Ogier steals Croatia lead as tyres split field
By Adam Hall
24 Apr 2021
Soft tyres cost Hyundai
One stage into Saturday, Thierry Neuville had lost his 7.7-second Rally Croatia lead. He slid behind Sebastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans after picking a mix of hard and soft tyres for the four-stage loop. Toyota's full-hard choice resulted in four stage wins.
Overall after SS12
1. Ogier / Ingrassia 2. Evans / Martin 3. Neuville / Wydaeghe 4. Tanak / Jarveoja 5. Fourmaux / Jamoul 6. Loubet / Landais
1:31:06.6s +7.0 +19.6 +37.5 +1:18.7 +1:51.1
Puncture for Breen
Craig Breen's day got off to a tough start as he punctured his Hyundai on the opening stage. He clipped a kerb at a roundabout which he missed on his first pass of recce after a truck had been parked in the area. He dropped down to ninth overall, one minute behind Katsuta.
Takamoto Katsuta has bounced back from a Friday littered by mistakes by setting the fastest time on the 21 kilometres of Stage 10. He went 3.4s faster than Ogier to take his second career WRC stage win. He has pulled almost 30s back on Greensmith in 7th.
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