Thierry Neuville fastest in Rally Poland’s shakedown

Thierry Neuville fastest in Rally Poland’s shakedown

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Thierry Neuville was fastest in Rally Poland’s shakedown. The Hyundai driver’s time was 0.2sec better than Ott Tanak’s. Third was Neuville’s teammate Hayden Paddon. Crews fought a lot of mud during the shakedown – the overnight’s rain turned the stage into wet dirt.

“The car felt good. We didn’t make any changes. Just worked a bit on the ride height because the roads were getting very destroyed. Other than that, I felt comfortable from the beginning”, Thierry Neuville told wrc.com.

“The rain should be a benefit for me because the road will be wet and there will be less sweeping. On the other hand, it makes it more tricky. You can easily go off by being surprised by the loss of grip.”

Neuville posted the best time on his third run, which was last for him.

Thierry Neuville was fastest in Rally Poland’s shakedown

Shakedown results:

1. Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 2min 12.1sec
2. Ott Tänak Ford Fiesta + 0.2sec
3. Hayden Paddon Hyundai i20 + 0.6sec
4. Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta + 1.0sec
5. Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris + 1.2sec
6. Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 + 1.7sec
7. Esapekka Lappi Toyota Yaris + 2.1sec
8. Mads Østberg Ford Fiesta + 2.4sec
9. Juho Hänninen Toyota Yaris + 2.6sec
10= Teemu Suninen Ford Fiesta + 3.1sec
10= Andreas Mikkelsen Citroën C3 + 3.1sec

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