Ogier is scored by 'nails' the shakedown of the Monte carlo


Have changed the World Rally Car champion and premiered team,
but everything remains the same in the WRC, despite the nuances. Sebastien Ogier has set the fastest time
the shakedown of the Rally Monte carlo
after stopping the stopwatch in his first
last in 2:18.1. A record unreachable for their rivals, although the
pilot M-Sport has been one of the few that has mounted tires for nails,
what has undoubtedly facilitated his task. In fact, Andreas Mikkelsen in the Fabia R5 has
been second after tracing the strategy of the man who was his partner in Volkswagen. the rest of The riders preferred to save tyres.

Nails by, Ogier and Mikkelsen managed to lead the
first shakedown of the season ahead of Ott Tanak. The Estonian nominations
for the soft tyres to mark the third best time with the
Ford Fiesta RS WRC, which was used to register a time of 2:24.2 and overcome by a second Jari-Matti Latvala. Both Tanak as the new pilot
Toyota completed four passes of the stretch, but the best time came
in the first attempt of both. Hayden Paddon for his part was the best pilot
after getting overcome to Dani Sordo and Thierry Neuville.


Between these last two was strained Juho Hänninen, not without a
small shock as the finn was left to millimeters suffer from a touch
with your Toyota Yaris WRC. All in all, the most tense for Toyota Gazoo
Racing came before the shakedown, the entire time that the two World Rally Cars of the
team had problems to overcome the technical scrutineering, so that
it forced the technicians to make small tweaks to the diffuser and the spoiler
in order to comply with the measures stipulated. After this time
crisis, the two pilots Toyota were the most active in the shakedown.

The opposite can be said of the official riders
Citroën Racing, any time that Kris Meeke and Stéphane Lefebvre have been shot in
times very slow
. In fact, the C3 WRC of the French has not passed the
eighteenth plaza, while Kris Meeke has not managed to enter between
the top 20 finishers. Both pilots, as Elfyn Evans, have
opted for riding on soft tyres
and save all the tires with studs for
the rally. The plates of ice and snow will be the protagonists and the shakedown have caused the outputs of track of Giandomenico Basso and Andrea Crugnola.

Rating shakedown of the 85th Monte carlo Rally

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2:18.1
2nd Andreas Mikkelsen Skoda Fabia R5 +4.2
3rd Ott Tanak Ford Fiesta RS WRC +6.1
4th Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris WRC +7.1
5th Hayden Paddon Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe +7.7
6th Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe +7.9
7th Juho Hänninen Toyota Yaris WRC +8.5
8th Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe +8.8
9th Eric Camilli Ford Fiesta R5 +9.3
10th Jan Kopecký Skoda Fabia R5 +9.8

The Rally Monte carlo starts officially this Thursday with the dispute of the first stage, composed by two special night. The pilots will face a total of 46,74 km against the stopwatch, starting the first special stage at 20:14 hours.