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Ravanpera leads Evans when Neville loses position

Ravanpera turned a deficit of 4.3 seconds to leader Noville in 4.8 seconds into an advantage over his teammate Elfin Evans after Saturday’s three-stage morning run. This was the fifth change of the leading event to date.

Esopeca Lapi climbed to third place in 12 seconds when three Toyota took advantage of Neville’s efforts to find a clutch and a costly mistake during the morning’s final stage. Neville headed for the service 15.1 seconds behind Ravanper in fourth place.

Hyundai’s Oliver Solberg finished fifth in the morning, but is now almost a minute behind the leading groups after a struggle for confidence driving his i20 N.

Toyota’s Takamoto Katsuta took sixth place without any problems, ahead of the M-Sport Ford duo of Adrian Furmo and Gus Greensmith.

Since stages 9 and 13 were canceled last week due to reindeer that settled in the area, crews were faced with a shortened route consisting of six stages, three in the morning, followed by a repeat in the afternoon.

The day began with Ravanpera leading the rally, albeit 0.7 seconds from Neville after a Hyundai driver noticed his lead had evaporated after stage 8.

Ravanpera was not particularly pleased with his ride in the 10.49km test, finishing the pass with the third fastest time after stage winner Evans and teammate Lapi. Evans felt his efforts were unsuccessful, but that was enough to win the stage with a score of 0.4 seconds from Lapi.

Neville managed only the sixth in speed, falling by 6.7 seconds.

Solberg remained fifth overall but continued to move away from the top four after admitting he was too cautious on stage.

Teammate Ot Tanak and Craig Brin of M-Sport returned to battle after both left the game on Friday.

Ravanpera extended the lead by winning the 10th stage, overtaking the revived Tanaka by 0.1 seconds in the 19.49km test.

Neville was fourth in speed, losing another 3.4 seconds, lowering Hyundai to third place in the overall standings, 0.1 seconds behind Evans, who showed the third fastest time.

The time, which covers the top four, increased to 8.8 seconds after Lapi, who finished fourth, lost to teammate Ravanper on stage 5.6 seconds. Solberg is again struggling to keep up with the pace of the leading groups as Hyundai’s young gun found itself in a lone battle for fifth place.

Thierry Neville, Martin Vide, Hyundai World Rally Team Hyundai i20 N Rally1

Photo by: Austral / Hyundai Motorsport

Neville’s hopes of regaining lost ground were struck by a blow to the last spectator stage of the cycle, which took place in downtown Umea. The Hyundai driver crashed into the interchange and it took him a turn to get him back in the right direction.

In addition to the mistake, the Belgian reported a problem with his hybrid system, which ultimately cost him 11.2 seconds, dropping him to fourth place overall.

“I drove straight to the first braking point,” Neville said.

“The Toyotas were very fast this morning and I couldn’t get the speed, to be honest, but we’re still here trying.”

Bryn, who returned, showed his pace, winning the stage with a score of 0.2 seconds from Ravanper, and Evans and Tanak were 0.8 seconds behind.

Solberg lost even more of his position in the test, saying he “drove very badly today” and “didn’t have the confidence to push the car”.

The field will return to action this afternoon for the second passage of the morning stages.

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Ravanpera leads Evans when Neville loses position

Ravanpera turned a deficit of 4.3 seconds to leader Noville in 4.8 seconds into an advantage over his teammate Elfin Evans after Saturday’s three-stage morning run. This was the fifth change of the leading event to date.

Esopeca Lapi climbed to third place in 12 seconds when three Toyota took advantage of Neville’s efforts to find a clutch and a costly mistake during the morning’s final stage. Neville headed for the service 15.1 seconds behind Ravanper in fourth place.

Hyundai’s Oliver Solberg finished fifth in the morning, but is now almost a minute behind the leading groups after a struggle for confidence driving his i20 N.

Toyota’s Takamoto Katsuta took sixth place without any problems, ahead of the M-Sport Ford duo of Adrian Furmo and Gus Greensmith.

Since stages 9 and 13 were canceled last week due to reindeer that settled in the area, crews were faced with a shortened route consisting of six stages, three in the morning, followed by a repeat in the afternoon.

The day began with Ravanpera leading the rally, albeit 0.7 seconds from Neville after a Hyundai driver noticed his lead had evaporated after stage 8.

Ravanpera was not particularly pleased with his ride in the 10.49km test, finishing the pass with the third fastest time after stage winner Evans and teammate Lapi. Evans felt his efforts were unsuccessful, but that was enough to win the stage with a score of 0.4 seconds from Lapi.

Neville managed only the sixth in speed, falling by 6.7 seconds.

Solberg remained fifth overall but continued to move away from the top four after admitting he was too cautious on stage.

Teammate Ot Tanak and Craig Brin of M-Sport returned to battle after both left the game on Friday.

Ravanpera extended the lead by winning the 10th stage, overtaking the revived Tanaka by 0.1 seconds in the 19.49km test.

Neville was fourth in speed, losing another 3.4 seconds, lowering Hyundai to third place in the overall standings, 0.1 seconds behind Evans, who showed the third fastest time.

The time, which covers the top four, increased to 8.8 seconds after Lapi, who finished fourth, lost to teammate Ravanper on stage 5.6 seconds. Solberg is again struggling to keep up with the pace of the leading groups as Hyundai’s young gun found itself in a lone battle for fifth place.

Thierry Neville, Martin Vide, Hyundai World Rally Team Hyundai i20 N Rally1

Photo by: Austral / Hyundai Motorsport

Neville’s hopes of regaining lost ground were struck by a blow to the last spectator stage of the cycle, which took place in downtown Umea. The Hyundai driver crashed into the interchange and it took him a turn to get him back in the right direction.

In addition to the mistake, the Belgian reported a problem with his hybrid system, which ultimately cost him 11.2 seconds, dropping him to fourth place overall.

“I drove straight to the first braking point,” Neville said.

“The Toyotas were very fast this morning and I couldn’t get the speed, to be honest, but we’re still here trying.”

Bryn, who returned, showed his pace, winning the stage with a score of 0.2 seconds from Ravanper, and Evans and Tanak were 0.8 seconds behind.

Solberg lost even more of his position in the test, saying he “drove very badly today” and “didn’t have the confidence to push the car”.

The field will return to action this afternoon for the second passage of the morning stages.

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