Dani Sordo was 0.2sec faster than his Hyundai teammate Thierry Neuville in the Rally Italia Sardegna shakedown.
“The surface was quite loose”, Sordo told wrc.com. “We tried with soft tires and afterward with hard tires, and both times the feeling was great. It’s only shakedown but to have a good sensation is something of a relief.”
“We made some small changes, just a few clicks on the damper, not big changes. We did a good test before the rally and we’re happy.”
Dani Sordo was 0.2sec faster than his Hyundai teammate Thierry Neuville in the Rally Italia Sardegna shakedown
Third and fourth were Toyota drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Esapekka Lappi.
Andreas Mikkelsen gave the fifth time at the beginning of his first race weekend with Citroen.
“The priority this morning was to get a good feeling in the C3 WRC”, the Norwegian explained. “We are still learning about the car and the shakedown helped us to get into ‘rally mode’. Building on what I had already learned in testing, this morning’s shakedown helped me to increase my knowledge of the car and to gain a better understanding of its reactions in various conditions… It’s all about feeling in rallying and that’s what we’re trying to develop as we complete more kilometers in the car.”
Hayden Paddon, Kris Meeke, Sebastien Ogier, Juho Hanninen and Mads Østberg completed the top 10.
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