Poland’s Lukasz Pieniazek was first to hit on problem and he retired after crashing his Ford Fiesta. When both drivers moved before the leader board was fired up its head in SS3 skoda protege Kalle Rovanperä took the lead from SS1 winner Eerik Pietarinen.
Rovanpera lost significantly more than 2m20sec stuck into a snoWBAnk, while Pietarinen dropped 4min after a roll that abandoned his Skoda with no windscreen.
The leg with a flourish round off, going fastest in SS8, although an brake issue supposed he lost a pair of the pillow to your in the afternoon. Greensmith stopped the leg 1m06sec supporting Rovanperä, together with Pietarinen almost 3 moments farther back .
As the privateer class was headed by Christian Veiby at a VW Polo GTi norwegians maintained a clean sweep of their two classes.
Veiby, a WRC two podium finisher at Sweden for its last two years, ended Friday with a 24.5sec advantage over teammate and fellow Polo driver, Johan Kristoffersson of Sweden.
Jari Huttunen is 3.8sec adrift in third party, using recovered well from the puncture in ss 4 which cost him 30 seconds. Huttunen’s finest moment arrived the day’s final evaluation, when he claimed fastest time overall in his Skoda Fabia.