WRC – Ogier and Latvala at the forefront in Spain

Sébastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala lead the Rally of Spain after the first pass of the stages of the first stage with less than a second difference.

Published on 23/10/2015 à 13:26

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WRC – Ogier and Latvala at the forefront in Spain

The duel between Sébastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala au Rally of Spain seems to be off to a good start. If the Volkswagen drivers remained behind in the first stages due to the sweep, the Terra Alta course (SS5), the longest of the event offering a dirt-asphalt mix, allowed the two rivals to stand out while Robert Kubica (Ford) lost several minutes following two punctures (including one caused by an impact against an embankment) while he had taken the lead of the race.

Ott Tänak (Ford) completes the provisional podium by being less than two seconds behind the Finn. Dani sordo (Hyundai) took fourth place after taking advantage of the misfortunes of Mads ostberg (Citroën) who was at the forefront before suffering a slow puncture in SS5. The Norwegian has a little more than a second ahead of Hayden Paddon (Hyundai) and Andreas Mikkelsen (Volkswagen) which are separated into seven tenths.

Elfyn Evans (Ford) is in eighth place just ahead Chris Meeke (Citroën) lacking pace at the start of the event. Thierry Neuville (Hyundai) completes the provisional top ten. Stéphane Lefebvre (Citroën) continues its painful learning after identifying a problem with its differential.

At the end of the first pass, Pontus Tidemand (Skoda Fabia R5) leads WRC2 with half a minute ahead of his teammate Jan Kopecky. Julien Maurin (Fiesta RRC) suffered a double puncture.

The crews will only benefit from a simple regrouping without assistance before completing the second loop of the first stage of the Rally of Spain from 14:42 p.m.

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