Sébastien Ogier sleeps as the first leader in Argentina


The city of Córdoba has hosted the premiere competitive in the Rally of Argentina with a Super Special of 1.25 kilometres on earth with a lot of crust, and little margin for error. In spite of this, Sébastien Ogier has secured the best time in SS1 and therefore the first leader of the rally after marking a time of 1:53.8. The French rider has excelled in 0,9 seconds to Elfyn Evans and Dani Sordo, the entire time that both drivers have taken their time before the thousands of fans who have gathered to see the first leg of the fifth round of the WRC.

Everything seemed to indicate that Dani Sordo and Elfyn Evans were going to share the first lead of the Rally of Argentina, but Sebastien Ogier has emerged to be placed first and return to the hotel as the first leader. The frenchman, who has not taken risks, has managed to make his Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 the fastest car, despite jumping the last to the stretch and found a special rota. All in all, Ogier moves like a fish in water in this type of Super Special, like Thierry Neuville who in this case has been fourth with the i20 WRC Coupe.


Jari-Matti Latvala has been the fifth ranked Toyota
Yaris WRC
. The Finnish driver has been stopped for 2.1 seconds on the outside
his team-mate. A tenth behind has placed Hayden Paddon,
, while Kris Meeke has finished eighth at the controls of the first of the
Citroen C3 WRC. Within the top ten have been cast Ott Tanak and Juho Hänninen,
that has been left out of the same to Craig Breen and Lorenzo Bertelli. All in all,
difference between the twelve World Rally Cars of new generation has been so
only 5.4 seconds

For his part, Pontus Tidemand is the first leader in the class
after passing in this Super-Special urban Benedict War. The mexican
has been to two seconds from the official driver of Skoda, while Hubert
Ptaszek has been third
, nine tenths behind War. Peter Heller has
finished fourth, being the last of the cars R5 that have managed to close
the urban stretch in Cordoba with a time better than the Mini JCW WRC Valeriy
Gorban. The pilot Ukrainian has been perhaps the most cautious in a special
there have been few differences and zero surprises

Classification after SS1 of the 37th Rally of Argentina

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 1:53.8
2nd Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 +0.9
3rd Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe +0.9
4th Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe +1.6
5th Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris WRC +2.1
6th Mads Ostberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 +2.4
7th Hayden Paddon Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe +2.5
8th Kris Meeke Citroen C3 WRC +2.7
9th Ott Tanak Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 +3.1
10th Juho Hänninen Toyota Yaris WRC +3.8

The real Rally of Argentina kicks off this Friday with the dispute of its first stage. The riders will face a total of eight special divided into two loops of four stages. The day has 140,56 kilometres against the clock.