Were the major protagonists of the Rally of Poland until
such an extent that a prick of Ott Tanak left in the tray, with the victory of Andreas
Mikkelsen. Just a few weeks after their paths have once again found
on the occasion of the first leg of the Rally of Finland played in the streets of
Jyväskylä. With a time taken from 1:45.9 in the special urban ‘Harju’,
Tanak and Mikkelsen share the first leadership test after getting
gain a tenth of a second to Sébastien Ogier, who has finished
third at the wheel of the Volkswagen Polo R WRC.
A special urban is never representative of the
characteristics that define a rally, but in Finland the difference is
abysmal. Therefore, the result of this short and narrow especially in Jyväskylä in
little or nothing is going to look like what we see in the fast sections in the woods
finns. In any case, the pilots of the WRC have been given a great
show the thousands of fans who have gathered in the streets of the
Finnish population in a duel that has also left a short differences.
In fact, the first ten riders were moved in 3.2 seconds.
In any case, a small step behind the first three
it has been placed Thierry Neuville and Kris Meeke, since both of them have left more of
a second respect to the time shared by Tanak and Mikkelsen. Sixth for your
part has been Jari-Matti Latvala, the big favorite to victory in spite of the
statements of Jost Capito, throwing balls outside. For its part, the top ten in
this first section have been completed Kevin Abbring and Hayden Paddon with the
Hyundai i20 WRC, Mads Ostberg. The pilot M-Sport is another to follow very
close in the fight for the victory.
Equality has also been a common note in the rest of
categories and demonstrates this well the lead by 0.2 seconds of Esapekka Lappi in
WRC2. The local rider has gotten ahead of Elfyn Evans in a match that can be usual route in the rally. Teemu Suninen for its part, has been
third in the ‘Harju’. Ole Christian Veiby is the first leader in JWRC
after getting a time 1.2 seconds faster than that of Simone Tempestini.
Finally, Bernardo Sousa starts at the front of the Drive DMACK in front of a Osian Pryce who has been to six tenths in the streets of Jyväskylä.
Classification after SS1 the 66th Rally of Finland
|Position||Pilot||Vehicle||Time / Difference|
|1||Ott Tanak||Ford Fiesta RS WRC||1:45.9|
|2nd||Andreas Mikkelsen||Volkswagen Polo R WRC||+0.0|
|3rd||Sébastien Ogier||Volkswagen Polo R WRC||+0.1|
|4th||Thierry Neuville||Hyundai i20 WRC||+1.2|
|5th||Kris Meeke||Citroën DS3 WRC||+1.9|
|6th||Jari-Matti Latvala||Volkswagen Polo R WRC||+2.1|
|7th||Craig Breen||Citroën DS3 WRC||+2.8|
|8th||Kevin Abbring||Hyundai i20 WRC||+2.9|
|9th||Hayden Paddon||Hyundai i20 WRC||+3.0|
|10th||Mads Ostberg||Ford Fiesta RS WRC||+3.2|
the first stage of The Rally of Finland starts this Friday at 06:13 pm (time in Spain) with the dispute of the special ‘Mökkiperä’. The riders will face ten special and a new edition of the superespecial urban ‘Harju’. The total mileage will be 146,85 miles.