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Thierry Neuville in the lead halfway through the second day of Rally Sweden

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Thierry Neuville and corijder Nicolas Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC), after the three ochtendritten on Friday to lead the Rally Sweden, the second world cup race. He has 3.7 seconds ahead of his Norwegian team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC). The finn Esapekka Lappi (Toyota Yaris WRC) follows as the third in 5.3 seconds of Neuville.

Ott Tänak started particularly strong on the second day of the Rally Sweden in the opening stage the quickest time possible. In the subsequent two rides he got, just like Sébastien Ogier (Ford Fiesta WRC), who was the first on to the track had quite a lot of loose snow. After the end of the fourth klassementsrit responded to both gentlemen very frustrated. “The organizers can the pot on. The last six kilometres, we really had to plow through the snow to come. It is particularly unfair to here as a first job to have”, hissed Tänak.

A very different picture with Thierry Neuville. The Belgian rider rode the fastest time in FP 3 and took the lead from Ott Tänak. In the fourth stage reed Neuville the second time. “During the third ride I have every moment enjoyed and I drove a very good time. In the fourth stage, I have a bit more addressed. There is a lot of snow on the road. The more riders on the trail go, the faster it will be.”

The advantage later the road must, according to the state. Neuville is in the lead with in his wake Mikkelsen, who is eighth on the track went, and Lappi (Toyota Yaris WRC), who finished seventh in action. Ott Tänak is diminished to the seventh place in 19.4 of Neuville. Sébastien Ogier is not even in the top ten. The Frenchman is eleventh at 47.7. Kevin Abbring and Peter Chun (Ford Fiesta R5) after four rides on the 19th place and his sixth in WRC2.

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