Sébastien Ogier (Citroen C3 WRC) and Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) have Saturday, the third day of the Monte Carlo, respectively, as first and second concluded. The difference between leader Ogier, and first pursuer Neuville is only 4.3 seconds. Sébastien Loeb (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) is shifted to the third place. He must Sunday, especially taking into account a opzittende Ott Tänak (Toyota Yaris WRC). The Est won Saturday all four of the klassementsritten.
Tänak is the man of the third race day. After four stage wins on Saturday is the Est moved from eighth to fifth place, he is a real threat to team-mate Latvala (Toyota Yaris WRC), and he has even more view on the stage. The difference between the third place of Loeb and Tänak is only 17.3. For title seems Tänak off, though you know in the Monte Carlo never what can happen. Certainly not with a double passage on the Col de Turini.
In normal circumstances, to fight Ogier and Neuville for the victory. Both men remain in each other’s vicinity and are separated by only 4.3 seconds, a negligible difference. In the last ride of the day went to both riders for the first time really full in the attack, and even then the difference is only 0.2 seconds in the advantage of Ogier. It is a taster for what our Sunday is coming. Wins, Sébastien Ogier, for the seventh time in his career, the sixth consecutive time, the Monte Carlo or breaks Neuville the hegemony of French winners?
The first ride on Saturday morning claimed some of the victims. Mikkelsen (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC), slipped when crossing the flying finish line in the grass and lost his linkerachterwiel. Esapekka Lappi (Citroen C3 WRC) had his car with technical problems on the side. Elfyn Evans (Ford Fiesta WRC), slipped in the second stage of the day of the job and had to also specify.
Guillaume de Mevius and Martijn Wydaeghe (Citroën C3 R5) benefited from all that bad luck and moved up to tenth place overall, second place in WRC2. Gregoire Munster (Skoda Fabia R5) is now out of the race disappeared. In the eleventh stage of the rally, the third of the day, he went of the track and damaged he the suspension.
The participants and teams leave Saturday afternoon Gap with a final destination of Monaco, where Sunday is still four klassementsritten be driven, including the double crossing of the Col de Turini. The Monte Carlo ends Sunday afternoon with the powerstage.