There has been a shakedown easy, nor a mere formality. The mud has played its role in the segment of training of the Rally RACC Catalunya, the entire time that the rains have taken place in Salou during the last few hours. Although the priority drivers have been able to dodge the rain to a large extent, the different passes of the car have caused the braking points were very delicate, while the section of land was quite broken. All in all, Sebastien Ogier has been the fastest rider after passing by a tenth to Dani Sordo, although the French has been recognized to skip one of the chicanes.
The stretch of shakedown has been used to the same that two years ago, but on this occasion the conditions have been more complicated. Despite this, Sébastien Ogier has managed to sign a time of 2:13.9 in his third attempt, but not before living a mishap with the Polo R WRC. The French hit against one of the chicanes of tires that have been placed to slow down the speed of the stretch, improving . It was not the only one, since Deaf waged with great skill the touch against a slope of earth in one of the angles muddy.
For his part, Andreas Mikkelsen got the third best time of the
shakedown, while Kris Meeke finished fourth. Ott Tanak put
his Ford Fiesta RS WRC in fifth place, tying with the time of the
pilot of Citroën, although in the case of the pilot DMACK with a past
more. your back is placed Jari-Matti Latvala and Hayden Paddon, all
time that the new zealander was another of the pilots that saved the shakedown
with certain troubles. However, the Hyundai i20 WRC Paddon came to
goal with a small touch on the front, with more presence of clay
Thierry Neuville has had a start more discreet and
has signed the eighth-best time. The belgian driver and Mads Ostberg of
have taken their best record to three seconds of the head,
while Bertelli has fallen to a tenth of both. All in all,
the work has been quite intense within the team M-Sport as
the own Ostberg, Camilli and Bertelli have been three of the pilots
more passes have been completed. Martin Prokop with four attempts has lived
for its part, a re-adaptation to his Ford Fiesta RS WRC after leaving the
contest months ago.
Rating shakedown of the 52nd Rally RACC Catalunya
|Position||Pilot||Vehicle||Time / Difference|
|1||Sébastien Ogier||Volkswagen Polo R WRC||2:13.9|
|2nd||Dani Sordo||Hyundai i20 WRC||+0.1|
|3rd||Andreas Mikkelsen||Volkswagen Polo R WRC||+1.2|
|4th||Kris Meeke||Citroën DS3 WRC||+1.7|
|5th||Ott Tanak||Ford Fiesta RS WRC||+1.7|
|6th||Jari-Matti Latvala||Volkswagen Polo R WRC||+2.0|
|7th||Hayden Paddon||Hyundai i20 WRC||+2.3|
|8th||Thierry Neuville||Hyundai i20 WRC||+3.0|
|9th||Mads Ostberg||Ford Fiesta RS WRC||+3.0|
|10th||Lorenzo Bertelli||Ford Fiesta RS WRC||+3.1|
The Rally RACC Catalunya will start this afternoon with the dispute of an urban stretch in the mountain of Montjuïc, in Barcelona. The riders will face a small special 3,20 km.