Tanak shines before his public

The world champion leads the standings in Estonia, leading Hyundai's double with Breen second. Neuville leaves.

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Estonian fans vibrate with their idol. After years of following him around the world, Ott Tanak's countrymen can finally see him running in their country. And the world champion is rewarding them, as he is the leader in the absence of the final stage of the Rally Estonia. He leads Hyundai's double with a surprising Craig Breen second, although the joy is not complete in the Korean brand because Thierry Neuville has left when starting a wheel.

After the initial dominance of the young Kalle Rovanpera, who at the age of 19 won the first stage of the day and took the lead, Tanak, who suffered a puncture, took the lead in the second, and no longer gave up the lead. Rovanpera gave up half a minute to puncture in the second, and the Hyundai armada appeared to be heading for a hat-trick. But he vanished when starting a Neuville wheel, which not only loses its options in this rally, but also falls away from the title in this four-rally sprint that will finish the World Championship.

The afternoon was complicated by ruts appearing with the passing of the cars on the first pass, and Sebastien Ogier, who had planned an attack after opening the track in the morning, had to take it easy. He flared in the first evening stage and when he ran out of a spare tire he could not risk, in addition to making a mistake in the final stage, although he remains in the wake of the Hyundais.

Classification

1. Tanak-Jarveoja (Est / Hyundai), 1: 15: 08.

2. Breen-Nagle (Irl / Hyundai), at 11.7s

. Ogier-Ingrassia (Fra / Toyota), at 28.7s

4. Rovanpera-Halttunen (Fin / Toyota), at 34.9s

5. Evans-Martin (Gbr / Toyota), at 36.8s

Solans prudent in WRC

Jan Solans is taking his debut in the WRC3 category wisely. The floor has nothing to do with the one he had in last week's test in Poland, so he spent the day testing set-ups and gradually adapting to his new car on a very complicated, very fast and full terrain. jumping.



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