Ott Tänak / Martin Järveoja set the best time in PS1 of the Rally of Sweden, with the FIA WRC drivers getting up early to tackle the 14.98km of the “Kroksjö” section.
At the end of the snowy course, the Hyundai Motorsport crew brought the i20 N to the finish in 8’34 “1, ahead of Kalle Rovanperä / Jonne Halttunen’s Toyota GR Yaris by only 0” 4, which yesterday had been the fastest. in the Shakedown, but today they will have the problem of being the first to take action and therefore to ‘clean up’ the fund for all the others.
Excellent third time for the Hyundai of Oliver Solberg / Elliott Edmondson, which being among the last of the Rally1 Class to start have the benefit of finding themselves on the path ‘beaten’ by those who precede them in the starting order. Despite this, the son of art did not say he was happy with the gear changes that made him waste a lot of time in various points, but without showing concern.
Following are their teammates Thierry Neuville / Martijn Wydaeghe with 1 “8 behind the top and just 0” 1 on the Toyota of the returning Esapekka Lappi / Janne Ferm, while their colleagues Elfyn Evans / Scott Martin obtained the sixth time after committing a burr that tore off the left rear of the bumper.
Craig Breen / Paul Nagle are seventh at 7 “4 from the leaders and are the best of M-Sport’s Ford Pumas, with Takamoto Katsuta / Aaron Johnston’s Toyota behind.
In ninth place overall we also have Jari Huttunen / Mikko Lukka at the wheel of the M-Sport Ford Fiesta R5 with which they drive the WRC2 Class.
The general Top10 is completed Gus Greensmith / Jonas Andersson, protagonists of a ‘long’ under braking which fortunately for them ended with a small frontal blow against the snow bank, without ruining their Puma too much.
The last Ford of the M-Sport in the race, that of Adrien Fourmaux / Alexandre Coria, achieved the 12th time at the finish, with the Frenchman who admitted that he was still looking for the right confidence after the tremendous flight in the ravine at Monte-Carlo. Ahead of them are Ole Christian Veiby / Stig Rune Skjærmoen in the Volkswagen Polo GTI R5.
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