the morning section of the first day of the Rally of Sardinia after the accident, Chris Mika at the end of the fourth stage, according to AUTOSPORT.
Mick came in first place after SS2, lost on the next stage Juho Hanninen, and by the end of SS4 again became leaders. But, alas, on the fifth special stage racer Citroen seriously damaged the car and lost almost eight minutes.
Thus, the rally was headed by Paddon, who is ahead by 4.3 seconds Hanninen.
In the fight for third place on the final morning stage Mads Ostberg defeated Ott Tanaka. Norwegian and Estonian divided 10.3 seconds.
Until the fifth special stage in the battle Ostberg and Tanaka also participated Dani Sordo, even showed the best time in SS4. But on the fifth special stage-the Spaniard had problems with the turbine, due to which he lost a minute and dropped to ninth place.
Fifth is Thierry Neuville, who won the special stage before the audience. The Belgian became the seventh and Sebastien Ogier were forced to clear the track, which is not the best way affected his pace.
But if Neville lost Paddon 19 seconds, the championship leader is behind by 37 seconds.
The sixth is Toyota racer Jari-Matti Latvala, while rookie Citroen Andreas Mikkelsen is eighth place.
|1.||Hayden Paddon||Hyundai Motorsport||+46.55,7|
|2.||Juho Hänninen||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC||+4,3|
|3.||Mads Ostberg||M-Sport World Rally Team||+4,4|
|4.||Ott Tanak||M-Sport World Rally Team||+14,7|
|5.||Thierry Neuville||Hyundai Motorsport||+19,6|
|6.||Jari-Matti Latvala||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC||+21,8|
|7.||Sebastien Ogier||M-Sport World Rally Team||+37,7|
|8.||Andreas Mikkelsen||Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT||+53,4|
|9.||Dani Sordo||Hyundai Motorsport||+1.14,5|
|10.||Esapekka Lappi||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC||+1.18,8|
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