Elfyn Evans continues to lead Rally Argentina, despite two punctures on the morning extra.
Racer DMACK Ford started the day with a victory in the special Tanti, thus away from his pursuers for a minute, however, due to a slow puncture the Welshman showed only the fifth time in Los Gigantes, and after the error, I punctured one tyre and eventually became eighth by the end of the stage.
Thus, the advantage over Evans Thierry Neuville fell from minutes to 44.1 seconds. The Belgian in turn, beat Mads Ostberg, who lost the manual brakes on the first SU because of problems with hydraulics. However, the Norwegian was able to rehabilitate himself and is now second only 8.9 seconds to Neuville.
Sebastien Ogier couldn’t find a rhythm in the morning section. First, the Frenchman had to slow down to not hit the dog; a little after it launched, and at the end of the section he complained of serious problems with the handling.
Because of these troubles Ogier lost its partner Ott Tanaka in the fight for fourth place.
In the sixth position after Friday’s puncture was Jari-Matti Latvala, whose behind Ogier was 14.1 seconds.
Juho Hanninen behind the wheel of the second Toyota ahead of the private owner Lorenzo Bertelli, however, the loss of engine power was quickly reduced all his efforts to nothing.
Gradually approaching the return for the touchdown Dani Sordo, who previously broke the steering arm. The Spaniard loses 2 minutes and 14 seconds running tenth to the Pontus Tidemand.
Chris Mick, unlike his partner Craig Breen, Citroen could return to the distance of the Rally2 rules, after which the British showed the best time on the 11th and 12th special stages.
|1.||Elfyn Evans||M-Sport World Rally Team||2:09.35,6|
|2.||Thierry Neuville||Hyundai Motorsport||+44,1|
|3.||Mads Ostberg||M-Sport World Rally Team||+53,0|
|4.||Ott Tanak||M-Sport World Rally Team||+57,1|
|5.||Sebastien Ogier||M-Sport World Rally Team||+1.11,6|
|6.||Jari-Matti Latvala||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC||+1.25,7|
|7.||Hayden Paddon||Hyundai Motorsport||+3.42,1|
|8.||Lorenzo Bertelli||M-Sport World Rally Team||+6.28,1|
|9.||Juho Hänninen||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC||+6.55,2|
|10.||Pontus Of Tidemand||Skoda Motorsport||+10.37,0|
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