WRC – Latvala takes the lead of the Tour de Corse

Jari-Matti Latvala took the lead of the Tour de Corse at the expense of Elfyn Evans. But the Welshman remains in contact with the Finn who encountered gearbox problems.

Published on 03/10/2015 à 15:28

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WRC – Latvala takes the lead of the Tour de Corse

The scratch of Sébastien Ogier (Volkswagen) in SS6 of the Tour de Corse, with a time of 28'14"2 at the end of the 48,46km from Muracciole? Col de Serba, remains anecdotal following the Frenchman's abandonment in the first stage. By being closest to the reference, his teammate Jari-Matti Latvala took the lead of the event at the end of the second day.

But the Finn's lead remains slim, with the M-Sport driver only two seconds behind. The new leader of the event lost ground at the end of the race following gearbox problems, a problem that destroyed Sébastien Ogier’s weekend, and could make a change to the assistance.

Andreas Mikkelsen (Volkswagen) remains on the provisional podium with a lead of more than 22 seconds over Chris Meeke (Citroën) which took fourth place at the expense of Kevin Abring (Hyundai), the Dutchman struggling to keep up with the best. Mads ostberg (Citroën) follows just five seconds behind.

Hayden Paddon (Hyundai) rose to seventh place taking advantage of the poor performance of Stephane Sarrazin (Ford). The Frenchman damaged his steering after encountering turbo problems in the previous round and thus fell to ninth place behind his compatriot Bryan Bouffier (Ford), with only two seconds ahead of Ott Tänak (Ford). Dani sordo (Hyundai) is on the verge of the top ten, ahead of Stéphane Lefebvre (Citroen).

Julien Maurin (Fiesta S2000) remains at the head of WRC2 with 19 seconds ahead of Esapekka Lappi (Skoda Fabia R5). Armin Kremer (Fabia R5) completes the provisional podium after a puncture Craig Breen (Peugeot 208 T16) who lost more than three minutes. In JWRC, it is Quentin Gilbert who occupies first place with 24 seconds ahead of Yohan rossel.

Videos of the Tour de Corsica

The final stage will be contested this Sunday, October 4 from 7:25 a.m. and will be followed live on AUTOhebdo.fr and on Canal+ Sport.

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