Ogier takes command in the Safari

The Frenchman is placed as the first leader of the test after winning the initial superspecial. Dani Sordo lost 10 seconds because of the dust.


Add on and on. Not content with having won three of the five rallies held so far this year and leading the World Championship with some ease, Sebastien Ogier wants more. He has been placed as the first leader of the Safari Rally after winning the superspecial that opened the event in Nairobi, a taste of what he expects this weekend in Kenya.

After the departure ceremony in the center of the Kenyan capital, attended by the country's president, Uhuru Kenyatta, the action began with the 4.8-kilometer Kasarani section, laid out in an open field near the city. The cars started two at a time, and that was the ordeal for Dani Sordo, who because of the dust thrown by Kalle Rovanpera has gone off the line twice and has yielded 10.5 seconds.

Toys started on soft tires and Hyundays on hard tires, and that has helped the three Yaris to top the standings, with Ogier ahead of Rovanpera and Elfyn Evans. "Tomorrow will be the true beginning," explained the Frenchman. “It is amazing to see so many people. So far everything is going well, but tomorrow the real thing will come ”.

The caravan was on its way back to Naivasha, where in the next three days the action, the adventure will take place. Three days that will put mechanics and drivers to the test in what will be the toughest event on the calendar, which returns to the World Championship after two decades of absence.Classification

1. Ogier-Ingrassia (Fra / Toyota), 3: 21.52. Rovanpera-Halttunen (Fin / Toyota), at 0.33. Evans-Martin (Gbr / Toyota), at 0.74. Tanak-Jarveoja (Est / Hyundai), at 2.55. Neuville-Gilsoul (Bel / Hyundai), at 5,011. Sordo-Rozada (Hyundai), at 10.5

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