Rally Mexico stage 5 classification full update and quotes - Lappi's stage and lead ahead of Ogier and Evans

Rally Mexico stage 5 classification full update and quotes - Lappi's stage and lead ahead of Ogier and Evans

17.03.2023: WRC RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Rally Guanajuato Mexico SS5 Las Minas 1 Friday, March 17th 2023 All live and Videopass HERE 1 #4 FIN E. LAPPI FIN J. FERM i20 N Rally1 HYBRID M Rally1 41:20.4


WRC RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
Rally Guanajuato Mexico
SS5 Las Minas 1  
Friday, March 17th 2023

All live and Videopass HERE

eceded a return to León for a lunchtime regroup and service at the Rally Campus Service Park.
Kalle Rovanperä completed the loop with no hybrid boost on the Yaris and ceded 7.4 seconds to Thierry Neuville, who was also suffering boost issues in fifth.

 


1     #4     FIN E. LAPPI     FIN J. FERM     i20 N Rally1 HYBRID     M     Rally1     41:20.4        


2     #17     FRA S. OGIER     FRA V. LANDAIS     GR Yaris Rally1 HYBRID     M     Rally1     41:21.8     +1.4     +1.4


3     #33     GBR E. EVANS     GBR S. MARTIN     GR Yaris Rally1 HYBRID     M     Rally1     41:32.9     +11.1     +12.5


4     #6     ESP D. SORDO     ESP C. CARRERA     i20 N Rally1 HYBRID     M     Rally1     41:33.5     +0.6     +13.1


5     #11     BEL T. NEUVILLE     BEL M. WYDAEGHE     i20 N Rally1 HYBRID     M     Rally1     41:43.6     +10.1     +23.2


6     #69     FIN K. ROVANPERÄ     FIN J. HALTTUNEN     GR Yaris Rally1 HYBRID     M     Rally1     41:49.6     +6.0     +29.2


7     #24     FIN E. LINDHOLM     FIN R. HÄMÄLÄINEN     Fabia Evo     WRC2 (T/D/C)     Rally2     43:17.7     +1:28.1     +1:57.3


8     #20     GBR G. GREENSMITH     SWE J. ANDERSSON     Fabia RS     WRC2 (D/C)     Rally2     43:20.7     +3.0     +2:00.3


9     #22     FRA A. FOURMAUX     FRA A. CORIA     Fiesta MkII     WRC2 (D/C)     Rally2     43:22.6     +1.9     +2:02.2


10     #21     SWE O. SOLBERG     GBR E. EDMONDSON     Fabia RS     WRC2 (D/C)     Rally2     43:28.8     +6.2     +2:08.4


11     #25     POL K. KAJETANOWICZ     POL M. SZCZEPANIAK     Fabia Evo     WRC2 (DC/CC)     Rally2     43:36.7     +7.9     +2:16.3


12     #29     CHL J. MARTINEZ     ARG A. ALVAREZ     Fabia     WRC2 (DC/CC)     Rally2     43:59.1     +22.4     +2:38.7


13     #26     CZE M. PROKOP     CZE M. ERNST     Fiesta MkII     WRC2 (DC/CC)     Rally2     44:21.8     +22.7     +3:01.4


14     #28     PER E. CASTRO     ARG F. MUSSANO     Fabia Evo     WRC2 (DC/CC)     Rally2     44:39.1     +17.3     +3:18.7


15     #34     MEX C. SALAS     MEX J. ZAPATA     Fabia     NACAM     Rally2     44:45.0     +5.9     +3:24.6


16     #36     MEX A. MAURO SANCHEZ     ESP D. SANJUAN DE EUSEBIO     Fabia Evo     NACAM     Rally2     45:00.4     +15.4     +3:40.0


17     #31     MEX R. CORDERO     MEX M. HERNANDEZ     C3     NACAM     Rally2     45:02.0     +1.6     +3:41.6


18     #30     PRY D. DOMINGUEZ     ESP R. PEÑATE     Fiesta Rally3     WRC3     Rally3     45:58.5     +56.5     +4:38.1


19     #27     POL D. CHWIST     POL K. HELLER     Fabia Evo     WRC2 (DC/CC)     Rally2     46:06.1     +7.6     +4:45.7


