Pontus poised for WRC 2 victory

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Pontus poised for WRC 2 victory


Saturday | 10 Oct 2020

Pontus Tidemand’s conservative strategy to Saturday’s leg paid off as he constructed a cushty lead in WRC 2 at Rally Italia Sardegna.

Regardless of not successful a single stage, the Swede prevented drama while rivals hit bother and located himself with a 1min 03.9sec benefit after six gruelling pace assessments. 

4 levels stay on Sunday and Tidemand is on track to increase his championship lead with only a handful of rallies to run. 

“Every little thing is working effectively, however you’ll be able to decide up a puncture so simply. We aren’t completed till we’re on the ramp right here tomorrow so we’ve got to remain centered,” stated the Skoda Fabia Rally2 man.

Ostberg made up for Friday disappointment with constant pace all through Saturday


Workforce-mate Eyvind Brynildsen was second in his related Skoda, however confronted large stress from Ole Christian Veiby simply 0.4sec behind. Veiby confirmed a powerful run of tempo however was slowed by a puncture on his Hyundai i20 R5 throughout the first move of Coiluna – Loelle. 

Mads Østberg delivered considered one of Saturday’s star drives, finishing a clear sweep of six stage victories in a Citroën C3 R5. The Norwegian is enjoying catch-up and trails Veiby by 2min 26.8sec after transmission points dropped him effectively down the order on Friday. 

Nikolay Gryazin rounded out the highest 5, 23min  adrift of the leaders in one other Hyundai. He restarted following a double-puncture on Friday’s opening leg however was pressured to battle by way of the afternoon loop with technical points.

M-Sport Ford star Adrien Fourmaux had an early exit when his Fiesta stopped in Monte Lerno 2. The Frenchman had been second on the time.




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