ACURA Sport Car | Neuville Scores 2d Straight Win for Hyundai at Rally Argentina



Thierry Neuville has grabbed his 2nd direct victory of the electrical flow WRC flavor afterwards winning Rally Argentine Republic 2017 today. The Hyundai i20 WRC driver is right away inwards a potent 3rd house on the standings amongst 54 points. Sebastien Ogier leads the entitle amongst 88 points ahead of Jari Matti Latvala amongst 75 points.
Elfyn Evans finished 2nd today inwards a Ford Fiesta WRC, only 0.7s afterwards Neuville, the Ford driver led well-nigh throughout the entire rally. Ott Tanak made it a double podium for the M-Sport Ford squad past times finishing 3rd inwards the other Fiesta WRC. Championship leader Ogier finished quaternary inwards yet some other Ford, strengthening the team’s put every bit the entitle leaders.
Neuville was thus on betoken he likewise won the TV Power Stage grabbing all 5 points. Evans was 2nd in addition to practiced for 4 points leading Tanak, Ogier in addition to Latvala.


Ogier kicked off the rally past times winning SS1 although the Frenchman did acknowledge that he wasn’t happy amongst his driving. Evans was the human being to shell inwards the early on stages of Fri forenoon afterwards he won both SS2/3. Meeke was his closest competitor coming inwards 2nd piece Toyota Yaris WRC slotted inwards third. Ogier overshot a corner in addition to damaged role of his aero piece eventual rally winner, Neuville, finished 6th amongst a troubled front end correct damper.




Evans continued to dominate through SS4/5 rallying across the Calamuchita Valley. The Ford driver won both stages beating Latvala in addition to Mads Ostberg. After running potent inwards the opening stages, Meeke retired inwards Santa Rosa afterwards misjudging a bump in addition to launching his machine into the wild. His swain Citroen C3 driver Craig Breen likewise retired afterwards this phase amongst transmission problems.




Holding commencement put through the adjacent 2 stages, Evans won SS6/7 but Ostberg managed to boundary into 2nd dropping Latvala into third. Neuville was even thus battling problems inwards his Hyundai i20, mainly overheating, something that Latvala was familiar amongst inwards the same San Agustin stage.

Neuville managed to brand a comeback on SS10 afterwards catching upward amongst Evans whose atomic number 82 was right away over a minute. Ogier on the other mitt was farther downwards inwards sixth, The SS12 phase from Los Gigantes to Cantera El saw things plough some when Evans suffered a dull puncture allowing Neuville to grab upward properly. Ostberg remained 3rd piece Tanak led Ogier to consummate the transcend five.




Tanak dominated SS13 afterwards winning the speed exam of Tanti to Villa Bustos, he was able to climb into 3rd house behind Neuville. He likewise ready the quickest fourth dimension on SS16 on Lord's Day morning, though the phase win went to Neuville who managed to cut down downwards Evans atomic number 82 to 9s. The in conclusion dash to the complete describe of piece of job was an epic battle betwixt the 2 drivers allowing Neuville to claim his 2nd consecutive victory of the season.
Rally of Portugal is the adjacent circular on the calendar scheduled for May 21.



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