Sébastien Ogier scores the final shakedown of the year


Sun and a few surprises in the shakedown of the Rally of Australia. The stretch of training before the start of the rally, has left Sébastien Ogier as the fastest rider after completing three passes of the stretch of 5,02 km with a best time of 3:01.5. To only a tenth of his companion has been placed Andreas Mikkelsen, one of the four characters that will play the runner-up position in the WRC throughout the test. The Norwegian has completed four passes, so that it has benefited from the factor for cleaning that has submitted the stretch. Dani Sordo starts with a quiet ninth-place finish.

After the two Volkswagen drivers is located Ott Tanak. The Estonian driver can be one of the ‘outsider’ in this test thanks to the tyres DMACK and time has left its mark on the shakedown with a time of 3:02.3, which has served among other things to overcome, Thierry Neuville and Hayden Paddon. The two pilots of Hyundai have taken your best time, although in this case the pilot new zealand has completed a pass more than the belgian leg of the shakedown, which gives it a certain advantage in terms of cleaning the stretch.


Jari-Matti Latvala has scored the sixth position after completing four
last to the stretch, one less than the one that has made Eric Camilli, who has
managed to sneak in in the seventh place after being one of the few
pilots, next to their own teammate Mads Ostberg, in complete five
past the stretch. Given this fact and taking into account that the track has
improved with the passage of the cars, it is not surprising that the performance
the drivers of M-Sport has resulted in Dani Sordo completed the
shakedown in the ninth place
, just ahead of the World Rally Car of a
Lorenzo Bertelli has not forced the machine.

With the low payroll of World Rally Cars present in the Rally
in Australia, the performance of the drivers in the category WRC2 is more
visibility and in this case Nicolás Fuchs has been the fastest in the shakedown
between R5
. The peruvian pilot has stopped the clock in 3:12.8, and for this purpose only
has needed two passes, though still less have completao Esapekka Lappi and
Hubert Ptaszek
, since both have made a single attempt with the goal of
preserve their cars and also tires with a view to the requirements that offers
by its nature the Rally of Australia.

Rating shakedown of the 25th Rally of Wales GB

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 3:01.5
2nd Andreas Mikkelsen Volkswagen Polo R WRC

3rd Ott Tanak Ford Fiesta RS WRC +0.8
4th Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 WRC +1.0
5th Hayden Paddon Hyundai i20 WRC +1.0
6th Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC +1.1
7th Eric Camilli Ford Fiesta RS WRC +1.8
8th Mads Ostberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC +2.0
9th Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 WRC +2.7
10th Lorenzo Bertelli Ford Fiesta RS WRC +9.0

The Rally of Australia begins in the night from Thursday to Friday with the dispute of eleven special, although three of them are Super Special short mileage. The first leg will take place beginning at 21:56 hours (in Spain) and the pilots face a total of 120,61 kilometres against the clock.