march 30, 2019 - FIA Junior WRC

Tour de Corse, section five

Press release available only in original language. 

Tom Kristensson narrowly holds onto his FIA Junior #wrc Championship #rally lead after an adrenaline-filled day of rallying on #tourdecorse.

Following Martin Sesks's and Sean Johnston's incidents on Friday, both of their cars were retired from the #rally before the start of Saturday's stages.

There have been four different stage winners over 127 exhilaratingly difficult competitive kilometres. Kristensson increased his #rally lead after SS7 but only to 1.7 seconds. Julius Tannert suffered a spin, losing 59 seconds and dropped to third handing Dennis Rådström second place on the stage and road.

Jan Solans reaffirmed himself as a force to be reckoned with on tarmac, taking victory on SS8 and SS11 by 4.2 and 2.6 seconds respectively. Solans's success was not without error after a costly mistake on SS9 damaged the rear right suspension of the Spaniard's Fiesta R2 car with notional timings preventing Solans from dropping further down the road.

Tannert asserted his tarmac expertise on SS9 with a magnificent piece of driving. The German beat rivals Kristensson and Rådström by almost 20 seconds on the last 14.43 kilometres of the 47.18-kilometre-long stage. This performance brought Tannert right back into contention for victory and earned him his first stage win of the 2019 Junior #wrc Championship.

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