Problems in WRC and WRC2

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After being on good fifth position in WRC2 classification, Emil Bergvist had drama on SS12. With codriver were changed tire after puncture, then they had small off the road, where they damage their Citroen DS3 R5. Also Evans and Parn had accident on the same stage, both with Ford Fiesta R5. Evans lost second place and Parn 11th in WRC2.

Tidemand lost for a while lead in WRC2 after puncture on SS14, but they manage to get place back on SS15.

Overall standings in WRC2 after SS15:

1. Tidemand Pontus – Andersson Jonas ( Škoda Fabia R5 ) 3:26:05.6
2. Fuchs Nicolás – Mussano Fernando ( Škoda Fabia R5 ) +32.0
3. Aasen Marius – Gulbæk Engan V. ( Ford Fiesta R5 ) +2:56.8
4. Pedder Scott – Moscatt Dale ( Škoda Fabia R5 ) +3:07.0
5. Campos Miguel – Magalhães Carlos ( Škoda Fabia R5 ) +3:14.0
6. de Mevius Ghislain – Jalet Johan ( Škoda Fabia R5 ) +4:33.3
7. Bonato Yoann – Giraudet Denis ( Citroën DS3 R5 ) +6:22.2
8. Al-Kuwari Abdulaziz – Duffy Killian ( Škoda Fabia R5 ) +7:29.4
9. Turán Frigyes – Zsíros Gábor ( Ford Fiesta R5 ) +7:52.7
10. Al-Suwaidi K. – Clarke M. ( Ford Fiesta R5 ) +13:40.7

Some drivers in WRC also didn’t have luck. Two Hyundai’s crews retired on Portugal roads. Abbring with suspension problems on SS10 and Neuville with out of fuel on SS11.

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With suspension problems had to retire allso Lefebvre on SS10.

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Overall standings after SS15:

1. Meeke Kris – Nagle Paul ( Citroën DS3 WRC ) 3:16:11.4
2. Ogier Sébastien – Ingrassia Julien ( Volkswagen Polo R WRC ) +45.3
3. Mikkelsen Andreas – Jæger Anders ( Volkswagen Polo R WRC ) +48.4
4. Sordo Dani – Martí Marc ( Hyundai i20 WRC ’16 ) +1:20.0
5. Camilli Eric – Veillas Benjamin ( Ford Fiesta RS WRC ) +3:04.2
6. Latvala Jari-Matti – Anttila Miikka ( Volkswagen Polo R WRC ) +4:07.8
7. Østberg Mads – Fløene Ola ( Ford Fiesta RS WRC ) +6:32.8
8. Prokop Martin – Tománek Jan ( Ford Fiesta RS WRC ) +8:11.8
9. Tidemand Pontus – Andersson Jonas ( Škoda Fabia R5 ) +9:54.2
10. Fuchs Nicolás – Mussano Fernando ( Škoda Fabia R5 ) +10:26.2