Saturday, September 23, 2023

Rovanperä took the lead in Rally Estonia 2022 after a mistake by Elfyn Evans


Rally Estonia 2022 offers multiple stages, with a total of 24 speed stages! There haven't been this many speed stages in quite some time, not all of them being short stages.
Slowly but surely Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1) piled up seconds and tenths all day today. Until the final 9th ​​stage of Day 1, when they spun and lost 10.9 seconds from their lead. In stage 9 Vastsemõisa 2 (6.70 km) after a spin they lost 22.6 seconds and went to second place in the general classification with a lag of 11.7 seconds. However, they remain in the game, as Kalle Rovanperra's main competitor.
In the lead are Rovanperä K. / Halttunen Jonne (Toyota GR Yaris Rally1). Third place goes to Tänak Ott / Järveoja M. (Hyundai i20 N Rally1) at 44.3 seconds.
These three crews will lead the fight for victory in Rally Estonia, with 9 more high-speed stages awaiting them today Saturday.
Breen Craig / Nagle Paul's good start in the first speed stage of Rally Estonia 2022 did not continue after stage number 4 suffered an accident and they were left in the spectators.
In RC2 Mikkelsen A. / Eriksen T. (Škoda Fabia Rally2 Evo) are first, only 12.1 seconds ahead of Suninen Teemu / Markkula Mikko (Hyundai i20 N Rally2).

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