At Forum8 ACI Rally Monza, Ogier takes the lead after 13 PS

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In WRC3 Rossell’s Citroen C3 Rally 2 is confirmed as the fastest

It is now only a matter of a few kilometers and then Sébastien Ogier will be able to celebrate his eighth world title. Resulting the fastest in SS 10 and 11, the transalpine, little interested in taking unnecessary risks, nevertheless managed to take the lead in the provisional standings of the Monza Rally, helped by a mistake made by the former leader and colleague of the brand Elfyn Evans, in turn author of the best time in SS 9 and 12.

Third at 32 “and stronger than Dani Sordo understeer problems on Hyundai, in tussle with teammate Thierry Neuville, victim of an accident along the ninth timed section. Finished against the guard-rail after just 500 meters from the start of the test, the Belgian found himself without a part of the bodywork. A significant aerodynamic handicap that limited him for the rest of the day.

Fifth another i20, that is that of the good Oliver Solberg, actually disappointed by his own performance and by the set-up chosen and then modified not for the better. Sixth at 1 ”38 was a foul Takamoto Katusta in a Toyota, followed by the Hyundai of Teemu Suninen, who was also the protagonist of some flaws. Eighth at 2’37 “the Ford Fiesta of a Gus Greensmith tormented by brake problems, then at 3’39” the Yaris of a cautious Kalle Rovanperä and at 8’15 “the Citroen C3 Rally 2 of Yohan Rossell and Jacques Renucci, at top among the WRC3.

To report the twelfth place of the 2020 Italian champion Andrea Crugnola on Hyundai and the 59th of Adrien Fourmaux in a Ford Fiesta, who returned with the Super Rally formula after the rollover on Friday morning.

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Finally, among the WRC2 to dictate the pace is the Finnish Jari Huttunen in a Ford Fiesta R5 MkII, fifteenth overall.

Rally classification of Monza after the stage 13:

1 Ogier S. / Ingrassia J. Toyota Yaris WRC

2    Evans Elfyn/ Martin Scott Toyota Yaris WRC    +00:00.5

3    Sordo Dani/ Carrera C. Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC    +00:32.2

4    Neuville Thierry/ Wydaeghe M. Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC    +00:46.6

5    Solberg Oliver/ Edmondson E. Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC    +01:24.7

6 Katsuta T./ Johnston Aaron Toyota Yaris WRC +01: 38.8

7 Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC +02: 23.5

8    Greensmith Gus/ Andersson Jonas Ford Fiesta WRC    +02:37.1

9 Rovanperä K. / Halttunen Jonne Toyota Yaris WRC +03: 39.1

10 Rossel Yohan / Renucci J. Citroën C3 Rally2 +08: 15.3


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