Elfyn Evans won the Rally great Britain, sébastien Ogier is a five – time world champion

Элфин Эванс выиграл Ралли Великобритания, Себастьен Ожье – пятикратный чемпион мира

Racer M-Sport Elfyn Evans scored a sensational victory in Rally GB, becoming the first Briton after Richard burns in 2000, who managed to win the home stage.

Even after the shakedown on Thursday the current world champion Sebastien Ogier called Welsh main favorite and no mistake. After the first special stage on Friday, Evans took first place, which anyone to the finish on Sunday was not lost. By mid-race on Saturday, his advantage reached half a minute, and by the end of the day, Elfin took a shot at 53 seconds. With such a margin on Sunday he only had to avoid problems and errors with which he successfully managed and won the first career victory.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported me all these years and helped me to achieve such success. I dedicate this victory to you,” said Evans at the finish.

Элфин Эванс выиграл Ралли Великобритания, Себастьен Ожье – пятикратный чемпион мира

Of course, a lot of attention throughout the weekend in Wales was focused on the main contenders for the title of Sebastien Ogier and Thierry Neuville. Several times the Frenchman and the Belgian exchanged positions. Sunday morning burst forward Thierry, which is the final special stage took a break for six seconds.

Third place in the General classification, Ogier was enough to advance to win the title. But for this he needed to gain at least one point on the bonus stage with the best time Neuville.

Sebastien clinched the championship even before the final SU made up his opponent. Getting into the top 3 guaranteed him an early victory in the championship.

After four titles won in part of the factory team Volkswagen, the Frenchman became the champion in the private M-Sport Ford, which for the previous five years has not won a single rally. Now on account of the trust Malcolm Wilson victory both in General and in the team competition!

“I don’t know what to say. Of course, it was a tough season, commented Ogier your success. – Thank you to everyone at M-Sport and Malcolm personally. Just incredible to win the championship with this team.”

Элфин Эванс выиграл Ралли Великобритания, Себастьен Ожье – пятикратный чемпион мира

Neville did everything he could and won the bonus stage. At the finish of the Hyundai driver did not hide his disappointment.

“Before the start of the special stage I was informed about the result of SEB, so I just tried to get to the pleasure,’ said Thierry. – Congratulations To Ogier. He deserved this victory.”

The fourth Rally GB completed Andreas Mikkelsen, who lost to world champion-2017 4.6 seconds ahead of just over half a second Jari-Matti Latvala.

Ott Tanak has confidently spent the first half of the race and fought on equal footing with Ogier and Neuville, however, on Saturday evening lost a number of positions and eventually became only the sixth.

“Malcolm Wilson and the whole team did an amazing job this year and achieved great success. It fully deserved the result,” – commented on the success of M-Sport Tanak, who signed a contract with Toyota for the season-2018.

The winner of the previous round in Spain Kris Meeke, in contrast to Evans, could not Shine on home track. The Citroen driver finished only seventh, but did not make any major mistakes during the stage.

Rounded out the top 10 at the finish of Rally Australia Hayden Paddon, Esapekka Lappi and Dani Sordo, who will not go to Australia in mid-November.

Элфин Эванс выиграл Ралли Великобритания, Себастьен Ожье – пятикратный чемпион мира

POS. Pilot Team Time/RET.
1. Элфин Эванс выиграл Ралли Великобритания, Себастьен Ожье – пятикратный чемпион мира Elfyn Evans M-Sport World Rally Team 2:57.00,6
2. Элфин Эванс выиграл Ралли Великобритания, Себастьен Ожье – пятикратный чемпион мира Thierry Neuville Hyundai Motorsport 37,3
3. Элфин Эванс выиграл Ралли Великобритания, Себастьен Ожье – пятикратный чемпион мира Sebastien Ogier M-Sport World Rally Team 45,2
4. Элфин Эванс выиграл Ралли Великобритания, Себастьен Ожье – пятикратный чемпион мира Andreas Mikkelsen Hyundai Motorsport 49,8
5. Элфин Эванс выиграл Ралли Великобритания, Себастьен Ожье – пятикратный чемпион мира Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC 50,3
6. Элфин Эванс выиграл Ралли Великобритания, Себастьен Ожье – пятикратный чемпион мира Ott Tanak M-Sport World Rally Team 1.02,3
7. Элфин Эванс выиграл Ралли Великобритания, Себастьен Ожье – пятикратный чемпион мира Kris Meeke Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT 1.20,5
8. Элфин Эванс выиграл Ралли Великобритания, Себастьен Ожье – пятикратный чемпион мира Hayden Paddon Hyundai Motorsport 2.16,3
9. Элфин Эванс выиграл Ралли Великобритания, Себастьен Ожье – пятикратный чемпион мира Esapekka Lappi Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC 2.46,5
10. Элфин Эванс выиграл Ралли Великобритания, Себастьен Ожье – пятикратный чемпион мира Dani Sordo Hyundai Motorsport 3.50,5

 

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