Neuville stalks Evans and gives spice to the Rally of Argentina


The Rally Argentina has become in recent years, in its own right, in the test with resolutions more far-fetched and full of emotion. However, Kris Meeke and Hayden Paddon got his first victory in the WRC on the stages around Villa Carlos Paz, paper that you can still emulate Elfyn Evans. However, the advantage gained by the pilot of DMACK has vanished in the loop the evening of the sabbath, and Thierry Neuville has entered fully into the struggle for the victory. The belgian wants to add its second win in a row and you have the ingredients to achieve this.

Began the loop evening with the dispute of the second pass through ‘Tanti – Villa Bustos’. A stretch in which Ott Tanak claimed his first scratch time in the rally, a time that was good for climbing up to the third position of the podium after the discrete time set by Mads Ostberg. After losing the horn of his Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 in the loop morning, the Norwegian seemed to be gripped and lacking pace, perhaps a foretaste of what awaited him in Norwegian. In fact, Ostberg lost the podium and sent you to fret your great work in the blink of an eye.

Ott Tanak repeated scratch on the SS14, although the best time
the Estonian passed to a second plane, with the flood of changes that are
produced in the race. Input and confirming their bad omens Mads Ostberg
suffered a tap with a rock, damaging the rear suspension
and putting point
and end to the option of getting the first podium of the season in a pilot
private. For his part, Elfyn Evans began his particular purgatory. The
pilot DMACK lost the bumper, and the horn of your Ford Fiesta in the
last few miles of SS13, so I was out ‘The Giant – Quarry The
to bare chest.


Despite their efforts, Elfyn Evans was left 15 seconds
with Thierry Neuville on the SS14
, the result of the diminished aerodynamics of your Ford
Party. A trickle of seconds, which never ceased in the last stage of the day.
With the knife between his teeth after knowing the situation of your opponent
direct, Thierry Neuville claimed the scratch in the SS15 to endosarle other
18,9 seconds extra to Elfyn Evans
, who managed to finish the loop evening
bruised, almost defeated, but as a leader. A small dose of moral
time to face the final resolution of the Rally of Argentina.

In this aspect, Elfyn Evans comes in with 11.5 seconds of
advantage over Thierry Neuville
to a final day of competition in which
you will need to preserve this difference along three sections and 55 kilometers
against the clock. For his part, Ott Tanak has everything in his hand to score a
new podium
, which has an advantage of 15.3 seconds over Sébastien
Ogier, though with the French in the middle anything can happen. In the land of
no one, Jari-Matti Latvala occupies the fifth position with a Toyota Yaris WRC to the
missing an extra point performance in gravel.


Hayden Paddon and Juho Hänninen have been placed sixth and
, without major pretensions of reaching the finish line. Lorenzo Bertelli for his
part occupies the eighth position, although the Italian has the threat of a Dani
Deaf that is already ninth
. The spaniard has suffered more than the account open
track, but has exercised its pace to at least sneak in among the top ten
first. A Top 10 that closes Pontus Tidemand as a result of the low between the
World Rally Cars of new generation. Among these, figure a Kris Meeke who has
suffered his second roll-over in the rally

Where a priori there will be no shockers is in the second
category fifa world cup, although in the Rally of Argentina, anything can happen. Pontus
Tidemand galloping toward a new victory in WRC2
without further opposition to the
own reliable vehicle and a few kilometers against the clock that will
lie ahead. However, the official driver of Skoda has an advantage
9 minutes and 41 seconds from Juan Carlos Alonso
. Third party for your party
is the paraguayan Peter Heller, who has closed the day with a penalty of 20
seconds by clocking in late at the output of the SS15.

Classification after SS15 of the 37th Rally of Argentina

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 2:53:45.7
2nd Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe +11.5
3rd Ott Tanak Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 +26.8
4th Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 +49.9
5th Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris WRC +1:24.6
6th Hayden Paddon Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe +4:26.7
7th Juho Hänninen Toyota Yaris WRC +9:34.3
8th Lorenzo Bertelli Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 +12:10.0
9th Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe +13:26.8
10th Pontus Tidemand Skoda Fabia R5 +13:57.5

The Rally of Argentina concludes this Sunday with the dispute of the three sections of the third stage, special that will put the final point of the rally from the 14:13 hours (in Spain). The pilots will face 55,28 kilometres against the clock.