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Latvala wins the powerstage and takes the leadership, Neuville is eighth

With three klassementsritten for the bow in the rally of Wales, Jari-Matti Latvala (Toyota Yaris WRC) the lead taken from Sébastien Ogier (Ford Fiesta WRC). The difference between both drivers is 3.6 seconds. After a slipper of Craig Breen (Citroen C3 WRC) seems to be the battle for the third place fought. Esapekka Lappi is third on the 14.1-seconds of the leader and his team-mate Latvala. Breen follows the fourth 39,7 seconds. Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC), won two powerstagepunten and is eighth.

The klassementsritten in Wales, there were Sunday morning very slippery. “It’s much like the Monte Carlo,” said Hayden Paddon (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) at the finish of the powerstage. Thierry Neuville was the first on to the track. “I struggle with the car. I try but I do not think that I am on a lot of points have to count,” said Neuville. The Belgian drove the fourth time in the powerstage and picks up two additional points, on the condition that he will be the end of the rally.

The battle for the victory is now all the way unfolded. Jari-Matti Latvala arc gap of 4.4 seconds in a lead of 3.6 seconds. In 193e rally, he has a sizable option taken on his eighteenth world cup victory, his third in Wales. “I’m a few times very good weggekomen. I can tell you that it is unlikely was difficult. There was a lot of mud on the asphalt and I had almost no grip”, chugged the Fin after the end of the powerstage. Latvala’s last victory in the world cup dates of the rally of Sweden by 2017.

Ogier drove the third time in the powerstage, 0.4 seconds faster than Neuville. “I have no good feeling with the car. I can’t push,” said the Frenchman somewhat left.

Ott Tänak (Toyota Yaris WRC) had one goal Sunday morning: the powerstage. After his dramatic declaration of Saturday, he was a day later again at the start. The Est drove the second time, good for four extra points. “It is hard but I have to go. Yesterday was very emotional. It is the worst thing I have ever experienced. This is what I wish to nobody.”

There remains to the participants for another three rides. The rally ends around 14: 30.

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