Thierry Neuville ruled the second one degree of the Monte Carlo Rally as he outshone his new Hyundai Global Rally Championship team-mate Ott Tanak and Toyota’s Sebastien Ogier.

Neuville was once 6.Four seconds slower than Toyota’s 2020 arrival Ogier at the opening Malijai – Puimichel take a look at, however went greater than 25s quicker than somebody else on degree two as he coped a ways higher with the icier prerequisites than the remainder of the Global Rally Automobile contenders.

That left the 2019 WRC runner-up with a 19.1s merit over Ogier heading into Friday’s first complete day of levels, with Tanak 3rd after his first two aggressive levels in Hyundai colors.

Ogier was once quickest at the dry opening degree, and 1.Eight seconds quicker than reigning champion Tanak over the 10.86-mile take a look at, and consolidated his merit over the 2019 champion at the Bayons – Breziers take a look at in spite of being overtaken within the order through the speedy Neuville.

Tanak ended each levels within the best 3, however mentioned the second one take a look at were a lot more difficult than he expected – a results of each the icy street prerequisites and visibility problems during the opening part of the degree led to through spectators’ flares.

He was once 29.7s slower than his pacesetting team-mate on SS2, and can get started the second one day 3 tenths forward of the second one Toyota Yaris WRC of Elfyn Evans within the aggressive order.

Evans was once the one some of the main 4 to go for studded tyres for the second one degree as he finished the take a look at 0.2s slower than Tanak, and can get started greater than 25s transparent of 5th position.

That place is occupied through seven-time Monte Carlo Rally winner Sebastien Loeb in Hyundai’s 3rd i20 Coupe WRC, whilst Esapekka Lappi sits 6th in spite of a difficult begin to the rally for M-Recreation.

The Ford squad encountered issue right away as all 3 of its automobiles suffered overheating problems at the first degree when leaves blocked their automobiles’ radiators, with Teemu Suninen, Lappi and Gus Greensmith hanging 7th, 8th and 10th respectively of the 11 Global Rally Automobiles.

All 3 refused to remark at the problems on the degree finish, however M-Recreation workforce major Richard Millener admitted prior to the beginning of SS2 that, in spite of engineers’ makes an attempt to unravel the issue between the levels, there was once “not anything we will do” to account for the dimensions of the grille in this tournament.

Lappi mentioned his automotive was once “wonderful, kind of” through the tip of the second one degree, however he nonetheless ended up 52.6s slower than Neuville and is already a minute down at the rally chief.

There was once additional depression for the workforce as Suninen parked up with a transmission factor.

Kalle Rovanpera was once an excellent 5th on his first WRC degree in Toyota’s 3rd Yaris and, regardless that he was once extra tentative on the second one degree, sits 7th within the order.

He’s forward of the main WRC2 entries of Eric Camilli and Mads Ostberg (each Citroen C3) and the Hyundai i20 R5 of Ole Christian Veiby.

