After a fast detour north of Tartu, the morning loop ended with rather more acquainted levels set out within the Otepää area.
On timed sections partially coated final yr, Kalle Rovanperä clearly didn’t decrease the tempo. Even when he launched one other scratch for zero “Four in SS12 at Tänak, again in Tremendous Rally, the Finn left no hope for Craig Breen by pushing him again to 10” Four. The Toyota Gazoo Racing driver conceded, nevertheless, that he would begin to be “smarter after that” whereas qualifying that it was “not simple on a rally like this”, just a few seconds after having nonetheless swallowed the 22.76 km of Raanitsa (SS12) at a median 124.three km / h (the very best for the reason that begin). Conceding three tenths to Breen in SS13, he lastly stored his phrase by rating for the primary time of the weekend outdoors the highest three (fourth) with out panicking with a mattress forward of greater than 35 “.
Regardless of the technique put in place by Hyundai Motorsport, which requested Tänak to delay his beginning order to suit between Thierry Neuville and himself, Sébastien Ogier grabbed just a few valuable tenths to get again to Four-5 behind the Belgian earlier than the break of Noon Ambush behind this duel, Elfyn Evans clearly didn’t have the keys to choose up the general standings, quite the opposite, the Welshman even misplaced greater than seven seconds on this loop in opposition to his teammate.
The third day continues from 2:06 pm (in France) with the second passage within the Peipsiääre particular. The Rally of Estonia will be adopted in its entirety on Motorsport.com.
ES10: Okay. Rovanperä
ES11: O. Tänak
ES12: O. Tänak
ES13: O. Tänak