Sébastien Ogier has a great advantage over the first rivals in the Drivers’ World Championship, but he doesn’t want to leave anything to chance. This afternoon he also won Special Stage 15, the 13.62 kilometer Watou 2, showing once again that he had an excellent change of pace in the afternoon.
Ogier, thanks to a time of 6’37 “1, not only won the penultimate race today, but he also approached Kalle Rovanpera in the general classification. This means being much closer to fourth position.
It would be very important for the Gap champion to recover at least one position, especially considering that his main title rivals – Elfyn Evans and Thierry Neuville – are both ahead of him this weekend.
Ogier is now 2 “5 behind Rovanpera, while Evans has managed to limit the damage in this test, losing just 6 tenths from the 7-time world champion. Evans still has an 8” 3 margin over Ogier when there is no test at the end of the day.
Thierry Neuville and Craig Breen continue to control the top two positions of the Belgian rally. The host signed the third time of special, thus increasing his advantage over his teammate. Now between the two there are 7 “2.
Ypres Rally – Ranking after SS15
|Pos.||Pilot / navigator||Car||Time / posting|
|1||Neuville / Wydaeghe||Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC||2.01’57 “6|
|2||Breen / Nagle||Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC||+7 “2|
|3||Evans / Martin||Toyota Yaris WRC||+38 “8|
|4||Rovanpera / Halttunen||Toyota Yaris WRC||+44 “6|
|5||Ogier / Ingrassia||Toyota Yaris WRC||+47 “1|
|6||Tanak / Jarveoja||Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC||+ 3’53 “2|
|7||Bedoret / Gilbert||Skoda Fabia R5 Evo||+ 10’15 “2|
|8||Rossel / Coria||Citroen C3 R5||+ 10’17 “6|
|9||Cracco / Vermeulen||Skoda Fabia R5 Evo||+ 10’37 “1|
|10||Verschueren / Cuvelier||Volskwagen Polo GTI R5||+ 11’09 “5|