The flying Finn was handed the lead when Oliver Solberg went off throughout the second move of the Tergu – Osilo velocity check on Saturday and a smart method to Sunday’s brief leg allowed the Hyundai i20 R5 pilot to cross the Alghero end 1min21.2sec in entrance of Kajetan Kajetanowicz.
“It is an incredible feeling. That is our first time right here and it was actually troublesome, however we did not have any huge issues throughout the rally,” stated Huttunen.
Kajetanowicz began Sunday inside touching distance of prime spot and closed the deficit to five.5sec with two levels to go. Nevertheless, his Skoda Fabia Rally2 suffered a puncture on the penultimate Cala Flumini velocity check and the battle was over.
Marco Bulacia battled punctures and brake points on his Citroën C3 R5 to complete 46.3sec behind in third. The Bolivian teenager leads the championship by simply two factors from Huttunen with as many rallies remaining.
Umberto Scandola was 3min37.8sec additional again in his i20, while M-Sport Ford Fiesta man Alberto Heller completed 9min36.3sec adrift of the winner to spherical out the highest 5. Solberg restarted on Sunday morning and finally completed sixth.
American driver Sean Johnston was heading in the right direction to assert his finest results of the season regardless of rolling his C3 throughout the Coiluna – Loelle blast on Saturday. Nevertheless, his rally unravelled when he went off once more on the penultimate stage.
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