20     #37     CAN J. BAILEY     CAN S. PETERSON     Fiesta Rally3     WRC3 (DM)     Rally3     46:54.5     +48.4     +5:34.1


21     #35     IRL J. COYNE     IRL E. TREACY     Fiesta MkII         Rally2     47:10.4     +15.9     +5:50.0


22     #38     MEX P. SPITALIER     MEX N. SPITALIER     Clio RS         Rally5     48:06.0     +55.6     +6:45.6


23     #42     MEX E. RETAMA     MEX D. RETAMA     Clio RS     NACAM     Rally5     49:30.5     +1:24.5     +8:10.1


24     #18     JPN T. KATSUTA     IRL A. JOHNSTON     GR Yaris Rally1 HYBRID         Rally1     51:47.7     +2:17.2     +10:27.3


25     #41     MEX R. MAGGIO     MEX M. PIMENTEL     Clio RS     NACAM     Rally5     52:35.5     +47.8     +11:15.1


26     #8     EST O. TÄNAK     EST M. JÄRVEOJA     Puma Rally1 HYBRID     M     Rally1     53:53.9     +1:18.4     +12:33.5


27     #32     MEX M. GRANADOS     ESP M. MARTI     Fabia Evo     NACAM     Rally2     54:47.7     +53.8     +13:27.3


28     #23     ANA N. GRYAZIN     ANA K. ALEKSANDROV     Fabia Evo     WRC2 (T)     Rally2     1:03:15.3     +8:27.6     +21:54.9


29     #39     MEX G. URIOSTEGUI     MEX A. ZAPATA     Clio RS     NACAM     Rally5     1:09:18.2     +6:02.9     +27:57.8


30     #7     FRA P. LOUBET     BEL N. GILSOUL     Puma Rally1 HYBRID     M     Rally1     1:11:21.5     +2:03.3     +30:01.1


31     #9     GRC J. SERDERIDIS     BEL F. MICLOTTE     Puma Rally1 HYBRID         Rally1     1:11:30.7     +9.2     +30:10.3






 

Elfyn Evans consolidated third overall with the fourth quickest time behind the leading duo of Esapekka Lappi and Sébastien Ogier. The Finn managed to pip the eight-time World Champion by 0.6 seconds and headed back to service with a lead of 1.4 seconds. Dani Sordo held fourth overall.

 

Takamoto Katsuta lost the rear of the car at speed, spun and left the track down a banking. The Toyota landed on its wheels but the Japanese was too far off the stage to continue.

 

Car 8.     TÄNAK/JÄRVEOJA
Safely negotiated the last stage of the loop with the ongoing turbo issue. The team will now attempt to
rectify the problem and continue at race speed during the afternoon. “There was nothing I could do
here.”

Car 69.    ROVANPERÄ/HALTTUNEN
“This one was a bit better. It is tricky when Ott is not leaving the lines. I hit something and lost the hybrid.
We lost a bit of time without the boost in the stage.”

Car 11.   NEUVILLE/WYDAEGHE
“Obviously not a good morning fo rus, The driving was good but we got caught by that bump and then
we lost the hybrid and we lost time in the uphill sections. There is a lot of work to do. The car was
suffering a bit.”

Car 33.   EVANS/MARTIN
“Pretty okay, the last part downhill was slippery and some fine loose gravel on the top. But okay.”

Car 17.   OGIER/LANDAIS
“We were running fifth this morning. We knew it’s better than being first. You have to be careful of the
rocks and focus on driving clean. This afternoon should be more equal.”

Car 4.    LAPPI/FERM
“I must be satisfied for this. Seb has won this rally many times and we can match his pace. Driving is
never perfect. There are a couple of places where there were tenths here and there.”

Car 18.     KATSUTA/JOHNSTON
Lost the rear of the car 8.4km into the stage and it spun off the side of the road, down a banking and
out of the day’s action.

Car 6.      SORDO/CARRERA
“The cars are heavier than before and they are moving a lot. We will change the set-up now and try to
keep the car more in the line. I cant carry the speed into the corners.”

Car 20.     GREENSMITH/ANDERSSON
“We carried two hard tyres around for nothing. We struggled a lot with the car moving this morning. It
should be better this afternoon on hards. We can go faster.”

 

Neil Perkins

WRC  photo Hyundai

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