After an eventful morning and marked primarily by the retirement of former chief Ott Tänak, the primary two levels, lined after the break, had been a lot calmer.
Sébastien Ogier took benefit of the primary passage in Bortigiadas – Aggius – Viddalba (SS13), a particular taken solely as soon as within the WRC in 2005, to consolidate his margin within the basic classification. On a very slippery street he admitted he had “not likely attacked” regardless of his greatest time. Within the subsequent one, Sedini – Castelsardo, he did it once more to extend his result in 24.6 in opposition to Dani Sordo. Torn between the thought of going for a 3rd consecutive success in Sardinia and bringing again essential factors for his Hyundai Motorsport crew , the Spaniard couldn’t maintain tempo with the seven-time World Champion and even had a “unusual feeling” following the understeer of his i20 Coupe WRC on the end of SS14.
Within the combat for the final step of the rostrum, Elfyn Evans grabbed four “1 in opposition to Thierry Neuville. The Belgian is now 12” 6 behind the # 33 Yaris WRC. For his half, Takamoto Katsuta had no drawback this time in fifth place regardless of nonetheless some difficulties to find grip in these circumstances.
Pierre-Louis Loubet didn’t take the beginning this afternoon. Arrived in Sardinia with the desire to do “a rally with out issues”, the younger Corsican has collected the galleys with issues of brakes encountered this Friday, then an insistent smoke within the cockpit of the i20 Coupe WRC this morning.
The second day ends from 5.40 p.m. within the second passage of Bortigiadas – Aggius – Viddalba and its 14.70 km. The Rally of Sardinia will be adopted in its entirety on Motorsport.com.
ES13: S. Ogier
ES14: S. Ogier