SS17: MIKKELSEN ON THE HUNT FOR OGIER
Andreas Mikkelsen (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC) stirs the YPF Rally Argentina competition up. The Norwegian driver was on the leading position on the overall on Friday but a tyre puncture made him fall to the eighth place. However, he started moving up and is now closer and closer to Sébastien Ogier (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) on the fight for the fourth position.
Mikkelsen, from the South Korean team, got the second place on the Giulio Césare-Mina Clavero (22,41km) stage and is 1.5 away from Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC) and 10.5 away from Ogier. The time difference between Mikkelsen and Ogier is now of only 3.8 seconds.
Ott Tänak (Toyota Yaris WRC) continues managing his advantage as the overall leader and, after finishing on the fourth position on this stage, is 40.9 ahead Neuville with only 16,43 kilometres left to finish the competition.
Great changes on the WRC2 since Kalle Rovanperä (Skoda Fabia R5), who was on the leading position on the overall, went out of the road and gave in ground for Pontus Tidemand (Skoda Fabia R5) to achieve a victory, who is now on the first place five minutes ahead over Gus Greensmith (Ford Fiesta R5).