Rally Spain’s longest WRC leg was disputed this Friday. The Estonian driver Ott Tänak leaded the day, showing he wants to seize the race and leave the Gales incident behind; he had been forced to abandon and lost the chance to win a fourth consecutive round.
Tänak and his co-driver, Martin Järveoja, are ahead at Rally Spain, after six gravel specials ran during this second day of competition. This is Tänak’s first step towards the drivers title, while the other two candidates, Sébastien Ogier and Thierry Neuville, though moving forward, are rather delayed in relation to him. Dani Sordo delivered an excelent performance. He is second until now and followed by Elfyn Evans.
After the Rally Racc Catalunya Opening Ceremony, yesterday at the urban section of Barcelona, the second day of the race was battled throughout three double sections, all of which were done on gravel, though the last one displayed asphalt segments too.
This Saturday is the third day of the race with its first development on asphalt, at the seven timed sections, which make up a total of 121.80 km. Savallà (14.2 km), Querol (21.26 km) and El Montmell (24.40 km) specials will be passed across twice, in a day that will be closed with the usual city stage of Salou (2.24 km) at 5:00PM, placed between the Passeig de Jaume I and Costa Daurada beach.