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Sardinia: Ogier has not said his last word

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 11, 2020
SS13 – Cala Flumini 1 (14.06km): Ogier has not said his last word

While victory seems promised to Dani Sordo, barring a mechanical incident, on this rally in Sardinia, nothing has yet been established for the Spanish driver of Hyundai. He lost almost half of his lead in the first of four specials on the final day, which saw the rain start to fall. Sordo damaged the right rear of his car during this 14 kilometer special, and finished twelve seconds behind Sébastien Ogier, who is therefore fifteen seconds behind in the general classification. “I tried to push hard, but it was not enough. The other guys are pushing hard too,” admitted the Spaniard on arrival. The French driver who, before aiming for first place, must first think about not being caught by Thierry Neuville, now has a lead of 1 “7 over the Belgian, third.” It’s always better than nothing ” , smiled the Gapençais The leader of the world championship, Elfyn Evans, third in the special, still occupies the fourth place overall.

RALLY – WRC / SARDINIA
Ranking after SS13 (out of 16) – Sunday 11 October 2020
1- Dani Sordo – Carlos Del Barrio (ESP / Hyundai) in 2h23’23”1
2- Sébastien Ogier – Julien Ingrassia (FRA-FRA / Toyota) at 15.3
3- Thierry Neuville – Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL-BEL / Hyundai) at 17 “
4- Elfyn Evans – Scott Martin (GBR-GBR / Toyota) at 51“1
5- Teemu Suninen – Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN-FIN / Ford M-Sport) at 1’18”8

Special winners
Suninen: 1 (ES1)
Sordo: 5 (ES2, ES4, ES5, ES6, ES8)
Evans: 1 (SS3)
Ogier: 5 (ES7, ES9, ES11, ES12, ES13)
Neuville: 1 (ES10)