WRC – Latvala wins the Tour de Corse

Jari-Matti Latvala wins the Tour de Corse ahead of Elfyn Evans and Andreas Mikkelsen who put up a great fight for second place.

Published on 04/10/2015 à 13:25

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WRC – Latvala wins the Tour de Corse

France succeeds in Jari-Matti Latvala. A year after his victory at rally from Alsace, the Volkswagen driver won for the first time at the Tour de Corse, becoming the first Finn to win at the Rallye des 10 Virages since Markku Alén. The Finn left behind Elfyn Evans (Ford) in the three stages of the final stage, leaving the Welshman to fight with Andreas Mikkelsen (Volkswagen) for second place. The M-Sport driver retained the advantage by 3”2 over the Norwegian.

Chris Meeke secured a fourth place for Citroën, but his teammate Mads ostberg failed to stay ahead Hayden Paddon (Hyundai) who is ahead of him by six seconds and has to settle for sixth place following the retirement of Kevin Abring (Hyundai) went off the road in SS7 while running in fifth position.

Dani sordo (Hyundai) snatched seventh place from Bryan Bouffier (Ford) for 2”4 after recovering well following his puncture at the start of the event. Stephane Sarrazin (Ford) takes ninth place ahead Ott Tänak (Ford) which completes the top ten in front Stéphane Lefebvre (Citroen).

Sébastien Ogier (Volkswagen) ranks 15th and is satisfied with the victory of the Power Stage where he won in front Robert Kubica (Ford) and Jari-Matti Latvala.

Julien Maurin (Fiesta S2000) signs its first success in WRC2 with only around twenty seconds ahead of Esapekka Lappi (Skoda Fabia R5). Eric Camilli (Fiesta R5) resisted the return of Craig Breen (Peugeot 208 T16) to get on the podium with less than seven seconds ahead of the Irishman. The new victory of Quentin Gilbert in JWRC allowed him to win the title in the category.

Discover the analysis of the Tour de Corse carried out by our special correspondents in issue 2032 of AUTOhebdo, available from Monday evening in digital version on all platforms, and from Wednesday on newsstands.

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