After the opening 3 night stages on Rally GB. Ogier leads the way.
After SS2 it was a Volkswagen 1 – 2 with Ogiers team mate Jari Matti Latvala in 2nd place. But on the evenings final stage in Clocaenog, Qatar M-Sports Thierry Neuville put in a big charge and set fastest time on the stage, this promoted him the 2nd place before they all headed back to service.
Thierry Neuville (2nd) said:
“It has been a difficult evening but we are quite happy with our pace. Of course it is slippery and you need to be careful in every corner, but so far so good. We had a bit of a moment on the second stage when we cut a corner and hit the underneath of the car. We had a small issue with the gearlever after that, but the car seems to be very strong! I thought that it was over for us, but the car was still going and we went on to set the quickest time in the next stage (SS3).
“Tomorrow is another day and its stages are well known to the other drivers so I hope it is not a disadvantage to us. We’ve only rallied them once but we are well prepared and we will try and stay in the fight.”
Hirvonen holds 4th for Citroen, but with Dani Sordos penalty for using his 9th Chassis, when the regulations say each driver can only use 8. Means the Spaniard was 5 minutes behind before the Rally even started. Ex F1 Driver Robert Kubica is 7th.
2, Neuville 3.1
3. Latvala 5.2
4. Hirvonen 16.2
5. Ostberg 24.7
6. Mikkelsen 27.8
7. Kubica 35.4
8. Novikov 37,5