Saturday was a lucky day for the fåordige Estonian Ott Tänak. Already on today's first stage he went again in the lead, and when the leading contenders Temmu Suninen drove into a snövall on the second leg was the main challenger away. Tänak had a lead with just over a half a minute and during the day he could almost double it by solid driving. After the last sprintsträckan led Tänak by 54.5 seconds.
" We have had a fantastic day. We have been able to take advantage of our position in the boot order. On Friday, we made the big work, today we have only kept a cool head, " he says.
raging a sekundstrid. Three drivers are within 2,3 seconds. Anyone can become a runner-up. And anyone can end up outside the podium.
Andreas Mikkelsen and Esapekka Lappi is on exactly the same total time. Lappi was able to go up by a better run on the last sprintsträckan in Torsby. The 2.3 seconds after the is Thierry Neuville, last year's winner in the Swedish rally. He has recovered over 30 seconds despite the fact that he spun 360 degrees in one stretch.
" I'm pleased with my day. I have run out of just hell. In the morning, anything can happen, " says Neuville after the last leg.
And that is no exaggeration. The three routes remaining.
the continued problems with the car in the morning. But after service in Torsby, sweden, at lunch, he felt the car finally felt right. He had, however, difficult to deliver as he had hoped. After the classic Vargasen, he was still happy.
" I think this is the best route in the world. Lots of spectators, absolutely fantastic, " he said after the finish.
the Swede produced the eighth best time of only 7.9 seconds after the peak. Tidemand has in the final protocol climbed to eighth place since Teemu Suninen once again run into a snövall and forced to break.
Johan Kristoffersson in WRC2, it was a day where not everything went as it should. Into a snow drift with the car meant he lost contact with the lead.
he missed the start and lost further time. He is now in fifth place, just behind another swede, Emil Bergkvist. Joints make the Norwegian Ole Christian Veiby.
An incident on special stage Rämmen in the historic rally has attracted a lot of attention. Just as Nils Bergqvist would pass into his Volvo Amazon was a gangs of youths who brought down a tree across the road.
"I had to take a trail near the ditch and managed to avoid getting it in us," says Bergqvist to P4 Värmland.
on the site explains that it was a drunken bunch of teenagers who felled the tree to obtain wood for a barbecue.