Sébastien Ogier pulled out for his second success of the yr. Winner of the primary Croatian Rally within the historical past of the World Championship, the Gapençais had an eventful weekend which nonetheless ended with an ideal consequence with the added bonus of the 5 bonus factors of the Energy Stage.
Due to this full card, the Toyota Gazoo Racing crew driver regained the lead within the standings for eight lengths towards Thierry Neuville. Within the race for victory all weekend in Croatia, the Belgian missed his aim however nonetheless consoles himself with a 3rd podium in as many races contested. Crushed on the sting, Elfyn Evans climbed one row to finish the provisional podium.
On the prime of the standings in Zagreb, Kalle Rovanperä left empty-handed from this Croatian journey following his retirement after leaving the highway and falling to fifth place.
Amongst producers, Toyota recorded its second double of the yr after that signed at Monte-Carlo and regained the margin towards Hyundai Motorsport pushed again to 27 factors. M-Sport raises its head due to the efficiency of Adrien Fourmaux.
In rather less than a month, the WRC will head additional west to search out one of many pillars of the calendar, the Rally of Portugal scheduled for Could 20-23. He’ll thus open a collection of 4 consecutive races contested on gravel earlier than returning to the asphalt in August close to Ypres in Belgium.