DMACK And Evans Continue To Lead In Argentina

DMACK And Evans Continue To Lead In Argentina

• Evans maintains 11.5 second lead ahead of final leg.
• Today was packed full of minor problems.
• Sets up a final day battle for debut victory.

DMACK’s Elfyn Evans and Dan Barritt continue to lead after day three of Rally Argentina on what has been a tough day for the pair. After managing a number of different problems over today’s six stages, they hold an 11.5 second advantage going into the final leg tomorrow.

Today began with another stage victory, their seventh of the event and the highest number scored on an individual rally by any driver this season. Then a misunderstanding with a pacenote on stage 12 forced Evans to slide wide and he picked up a puncture, slashing his lead to 44 seconds by mid-day service.

In the afternoon there was further drama when the rear diffuser ripped off after a heavy landing on the opening test of the loop. That affected the handling in the rear of the car, especially through the long 38.68km Los Gigantes test, and Evans inevitably dropped further time - spinning his Fiesta WRC in the final stage.

Evans and Barritt take their slender 11.5 second lead into tomorrow’s loop of three stages, setting up a final day battle for his debut WRC victory. It’s a tough day with two passes over El Condor and one run through the classic lunar landscape Mina Clavero test.

Elfyn Evans said: “We had a number of problems today, from the puncture after a pacenote misunderstanding to ripping off the rear diffuser and having lots of oversteer in the final few stages. We also spun in the last one. But I’m still leading, I didn’t come here to finish second and if Thierry Neuville wants the win he’s going to have to fight for it.”

2017-04-29

DMACK And Evans Continue To Lead In Argentina
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