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Spaniard Sordo in the lead in Rally of Mexico, Neuville moves on to seventh place

7bc8e7d14a11712c19b554718f8a8bbc - Spaniard Sordo in the lead in Rally of Mexico, Neuville moves on to seventh place

Dani Sordo (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) after the end of the second day in the rally of Mexico to the pipe. The Spaniard has a small lead of 7.2 seconds on the first pursuer Sébastien Loeb (Citroen C3 WRC). Ott Tänak (Toyota Corolla WRC), follows in third position. Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) decision in a difficult race in seventh place.

Neuville knew before the start of the rally that him as openingswagen a difficult task ahead. Just before lunch lost to the Belgian in a short klassementsrit of 1.1 km, a half of a minute because of a problem with the benzinedruk. Also in the afternoon remained Neuville not bad luck spared. During the eighth stage, a problem with the power steering the head and he lost 36 seconds. Neuville profited from the bad luck of Sunninen (crash) and Latvala (alternator) to Friday at two places.

Than did his team-mate Dani Sordo (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC), the much better. The Spaniard won vrijdagvoormiddag 2 trips and took the lead over Kris Meeke (Citroen C3 WRC). In the afternoon it was Sordo not really happy about his tires and he looked so negenvoudig world champion Sébastien Loeb approaching to 7.2 seconds. Loeb, who for the first time since may and the rally of Argentina in 2013, a world CHAMPIONSHIP rally on the gravel drive, was the best during the second passage on El Chocolate and also won the subsequent ride. Ott Tänak (Toyota Yaris WRC) slide thanks to fastest time in FP 8, together with Loeb, and two errors of Kris Meeke (spin) on to the third place.

Saturday the participants will receive another 9 klassementsritten for the wheels pushed. On Sunday there are still 3 driven. The rally of Mexico ends Sunday evening (Belgian time) around 20h30.

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