Hyundai is on the mission

All three Hyundai’s crews are on first three places overall. Neuville – Gilsoul are first with 4.9 seconds ahead Mikkelsen – Jaeger and 12.1 seconds ahead Paddon – Marshall.

Two stage wins went today to Paddon, one to Mikkelsen, Neuville and Tanak and two to fourth placed Breen in Citroen C4 WRC. He is just 0.5 second behind Paddon and just 0.6 second ahead his teammate Ostberg.

Very bad day had M-Sport and Toyota’s drivers. Suninen is first from M-Sport on P6, other two are on P9 (Tanak) and P12 (Ogier). Ott Tanak said: “A very difficult day, I’m not sure I’ve had anything like this for a long time. Looking at the times, I’ve had no ability to drive at all. It’s not nice, but we need to accept it. There will be a next rally. The car is nice but the road position is not in our favour.”

Toyota finished from seventh to ninth place overall after SS8:

1. Neuville Thierry – Gilsoul N. ( Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC ) 1:16:13.1
2. Mikkelsen Andreas – Jæger A. ( Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC ) +4.9
3. Paddon Hayden – Marshall S. ( Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC ) +12.1
4. Breen Craig – Martin Scott ( Citroën C3 WRC ) +12.6
5. Østberg Mads – Eriksen T. ( Citroën C3 WRC ) +13.2
6. Suninen Teemu – Markkula Mikko ( Ford Fiesta WRC ) +29.6
7. Lappi Esapekka – Ferm Janne ( Toyota Yaris WRC ) +38.5
8. Latvala J. – Anttila M. ( Toyota Yaris WRC ) +1:06.2
9. Tänak Ott – Järveoja Martin ( Toyota Yaris WRC ) +1:29.0
10. Meeke Kris – Nagle Paul ( Citroën C3 WRC ) +1:43.6

In WRC2 is still on the lead Katsuta, now four seconds ahead Tidemand and 3.2 more Veiby:

1. Katsuta Takamoto – Salminen M. ( Ford Fiesta R5 ) 1:20:21.5
2. Tidemand Pontus – Andersson J. ( Škoda Fabia R5 ) +4.0
3. Veiby O. – Skjærmoen S. ( Škoda Fabia R5 ) +7.2
4. Huttunen Jari – Linnaketo A. ( Hyundai i20 R5 ) +12.6
5. Tuohino J. – Hämäläinen R. ( Škoda Fabia R5 ) +32.2

Home runners Bergkvist and Radstrom are on high lead ahead Torn in WRC3 and JWRC section.

WRC3 standings after first leg:
1. Bergkvist Emil – Fløene Ola ( Ford Fiesta R2T ) 1:26:42.9
2. Rådström D. – Johansson J. ( Ford Fiesta R2T ) +6.7
3. Torn Ken – Sikk Kuldar ( Ford Fiesta R2T ) +20.8
4. Protasov Yuriy – Cherepin P. ( Citroën DS3 R3T Max ) +50.0
5. Tannert Julius – Heigl Jürgen ( Ford Fiesta R2T ) +1:34.9