The German began the brief final day with a lead of 31.6sec over Nikolay Gryazin. However he arose from the launching stage 0.7sec behind, when a transmission problem abandoned his or her Scaron;koda Fabia with two-wheel drive just.
A maximum 25 points was the perfect start to this 25-year-old’s 20-19 campaign.
“The last stage was hard because Gryazin was in front of me, however in the end we are happy,” he explained.
“I am content with our performance, especially on Saturday’s long stage, and I trust it’s going to be the start of a fantastic season.”
Kajetan Kajetanowicz was was third in a VW Polo, 2m49s behind Gryazin. The Pole composed a place when compared to Christian Veiby, that was third immediately, struck a wheel ancient in SS13 and also retired.
Toyota development motorist Takamoto Katsuta was fourth in a Ford Fiesta, 58.6sec behind Kajetanowicz, while Rhys Yates’ Škoda was just 6.6sec farther in fifth. Sébastien Bedoret rounded out the top six.
WRC 2 Pro
Lukasz Pieniazek maintained success in WRC 2 Guru and proceeded the surface of this tournament standings.
The Pole rejoined after crashing out on Saturday, and with rival Kalle Rovanperä sidelined with way of a busted rollcage, the young Pole was unchallenged in his way to a second successive maximum points haul.
“We have safely through, and are happy to gather the points, but we should attempt to improve to the next one,” Pieniazek explained.
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