You’ll never believe it
Spectacular WRC water splashes are trivial in Argentina. However, New South Wales matched whatever South America might offer. With heavy rain changing water crossings that were benign into enormous, deep puddles, trouble was hit on by a few motorists.
Ott Tänak was the very first to come back two test. The title-chasing Estonian went right into a water crossing far too hot and also his Yaris emerged without its front bumper assembly.
The spot captured out his Toyota Gazoo Racing team-mate Esapekka Lappi, as his car ingested gallons of water and also acquired a misfire that was bothersome. Both guys were lucky they could last to the end of the stage.
Turning stage of the rally
With just Sunday afternoon’s three stages Thierry Neuville and Ott Tänak threw caution to the wind because they desperately attempted to deny Sébastien Ogier a drivers’ title.
However, with stages caked in thick, slippery mud the states weren’t exactly conducive to pushing to the extreme and taking risks.
Quote of the rally
Winning SS13 by 0.1sec, the Kiwi was clearly revelling in the states and wasn’t afraid to let his rivals know. “I might drive like this 365 times of the year,” he beamed.
Full of confidence continued netted and incredibly second position.
Surprise of the rally
It’s been a tough period for Citroën, with the producer ’s C3 struggling to always match its competitions ’ speed.
But following Sébastien Loeb’s success in the group, Spain ’s early showing in Australia offered a glimpse of how it may be a force to be reckoned with in 2019.