After the first, demanding eight tests on Friday, Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja of Hyundai (i20 Coupé Wrc) are at the top of the provisional classification of the Rally Italia Sardegna, fifth date of the Wrc World Championship organized by the ACI with the partnership of the Region. in front of teammates Dani Sordo and Borja Rozada and the reigning French world champions Sebastián Ogier and Julien Ingrassia. The Toyota of Evans and the Hyundai of Neuville close the top 5.
Tänak, star performer of the day, won the first five special stages (the double passes on Filigosu-Sa Conchedda and Terranova and the first on Tempio Pausania), then the Spanish Dani Sordo conquered Erula-Tula 1, Tempio Pausania 2 and he closed the Erula-Tula 2 first ex aequo with teammate Neuville.
After the first 127.4 km, therefore, the Korean manufacturer confirms the excessive power shown in Sardinia by winning four of the latest editions of the Ris.
In Wrc2, the Norwegian is ahead of Mads Ostberg (Citroën C3 Rally2) and Jari Huttunen (Hyundai i20 R5). Among the Italian crews, the young Sicilian Alessio Profeta (Skoda Fabia R5 Aci Team Italia) is currently first.
Tomorrow four other special stages to be repeated twice. In the morning, eyes on “Coiluna-Loelle” (15 km, 8.08 and 10.38) and “Lerno-Monti di Alà” (22.08 km, 9.08 and 11.38), in the afternoon on “Bortigiadas-Aggius-Viddalba” ( 14.70 km, 3.10 pm and 5.32 pm) and “Sedini-Castelsardo” (13.03 km, 4.10 pm and 6.38 pm).
CIRT – The second date of the Italian Rally Terrain Championship went to Paolo Andreucci and Rudy Briani (Skoda Fabia R5) who won both double passes on the Filigosu-Sa Conchedda and Terranova Specials and closed with a time of 47’29 ”9. Second was Scandola-D’Amore (Hyundai i20 R5 at 31 ”8) and third Campedelli-Rappa (Volkswagen Polo R5 at 52” 7). Andreucci-Briani won both passes on the special stages (Filigosu-Sa Conchedda and Terranova).
Absolute eighth and first of the Sardinians Giuseppe Dettori and Carlo Pisano, at 4’20 ”8, conditioned by a hole in the third and fourth special. Eleventh place for Maurizio Pusceddu and Veronica Cottu (Peugeot 208 R2c at 7’55 ”3), as Dettori-Pisano color bearer of the Autoservice Sport, 26º for Sandro Locci and Fabrizio Musu (Peugeot 208 R2B at 12’12” 1) of Porto Cervo Racing and 35º for the Gialloblù Francesco Fois and Lorenzo Vacca (Renault Clio Rs at 36’42 ”3). Special 4ª withdrawal for Fabrizio Schirru and Sergio Deiana (Peugeot 208 R2c) of the emerald team.
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