Sunday, November 27, 2022

Thierry Neuville won the Catalunya Rally 2021


Thierry Neuville / Martijn Wydaeghe (Hyundai i20 Couple WRC) won the Rally Catalunya 2021 penultimate round of this year's championship. This is only the second victory for Neuville this year after its rather poor performance this year and two relegations this season.
Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott (Toyota Yaris WRC) finished second in 24.1 seconds.
Third in their home race are Dani Sordo / C. Carrera (Hyundai i20 Couple WRC) +35.3, who again could not reach the first place, but still managed to win the power stage.
Another precise step towards winning the crew title of Sebastien Ogier / J. Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC) with his fourth place in 42.1 seconds after the winners. Ogier's main rival, Evans, still managed to shorten its lead to 17 points before the last round in Italy of the Monza Rally.
In Rally Catalunya, Katsuta T. / Johnston Aaron (Toyota Yaris WRC) were eliminated in the first gear after leaving the track due to an error in the notes.
From the very beginning, the column was led by Evans Elfyn / Martin Scott (Toyota Yaris WRC) ambitious to fight not only for the race, but also for the championship title.
In the fourth gear, Ott Tanak / M. Jarveoja (Hyundai i20 Couple WRC) left the fight after a crash. Up to this stage Evans held the first place, but in the fifth gear stage Neuville took the lead. Neuville held the first place from the fifth stage to the final, gradually accumulating a small lead.
Camilli Eric / Vilmot Maxime (Citroën C3 Rally2) finished first in the Rally2 category.
For the last round only Elfyn Evans has a chance to fight for the title against Sebastien Ogier, who confidently leads with a comfortable lead of 17 points.

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