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    By Linda Hirvonen 5 years ago
    Home  /  WRC  /  Spain  /  Rally RACC – Day 2 – THE TOYOTA YARIS WRC SHOWS ITS ASPHALT SPEED

    Jari-Matti Latvala showed good pace during the day, going second-quickest on both runs over the Querol stage. He ended the day in fifth place having opened up an advantage of over 20 seconds to the driver behind.

    Jari-Matti Latvala (Driver car 10)

    “Overall, I must say that today has been good. At first this morning, I struggled with the brakes a bit after the change from gravel, but in the second stage already I had a very good feeling with the car. The afternoon started pretty well too. On El Montmell I ran wide, hit something and damaged the steering arm so we lost a bit of time there. But otherwise, it has been a positive day. Tomorrow I’m going to try to keep the pressure on and see what happens, as we need as many points as we can get.”


    1 Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) 2h25m15.8s
    2 Dani Sordo/Carlos del Barrio (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) +21.5s
    3 Ott Tänak/Martin Järveoja (Toyota Yaris WRC) +24.6s
    4 Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) +25.2s
    5 Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (Toyota Yaris WRC) +46.8s
    6 Elfyn Evans/Scott Martin (Ford Fiesta WRC) +1m09.2s
    7 Teemu Suninen/Jarmo Lehtinen (Ford Fiesta WRC) +1m24.5s
    8 Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (Citroën C3 WRC) +4m09.9s
    9 Mads Østberg/Torstein Eriksen (Citroën C3 R5) +6m35.2s
    10 Eric Camilli/Benjamin Veillas (Citroën C3 R5) +6m38.2s
    39 Kris Meeke/Seb Marshall (Toyota Yaris WRC) +42m38.7s

    What’s next?

    The final day consists of a pair of asphalt stages close to Salou, which will both be run twice either side of service. The latter test, La Mussara, will host the rally-ending Power Stage, where the maximum of five bonus points on offer could prove crucial in the drivers’ championship.

    Key stage: La Mussara (SS15 & SS17, 20.72 kilometres)

    Miikka Anttila (Co-driver car 10): “This is probaly the one stage this weekend that none of the crews have much experience on. The first six kilometres were driven in 2016; the rest not for a long time in this direction. In the beginning, the road turns a lot, and once on top of the hill it’s very fast and flat-out in places. Then it’s back to a slower road down to the finish.”

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     Linda Hirvonen

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