Up and down for Hyundai in Day 2

There was so many good and bad moments for Hyundai Motorsport’s crews on Day 2 on 13. Rally Italia Sardegna 2016.

There was first WRC stage win on SS10 for Kevin Abbring, but double puncture on SS12 and gearbox problems to the end of Day 2 didn’t help him to climb higher then 16th place overall.

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Sordo was like on other events very constant, he finished day on fourth place overall. He climb up also because problems of two norwegian drivers – Ostberg had engine failure on SS15 after stage win on SS12 and Mikkelsen who hit the rock on SS14 and falled on 15th place overall.

But Neuville is there like a new – other driver. Very constant and fast on all stages. On finish of Day 2 he had 16.1 seconds lead ahead Latvala and 1:15.0 ahead Ogier.

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Also in WRC2 was a lot of changes. Scandola lost the lead on first morning stage in Day 2 after puncture on his Fabia R5 and retired on SS12 after cooling problems. Lappi retired also on this stage after he hit the hole on the road.
So Suninen take the lead and finished Day 2 with 1:19.3 ahead Kopecky and 1:21.5 ahead Fuchs.