Sébastien Ogier first leader of the Rally RACC in Barcelona


kicked off the Rally RACC in Barcelona. The City of Barcelona hosted the first leg of the test, a superespecial in the area of Montjuïc, formed by two back to a small path on which they were two twists of 360 degrees, a small section on the ground and in general sections very revirados and narrow. Although the standard pattern has been to preserve tyres in the face of complicated stage and on land in the morning, Sebastien Ogier has set the fastest time. The frenchman has excelled in 2.1 seconds, Thierry Neuville. Dani Sordo was eighth.

The superespecial in Barcelona hides many keys to take into account. The vehicles come with configuration of ground, the tyres used are part of the offer they have in the day tomorrow and there’s a long link by dual carriageway to Salou. Three ingredients that invite you to not take too many risks in the 3.2 miles that make up the two laps of the circuit located on the Montjuïc Mountain. Dani Sordo has been one of the drivers that has pampered the tires, although Sebastien Ogier has derrapado what is right and despite this has achieved the best time.

After Sébastien Ogier and Thierry Neuville has located the Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen. Kris Meeke has been the fourth place beating Robert Kubica, who once more in the press conference prior to the Rally RACC has dropped that there will be a full programme in the WRC 2016, looking at competitions in circuits with great interest. Mads Ostberg for his part, has been located in the sixth position, just ahead of Hayden Paddon and Jari-Matti Latvala. The new zealander has been the quickest in the shakedown this morning, while the Finnish is one of the candidates to victory.


The drivers of M-Sport have had a performance discrete. Ott
Tanak has only been able to be in eleventh and Elfyn Evans still has ended up worse,
losing entry to nine seconds with Sébastien Ogier. The welshman has been the
only the World Rally Car that has come out with the grille on headlights extra,
although it has not come to use them. This has led both pilots to even finish
behind the best WRC2. With a remarkable time, Nasser Al-Attiyah has
was tenth at the wheel of his Skoda Fabia R5
, with which you are playing
to renew the title of the category.

At the heart of this fight for the title in WRC2, Esapekka
Lappi has been completed in the 2.2 seconds of the qatari
. However, the competition in
this category has lost a pilot because of the Rally RACC Catalunya
suffered his first loss before they even start the competition. Despite
being called to be one of the drivers who could fight for the jobs of
head in WRC2, Yazeed Al-Rajhi has not been able to take the output for reasons
. The pilot Arabic has suffered an attack of fever, sudden and caution
he has chosen not to take the exit.

Classification after SS1 of the 51st Rally RACC Catalunya

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 3:37.8
2nd Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 WRC +2.1
3rd Andreas Mikkelsen Volkswagen Polo R WRC +2.9
4th Kris Meeke Citroën DS3 WRC +3.3
5th Robert Kubica Ford Fiesta RS WRC +3.9
6th Mads Ostberg Citroën DS3 WRC +4.7
7th Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC +5.2
8th Hayden Paddon Hyundai i20 WRC +5.4
9th Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 WRC +6.4
10th Nasser Al-Attiyah Skoda Fabia R5 +6.5

the first stage of The Rally RACC Catalunya will start this Friday, at 10:08h. The day will be composed of eight sections of land. The riders will have to face 128,6 kilometers against the clock.

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