Ott Tanak stands firm despite a scare

The Estonian Hyundai driver remains in the lead in the Arctic Rally ahead of Rovanpera after saving a start against a snow bank.


Nor scares make Ott Tanak's pulse tremble at the Arctic Rally. The Estonian remains firmly at the head of the second round of the World Cup in Finland, despite having starred in a major shock when he crashed into a snow bank on the second stage of the day. Kalle Rovanpera, the young man who wants to break the precocity record in his country, has placed himself behind his back after surpassing Craig Breen.

The second day is the longest of the event located in Rovaniemi, the land of Santa Claus, with three sections that are repeated twice. In the first pass, only that scare prevented Tanak from remaining unbeaten. After winning the two stages of the first day, in the second he won two of the three disputed in the morning.

Nor has Rovanpera been spared, which has had a couple of them throughout the morning, but that has not stopped it from placing second after beating Breen. Behind the leading trio remains a Thierry Neuville who complains about the notes, without clarifying whether it is because of a problem with the interphones or because of his lack of adaptation to the new co-driver.

Elfyn Evans closes the top five after winning the second stage of the day, the only one who has not gone to Tanak's hands so far in the test, just ahead of the great revelation of the test, Oliver Solberg, who at 19 years he is surprising in his debut with a top-class car, setting excellent times and racing neither more nor less than the seven-time champion and world leader, Sebastien Ogier, who is eighth.


1. Tanak-Jarveoja (Est / Hyundai), 1h 7m 28s

2. Rovanpera-Halttunen (Fin / Toyota), at 23.6

. Breen-Nagle (Irl / Hyundai), at 28.9

4. Neuville- Wydaeghe (Bel / Hyundai), at 34.7

5. Evans-Martin (Gbr / Toyota), at 37.3

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