Thierry Neuville throws the Rally of Sweden in the trash


Thierry Neuville had everything in their favor to win the Rally
of Sweden
. The belgian enjoyed a lead of over 40 seconds, a
Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe strong, fast and stable, and a position of the output
perfect for the last day of the test. Three ingredients that have gone
direct to the cube of the trash an unforgivable error
on the racecourse in Karlstad in which Thierry
Neuville has broken the wheel of the i20. The test therefore takes on a new
dimension with the leadership of Jari-Matti Latvala
, the whole time that the Finnish only
it has an advantage of 3.8 seconds to Ott Tanak.

it Was all unthinkable the end that it has had the
third stage of the Rally of Sweden
when started, the loop evening with the
cancellation of the second pass through ‘Knon’. The average speed of 137.8 km/h
which was Ott Tanak during the morning in that special where the FIA
it is recommended to override the stretch
for security reasons. With a special less,
Thierry Neuville is strengthened even more its leadership and more when I was able to hold
the pace of his two strongest rivals in ‘Hagfors’. Jari-Matti Latvala
this was done with the scratch in the SS13
, but only exceeded for a second to Tanak
and Neuville.

The stretch televised ‘Vargasen’ let a new scracht
for Thierry Neuville
. The belgian, without apparent effort, managed to endorse 3.3
seconds to Sébastien Ogier and 11.7 seconds to Latvala, giving a blow on the table
and step showing before thousands of viewers that the Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe
not only is a vehicle well-born, but that is a winning car. All in all,
good role the belgian was overshadowed by the output of track Kris Meeke
they had lost control of his C3 WRC. Although she completed the
stretch, noirlandés left it for 8 minutes and 39 seconds, to re-establish
the drama in Citroën Racing


Everything seemed to be written in the absence of the last day, but
still missing the strake end
. The dull Super Special in Karlstad, with a
format repeated until the lose their possible attraction, became the salt of the Rally
and all for the second error of Thierry Neuville. The belgian, who could well
to win the Monte carlo Rally and who ended up leaving due to an error, she would stumble with the same stone, although in this case with a good handful of aggravating. Be that as
whatever, Thierry Neuville tore a wheel of his Hyundai i20 WRC
, saying goodbye to their chances of winning the rally.

While Thierry Neuville licked their wounds, Dani Sordo has signed his first scratch time of the Rally of Sweden, victory stretch came from the hand of the ascent to the fourth position of the test scandinavian. But once more the spaniard is still the pilot in charge of getting a handful of points for Hyundai in the failures and problems of their peers, what is certain is that you do not have options to fight for the podium. A battle that has taken a new dimension in all its senses, any time that Jari-Matti Latvala, Ott Tanak and Sebastien Ogier are separated by 16.6 seconds.


With three lengths to spare, the direct duel between
Jari-Matti Latvala and Ott Tanak with Ogier to the expectation and promises great
, perhaps the only since the rest of positions of the top ten are very
defined. In fact, Deaf, has a 25-second advantage over Craig Breen,
while Elfyn Evans is in no-man’s land in the sixth position. Hayden
Paddon is seventh, Stéphane Lefebvre eighth and the area of the points the complete
the two best riders of the category WRC2, or what is the same, the Swedish Pontus
Tidemand and the finn Teemu Suninen
, and both are very comfortable in this type of

While the fight for the victory in the Rally of Sweden
returns to be very life, you can not say the same of the battle for the
triumph in the second category in the world championship. Pontus Tidemand is kept to a
front in WRC2
with a comfortable advantage of 1 minute and 16 seconds to
Teemu Suninen. Third party for its part is Ole Christian Veiby, although the Norwegian
yes that can threaten the second position of Suninen, who is in to 5.3
seconds. Without great fanfare and with a script very firm during all the
rally, Eric Camilli occupies the fourth position, yes, very far away from the pilots

Classification after SS15 of the 65th Rally of Sweden

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris WRC 2:04:59.3
2nd Ott Tanak Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 +3.8
3rd Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 +16.6
4th Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe +1:39.5
5th Craig Breen Citroen C3 WRC +2:04.5
6th Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 +3:44.7
7th Hayden Paddon Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe +5:00.2
8th Stéphane Lefebvre Citroën DS3 WRC +5:37.0
9th Pontus Tidemand Skoda Fabia R5 +6:36.7
10th Teemu Suninen Ford Fiesta R5 +7:52.9

The Rally of Sweden will end this Sunday with the celebration of the fourth stage. The riders will face the last three sections of the test, with a total of 58,51 kilometres against the clock.