The second day of Rally Spain ended as regular with the super-special in Salou, a stone’s throw from the seashore. On this train, which is all the time troublesome to understand due to the sand current on the highway made up primarily of cobblestones, Thierry Neuville was not trapped to come back again tonight as a strong chief within the common classification. Untouchable this morning with three consecutive greatest occasions, the Belgian doubled the wager this afternoon to extend his result in 16.four towards Elfyn Evans. Unable to maintain tempo with the chief, the Toyota Gazoo Racing driver was unsuitable. route in its settings after having “tried issues” and positively misplaced contact.
Like that of his teammate, the day was blended for Sébastien Ogier. After struggling to search out confidence on Friday, the seven-time World Champion felt extra snug at the moment, his two greatest occasions in SS 11 and 12 being there to show it. Regardless of this regain of type, a stall, costing him a number of seconds within the final super-special, tarnished his stunning finish of the day. Distanced for third place, Dani Sordo lastly took benefit of the Frenchman’s worries to select as much as 1 “2 earlier than the final stage.
The invoice was even saltier for the opposite French driver, Adrien Fourmaux. Within the second passage of the Querol-Les Pobles particular, the place he had signed a wonderful second time within the morning, the M-Sport driver didn’t undergo the identical destiny, this time being responsible of a small contact. on the entrance left towards a rail, sufficient to make him lose greater than ten minutes and throw him out of the highest 20.
The third day begins this Sunday from 7:00 am within the Santa Marina particular and its 9.10 km. The Spanish Rally could be adopted in its entirety on Motorsport.com.
Scratches of the day
SS7: T. Neuville
SS8: T. Neuville
ES9: T. Neuville
ES10: T. Neuville
ES11: S. Ogier
ES12: T. Neuville / S. Ogier (tied)
ES13: T. Neuville