On the eve of a closing decisive stage, the third day of the Acropolis Rally ended within the mountains south of Lamia with the second phases within the phases of Pavliani (SS11) and Elefthehorori (SS12).
Untouchable this morning with 4 consecutive greatest occasions, Kalle Rovanperä was a lot much less incisive this afternoon by settling for third and second occasions. Though having adopted a extra conservative tempo on the finish of the stage, the Finn was the sturdy man of this Saturday by growing his margin from three “6 to 30” eight, sufficient to sort out the 69.25 kilometers extra calmly. remaining.
If the chief spent a quiet afternoon, the battle for second place, between Ott Tänak and Sébastien Ogier, was a lot much less so. After seeing the Toyota driver come again to 2 “5 on the finish of SS11, the Estonian reacted completely with the very best time within the following particular, a efficiency permitting him to regain some air this night.
Eradicated from any battle for the reason that center of the second day, Dani Sordo was content material to journey with out taking any threat to safe his fourth place. One minute behind the Spaniard, Adrien Fourmaux as soon as once more gained as a lot expertise as potential whereas consolidating his high 5 towards his teammate Gus Greensmith.
In the back of the peloton since their issues encountered this Friday, Elfyn Evans and Thierry Neuville have fulfilled their aims by climbing again to the highest 10. If the Welshman’s classification ought to now not evolve frequently, the Hyundai driver will nonetheless have one final effort to make. to make brief work of the 2 Skoda Fabia R5s of the Toksport staff, separated by zero “eight in WRC2.
The fourth and final day resumes this Sunday within the Tarzan particular, scheduled from 7:08 am (in France). The Acropolis Rally may be adopted in its entirety on Motorsport.com.
Scratches of the day
SS7: Okay. Rovanperä
SS8: Okay. Rovanperä
ES9: Okay. Rovanperä
ES10: Okay. Rovanperä
ES11: S. Ogier
ES12: O. Tänak