4/26/2019 1:25:05 PM

Tanak takes control after Argentina rally speed test

Tanak takes control after Argentina rally speed test

Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina: Ott Tanak of Estonia took the early lead in the Argentina Rally and goes into the second day Friday  with a narrow advantage over world champion Sebastian Ogier of France.

Toyota Yaris driver Tanak, who won the morning's shakedown, was a convincing winner of Thursday evening's special speed stage through 1.9 kilometres of rain-soaked streets in the host city Villa Carlos Paz.

Ogier, driving a Citroën C3, was 1.6sec further back in second place, 0.1sec clear of Kris Meeke’s Yaris. 

Andreas Mikkelsen was a further 0.3sec back in the leading Hyundai i20, a tenth clear of team-mate and championship leader Thierry Neuville. Spain's Dani Sordo in sixth spot.

Friday, drivers face seven test of 145.92km including a super special stage in at the Carlos Paz theme park.

 

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