In the second Ott Today, the tire selection did not work.
Toyota finnish Kalle Rovanperä has significantly increased its lead with the opening special stage on the closing day of the World Rally Championship in Croatia.
Rovanperä drove the second fastest time in the 17th leg of the race and defeated Hyundai, who was second in the rally. There today In 11.2 seconds. The Finn now leads the Estonian drivers in the overall race with 31.1 seconds.
On Friday, the race was suspended by Toyota Esapekka Lapland drove the share to victory. Rovanperä was 0.8 seconds away from Lapland.
“It was a good start. Now the moods are a little more comfortable because we know the pace is right and everything is working. Let’s see what the next part is like, ”Rovanperä smiled according to the WRC website.
Tänak chose a soft tire mix for the section, but the Estonian gamble did not bring the desired result.
“The tires didn’t work, it’s pretty dry. We were pretty much afraid of possible rain, and now it’s sunny. We had to take that risk, ”Tänak said.
M-Sport Ford Craig Breen is third 1.15.7 minutes from Rovanpera. Hyundain Thierry Neuville chasing an Irishman 4.5 seconds away.
Three more special stages will be run in the rally, which ends this afternoon.