PosMagnificenceMotive forceWorkforceAutomobileTimeHoleLaps
1RC1Thierry Neuville, N.GilsoulHyundai Shell Mobis WRTHyundai26m23.5s0
2RC1Sebastien Ogier, J.IngrassiaToyota Gazoo Racing WRTToyota26m42.6s19.1s0
3RC1Ott Tanak, M.JarveojaHyundai Shell Mobis WRTHyundai26m48.6s25.1s0
4RC1Elfyn Evans, S.MartinToyota Gazoo Racing WRTToyota26m48.9s25.4s0
5RC1Sebastien Loeb, D.ElenaHyundai Shell Mobis WRTHyundai27m14.5s51.0s0
6RC1Esapekka Lappi, J.FermM-Recreation Ford WRTFord27m31.3s1m07.8s0
7RC1Kalle Rovanpera, J.HalttunenToyota Gazoo Racing WRTToyota27m42.0s1m18.5s0
8RC2Mads Ostberg, T.EriksenPH RecreationCitroen28m23.1s1m59.6s0
9RC2Ole-Christian Veiby, J.AnderssonHyundai Motorsport NHyundai28m44.8s2m21.3s0
10RC1Takamoto Katsuta, D.BarrittToyota Gazoo Racing WRTToyota28m50.6s2m27.1s0
11RC1Gus Greensmith, E.EdmondsonM-Recreation Ford WRTFord29m08.2s2m44.7s0
12RC2Nikolay Gryazin, Y.FedorovHyundai Motorsport NHyundai30m20.4s3m56.9s0
13RC1Deividas Jocius, M.VarzaM-Recreation Ford WRTFord31m00.8s4m37.3s0
PosMagnificenceMotive forceWorkforceAutomobileTimeHoleLaps
1RC1Sebastien Ogier, J.IngrassiaToyota Gazoo Racing WRTToyota9m53.4s0
2RC1Ott Tanak, M.JarveojaHyundai Shell Mobis WRTHyundai9m55.2s1.8s0
3RC1Elfyn Evans, S.MartinToyota Gazoo Racing WRTToyota9m55.3s1.9s0
4RC1Thierry Neuville, N.GilsoulHyundai Shell Mobis WRTHyundai9m59.8s6.4s0
5RC1Kalle Rovanpera, J.HalttunenToyota Gazoo Racing WRTToyota10m03.6s10.2s0
6RC1Sebastien Loeb, D.ElenaHyundai Shell Mobis WRTHyundai10m04.3s10.9s0
7RC1Teemu Suninen, J.LehtinenM-Recreation Ford WRTFord10m10.5s17.1s0
8RC1Esapekka Lappi, J.FermM-Recreation Ford WRTFord10m15.0s21.6s0
9RC1Takamoto Katsuta, D.BarrittToyota Gazoo Racing WRTToyota10m20.6s27.2s0
10RC1Gus Greensmith, E.EdmondsonM-Recreation Ford WRTFord10m27.1s33.7s0
11RC2Eric Camilli, F-X.BuresiEric CamilliCitroen10m29.1s35.7s0
12RC2Adrien Fourmaux, R.JamoulM-Recreation Ford WRTFord10m31.9s38.5s0
13RC2Yoann Bonato, B.BoulloudYoann BonatoCitroen10m34.4s41.0s0
14RC2Mads Ostberg, T.EriksenPH RecreationCitroen10m37.1s43.7s0
15RC2Ole-Christian Veiby, J.AnderssonHyundai Motorsport NHyundai10m38.7s45.3s0
16RC2Stephane Sarrazin, Ok.Father or motherStephane SarrazinHyundai10m41.0s47.6s0
17RC2Nicolas Ciamin, Y.RocheNicolas CiaminCitroen10m47.2s53.8s0
18RC2Nikolay Gryazin, Y.FedorovHyundai Motorsport NHyundai10m51.4s58.0s0
19RC2Yohan Rossel, B.FulcrandPH RecreationCitroen10m51.6s58.2s0
20RC2Franck Sias, O.MathiasFranck SiasSkoda10m53.6s1m00.2s0
21RC2Andrea Nucita, B.Di CaroAndrea NucitaHyundai10m53.8s1m00.4s0
22RC2Rhys Yates, J.MorganM-Recreation Ford WRTFord11m01.8s1m08.4s0
23RC2Oliver Solberg, A.JohnstonOliver SolbergVolkswagen11m03.3s1m09.9s0
24RC2Gregoire Munster, L.LoukaGregoire MunsterSkoda11m10.4s1m17.0s0
25RC2Olivier Burri, A.LevrattiOlivier BurriVolkswagen11m10.9s1m17.5s0
26RC2Raphael Astier, F.VauclareRaphael AstierFIAT11m15.2s1m21.8s0
27RC2Umberto Scandola, G.D’AmoreUmberto ScandolaHyundai11m17.9s1m24.5s0
28RC1Deividas Jocius, M.VarzaM-Recreation Ford WRTFord11m30.6s1m37.2s0
