Ott Tänak (Toyota Yaris WRC) is halfway through the third day of the rally Sweden in the lead. The Est has a comfortable lead of 33.8 seconds on Andreas Mikkelsen (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC). Elfyn Evans (Ford Fiesta WRC) has moved up to third place, but feels the pressure of the trio Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC), Esapekka Lappi (Citroen C3 WRC) and Kris Meeke (Toyota Yaris WRC). Teemu Suninen has lost the leadership position after being in a sneeuwmuur slipped.
Similar conditions Saturday morning with Friday morning. The tests are there frozen with a thin layer of snow on top of the gravel. The temperatures are already above freezing. Saturday afternoon is, like Friday, thaw expected through which we reach the second passage is again a complete other race can get.
Except the thongs of leader Teemu Suninen was a relatively quiet morning in Sweden. To the end of the second ride slipped Suninen in a sneeuwmuur. A dozen spectators had more than a minute is required to get the Fin back smooth to push. Tänak got the lead in laps, and has a nice lead on the second place, Andreas Mikkelsen.
Thierry Neuville had a excellent morning. The Belgian is from the seventh to the fourth position is shifted, and is only 1.1 second from the third place from Elfyn Evans (Ford Fiesta WRC). And yet, it was the Belgian is not completely satisfied. “Our car is good on the twisty and technical section, but on the quick pieces we lack. There must be worked on.”
Neuville has as fourth 1 second ahead of Lappi and 6 on Meeke. In the afternoon, there are still five stages ridden including the three stages of the morning.