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Rally Sardegna: DRAMATIC VICTORY FOR SORDO

DANI SORDO CLAIMED HIS SECOND CAREER VICTORY AT RALLY ITALIA SARDEGNA ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AFTER FINAL-STAGE HEARTBREAK FOR LONG-TIME LEADER OTT TÄNAK. Tänak was on course for his third consecutive FIA World Rally Championship victory and the series lead when a steering problem on his Toyota Yaris in the final speed test cost more than two minutes and relegated him to fifth.

Sordo was promoted to the top step of the podium in his Hyundai i20 for his first win since 2013. He finished 13.7sec ahead of Teemu Suninen, who claimed a career-best result in a Ford Fiesta. Andreas Mikkelsen finished third, a further 18.9sec behind in another i20.

Mikkelsen won the live TV Wolf Power Stage to claim five bonus points. Sébastien Ogier scored four in second in a Citroën C3, with Thierry Neuville taking three points in third in an i20. Jari-Matti Latvala, driving a Yaris, and Elfyn Evans, in a Fiesta, took two and one point respectively.

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OVERALL

POS CAR NO DRIVER CO-DRIVER TEAM ELIGIBILITY GROUP CLASS TIME DIFF PREV DIFF 1ST
1. 6 ESPD. SORDO ESPC. DEL BARRIO HYUNDAI SHELL MOBIS WORLD RALLY TEAM M RC1 3:32:27.2
2. 3 FINT. SUNINEN FINJ. LEHTINEN M-SPORT FORD WORLD RALLY TEAM M RC1 3:32:40.9 +13.7 +13.7
3. 89 NORA. MIKKELSEN NORA. JAEGER HYUNDAI SHELL MOBIS WORLD RALLY TEAM M RC1 3:32:59.8 +18.9 +32.6
4. 33 GBRE. EVANS GBRS. MARTIN M-SPORT FORD WORLD RALLY TEAM M RC1 3:33:00.7 +0.9 +33.5
5. 8 ESTO. TÄNAK ESTM. JÄRVEOJA TOYOTA GAZOO RACING WRT M RC1 3:33:57.3 +56.6 +1:30.1
6. 11 BELT. NEUVILLE BELN. GILSOUL HYUNDAI SHELL MOBIS WORLD RALLY TEAM M RC1 3:34:33.9 +36.6 +2:06.7
7. 4 FINE. LAPPI FINJ. FERM CITROEN TOTAL WRT M RC1 3:35:26.8 +52.9 +2:59.6
8. 5 GBRK. MEEKE GBRS. MARSHALL TOYOTA GAZOO RACING WRT M RC1 3:37:07.3 +1:40.5 +4:40.1
9. 22 FINK. ROVANPERÄ FINJ. HALTTUNEN SKODA MOTORSPORT WRC2PRO RC2 3:40:51.8 +3:44.5 +8:24.6
10. 23 CZEJ. KOPECKY CZEP. DRESLER SKODA MOTORSPORT WRC2PRO RC2 3:41:16.4 +24.6 +8:49.2
11. 49 FRAP. LOUBET FRAV. LANDAIS PIERRE-LOUIS LOUBET WRC2 RC2 3:43:40.2 +2:23.8 +11:13.0
12. 46 POLK. KAJETANOWICZ POLM. SZCZEPANIAK KAJETAN KAJETANOWICZ WRC2 RC2 3:44:21.9 +41.7 +11:54.7
13. 50 ROUS. TEMPESTINI ROUS. ITU SIMONE TEMPESTINI WRC2 RC2 3:44:34.8 +12.9 +12:07.6
14. 45 BOLM. BULACIA ARGF. CRETU MARCO BULACIA WILKINSON WRC2 RC2 3:44:53.7 +18.9 +12:26.5
15. 26 CZEM. PROKOP CZEJ. TOMANEK MP-SPORTS NONE RC1 3:47:34.6 +2:40.9 +15:07.4
16. 101 ITAL. ROSSETTI ITAE. MORI F.P.F. SPORT SRL NONE RC2 3:48:33.6 +59.0 +16:06.4
17. 100 ITAG. BASSO ITAL. GRANAI LORAN SRL NONE RC2 3:48:36.2 +2.6 +16:09.0
18. 21 NORM. OSTBERG NORT. ERIKSEN CITROEN TOTAL WRC2PRO RC2 3:49:50.4 +1:14.2 +17:23.2
19. 10 FINJ. LATVALA FINM. ANTTILA TOYOTA GAZOO RACING WRT M RC1 3:53:03.2 +3:12.8 +20:36.0
20. 42 NORO. VEIBY SWEJ. ANDERSSON OLE CHRISTIAN VEIBY WRC2 RC2 3:56:01.9 +2:58.7