The DMACK Ford driver Elfyn Evans took advantage of the problems of rivals and unexpectedly took the lead after the first section of Rally Argentina.
A while Kris Meeke and Dani Sordo managed to keep Evans in sight, but a bit after both got into trouble. First, Sordo hit a rock and damaged the steering arm, and after Mick flew out on dope Santa Rosa, violently smashing your Citroen.
Mick lost as a result of six minutes, but still was able to jump back on the competition.
The representative of Toyota Jari-Matti Latvala, despite the damage to the car after the first stage, moved to the second position. Finn most of the morning fought in the group of five cars, but eventually was able to break away, and now its backlog from Evans is 23.6 seconds.
The leader of the standings sébastien Ogier because of an error in the shorthand record flew into a ditch on SS1 and slightly damaged his Ford. In the end, the French slowly won back backlog, but the effort was only enough for fifth position, although he continues to catch up with rivals.
For third place was fierce competition between the Mads Ostberg and Ott Tanaka. The two of them and Ogier are only 3.5 seconds. Tanaka managed to come out ahead thanks to the successful passage of the last two SU.
In the thick of things was one time, and Thierry Neuville until a broken shock absorber is not affected his day. The Belgian behind Ogier in 12.3 seconds.
Last year’s winner of Rally Argentina Hayden Paddon first SU began quite briskly, but on the second special stage had an accident, resulting in lost over two and a half minutes.
The new Zealander settled down on the ninth place and is inferior to Lorenzo Bertelli and Pontus Tidemand from WRC2.
Juho Hanninen summed up the problems with the Toyota engine, which he finished in the first four SU only tenth.
Craig Breen classified the 14th, however, the failure of the gearbox marked the end of the day for the Irish.
|1.||Elfyn Evans||M-Sport World Rally Team||38.40,6|
|2.||Jari-Matti Latvala||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC||+23.6|
|3.||Mads Ostberg||M-Sport World Rally Team||+32.2|
|4.||Ott Tanak||M-Sport World Rally Team||+33.4|
|5.||Sebastien Ogier||M-Sport World Rally Team||+35.7|
|6.||Thierry Neuville||Hyundai Motorsport||+48.0|
|7.||Lorenzo Bertelli||M-Sport World Rally Team||+2.04,4|
|8.||Pontus Of Tidemand||Skoda Motorsport||+3.03,1|
|9.||Hayden Paddon||Hyundai Motorsport||+3.03,8|
|10.||Juho Hänninen||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC||+3.10,3|
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