The Estonian, that leads the FIA World Rally Championship for the first time heading into the season’so launching gravel around, left his automobile 4.5km into his first try at the 5.31km Llano Grande test.
Toyota Gazoo Racing told Tänak maybe never to reset the machine for fear of inducing further troubles and his car had been cut back to the León service playground.
Technical director Tom Fowler calmed fears that the problem was serious. “Regrettably he’s lost a single signal into one of the detectors that’therefore necessary to run on the engine.
“We all think we realize very well what ’s wrong and it’s not any major problem but we are going to recover the car and bring it back and check all carefully until we proceed straight back into shake down back again. We’re convinced there isn’t any major issue, but you WISh to test,” he explained.
Before Esapekka Lappi went fastest at a Citroën C-3 while the roads became faster and much cleaner winner at Mexico at 20 17, meeke, set the pace during the opening . Meeke shot straight back in his run to the top of the standings.
Dani Sordo, making his first start of the season, was in a i20, just 0.4sec away Meeke’s pace. Sébastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala completed the top six, that were blanketed by just 1.2sec.
The Top times were
|inch.||Kris Meeke||Toyota Yaris||3min 44.2sec|
|2.||Andreas Mikkelsen||Hyundai I 20||+ 0.1sec|
|3.||Thierry Neuville||Hyundai I 20||+ 0.3sec|
|4.||Dani Sordo||Hyundai I 20||+ 0.4sec|
|5.||Sébastien Ogier||Citroën C-3||+ 0.9sec|
|6.||Elfyn Evans||Ford Fiesta||+ 1.3sec|
|8.||Esapekka Lappi||Citroën C-3||+ 2.5sec|
|9.||Teemu Suninen||Ford Fiesta||+ 4.3sec|