Tanak resists, but Neuville attacks in Portugal

The Estonian remains in the lead, but the Belgian has regained ground and already threatens the two Toyota's head. Sordo and Loeb penalized to help their partner.


Alarms have been lit in the tents of the Toyota team. His triumphal march, with three cars taking the top three positions of the Rally of Portugal, has been threatened by several incidents. Ott Tanak has had problems with brakes and shock absorber, and has suffered a spin, Jari-Mati Latvala has retired by breaking another cushion by falling badly in a jump and Thierry Neuville now threatens the two Yaris before the final stage. Even Sebastien Ogier is not far.

The day began with surprise by the Hyundai strategies, which made first penalize Dani Sordo and then Sebastien Loeb to leave behind Ogier and thus the French found the dirtiest roads. And the play paid them tribute, since Neuville separated from the Gaul in the general, and also dangerously approached the two leading men, Tanak and Kris Meeke.

The Estonian had brake problems throughout the day and suffered a spin in the final section that left him with only 9.2 seconds over the Belgian, which is 4.9 Meeke, so it is expected a final stage of heart attack. The legendary section of Fafe, with its spectacular jump with hundreds of thousands of spectators will witness what can be an awe-inspiring day.

Classification

1 Tanak-Jarveoja (Est / Toyota), 2: 47: 23.1

2 Meeke-Marshall (Gbr / Toyota), at 4.3s

3 Neuville-Gilsoul (Bel / Hyundai), at 9.2s

4 Ogier-Ingrassia (Fra / Citroën), at 21s

5 Lappi-Ferm (Fra / Citroën), at 1: 37.5



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