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14 Aug 2021
The start of Day 2 of the Ypres 2021 Rally was not good for Ott Tanak, who burst a tire and after a jack injury failed to change it and lost 3 minutes in the longest speed stage of the rally.

The start of Day 2 of the Ypres 2021 Rally was not good for Ott Tanak, who burst a tire and after a jack injury failed to change it and lost 3 minutes in the longest speed stage of the rally.
A lot of gravel on the corners and dirt is the stopping sectors and the chicanes continue to keep the pilots under pressure.
With very small differences throughout the day at the Ypres Rally, the top two in the standings moved, but Neuville managed to lead the overall standings after each stage.
Evans, Rovanpera and Ogier fought a contested battle for third place, with differences of up to 10 seconds.
After the incident of Takamoto Katsuta / Keaton Williams, in general, despite the small differences, there were no changes in the ranking.
After the last stage for the second day of Rally Ypres, Thierry Neuville / M. Wydaeghe leads with a time of 2:06:18.8.
Craig Breen / Paul Nagle are second in 10.1 seconds. Both crews are in Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC cars.
Elfyn Evans / Scott Martin with Toyota Yaris WRC are third in 42.4 seconds. Also with the Toyota Yaris WRC are the fourth K. Rovanpera / Johnee Halttunen and Sebastien Ogier / J. Ingrassia on 49.4.
After the problems with the flat tire, Ott Tanak is sixth, but at 3:55.2.
In the Rally 2 category, S. Bedoret / F. Gillbert leads with a Skoda Fabia Rally 2.
Only 4 stages remain for Sunday in Rally Ypres 2021.


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14 Aug 2021
SS 10 Dikkebus 1 (12.49 km) was stopped due to the fall of an electrical pole which was blocking the road.

SS 10 Dikkebus 1 (12.49 km) was stopped due to the fall of an electrical pole which was blocking the road.
The reason is the serious crash of Katsuta Takamoto / Williams Keaton. The race was interrupted due to the accident.
Craig Breen takes this stage 10 followed by Neuville at 1.3 seconds. Neuville continued to lead with 3.5 advantage to Breen.


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13 Aug 2021
As we wrote in the previous article, stopping for the chicanes creates dirt.

As we wrote in the previous article, stopping for the chicanes creates dirt. They injured the driver after the first speed stage Ott Tanak, who failed to stop in time. Tanak then broke the rhythm and eventually finished 5th in 9.6 seconds on the stage.
And the surprise Craig Breen / Paul Nagle with Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC after pure driving came to the first position.
Craig Breen last drove here in 2013 and 2014 and, as he put it, struggles to remember where there is a grip and where there isn't.
Definitely in some places the grip is not good to attack at maximum all turns.
Gradually, Thierry Neuville / M. Wydaeghe got into the rhythm, who started to win stage victories and topped the standings. Neuville did not complain, saying that everything was under control.
The last stage for the first day of CE8 - Zonnebeke 2 was canceled for security reasons.
Thus, after the end of Day 1, Thierry Neuville / M. Wydaeghe led with a time of 1: 04: 27.0. Craig Breen / Paul Nagle did just 7.6 seconds.
Third are Ott Tanak / M Jarveoja in 31.2 seconds. The first three are with Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC cars.
The leader so far in the general classification Sebastien Ogier is sixth in 39.4 seconds.
There are only 8 seconds between the 3rd and 6th differences, so the fight continues tomorrow with 8 new stages.


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