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WRC Chile ES1: Leaders Meeke and Latvala, Neuville 6th dissatisfied



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Our countryman, sixth to 3.6 complains about lack of confidence in the grasp and in his notes.

The first stage of the first Chile Rally, the sixth round of the World Cup, has just achieved its award. And, quite rarely, we have only two leaders, Kris Meeke and Jari-Matti Latvala, two Toyota team members, having signed the same time to the nearest tenth at 11.35.9

"The course is very slippery, it's very difficult not to make a mistake," The Irishman said at the beginning of this first piece where many of his competitors had made a mistake. This was the case of Ott Tanak and Sébastien Ogier. Thierry Neuville's two main competitors in the title race shot straight to the same place: t
"It was very slippery and we do not recognize much because we recognized this special in the fog. After a small bridge I pulled straight and almost stopped.

Citroën driver lost, however, only a few seconds and managed to sign the 4th fastest time in 2.6 from the start, half a second behind Elfyn Evans Ford. Estonia, the third on the road, was caught in the same place but his engine was broken:
"And we can't restart," with rails.
"At the moment my Yaris is not fun to drive, so we have to fix it."

Fifth in 2.9 Ott was ahead of Thierry Neuville, the sixth, seventh tenth.

Forcing to open the road and so
"Scan" for his competitors, Hyundai driver was not happy
"Flying Finish": "I didn't get a good start," he complained.
"I was not confident with grip changing constantly, our grades were not good, we were not the right rhythm."

However, their delay is not consistent. Colleagues Andreas Mikkelsen, having choked after hitting a big rock in the middle of the track, left Sébastien Loeb, much more time on the road when they should have taken advantage of a advantageous starting point. Also bad for Esapekka Lappi did Citroën rebuild C3 WRC for it. The Finn has lost twenty seconds in back gear, surprised in a muddy part in the middle of his woods reminding people of Wales.

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