Ward Toyota Jari-Matti Latvala leads after the seventh special stage of the rally of Finland, but it is rapidly catching up with team-mate Lappi Esapekka.
The leaders of the championship having problems. Sebastien Ogier dropped out of the competition, damaging the rear suspension of your car M-Sport Ford. Ogier landed badly after a jump, with the result that flew in the tree. His team-mate Ott Tanak also encountered difficulties: Estonian lead on the first three SU, went too wide and hit a stone while DOPA Jukojarvi. Apart from the puncture, he must have damaged the driveshaft, resulting in lost fifteen minutes.
Main rival Ogier in the championship, Thierry Neuville, also so far, there is only ninth.
After the error Tanaka Latvala took the lead, but it was Lappi showed the best time on the last four stages. After Jukojarvi he instantly moved up from tenth to second place and eventually going just 1.6 seconds behind Latvala.
Moved from fifth to third place Mads Ostberg behind the wheel of a private Ford. The Norwegian is fighting with Craig Breen and Teemu Suninen, and three shared by only 0.5 seconds.
Juho Hanninen and returned behind the wheel of Citroen’s Kris Meeke was on all the morning almost at the same pace, but in the end ward Toyota was still ahead of the Briton for 0.5 seconds.
Obviously not everything is in order at Hyundai Hayden Paddon once climbed to third place, after which damaged the rear suspension, and Neuville, with Dani Sordo completing the top ten. The latter is now actively catching up with the Tanak.
|1.||Jari-Matti Latvala||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC||40.57,5|
|2.||Esapekka Lappi||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC||A 1.6|
|3.||Mads Ostberg||M-Sport World Rally Team||+13,8|
|4.||Craig Breen||Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT||+14,2|
|5.||Teemu Suninen||M-Sport World Rally Team||+14,3|
|6.||Juho Hänninen||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC||+19,7|
|7.||Kris Meeke||Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT||+20,2|
|8.||Elfyn Evans||M-Sport World Rally Team||+22,5|
|9.||Thierry Neuville||Hyundai Motorsport||+34,1|
|10.||Dani Sordo||Hyundai Motorsport||+51,5|
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