Sordo Masters Sardinia's Dirt And Dust As Ogier Crashes Out
Alghero, Italy, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 15th Jun, 2019 ) :Spain's Dani Sordo grabbed the lead on the Rally of Italy on Friday, perfectly mastering the heat and dust on Sardinia as world champion Sebastien Ogier retired.
"We had a little bit of an advantage because we started further back. I really want to fight for the victory, but it will be tough to hold off Ott." Ogier suffered a dramatic early exit after breaking his Citroen's suspension by hitting a rock.
The Frenchman, who has won the last six world titles, led at the start of the day after winning Thursday's opening super special.
Standings: 1. Dani Sordo-Carlos Del Barrio (ESP/Hyundai i20) 1h 36:01.5, 2. Teemu Suninen-Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN/Ford Fiesta) at 10.8, 3. Ott Tanak-Martin Jarveoja (EST/Toyota Yaris) 11.2, 4. Andreas Mikkelsen-Anders Jaeger (NOR/Hyundai i20) 20.2, 5. Elfyn Evans-Scott Martin (GBR/Ford Fiesta) 20.3, 6. Kris Meeke-Sebastian Marshall (GBR/Toyota Yaris) 29.5, 7. Thierry Neuville-Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL/Hyundai i20) 57.7, 8. Esapekka Lappi-Janne Ferm (FIN/Citroen C3) 1:03.5, 9. Juho Hanninen-Tomi Tuominen (FIN/Toyota Yaris) 2:38.0, 10. Pierre-Louis Loubet-Vincent Landais (FRA/Pierre-Louis Loubet) 2:50.3 Stage winners: Ogier 1 (SS1), Suninen 3 (SS2, SS3, SS6), Tanak 1 (SS4), Lappi 1 (SS5), Sordo 1 (SS8), Mikkelsen 1 (SS9); stage seven cancelled HYUNDAI MOTOR FORD MOTOR TOYOTA MOTOR