Earlier than tackling the shortest Energy Stage of the season to this point, “Tartu Vald” and its 6.51 km, the morning continued with a closing stint within the plains round Otepää.
Because the final particular approached, nonetheless essential with its bonus factors distributed to the 5 quickest drivers, the tempo was not sustained within the final two timed sectors. The gaps being frozen because the finish of the third day, the drivers of the WRC had no real interest in taking dangers.
In these at all times delicate situations the place the slightest deviation error is normally paid for in money, Kalle Rovanperä has carried out the work to keep away from the final pitfalls and are available to the beginning of the Energy Stage with a greater than snug mattress of 54 ”6 prematurely. After 23 levels the place he has mastered his topic whereas remaining calm, the Toyota Gazoo Racing workforce driver is just one step away from a victory which may very well be historic for the World Rally Championship.
Thierry Neuville would have carried out nicely with out a ten second penalty acquired for a delay (one minute) initially of SS23. If he shouldn’t be anxious by Sébastien Ogier, nonetheless relegated to 10 “7, the Belgian however struggled to manage his nerves on the end. Ott Tänak for his half healed his statistics with a tenth scratch this week -end, thus permitting him to make sure to end performing higher no matter the results of the final particular.
Rally Estonia ends this Sunday from 1:18 p.m. (in France) with the Tartu Vald Energy Stage to observe on Motorsport.com.
ES19: O. Tänak / T. Neuville
ES20: O. Tänak / T. Neuville
ES21: T. Neuville
ES22: O. Tänak
ES23: T. Neuville