The ACI Rally Monza has already started. The first and only stage on Thursday ended a few minutes ago. The special was called Sottozero The Monza Legacy, and it was 4.33 kilometers long. Therefore, we already have the first differences for tomorrow.
The main favorites of the year have finished in the top positions. In first position, Sébastien Ogier, with a time of 3: 31.5. Thierry Neuville finished half a second. Ott Tänak and Elfyn Evans, meanwhile, were third and fourth, respectively, 2 and 2.7 seconds behind the lead.
After them, also shortly after, finished Kalle Rovanperä, Esapekka Lappi, Dani Sordo, Gus Greensmith and Teemu Suninen. The first classified among the WRC2 has been Adrien Fourmaux aboard his Ford Fiesta Rally2, closely followed by Mads Ostberg and Pontus Tidemand, the two drivers who play the title.
Five stages are scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, all of them with different variants on the circuit, which are many. Around seventy timed kilometers will be played. The action will start from eight in the morning. We will see what role the weather plays.
These have been the times of the first special:
|1.||Ogier/Ingrassia Toyota Yaris WRC|
|2.||Neuville/Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC||+0.5|
|3.||Tänak/Järveoja Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC||+2.0|
|4.||Evans/Martin Toyota Yaris WRC||+2.7|
|5.||Rovanperä/Halttunen Toyota Yaris WRC||+3.0|
|6.||Lappi/Ferm Ford Fiesta WRC||+3.7|
|7.||Sordo/del Barrio Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC||+3.7|
|8.||Greensmith/Edmondson Ford Fiesta WRC||+4.0|