Tanak seizes early Monte-Carlo lead
By Adam Hall
21 Jan 2021
Eventful season start
Tanak stole a march on his rivals in slippery conditions with two stage-wins on Monte-Carlo's opening day. He leads Rovanpera and Evans with their team-mate Ogier struggling with brake issues down in fifth overall.
Overall after SS2
1. Tanak / Jarveoja 2. Rovanpera / Halttunen 3. Evans / Martin 4. Neuville / Wydaeghe 5. Ogier / Ingrassia 6. Sordo / del Barrio
24:17.5s +3.3 +8.5 +16.0 +16.9 +42.7
WRC 2 review
Mikkelsen and Fourmaux set a fastest time each on Thursday's brace of stages. Their stunning pace places them above WRC's Greensmith and Katsuta in the overall standings.
WRC 2 after SS2
1. Mikkelsen / Floene 2. Fourmaux / Jamoul 3. Camilli / Buresi 4. Bulacia / Ohannesian 5. Johnston / Kihurani
25:35.8s +8.4 +38.7 +1:12.3 +1:55.9
Mishaps and moments
While setting fastest splits on SS1, Suninen crashed with a few corners remaining. He slid into a bank and rolled off the road after losing control on road markings. Evans also had a moment on the same location. Katsuta spun on each of Thursday's stages.
Stage 3 Aspremont - La Batie-des-Fonts 4 Chalancon - Gumiane 5 M'-sur-l'Ouveze - Villebois-les-Pins 6 Aspremont - La Batie-des-Fonts 7 Chalancon - Gumiane
UK time 0510 0628 0801 1117 1238
Photos: Red Bull Content Pool
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