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Suninen leads Rally Sweden as Ogier and Latvala crash

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By ITN News Editor February 16, 2019 13:50

Suninen leads Rally Sweden as Ogier and Latvala crash

Finnish driver TeemuSuninen led after the first day of Rally Sweden while championship leader Sebastien Ogier retired his Citroen after getting stuck in snow.M-Sport Ford driver Suninen ended the longest day of the rally 2.0 seconds clear of Estonian OttTanak in a Toyota, with Hyundai’s Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen third and a 17.8 seconds off the pace.It was the first time he had led a round of the world championship.Toyota’s Finnish hope Jari-MattiLatvala saw his hopes of victory end when he got stuck in snow and spent 25 minutes digging the car out.Ogier, who won the opening round in Monaco with his new team, retired in the afternoon’s sixth stage when his car clipped a snow bank. They will rejoin on Saturday.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 16, 2019 13:50

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