All unchanged at the Rally d’Estonia, where Kalle Rovanperä / Jonne Halttunen firmly closed Stage 2 of this Baltic round of the WRC in the lead even after the afternoon repetition of the stages faced previously.
On the very fast dirt roads, the Finns of Toyota Gazoo Racing continued the work of the morning with the Yaris # 69, that is to push without running risks and keeping at bay the ambitions of the rivals in the PS14 “Peipsiääre 2” (23.53km), PS15 “Mustvee 2 “(12.28km), SS16” Raanitsa 2 “(22.76km), SS17” Vastsemõisa 2 “(6.70km) and Super Special 18” TV3 Tartu 2 “(1.64km).
The Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC of Craig Breen / Paul Nagle and Thierry Neuville / Martijn are in fact quite far from the top. The Irish have controlled the situation, despite a risk taken in PS18 by hitting a boulder, and are 50.7 behind the leaders, while the Belgians (winners of PS17) have repelled the assaults on the podium of the Toyota Yaris of Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia , went down to 17 “9 from them.
Among other things, the reigning champions, who won the PS18, saw team mates Elfyn Evans / Scott Martin approaching, always in the Top5 and brought to 23 “4 from the French.
In the meantime, Ott Tänak / Martin Järveoja continue a solitary race in the rear, winning however the SS14-15-16 on their Hyundai, with which they aim for the bonus points after the troubles suffered on Friday.
The Ford Fiesta WRC of Teemu Suninen / Mikko Markkula (M-Sport) remains in sixth place, but far from the leaders, with 1’18 “2 against the Hyundai of Pierre-Louis Loubet / Florian Haut-Labourdette, pointing out that both the crews had to lead the way to the others.
Rally2 cars also remain in the Top10: eighth the reigning ERC Champion, Alexey Lukyanuk and Yaroslav Fedorov eighth on the Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo prepared by Sports Racing Technologies, well ahead of that of Andreas Mikkelsen / Ola Fløene (Toksport WRT).
A puncture caused Mads Østberg / Torstein Eriksen to lose some ground, finishing the Top 10 driving the Citroën C3 Rally2 branded TRT World Rally Team.