29RC2Alessandro Gino, D.FappaniAlessandro GinoSkoda11m32.8s1m39.4s0
30RC2Mauro Miele, L.BeltrameMauro MieleSkoda11m33.2s1m39.8s0
31RC2Nicolas Latil, R.RocheNicolas LatilVolkswagen11m44.8s1m51.4s0
32RC2Eamonn Boland, M.J.MorrisseyEamonn BolandFord12m05.6s2m12.2s0
33RC4Sean Johnston, A.KihuraniSean JohnstonPeugeot12m09.9s2m16.5s0
34RC2Christophe Ganguet, E.FrisonChristophe GanguetFord12m24.7s2m31.3s0
35RC3Thibaut Poizot, M.GrandThibaut PoizotRenault12m27.4s2m34.0s0
36RC2‘Pedro’, E.BaldacciniPedroFord12m30.2s2m36.8s0
37RC2Philippe Baffoun, M.MaurinPhilippe BaffounFord12m32.3s2m38.9s0
38RC4Damien Oberti, T.EscartefigueDamien ObertiPeugeot12m33.4s2m40.0s0
39RC3Ismael Vuistiner, F.KummerIsmael VuistinerRenault12m34.2s2m40.8s0
40RC2Paulo Nobre, G.MoralesPaulo NobreSkoda12m34.9s2m41.5s0
41RC2Enrico Brazzoli, M.BaroneEnrico BrazzoliSkoda12m39.0s2m45.6s0
42RC4Renaud Dolce, Q.GiroudRenaud DolcePeugeot12m43.1s2m49.7s0
43RC2Fabrizio Arengi Bentivoglio, M.BosiFabrizio Arengi BentivoglioSkoda12m46.0s2m52.6s0
44RC3Boris Carminati, M.LacruzBoris CarminatiRenault12m47.5s2m54.1s0
45RC3Franck Grandordy, P.VincentFranck GrandordyRenault12m48.5s2m55.1s0
46RC4Victor Cartier, M.MargaillanVictor CartierFord12m49.8s2m56.4s0
47RC2Bertrand Pierrat, A.ChevalierBertrand PierratVolkswagen13m02.9s3m09.5s0
48RC4Remy Rota, J.EscartefigueRemy RotaPeugeot13m04.7s3m11.3s0
49RC4Tony Ribaudo, J.DegrangeTony RibaudoPeugeot13m07.0s3m13.6s0
50RC3Jeremy Caradec, C.AmorosJeremy CaradecRenault13m18.5s3m25.1s0
51RC2Miguel Diaz-Aboitiz, D.SanjuanMiguel Diaz-AboitizSkoda13m24.0s3m30.6s0
52RC4Zoltan Laszlo, T.BegalaMartin LaszloFord13m27.8s3m34.4s0
53RC3Rachele Somaschini, C.LombardiRachele SomaschiniCitroen13m30.0s3m36.6s0
54RC2Ermanno Dionisio, F.GrimaldiErmanno DionisioDacia13m34.1s3m40.7s0
55RC4Nikos Pavlidis, A.HarrymanNikolaos PavlidisPeugeot13m34.3s3m40.9s0
56RC3Lilian Vialle, M.GhirardelloLilian VialleRenault13m35.3s3m41.9s0
57RC4Sacha Althaus, L.ZbindenSacha AlthausPeugeot13m35.5s3m42.1s0
58RC4Pascal Eouzan, P.EouzanPascal EouzanPeugeot13m37.5s3m44.1s0
59RC3Eric Filippi, F.MazottiEric FilippiRenault13m42.1s3m48.7s0
60RC3Gregory Dizier, S.DizierGregory DizierRenault13m44.1s3m50.7s0
61RC2Henk Vossen, E.BerkhofHenk VossenFord13m50.7s3m57.3s0
62RC4Alessandro Prosdocimo, M.L.ZanetAlessandro ProsdocimoPeugeot13m57.3s4m03.9s0
63RC3Domenico Ramoino, B.BanaudiDomenico RamoinoRenault14m29.7s4m36.3s0
64RC4Michel Ducreux, A.RaoultMichel DucreuxPeugeot14m32.2s4m38.8s0
65RC3Martin Lemaire, P.BarboniMartin LemaireCitroen14m38.1s4m44.7s0
66RC4Mathias Juanico, L.PascaudMathias JuanicoPeugeot14m40.8s4m47.4s0
67RGTLuc Caprasse, R.HermanLuc CaprasseAbarth17m28.2s7m34.8s0
68RC4Julien Cartagena, A.AuberyJulien CartagenaPeugeot18m14.8s8m21.4s0
69RC4Thibault Lefebvre, P.BarbierThibault LefebvrePeugeot19m01.3s9m07.9s0
70RC4Marc Dessi, P.DessiMarc DessiPeugeot19m46.3s9m52.9s0
71RC4Laure Jaussaud, J.T.-EscartefigueLaure JaussaudRenault21m06.4s11m13.0s0

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