Welshman Elfyn Evans leads Wales Rally GB, WRC at the end of Day 2, Friday. The young Welsh dominated from since the morning’s stage victory, while others struggled to match his pace. Winning three of the day’s six stages, while the title contenders, Sebastien Ogier Ott Tanak & Thierry Neuville claiming each of the remaining three stages, were unable to challenge Evans leadership, who made a respectable 24.6s ahead of the closest Tanak in second, while Ogier managed third, with an additional 2.2s.
Thierry slid off the road in the day’s opening stage and lost valuable time to challenge his title run, which seems so far. Ogier has to finish ahead of Tanak & the Belgian in order to secure his 5th consecutive title by the end of this rally if not will have to fight in the final event, down under.
Top 10, after Friday end of day.
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Tomorrow, the day consists of a total 9 specials. First car starts early at 6:10am from service park, and taking the start with SS8 Aberhirnant at 7:55am, and SS9 – Dyfnant, SS10 – Gartheiniog, SS11 – Dyfi to make the first loop before regroup at Corris.
Repetition of Gartheiniog, and Dyfi with Cholmondeley Castle super special for mid-day loop. Final repeat of Aberhirnant and Dyfnant specials will conclude the day’s action, quickly after a quick service at Deeside service park.