Alfaro inch, 21.01km
Sunday’s opening test is going to probably be shrouded in drivers’ heads as two segments have been completely driven into Saturday’s Otates. The opening half comprises fast and flowing corners as it climbs and descends until becoming more technical as it moves in to the next area.
Even the Toyota Yaris driver crushed through the shortened 21.10kilometers Alfaro stage 4.2sec quicker than the Welshman’therefore Ford Fiesta. He switched into a 2.2sec deficit into a 2.0sec advantage.
In contrast to Evans’ option of moderate compound Michelin rubber, the Estonian chosen for a variety of hard and also moderate tyres.
“We gambled a bit with the tyres. This was the worst point for these as it’s early in the daytime and quite loose. Hopefully the next ones will be improved,” he explained.
Evans remained in fighting mood. “” We could keep trying, this stage wasn’t bad to be fair. The feeling was okay and we can push in the subsequent one,” said that the Ford Fiesta pilot.
Leader Sebastien Ogier finished the stage 0.9sec adrift of Tänak in his Citroën C3 to conserve his advantage of almost half of a minute. “I want to hold the rate because they are pushing hard behind,” said that the Frenchman.
Kris Meeke conceded a minute but there have been not any concerns in his Yaris. With a lot greater than seven minutes before Benito Guerra, the Ulsterman was merely keeping his tyres before a large push for incentive points in the Wolf Power Stage later.
Jari-Matti Latvala’therefore hopes of climbing up the leaderboard suffered when he had been penalised a minute for working illegally on his Toyota Yaris from the light matching zone ahead of last night’s stages at León’s race track.