While the Est Ott Tänak (Toyota) after the fifteenth special stage of the pipeline is preserved in the Rally of Finland, is our compatriot and world cup leader Thierry Neuville (Hyundai) have not been able to shift. He remains tenth, three places behind the Frenchman Sébastien Ogier (M-Sport Ford), his closest competitor in the WRC standings.
Tänak, who excels in regularity, won Saturday morning all four of the four klassementsritten. He now has 23.7 seconds ahead of Norwegian Mads Ostberg (Citroën) and 44.6 seconds on the finn Jari-Matti Latvala (Toyota).
In the rear was able to Neuville not to move. “It is for now a difficult weekend”, well-known the Oostkantonner. “We knew it was not easy, because we were the first on the course had. There is no reason to panic. The most important thing is to focus on the championship and not too many points to lose on Sébastien (Ogier, red).”
Neuville counted for the Rally Finland, the eighth WRC round of the season, 27 points ahead of the Frenchman. In the current standings is Ogier virtual five points closer.
Saturday afternoon, pulling the riders on the same course as in the morning to get going.