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Spectacle in Rally of Sweden: world champion crashes and gives, even Neuville in the error and the surprising leader after the second day

The finn Teemu Suninen (Ford Fiesta WRC) after the end of the second day of the Rally of Sweden is surprisingly in the lead. To spectacle is no lack of it, only crashes with large consequences.

The finn Teemu Suninen has only two seconds ahead of the Est Ott Tänak (Toyota Yaris WRC). The Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) is third at 17.8 of Suninen. The French CHAMPIONSHIP leader Sébastien Ogier (Citroen C3 WRC) and Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) had a disappointing afternoon. Ogier got stuck on a sneeuwmuur and had to give up. Neuville lost a lot of time after he to two times a sneeuwmuur touched and spun off. The Oostkantonner is on the seventh place, on 52.7 of Suninen.

The first three klassementsritten of the day had a quiet race. Tänak went on a Friday afternoon when the leader back to Torsby, with his track Suninen and Latvala. Neuville followed six seconds of the Est, Ogier to 14.4.

The riders themselves sat night worried about how the rides in the afternoon would lie. Their concern proved justified. The thin layer of snow had everywhere given place to a mix of gravel and mud, making the Rally of Sweden more way had a gravelrally instead of a sneeuwrally.

Thierry Neuville was the first to in the error. The Belgian hit in FP5 to two times a sneeuwmuur and lost precious time. In the subsequent drive went six-times world champion Sébastien Ogier in the wrong, he parked his Citroen C3 WRC on top of a sneeuwmuur. On the site of the crash were almost no spectators present to Ogiers Car from the snow pushing, so the Frenchman had to give up.

In the last ride of the day went to Jari-Matti Latvala (Toyota Yaris WRC) also in the error. The most experienced rally driver, who in Sweden are 197th rally driving, collided on a sneeuwmuur and lost a lot of time. Latvala was for the crash on the second place.

Suninen was Friday morning in the good rhythm and pulled that line Friday afternoon. The Fin was the fastest in FP6 and took the lead. A strong performance of the Fin, at the beginning of this month his 25th birthday. With the eye on the championship does Tänak at this time is a good thing. The Est had no problems and is currently second.

Saturday, there are eight klassementsritten driven. The Rally Sweden ends Sunday afternoon.

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