Calm morning in Kenya, Ogier in good shape

No casualties were reported after the first three special stages of the day, which were relatively quiet.

Published on 26/06/2021 à 10:50

Gonzalo Forbes

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Calm morning in Kenya, Ogier in good shape

Sébastien Ogier ends the morning with two special stages won. ©DPPI/F. Flemish

The start took place smoothly this Saturday on the side of the Rally from Kenya.

With three tough stages to compete, the competitors did not want to take any risks before attacking the second loop of the day.

Back after their retirements the day before, the two drivers Toyota, Elfyn Evans and Kalle Rovanperä, and Dani Sordo (Hyundai) swept the road. As a result, the three men kept a low profile during the morning so as not to damage their horses in preparation for the Power Stage on Sunday.

At the forefront, it is Sébastien Ogier (Toyota) who distinguished himself by signing two of the three scratches, the other having returned to Thierry Neuville (Hyundai).

Thanks to his 3rd and 4th special victories in this rally, the seven-time world champion has closed part of his gap on Ott Tänak (Hyundai), third overall. Relegated to 53”6 behind the Estonian before the first start of the day, Sébastien Ogier returned to 37”6 before the afternoon loop.

After this calm start to the day, Thierry Neuville is still in the lead, now almost half a minute ahead of the Japanese Takamoto Katsuta (Toyota), who has put in a solid performance so far.

General classification after SS10

Three new specials are on the program this Saturday afternoon. The resumption is set for 13:05 p.m. and will be followed on Self.

Gonzalo Forbes

In charge of promotion formulas (F2, F3, FRECA, F4...). Carried by the grace of Franco Colapinto.

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