Dani Sordo gets off to a good start in Kenya

The Cantabrian set the best time in the first pass of the 'shakedown', the most representative, although in the end it was the Toyota of Ogier and Evans who prevailed.


Not even the most temperate is capable of hiding the face of fright. The main tenors of the World Rally Championship are 'heartbroken' at the challenge of the Safari Rally. The meeting in Kenya, unknown to all, is going to be an important and tough test in which resistance seems to be the key. It has already been seen in the first round, the 'shakedown', where Dani Sordo has started on the right foot winning the first pass, although in the end the Toyota of Sebastien Ogier and Elfyne Evans prevailed, the men who lead the championship.

The 5.4-kilometer Loldia stage has allowed the drivers and teams to make their final touches before the test begins tomorrow with a superspecial. And Sordo has started strongly in the first pass, the most representative because it is done in the same starting order as the first stage. "It's complicated," said the Cantabrian after finishing it. “I made some mistakes, but despite that, I am happy. It is very narrow and fast, and very demanding on the notes. Overall, it was good. ”

In the following passes, with the floor already cleaner, he was improved by Ogier, Evans and their Hyundai partner Thierry Neuville. But Dani was happy with his fourth final time and especially for the best time of the first pass. The first incidents of this Safari, which returns to the World Cup two decades later, were carried out by Oliver Solberg, who broke the direction by touching a stone, and Lorenzo Bertelli, who damaged the radiator of his car.Classification 'shakedown'

1. Ogier-Ingrassia (Fra / Toyota), 3m 42.6s

2. Evans-Martin (Gbr / Toyota), at 0.1

. Neuville-Wydaeghe (Bel / Hyundai), at 1,1

4. Sordo-Rozada (Esp / Hyundai), a 1,9

5. Katsuta-Barritt (Jap / Toyota), to 3.1

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