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WRC MONTE CARLO 2021 DAY 1 – TANAK TOPS

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2021 WRC MONTE CARLO TANAK TOPS

WRC 2021 Monte Carlo – Hyundai driver Ott Tanak finished the first day in the lead 3.3 ahead of Kalle Rovanpera.

Hyundai’s Ott Tanak took the early lead in the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally on Thursday after winning the first two stages in the French Alps.

The Estonian crashed heavily as reigning world champion last year but kept his car on the road this time as he finished the first 20.58km stage 3.0 seconds clear of Toyota’s Kalle Rovanpera.

Tanak added another 0.3 to his advantage in the second stage from Saint-Maurice to Saint-Bonnet.

French curfew rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic have forced changes to the scheduling, with early starts and finishes, no night stages and no spectators.

“We never started before in daylight and with consistent conditions,” said Tanak.

“We have more stability with the car compared to last year and definitely better feedback.”

Conditions on the asphalt roads were wet with icy patches and M-Sport Ford’s Teemu Suninen was the first retirement after hitting a bank, rolling his car off the road and down an embankment on the opening stage.

Toyota’s Elfyn Evans was running third with Hyundai’s Belgian Thierry Neuville, last year’s Monte Carlo winner now competing with new co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe after splitting with Nicolas Gilsoul last week, in fourth.

Seven times world champion Sebastien Ogier, bidding for a record eighth Monte Carlo win in what the Frenchman has said will be his final season, was fifth for Toyota.

Five stages will be held on Friday, starting before dawn, with the 89th edition of the rally ending on Sunday with a formal finish in the Mediterranean principality.

The season marks the end of an era for the championship, with new hybrid cars coming in for 2022, and a new start with Pirelli replacing Michelin as sole tyre supplier after a 10-year absence.

WRC 2021 MONTE CARLO – RESULTS AFTER STAGE 2

POSCLASSDRIVERTEAMGAP
1RC1Ott Tanak, M.JarveojaHyundai Shell Mobis WRT24m17.5s
2RC1Kalle Rovanpera, J.Halttunen3.3s
3RC1Elfyn Evans, S.MartinToyota Gazoo Racing WRT8.5s
4RC1Thierry Neuville, M.WydaegheHyundai Shell Mobis WRT16.0s
5RC1Sebastien Ogier, J.IngrassiaToyota Gazoo Racing WRT16.9s
6RC1Dani Sordo, C.del BarrioHyundai Shell Mobis WRT42.7s
7RC1Pierre-Louis Loubet, V.LandaisHyundai 2C Competition1m07.8s
8WRC2Andreas Mikkelsen, O.FloeneToksport WRT1m18.3s
9WRC2Adrien Fourmaux, R.JamoulM-Sport Ford WRT1m27.2s
10RC1Gus Greensmith, E.EdmondsonM-Sport Ford WRT1m30.0s
11RC1Takamoto Katsuta, D.BarrittToyota Gazoo Racing WRT1m39.4s
12WRC2Nikolay Gryazin, K.AleksandrovMovisport SRL1m44.3s
13WRC2Oliver Solberg, A.JohnstonHyundai Motorsport N1m49.4s
14WRC3Yohan Rossel, B.Fulcrand1m52.1s
15WRC2Eric Camilli, F-X.BuresiSports & You1m57.0s
16WRC3Nicolas Ciamin, Y.Roche1m59.7s
17RC2Yoann Bonato, B.Boulloud2m01.2s
18RC2Kevin Abbring, P.Tsjoen2m29.9s
19WRC2Marco Bulacia Wilkinson, M.Der OhannesianToksport WRT2m30.6s
20WRC3Cedric De Cecco, J.Humblet2m58.0s
21WRC2Sean Johnston, A.KihuraniSainteloc Junior Team3m14.2s
22RGT CupManu Guigou, A.Coria3m15.6s
23WRC3Hermann Neubauer, B.Ettel3m42.3s
24WRC3Davy Vanneste, K.D’alleine3m46.6s
25RC2Olivier Burri, A.Levratti3m54.0s
26RC2Mauro Miele, L.Beltrame4m07.1s
27RC2Mike Coppens, F.Gordon4m10.0s
28WRC3Johannes Keferbock, I.Minor4m27.8s
29RC2Jerome Chavanne, P.Blot4m30.5s
30RC2Daniel Alonso Villaron, A.L.Fernandez4m43.8s
31WRC3Giacomo Ogliari, L.Granai4m50.0s
32WRC3Cedric Cherain, S.Prevot4m57.7s
33RGT CupCedric Robert, M.Duval5m00.6s
34WRC3Tom Williams, G.Ascalone5m08.1s
35RC4Nicolas Latil, J.Degout5m17.1s
36RC2Yanis Desangles, N.Theron5m58.9s
37RGT CupPhilippe Baffoun, A.Dunand6m25.0s
38WRC3Miguel Diaz-Aboitiz, D.Sanjuan6m27.6s
39RC4Sacha Althaus, L.Zbinden6m28.5s
40RC4Viliam Prodan, Z.Rastegorac7m05.0s
41RC4Nikos Pavlidis, A.Harryman7m27.1s
42RGT CupRaphael Astier, F.Vauclare7m31.4s
43RC4Alain Cittadino, L.Santi7m49.8s
44RC4Sebastien Martinez, P.Santos8m08.1s
45WRC3Fabrizio Arengi Bentivoglio, M.Bosi8m10.0s
46RC4Jerome Aymard, S.Aymard8m13.8s
47RC2Pascal Eouzan, P.Eouzan8m18.6s
48RC4Francois Delgery, S.Schwab8m38.6s
49RC2Philippe Roux, C.Roux8m40.7s
50RC4Christophe Berard, A.Paolini8m43.3s
51RC4Jean-Paul Marcaillou, M.Salignon8m48.8s
52RC2Carlo Covi, M.Lorigiola9m36.8s
53RC4Pierre Tanci, S.Malet10m57.8s
54RC2Carlo Boroli, M.Imerito11m50.0s
55WRC2Enrico Brazzoli, M.BaroneMovisport SRL13m22.6s

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