The French sailed from Nick on the Yaris WRC has commanded since PS 12 is the ranking of the Italian round of the World Rally Championship and has gone before us on the podium as team-mate Evans. Third Neuville on the i20 Coupe WRC has defended the Hyundai with the success in the Power Stage. Statement of Huttunen about Hyundai WRC 2.
Olbia, June 6, 2021. It is confirmed intense, selective, difficult, and definitely charming the Rally Italy Sardinia 2021, which has cemented the fame of the race among the most popular in the world, organized by the Automobile Club of Italy with the support of the Region of Sardinia.
After three stages of 20 special stages played, won by Sebastien Ogier and Julienne Ingrassia on the Toyota Yaris WRC. The crew of the French 7-time world Champion has taken his fourth win in Sardinia, the first on the Yaris WRC, the Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, thanks to 5 scratch test. The crew of the match, which stretched at the top of the world rankings, was ready to pounce at the lead of the race in the 2nd stage, on the PS-12, when Ott Tanak on the Hyundai i20 WRC has been forced to surrender by a stone which has damaged the suspension on the car is Estonian, is the winner of 6 tests. Other Toyota Yaris WRC the official second place with the british Elfyn Evans, who sailed from Scott Martin has also won him 5 special tests and stretched definitely hands on the second place in the framework of the 2nd stage, earning valuable points for the overall standings which is 2°. The podium is completed by Thierry Neuville and Matijn Wydaeghe that, on the i20 Coupe WRC, they have defended and brought up points that are useful to the Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT and its 3rd location in the world. The belgian has also made the best time on the PS-18 and in the Power Stage, the last stage of the rally live TV, which assigns more points. The vice-champion of the world has heard about himself all the responsibility of defending the brand Korean, after the forced stop of the team-mates Ott Tanak, then Dani Sordo on the 15 for flipping, after two scratch test. Under the podium to score full japanese jolie braided her Katsuta with Daniel Barrit that of the Toyota Yaris WRC, has reached the goal to finish the challenging race in the Italian, and he did it with the 4th place.
-“Weekend amazing and then I was first starting and we were ready for the worst – said Ogier at the finish – Friday was an incredible day and a great comeback yesterday. We are really happy. Important points for the team and the championship. I slowed down a bit after the ford that has been really hard for many. Thanks to the team.”-.
-“ Water is entering the engine on the jump, we lost a lot while I was trying to leave, was not a good feeling, certainly , "was the comment of Evans – the error in taking the pace late on Friday has conditioned everything, Ogier made a test amazing. Thanks to the team for this incredible weekend”-.
-“It's as if something has not combaciato, but thanks to my team, because after the Portugal worked around the clock to deliver a new machine , he explained, Neuville – thanks to the guys, I'm sorry for not having delivered a victory, at least we have points builders”-.
Anything but expected the battle for the cadet series in WRC2. Up to the last Power Stage are not lost in the twists that have mixed the cards to each lap time in the final. Mads Ostberg, most expensive, and almost always the fastest on the Citroen C3 Rally2 with Torstein Eriksen, however, has had to deal with the bad luck – including brakes problems and punctures. Jari Huttunen, to the opposite corner of the ring, the wheel of the Hyundai i20 Rally2 flanked by Mikko Lukka, was always lying in ambush, ready to seize the opportunity. Until the end. Just 2.7’ the gap, in favor of Finnish, which repeated the duel for the last day. Then drilling the first step on the “Aglientu-Santa Teresa”, with Ostberg enraged at the stop where he left 27’. An episode that seemed to move definitively the balance in favor of Huttunen. Unleashed, the Norwegian has instead reacted until closer to 2’ from the defending champion of the WRC3 before the final and decisive Power Stage. From the last, again, a boredom brakes for Ostberg, while Huttunen did not falter and he tore up the booty, with the 5th place in the final, a victory in the test and in the absolute of the WRC2 with 7.5’ of advantage. An important statement for the young, the flying finn, between the positive notes that the team Hyundai and Andrea Adam take away from Sardinia. In the second place, with the 6th overall, but they let the bitter taste in the mouth Ostberg, who sees the opportunity to reach the leadership in the championship, given that Mikkelsen was withdrawn already in the first day of the race. Third, the bolivian Marco Puflatsch, with Marcelo Der Ohannesian on Skoda Fabia, which has exceeded even a flipping to two tests from the end to take the podium in the WRC2. At the foot of the Czech Martin Prokop, notes Zdenek Jurka on the Ford Fiesta, in front of Enrico Brazzoli, the Italian representative in the category Danilo Fappani, fifth on the Fabia.
The success in WRC3 is Yohan Rossel, with Alexandre Coria on Citroen C3. The French took the leadership of the race after the stop at the last special test on the Friday for the Polish Kajetanowicz, since there the best. Second and third place, respectively, to the crews of the Spanish Lopez-Vallejo (Skoda) and Solans-Sanjuan (Citroen).
First Italian team is the ACI Team Italia formed by the people of palermo Alessio Prophet and Sergio Raccuia, who on the Skoda Fabia Evo took the 18th place overall, in a tough race in which they have gained valuable experience.
Top Ten: 1 Ogier – Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC) 3:19’26”4; 2 Evans – Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC) +46; 3 Neuville – Wydaeghe (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) +1’05”2; 4 Katsuta – Barrit (Toyota Yaris WRC) +6’11”2; 5 Huttunen – Lukka (Hyundai i20 NG) +9’31”7; 6 Ostberg – Eriksen (Citroen C3) +9’39”2; 7 Rossel – Coria (Citroen C3) + 10’37”7; 8 Lopéz – Vallejo (Skoda Fabia Evo) +11’03”7; 9 Solans – Sanjuan (Citroen C3) +11’26”3; 10 Puflatsch – Ohannesian (Skoda Fabia Evo) +11’34”6.