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Ogier leads Rally Great Britain after Tänak exit

Ogier leads Rally Great Britain after Tänak exit

06.10.2018: Sébastien Ogier edges ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala in thrilling WRC title fight. Ogier enjoyed a dream day in the penultimate leg, climbing

Sébastien Ogier edges ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala in thrilling WRC title fight.





Ogier enjoyed a dream day in the penultimate leg, climbing from fifth to grab top spot in his Ford Fiesta when title rival and rallylong leader Ott Tänak parked his Toyota Yaris with mechanical problems.



The top four drivers are blanketed by just 14.5sec but Thierry Neuville, the third man in the captivating FIA World Rally Championship battle, is not among them. The series leader slid into a ditch and is scrabbling for vital points in eighth.




Tänak’s overnight lead was almost doubled when second-placed Neuville dropped 45sec while his Hyundai i20 was lifted out of a boggy Sweet Lamb Hafren gully this morning.



“At one point it has to come when you’re driving on the edge since the beginning of the year. I made a mistake and paid for it,” he admitted.


Tänak was more than 40sec clear when he stopped 4km into the afternoon repeat of the same speed test. The reason was unconfirmed, but it is believed a heavy landing may have damaged his car’s sump guard and broken the radiator.



His demise was Ogier’s delight. Three wins from nine increasingly drying gravel forest road special stages left the Frenchman 4.4sec clear of Latvala, an unlikely prospect little more than 24 hours earlier when first and second gears broke.



“It’s a big fight since the beginning of the day. I’m flat out and happy with what I’ve done. I gave it everything I have and will carry on tomorrow. It’s a shame for Ott, he was definitely on another level this weekend,” said Ogier.


Toyota’s Latvala overhauled team-mate Esapekka Lappi this morning and remained on Ogier’s heels all day. He ended frustrated after losing vital seconds when blinded by the sun at the start of the last stage and stalling his engine.



Lappi trails his fellow Finn by 7.4sec with Craig Breen also in contention a further 1.7sec behind in a Citroën C3.



Sunday’s final leg comprises five stages covering 55.64km in north Wales and unusually the live TV Power Stage takes place in the second test in Gwydir. The rally culminates with a second pass over the asphalt Great Orme Llandudno stage, which winds around the coastal headland before diving into Llandudno’s streets to finish on the promenade.



Leading positions:



1. S Ogier / J Ingrassia FRA Ford Fiesta 2hr 31min 22.5sec
2. J-M Latvala / M Anttila FIN Toyota Yaris + 4.4sec
3. E Lappi / J Ferm FIN Toyota Yaris + 11.8sec
4. C Breen / S Martin IRL Citroën C3 + 13.5sec
5. M Østberg / T Eriksen NOR Citroën C3 + 34.1sec
6. A Mikkelsen / A Jaeger NOR Hyundai i20 + 36.5sec
 
 
 
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06.10.2018 / MaP

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