With some delay by the placement of the spectators tore out the shakedown of the Rally of Poland, a time that served a large part of the park attendance to congratulate Sébastien Ogier by his recent fatherhood. The French, in addition to thank all of these congratulations and pose with a ‘body’ with the colors of Volkswagen for your child, also it has had time to be the fastest. Sebastien Ogier has set the pace in the shakedown with a time of 1:36.3 after the completion of four passes of the stretch of ‘Lubiewo’ and their 3,38 kilometres. The equality between Volkswagen and Hyundai has been the predominant note.
one-tenth of Ogier ended his teammate Andreas Mikkelsen, although the time of the Norwegian with the Polo R WRC came at the third last, and not the fourth as in the case of Ogier. Another tenth behind, and after completing also four attempts at the shakedown, Thierry Neuville claimed the third best time with the Hyundai i20 WRC. The winner of the Rally of Italy-Sardinia is one of the big favorites to win, but the rain can be your worst enemy. For his part, Hayden Paddon has finished in the fourth position of the shakedown.
in keeping with this equality reigning among the drivers of Volkswagen and Hyundai, Dani Sordo has completed the fifth best time after stopping the chrono on his third attempt in 1:37.0, seven tenths of the time of the leader. The Spanish rider has shown a good pace, although as Ogier a large part of its options pass by the presence of rain throughout the rally, as otherwise it will acknowledge its second output position. Three tenths behind the spaniard, Jari-Matti Latvala has finished in sixth position with the Volkswagen Polo R WRC.
A step behind you have placed Ott Tanak and Mads Ostberg, two pilots who have in the Rally of Poland, a test very conducive to your style of riding. Be that as it may, both have succeeded in placing their Ford Fiesta RS WRC ahead of the two Citroen drivers. Craig Breen and Stéphane Lefebvre, promise to be protagonists in an interesting duel, although it will not be easy for any of them to be in the top places. For the moment, Craig Breen has been one of the pilots more workers in the shakedown after completing five passes.
Rating shakedown of the 73rd Rally of Poland
|Position||Pilot||Vehicle||Time / Difference|
|1||Sébastien Ogier||Volkswagen Polo R WRC||1:36.3|
|2nd||Andreas Mikkelsen||Volkswagen Polo R WRC||+0.1|
|3rd||Thierry Neuville||Hyundai i20 WRC||+0.2|
|4th||Hayden Paddon||Hyundai i20 WRC||+0.3|
|5th||Dani Sordo||Hyundai i20 WRC||+0.7|
|6th||Jari-Matti Latvala||Volkswagen Polo R WRC||+1.0|
|7th||Ott Tanak||Ford Fiesta RS WRC||+1.1|
|8th||Mads Ostberg||Ford Fiesta RS WRC||+1.1|
|9th||Craig Breen||Citroën DS3 WRC||+1.9|
|10th||Stéphane Lefebvre||Citroën DS3 WRC||+2.0|
The Rally of Poland will start this afternoon (19:08h) with the dispute of the first edition of the super special ‘Mikolajki Arena’. this Is a short debut of 2.50 km.