Hyundai pilot Thierry Neuville a strong lead in the second day of the Rally Australia.
The Belgian won three of the first five special stages Saturday, including the giant Nambucca, the longest SU WRC season 2017. Thierry starts Sunday with a 20-second lead over closest rival Jari-Matti Latvala.
It is worth noting that the main competitors of Neuville failed.
His teammate Andreas Mikkelsen, who led after the first day of the rally, happened double puncture despite the fact that he had only one spare tyre. This led to the first Norwegian. Shortly thereafter withdrew another contender for the victory, Kris Meeke, Citroen C3 suspension broke on Welsh Creek.
“Now I have a good supply, but still vigilance is required. If Sunday it will rain, it will be very hard,” said Neuville.
Force your opponent admitted Latvala, saying: “If Thierry will demonstrate the same speed, I won’t have a chance. In addition, on Sunday it’s going to rain, so you need to maintain maximum concentration.”
Third Saturday graduated from rider M-Sport, Ott Tanak. Fourth in the intermediate result table is Craig Breen from Citroen, and the fifth is the representative of Hyundai’s Hayden Paddon.
The second half of the top ten are early champion of the world-2017 Sebastien Ogier, and stéphane Lefebvre, Elfyn Evans, Esapekka Lappi and Nathan Quinn.
The results are being prepared
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