Tanak caresses the triumph in Finland and Ogier stumbles

The Estonian is two stages away from scoring his second victory with Hyundai and the Frenchman went out in the snow 200 meters from the finish line.


He touches it with his fingertips. Ott Tanak strokes the victory in the Arctic Rally Finland after dominating the first two stages with an iron fist. The Estonian is two stages away from completing his second win with Hyundai in a test in which he has given no choice to his rivals. He will face the 44 kilometers of the final stage with about half a minute of advantage. And as the alegrías go through neighborhoods, Sebastien Ogier has left in the snow 200 meters from the finish line.

Tan has only missed three stages so far this rally. One in which he had a slight exit from the track against the snow, another in which he preferred to take care of the studs on his tires and the last in which Thierry Neuville was intractable. In the rest, an unbeatable Tanak has been imposed that already savors a new triumph, the first since it was imposed in September of last year in its land, Estonia.The other side of the coin is Ogier, who went off when the finish line of the final stage was within his sight and got stuck in the snow, something unusual for him. The seven-time champion and leader of the World Cup, who lost 18 minutes, will have to console himself by scoring a point in the final stage.

The fight for second place is red hot as young Kalle Rovanpera feels Neuville's breath on his neck. The Belgian, despite continuing to bond with his new co-driver, launched a fierce attack on the final stage, in which he was only 1.8 seconds behind the Finn overall. The one who continues to surprise is the young Oliver Solberg, who at 19 makes his debut in the top category and has dared to race Ogier until his departure, and is sixth overall after setting surprising times in such a difficult test.Classification

1. Tanak-Jarveoja (Est / Hyundai), 1h 43m 32.1s

2. Rovanpera-Halttunen (Fin / Toyota), at 24.1

. Neuville- Wydaeghe (Bel / Hyundai), at 25.9

4. Breen-Nagle (Irl / Hyundai), at 53.

5. Evans-Martin (Gbr / Toyota), at 1: 03.5

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