Ott Tanak continues to maintain an advantage over Andreas Mikkelsen after the evening of the Saturday section of Rally Germany.
The Estonian, despite the fact that chose a more conservative approach with the passage of Arena Panzerplatte, lost another 3.7 seconds.
Mikkelsen on the main stage Panzerplatte still managed to reduce the gap to half a second, and Freisen and Romerstrasse – another 3.8. Now the advantage Tanaka equal to 21.4 seconds.
Sebastien Ogier is also a little behind from Mikkelsen, though showed the best time in Freisen. As recognized by eminent Frenchman, he tried to think about points in the championship because his main rival, Thierry Neuville, went down because of problems with the wheel and suspension.
Racer Toyota Juho Hanninen damaged the shock absorber at the end of the Panzerplatte, which allowed Elvino Evans to regain the fourth position, as Hanninen in the early evening of the section ahead of the Welshman. Now Finn gives him 4.2 seconds.
Craig Breen has reduced the gap from Hanninen to 14.2 seconds, engaged in a fight for fourth place before the final day.
In addition Hanninen on Panzerplatte with the problems faced Kris Meeke. The Briton eventually came down due to problems with the water pump.
The rest wasn’t all right: Jari-Matti Latvala, Jan Kopecky and Lappi Esapekka bumped into a small stone and began to complain about slow punctures. Because of this, Kopecky lost the lead in the WRC2 Eric Camilli.
|1.||Ott Tanak||M-Sport World Rally Team||2:31.32,2|
|2.||Andreas Mikkelsen||Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT||2:31.53,6||+21,4|
|3.||Sebastien Ogier||M-Sport World Rally Team||2:32.01,8||+29,6|
|4.||Elfyn Evans||M-Sport World Rally Team||2:33.20,5||+1.48,3|
|5.||Juho Hänninen||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC||2:33.24,7||+1.52,5|
|6.||Craig Breen||Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT||2:33.38,9||+2.06,7|
|7.||Jari-Matti Latvala||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC||2:35.37,1||+4.04,9|
|8.||Hayden Paddon||Hyundai Motorsport||2:36.03,5||+4.31,3|
|9.||Eric The Camille||M-Sport World Rally Team||2:40.14,1||+8.41,9|
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