Ott Tänak (Toyota Yaris) has Sunday the Rally of Argentina won. The 30-year-old Est had in the fifth of thirteen world CHAMPIONSHIP rallies 37.7 lead on the first pursuer Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20). The Spaniard Dani Sordo (Hyundai i20) was third, just in front of world champion and CHAMPIONSHIP leader Sébastien Ogier (Ford Fiesta).
Tänak took Friday afternoon the lead and it was not more. He won a total of ten of the eighteen klassementsritten. The way in which he used the difficult and demanding contest won, was amazing. One error in the first klassementsrit after a spin, drove Tänak a flawless match. It is his first world cup victory for his new employer Toyota, the third of his career. For Toyota, it was 1994, with Didier Auriol in a Celica 4WD, since that won in Argentina.
Neuville won the Sunday two klassementsritten, including the powerstage him five additional world CHAMPIONSHIP points, one more than Ogier, that in the powerstage the second time reed. In the world cup standings runs Neuville by seven points to Ogier, who now has 100 points. That there are ten more than Neuville.
The next world CHAMPIONSHIP rally is about three weeks in Portugal driven.