Rally Turkey Day 2: Lappi storm continues

MUGLA, Turkey

First day leader and Citroen driver Esapekka Lappi secured his leading position on the second day of Rally Turkey with an overall of 2:40:15.6, with three more stages to go on Saturday.

Yesilbelde 1 (SS8), Datca 1 (SS9) and Kizilan 1 (SS10) stages have completed so far. The drivers will return to the garages to get prepared for the afternoon action where these three stages will be repeated once more.

After passing the most challenging, rocky and dusty stages of Rally Turkey on Friday, drivers are showing more pace at the second day.

The sixth-time World Champion Sebastien Ogier topped the SS2 but his gap with the leader grow from 2.2. to 10.2 seconds after SS10, while Andreas Mikkelsen was the fastest in the SS9 in his Toyota Yaris. Current Rally Turkey leader Lappi finished SS10 fastest.

Championship leader Ott Tanak stopped at the SS9 due to a technical problem in his car and lost 5 minutes.

The second name of championship battle Thierry Neuville lost 5 positions after Friday and remains as 8th fastest on the overall timetable.

MUGLA, TURKEY – SEPTEMBER 12: Kalle Rovanpera and Jonne Halttunen from Skoda compete during the Super Special Stage of the World Rally Championship (WRC) in southwestern Marmaris district of Turkey on Thursday, in Mugla, Turkey on September 12, 2019. The four-day Rally Turkey held in the Mediterranean resort town of Marmaris and features 17 special stages (SS) and 310.1 competitive kilometers in a route of 988.5 km. ( Mustafa Çiftçi – Anadolu Agency )

Here are the leading times of the second day’s overall so far:

  1. Esapekka Lappi (Citroen C3) 2:40:15.6

  2. Sebastien Ogier (Citroen C3) +10.2

  3. Andreas Mikkelsen (Hyundai i20) +1:08.1

  4. Teemu Suninen (Ford M-Sport) +1.20.7

  5. Dani Sordo (Hyundai i20) +2:10.9

  6. Jari-Matti Latvala (Toyota Yaris) +2:36.6

  7. Kris Meeke (Toyota Yaris) +2:36.7

  8. Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20) +4:50.5

  9. Pontus Tidemand (Ford M-Sport) +5:36.8

  10. Ott Tanak (Toyota Yaris) +9:02.2 (Not updated yet)

*Times and standings will be updated through the stages.

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