After a busy begin to the morning, the final stage of Rally Croatia resumed with the second passage within the 25.20 km from Zagorska Sela – Kumrovec (SS19). Contested beneath a hotter temperature than on the primary lap, grip situations improved within the second half of the downhill course.
Usually centered on the Energy Stage at this level within the weekend, the highest three couldn’t relaxation on their laurels this time round. At the price of a fantastic effort, Thierry Neuville snatched one of the best time for 4 tenths of a second in opposition to Elfyn Evans. The Belgian admitted on arrival to have “given all the things” and “not with the ability to do something extra”. At such a sustained tempo, Sébastien Ogier needed to accept third time at 1.5 seconds for the Hyundai Motorsport driver.
Earlier than the Energy Stage traced on the 14.09 km Zagorska Sela – Kumrovec, the hole between the three main males narrowed to eight “zero, the Welshman holding the benefit by three” 9 in opposition to his teammate. Toyota Gazoo Racing staff.
At a particular on the primary arrival of his WRC profession, Adrien Fourmaux recovered properly after his mistake within the earlier particular. Due to a brand new time within the prime 5, the Northerner consolidated his fifth place in opposition to Takamoto Katsuta.
The Croatia Rally will finish with the Energy Stage in Zagorska Sela – Kumrovec to be adopted from 13:18 and to be discovered on Motorsport.com.
ES17: E. Evans
ES18: E. Evans
ES19: T. Neuville