WRC – Latvala comes back on Evans at the Tour de Corse

Jari-Matti Latvala practically wiped out Elfyn Evans' lead at the Tour de Corse following the second passage from Francardo – Sermano.

Published on 03/10/2015 à 11:36

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WRC – Latvala comes back on Evans at the Tour de Corse

Elfyn Evans (Ford) retains the lead of the Tour de Corse at the end of the fifth special, Francardo's second pass? Sermano where he had shone in the first stage, but the pilot M-Sport only has a lead of 1”7 over Jari-Matti Latvala (Volkswagen) who achieved the scratch on these drying roads but still as (or even more) tricky as the day before.

The Volkswagen drivers having been the fastest on this course, Andreas Mikkelsen took third place almost half a minute behind the leader of the race by preceding Kevin Abring (Hyundai) by a second, the Dutchman being further back in this passage.

Chris Meeke (Citroën) climbed to fifth place ahead of his teammate Mads ostberg by 4”5 and taking advantage of the stop of Robert Kubica (Ford). The DS3 WRC precede the Ford of Stephane Sarrazin who lost time following engine problems causing power losses. The Frenchman is ahead Hayden Paddon (Hyundai) and Bryan Bouffier (Ford), while Stéphane Lefebvre (Citroën) ranks 12th behind Ott Tänak (Ford) and Dani sordo (Hyundai). Despite his third time, Sébastien Ogier (Volkswagen) no longer has any hope of shining after being started again in Rally 2.

Julien Maurin (Fiesta S2000) took the lead in WRC2 two seconds ahead of Esapekka Lappi (Skoda Fabia R5), while Craig Breen (Peugeot 208 T16) fell to third place. Romain Dumas loses control of the RGT after stopping several times.

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The second stage will end with the 48,46km of Muracciole? Col de Serba, the longest special of the Tour de Corse, contested from 13:52 p.m.

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