After eight special stages, leads Teemu Suninen the Swedish rally, with a measly two seconds. But he takes grateful to receive the management any day.
" the Feeling is amazing. To be in the lead at the end of the day is what everyone strives for, so I can't be other than happy.
even throughout the day. Won two world championship stage victories and never lost a lot of seconds any single time. When darkness fell over the park in Torsby, sweden, he was two seconds ahead of runner-up Ott Tänak and 17.3 seconds ahead of third placed Andreas Mikkelsen.
the Swedish Pontus Tideman would have shown that he is worthy of a continued investment in the world rally CHAMPIONSHIP and came to the start with high hopes. But it went badly from the outset.
the Morning was a disaster. First the windscreen wipers and then hooked out the gas, " he explained dejectedly.
he came back and performed the fourth best time on the route.
" do I Get the right feeling in the car in the morning I'll see if I can perform supertider, he said förhoppningsfullt.
He hopes that the techniques will get the car in top condition for tomorrow.
it was Worse for several of the favorites. Belgian, Thierry Neuville, last year's tough, spun and is 52,7 seconds after the lead. And the reigning champion Sébasatien Ogier fucked out and had to retire. He starts with a time of 21 minutes after leading Suninen. Also Marcus Grönholm had a rough start, spun on the first two legs and ran off into the woods on the third.
for Suninen is rather than Estonian Ott Tänak, who dominated in the morning, but dropped when the weather was milder and the roads moddiga. But on the last leg he was able to bring back the 11 seconds, which makes Saturday's contest a real battle on the knife.
Johan Kristoffersson running in the WRC2 class. He is in second after the first day, a 24.5 seconds after leading Ole Christoian Vejby. He spun on the second leg and lost over 20 seconds.
" Everything has been good except snurringen. It is difficult conditions to run in. Had before offered me a second place after the first day I had it straight, he said after the last leg.
After the first day of the Swedish rally lead unexpectedly, the finn Teemu Suninen. Two world championship stage victories and strong performances straight in through has taken him to the top.