Citroen driver Kris Meeke intercepted an intermediate first place after nine special stages of Rally Spain.
Gravel day in Catalunya, the Briton finished third, but thanks to the successful completion of the morning route has managed to become a leader.
Mick ahead of his competitors, which are representatives of M-Sport’s Ott Tanak and Sebastien Ogier by 13 seconds.
The fourth is Hyundai driver Dani Sordo, while the fifth place is the former leader of the Rally Spain Andreas Mikkelsen. Norwegians, like all pilots Hyundai, had problems with understeer i20 on the asphalt areas.
But most of all from a trio of Hyundai unlucky Vice-leader of the General standings of the season-2017 Thierry Neuville. Before the start of SUPER 8 by car the Belgian started having problems with the hydraulics that questioned the future performance of Thierry, but the fault still persists, then Neville went to the track.
However, due to the three-minute delay at the start he did not meet the time limit of passing of SU, for which he was penalized 30 seconds penalty. Because of all the adventures Neville now occupies only eighth place. In front of him on the sixth and seventh positions are Juho Hanninen and Mads Ostberg, respectively.
Completing the top ten strongest Esapekka Lappi, and Stefan Lefebvre.
|1||Kris Meeke||Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT||Citroen||1 h 42 min 48.2 sec|
|2||Ott Tanak||M-Sport World Rally Team||Ford||+13.5|
|3||Sebastien Ogier||M-Sport World Rally Team||Ford||+13.8|
|4||Dani Sordo||Hyundai Motorsport||Hyundai||+14.6|
|5||Andreas Mikkelsen||Hyundai Motorsport||Hyundai||+20.8|
|6||Juho Hänninen||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC||Toyota||+27.6|
|7||Mads Ostberg||M-Sport World Rally Team||Ford||+46.6|
|8||Thierry Neuville||Hyundai Motorsport||Hyundai||+53.1|
|9||Esapekka Lappi||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC||Toyota||+1.17.5|
|10||Stéphane Lefebvre||Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT||Citroen||+1.30.2|
|11||Elfyn Evans||M-Sport World Rally Team||Ford||+2.06.6|
|12||Eric The Camille||M-Sport World Rally Team||Ford||+4.10.6|
|13||Teemu Is Suninen||M-Sport World Rally Team||Ford||+4.50.9|
|15||Jan Kopecky||Skoda Motorsport II||Skoda||+5.54.1|
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