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Tanak holds narrow lead over Neuville in Rally Germany

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 24, 2019 13:38

Tanak holds narrow lead over Neuville in Rally Germany

Championship leader Ott Tanak of Estonia holds a narrow advantage over Belgium’s Thierry Neuville in the WRC Rally Germany after day two.Toyota Yaris driver Tanak won four of the six speed stages to lead Neuville by 2.8 seconds.Tänak led after Thursday’s curtain-raiser but Neuville, driving a Hyundai, overtook him on the opening stage.

The Estonian then regained the lead and although Neuville kept the pressure on, Tanak fended off the Belgian’s challenge.World champion Sebastien Ogier of France was third, 22.1 seconds behind Tanak. The Citroen C3 driver failed to keep pace after having problems with understeering and later driving into a field.Britain’s Kris Meeke battled for fourth place with Dani Sordo of Spain. On the penultimate stage, Sordo moved ahead of Meeke but dropped back to ninth place after the gearbox of his Hyundai i20 jammed in first gear.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 24, 2019 13:38

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