Sébastien Ogier ata his third victory at the Rally RACC


Sébastien Ogier has no rival. Gives you the same open track on the ground or do it on asphalt, he always gets the highest revenue. In the absence of a journey to the end of the Rally RACC, the French have tied up their third victory in the test, and only an error occurs or a mishap seems to be able to avoid a new conquest of gaul in the sections of the Costa Dourada. The domain of the Polo R WRC is extended to the podium with a hat-trick of the pilots of the German band. Dani Sordo is fourth, and defending the honor of the local in a crusade almost impossible in the vehicle germans.

After the battle on the ground and an intense work in the service park, the vehicle jumped ‘into the arena’ with settings of asphalt and at least four hard coverings, the favorite choice of the priority drivers. Despite the surface change, the script was the same. Lorenzo Bertelli suffered an accident in SS10 and Sébastien Ogier was going to open track, although in this case with significant benefits. Ogier marked the scratch in the first three sections of the day, shooting his distance by over 50 seconds on any opponent that had the intention of toserle.

By way of this first loop on asphalt, several contenders were left by the way. Ott Tanak tore a wheel after touch, leaving at the first change, while Hayden Paddon suffered a puncture. Same fate suffered one of the contenders to the podium. Jari-Matti Latvala had a puncture in SS12 for a riding error and left more than 50 seconds, remaining relegated to the podium and having to compete against. Dani Sordo stood at the second position. The problems also dotted to M-Sport, that the Elfyn Evans was trapped in a ditch, having to leave.


In the loop evening, the might of Volkswagen became more
, like the good feelings of Kris Meeke in asphalt,
at least in comparison with a blurred Mads Ostberg. Parts
equal, Latvala and Ogier were responsible for the scratch on the SS14 to SS17,
he served as the finn to regain his position of privilege. This
form, Sebastien Ogier faces the last day of the rally with a
advantage of 54 seconds over Jari-Matti Latvala
, while Andreas
Mikkelsen is just 2.9 seconds behind the pilot suomi, trying to
steal the second term the whole time that the runner escapes.

Sordo is fourth and is in the fight for the podium
. The Spanish rider
maintained the pavilion local high. The spaniard is 4.5 seconds
in the third place, and however, the feelings are that Dani Sordo will not
you can supplement with his great pace on asphalt the shortcomings of the i20
WRC in relation to the Volkswagen. Oblivious to these sensations, the pilots
Citroën live on their own battle
, although it seems that you opt for
the british section of the team. Kris Meeke has overtaken Mads Ostberg
for the fifth position after removing time throughout the

Also a bereavement team is in the seventh position.
Hayden Paddon and Thierry Neuville are tied to time, although the
is normal that the belgian ends up imposing, at least for issues
practices. Hyundai is playing the runners-up of builders
front Citroën and Thierry Neuville is the sum of points for the team
Hyundai Motorsport. In addition, the prospect of reaching to Ostberg
it is also not so far-fetched. The area of the points the complete Martin
Prokop and Pontus Tidemand
, demonstrating the big advantages of a Skoda
Fabia R5 who is king and lord of the category WRC2.


Pontus Tidemand holds with sufficiency the lead in WRC2, but for the interests of Skoda Motorsport, the swede has not been the protagonist. The Czech brand has been left with minimum options of winning the title with one of their official drivers. Esapekka Lappi impacted against a tree, throwing away almost all their posibilidaes. Despite being in the fourth position after Eric Camilli, Nasser Al-Attiyah smacking against the failure of its rival, although the qatar unless miracle will not come out as champion of Rally RACC. Should I ascend to the second position of the category to get the title.

Day fatal to the interests of the Spanish pilots. José Antonio ‘Rocket’ Suárez and Nil Solans is reenganchaban to the test, but your luck has not improved on the asphalt. ‘Rocket’ was suffering from a touch in the loop of the morning and a puncture in the last kilometers of the day. Nil Solans suffered a penalty of more than a minute. Quentin Gilbert has the victory in his pocket in WRC3a spite of the initial thrust of Simone Tempestini, while Marius Aasen is very close to the victory in the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy.

Standings after SS17 the 51st Rally RACC Catalunya

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 2:34:56.4
2nd Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC +54.0
3rd Andreas Mikkelsen Volkswagen Polo R WRC +56.9
4th Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 WRC +1:01.4
5th Kris Meeke Citroën DS3 WRC +1:42.2
6th Mads Ostberg Citroën DS3 WRC +1:43.7
7th Hayden Paddon Hyundai i20 WRC +1:56.5
8th Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 WRC +1:56.5
9th Martin Prokop Ford Fiesta RS WRC +4:22.9
10th Pontus Tidemand Skoda Fabia R5 +7:12.6

The third stage of the Rally RACC Catalunya will start this Saturday, at 07:17pm. The day will be composed of six stretches of asphalt. The riders will have to face 76,40 kilometres against the clock.