El Chocolate 1, 31.57km
El Chocolate’s roads are first wide before narrowing whilst the stage increases steeply through a sequence of hairpins onto a rocky surface. Since it hugs the mountainside after 16km before the next collection of hairpins it becomes tighter still. It plunges and then climbs to a point of 2660 metres. You will find big reductions for the tricky and brave through enticing corners bridges .
“It was very hard to know just how much to push. If you push too much you go beyond the lines, so I tried to stay inside themrdquo; he said.
Ogier was amazed with fastest. “It felt awful and I fought, the grip is very low. I’m not comfortable in the car,” said the Citroën C3 pilot.
Dani Sordo was third quickest. The Spaniard has been two-tenths slower than Ogier to maneuver into third complete, 4.0sec adrift of the i20 team-mate.
Britons Kris Meeke, forcing a Toyota Yaris, and Elfyn Evans were next up. Something inside the car grabbed his attention and the Ford Fiesta driver dropped, before anything could be said by Evans at the final. Both were more than 8sec slower than Mikkelsen.
“We all struck something. Starting far down the purchase price is cleaner, however, the problem is that there are more rocks over the road. Everything is okay, no problem with the car,” he explained.
Road opener Ott Tänak endured the worst of all the states within his Yaris, clearing a point through the gravel to make grip.
After forcing much of this stage with a puncture, 45sec dropped. “it simply happened roughly 5km in. We went as I tried in order to avoid. We all drove over themwe couldn’t even avert themrdquo; he said.
Was Teemu Suninen. The Finn’s Fiesta has been stopped halfway through the road after going off 13.5km in to the evaluation. There is heavy damage to front right suspension along with also his day was already over.