Debriefing WRC – © RTBF
Belgians Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 WRC Coupé) took the lead in Rally Argentina, the fifth round of the World Rally Championship, at the end of the six stages, which were played on Friday on unclean roads that are very muddy, slippery and cumbersome due to the fall of the rain. at the Villa Carlos Paz in recent days.
First on the road, the World Cup leader scored two fastest times and great times when he was "an asset" from his position as an opener while maintaining peace and restricting the crash when he crossed sections more unfavorable to him.
Sébastien Ogier (Citroën C3 WRC), who never won in Argentina, is in second place, 11.9 seconds behind his Belgian rival.
Leader of the event on Thursday night, Ott Tanak (Toyota Yaris WRC) has lost the lead over several stages to defeat his teammate Chris Mike (Toyota Yaris WRC) before hitting the big shot in the penultimate specialty of the day, the longest of the day, whose first pass was abolished in the morning for safety reasons. But in the final phase of the day, Estonia broke the resilient axis of his Toyota Yaris and went on a spin. Third in general, it is 13.4 seconds behind Thierry Neuville.
In his presentation on Friday, Olivier Gaspard, the special correspondent of the RTBF in Argentina, talks about the main topics of the day with the top two in the overall ranking, Thierry Neuville and Sébastien Ogier.