Rally Mexico: Lap by winning the Meeke!

The second day of Rally Mexico was clearly better for specification cars. Most of the technical teams chose different settings in the mapping engine, causing overheating problems that occurred in the first leg to be eliminated. However, a second big puzzle employed drivers, namely that the choice of tires. In this strategy game, but also against the World Champion Sebastien Ogier, the Kris Meeke was the appropriate response, managing to maintain the top position, even increasing his lead by French driver. British Citroen driver can be won just one special stage, but was competitive and did triad times throughout the remaining part at the top.

The Meeke and Ogier made a different choice in the second passage of the special, with the British taking the C3 four tires hard compound and two soft. Instead, the Ogier took the Fiesta hard two and three soft. However, at the end of the day it demonstrated that the hard compound was the most appropriate choice, since the tires last longer and have less wear, in contrast to soft. However, the Ogier revealed too early to lose his hopes for victory, and in particular the second ss leg, when he had a tĂȘte-y, which cost him more than ten seconds. From one point and then showed that prefers to even secure a podium which will bring him to the top of the table, rather than risk for the win.

Further back, the Thierry Neuville with the i20 Coupe WRC, encountered a problem with the choice of tires and was not able to reduce the difference of the Ogier, remaining third. Indeed, with the ghost of Monte and Sweden over his head, hardly the Belgian would take unnecessary risks. The Ott Tanak on the side of the second special loop showed finds himself at the wheel of the Fiesta winning one special stage after a series of changes made to the setup of the car. As Neuville, so the Paddon made the wrong tire choice, thus being unable to follow the pace of the Estonian and limited in 5th place overall.

At Toyota after the problems encountered on the first day of the race, preferring to be consumed in various tests in the car, both the engine and in several tire options. The Latvala climbed to 6th, while the Juho Hanninen followed by the 7th place overall. Indeed, the last and felt a sudden indisposition, which fortunately will not cost him his first year finish in the points. Man of the match, however, was the beginning of the leg Dani Sordo, who with the i20 managed to win three stages and with exceptional performance, thus climb the 8th. One place behind him, followed by Elfyn Evans, who started the race with a significant disadvantage, having allowed five minutes penalty for an engine change, managing nonetheless to win the last two super special stages.

To complete the game two stages remaining, of which the latter is the Power Stage, a total length of about 55 km. As configured differences seems difficult to change something in the results, if as we have learned in WRCs, never be sure of anything if you do not pass the ramp termatismou._P.T.

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