After “standard” WRC event in Argentina and with just 25 crews on start will be new event in Chile this Weekend.
Neuville won his second win ahead Mikkelsen and Ogier on Rally Argentina three weeks ago, but on Rally Chile are all drivers on the same position – all new for them.
First time will be WRC in Chile and there are already 55 crews on start list. Ten manufacturer’s crews and Bertelli with WRC rally cars, four crews in WRC2 Pro section (Greensmith, Rovanpera, Ostberg and Bulacia) and 18 crews in WRC2 section, most of them from South America.
First on shakedown was Mikkelsen (Hyundai) ahead Tanak and Latvala, both in Toyota Yaris WRC. Tomorrow starts real racing with sixt special stages, also with longest one on event, SS El Puma with 30,72 kilometers of gravel surface.
On Saturday will be waiting for drivers sixt more stages and four stages on Sunday. Total stages distance will be 304,81 kilometers.