Photo: Sophie Grion
For the Australian WRC rally on the closing day, the athletes had to complete six rounds, totaling 84 km.As expected, on Sunday afternoon, after Australia, the track was muddy and very slippery.
The table, which cost Andreas Mikkelsen for 5.2 seconds, started the day with the best of the day. Next, Haydon Peadon was the fastest, while Tanak slid out and ran off the track, losing at least 20 seconds. This is the second place lost to his friend Latval for five seconds.
Photo: TGR WRC
"" When I got out of the road, the car got into reverse. Now the goal is to stay in front of the Pidon, but it will not be easy, "said Tanak after the stage. Espoika Lapi, who continued to fight in fourth place with Mads Ostbergs, was the fastest in stage 21.
As a result, before the last three stages, the leader was to the table, followed by Tenex (+5.0) and Fadon (+19.6).
The last three stages were dramatic. In the 22nd stage, Novell came out first, tearing the rear wheel of the car, but Tanaks, who also had to withdraw, entered 23rd place. This means that the stage before the finish of the 6 WRC champion became Ojier.
At the end of stage stage, Oggi was the fastest, but Latvala, who recently won the WRC at the 2017 Swedish WRC Rally, was the winner. Fedson finished second, but the third was Ostberg the policeman, who admitted it was a difficult rally after two months sitting on the sofa and without undergoing tests.
As a result, the WRC wins for the first time on Ozier (219), followed by Novelle (201) and Tanaka (181). The Toyota team provided the manufacturer with it.
WRC Overall score:
1. Suzanne & Sons
2. T. Noivil 201
3. The trench 181
4. Hezbollah from Lebanon
6. Michaelsen 84
WRC producer cup
1. Toyota 368
2. Hyundai 341
3. M-Sport 324