Mikkelsen leader of Rally Poland after a shortened morning, Tänak already on the carpet

Andreas Mikkelsen dominated the first morning of Rally Poland, ahead of Martins Sesks. A first loop which was marked by the abandonment of Ott Tänak and by a shortened SS3 for safety reasons.

Published on 28/06/2024 à 12:30

Yannis Duval

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Mikkelsen leader of Rally Poland after a shortened morning, Tänak already on the carpet

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  • This first morning of Rally of Poland was particularly eventful. Andreas Mikkelsen was able to avoid all the trouble and leads, for the moment, in the general classification. The Norwegian took advantage of the sweep of the other drivers in front of him as he started 8th. At the end of this first loop, he is almost 7″4 seconds ahead of Martins Sesks, astonishingly second overall for his first rally in Rally1!
  • The start of this day was marked by the abandonment of Ott Tänak, during the first kilometers of SS2. The Estonian, who was seen as the favorite for this rally, hit a deer, destroying his radiator. His Friday won't go any further...
  • The SS3, for its part, could not be held in its entirety. In fact, the special was canceled after four runs due to poorly placed spectators. Thierry Neuville, Elfyn Evans, Adrien fourmaux and Takamoto Katsuta were able to set a time. For the rest of the drivers, a fixed time was applied.
  • Katsuta is undoubtedly the driver most in difficulty on this first loop. The Japanese is last in Rally1 and is 38 seconds behind Andreas Mikkelsen. The confidence is not there and it shows in his driving…
  • As for Adrien Fourmaux, we note a solid first morning, all in management. The native of Seclin is fifth overall, 15″1 seconds behind the leader. A new podium in sight?

The general classification of Rally Poland after SS4

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