Problems of Alvin Evans and allowed the opponents to reduce the gap to 11.5 seconds behind the Welshman in the final stages of the Saturday section of Rally Argentina.
In the morning Evans has brought his advantage to a minute and after the morning section has continued to outstrip rivals 44.1 second, then the loss of the diffuser did not allow him successfully to withstand the onslaught of Thierry Neuville.
The Belgian won the stage, while Evans lost to him as much as 18.9 seconds, approaching the three Sunday SU with the advantage of only 11.5 seconds.
I could not stand the pace Neuville and Ott Tanak. Estonian lags 15.3 seconds behind the Belgian, however, ahead of his teammate Sebastien Ogier 23.1 seconds.
Norwegian Mads Ostberg at the beginning of the Sabbath were riders ahead of M-Sport, but it was too cautious, which led to the loss Tanacu, and after he hit a rock and was forced to retire due to damaged suspension.
The top five rounded out Jari-Matti Latvala, unable to maintain the pace of wards M-Sport.
Hayden Paddon got punished for late start 14-th SU. The new Zealander tried to repair the protective bar on his car, but his efforts were in vain.
Juho Hanninen almost caught up with Lorenzo Bertelli, his Toyota is once again faced with problems. However, Finn still bypassed the Italian, who lost time due to a puncture on the last special stage.
The ninth is Dani Sordo, the leader of the WRC2 Pontus Tidemand.
|1.||Elfyn Evans||M-Sport World Rally Team||2:53.45,7|
|2.||Thierry Neuville||Hyundai Motorsport||+11,5|
|3.||Ott Tanak||M-Sport World Rally Team||+26,8|
|4.||Sebastien Ogier||M-Sport World Rally Team||+49,9|
|5.||Jari-Matti Latvala||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC||+1.24,6|
|6.||Hayden Paddon||Hyundai Motorsport||+4.26,7|
|7.||Juho Hänninen||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC||+9.34,3|
|8.||Lorenzo Bertelli||M-Sport World Rally Team||+12.10,0|
|9.||Dani Sordo||Hyundai Motorsport||+13.26,8|
|10.||Pontus Of Tidemand||Skoda Motorsport||+13.57,5|
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