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Sébastien Ogier wins the toughest Rally Italia-Sardinia

The chief Sébastien Ogier has added the victory in the Rally Italia-Sardinia, fifth scoring spherical of the WRC in 2021. The Toyota driver has taken benefit of the errors of his rivals to make good his nice efficiency on Friday, a stage wherein the Frenchman needed to open the monitor. Elfyn Evans has accomplished the double of the Japanese agencywhereas Thierry Neuville closed the podium forward of Takamoto Katsuta as Hyundai’s sole survivor. Jari Huttunen win in WRC2 and Yohan Rossel in WRC3, the latter class with a double Spanish podium.

Though the three podium positions appeared virtually determined at the begin of the final stage of the Rally Italia-Sardinia, the multitude of incidents which have occurred all through the occasion invited to not take something as a right. Possibly that’s why the occasions of Sébastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans in the first stage of the day have been actually aggressive. The truth is, Elfyn Evans took scratch in SS17 forward of Ott Tänak -refished for the cause- and Sébastien Ogier himself. On this regard, the solely ones who may overshadow the two rally leaders have been the Hyundai drivers, with little to lose.

Elfyn Evans has not had his most sensible rally, however he has added a helpful second place.

Regardless of not forcing the most, Thierry Neuville took the scratch in SS18, albeit with a minimal benefit over Elfyn Evans and Sébastien Ogier. The truth is, in the penultimate stage of the occasion there appeared to be a sure spirit to protect tires and survive, to the level that a big group of pilots at the wheel of a ‘Rally2’ sneaked forward of the repeats Gus Greensmith and Dani Sordo or the Japanese Takamoto Katsuta. A traditional circumstance on account of the technical nature of the particular, however in the case of the Japanese rider additionally on account of the lack of have to take dangers to lose a assured fourth place.

Elfyn Evans additionally scored scratch in SS19 forward of Sébastien Ogier as an aperitif of the combat that was to happen on the Energy Stage. A bit wherein Thierry Neuville introduced out the better of himself to signal the greatest and rating the 5 further factors at stake. 4 factors was scored by Ott Tänak for not closing the empty rally, the similar state of affairs that Kalle Rovanperä skilled when he was third and added three items. Sébastien Ogier and Dani Sordo closed the ‘high 5’ of the Energy Stage to win the final factors at stake of the rally.

Sébastien Ogier wins the toughest Rally Italia-Sardinia

Jari Huttunen claimed victory in WRC2 after beating Mads Ostberg in a decent duel.

With this outcome, Sébastien Ogier has secured his fourth win on the island of Sardinia, in an occasion wherein he has additionally led Toyota’s double since Elfyn Evans completed second. For his half, Thierry Neuville has accomplished the podium, though this result’s of little use to Hyundai’s pursuits. Fourth has been Takamoto Katsuta, whereas behind the Japanese have already been positioned the drivers of WRC2 and WRC3 with their ‘Rally2’. On this facet, Jari Huttunen deserves particular point out after ending fifth at the wheel of his Hyundai i20 R5 on the Mediterranean island.

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Concerning the remainder of the classes, Jari Huttunen beat Mads Ostberg to win in WRC2. The Finnish rider surpassed the Norwegian by 7.5 seconds after setting the greatest time on the Energy Stage in the silver class. For his half, Marquito Bulacia has accomplished the podium. By final, the combat inside the WRC3 class has left Yohan Rossel as the winner clearly, regardless of the efforts of the Spanish pilots. The truth is, Pepe López was second and Jan Solans accomplished the podium in the WRC3 class after posting an important efficiency on the Sardinian levels.

Ultimate classification of the 18th Rally Italia-Sardinia Rally

Pilot Pos Car Time / Dif.
1º Sébastien Ogier
Toyota Yaris WRC
3:19: 26.4
2nd Elfyn Evans
Toyota Yaris WRC
+ 46.03º
Thierry Neuville
Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe
+1: 05.2
Takamoto katsuta
Toyota Yaris WRC
+6: 11.2
fifth Jari Huttunen
Hyundai i20 r5
+9: 31.76ºMads Ostberg
Citroën C3 Rally2
+9: 39.27ºYohan Rossel
Citroën C3 Rally2
+10: 37.78ºPepe López
Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
+11: 03.79ºJan Solans
Citroën C3 Rally2
+11: 26.3
Marquito Bulacia
Skoda Fabia Rally2 Evo
+11: 34.6

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