Mathieu Serradori and Loic Minaudier at display veil lead Rally Kazakhstan after three of the 5 legs within the second spherical of the FIA World Cup for Unhealthy-Nation Rallies. The French pairing is however being chased down by Yazeed Al-Rajhi and Dirk von Zitzewitz who bask in closed the gap to succesful 22 seconds after three prolonged selective sections. Third space is provisionally held by Lucio Alvarez and Armand Monleon using a Toyota Hilux Overdrive.

Rally Kazakhstan got underway on Wednesday with the first 280 kilometre selective piece to the east of Aktau. Serradori, who is competing for the first time with co-driver Minaudier, space the tempo in this opening piece to capture an early profit of nearly two minutes. The second piece, on Thursday, formed the first piece of the Marathon Stage, which took the crews south to the Caspian Sea resort of Kenderly where handiest the competitors themselves would perhaps perchance well also work on their autos. Despite a misfortune-free day, the French duo dropped time to Al-Rajhi and performed third within the piece, opening up the gap to their nearest competitors. This day, the Century CR6 crew had been second within the piece, slashing their profit over Al-Rajhi.

Al-Rajhi, who received the match in 2018, had a disappointing originate, however has bounced again after two large days of competition. The Saudi Arabian, co-pushed by Germany’s Dirk von Zitzewitz, misplaced succesful over 12 minutes within the outlet piece with a navigation error, leaving him down in fourth total. On the other hand, quickest situations in SS2 and SS3 bask in enabled the Toyota crew to vitality up the leaderboard into second, now a mere 22 seconds adrift of Serradori.

Lucio Alvarez and Armand Monleon had been on the tempo from the outset, the Argentinean/Spanish Toyota crew second quickest thru the first piece despite the advanced navigation. Fifth quickest thru SS2 used to be sufficient to possess second total however the pair misplaced out to a charging Al-Rajhi this day and dropped to third, 15 minutes and 45 seconds adrift.

Mattias Ekström and Emil Bergkvist lead X-Raid’s verbalize and the Swedes possess fourth within the MINI John Cooper Works Buggy mid-plan thru Rally Kazakhstan. They had been fifth within the outlet piece however climbed the leaderboard to fourth after SS2, having performed succesful 47 seconds adrift of Al-Rajhi within the first piece of the Marathon Stage. This day they dropped time with seventh within the piece, however maintained space.

Fifth total are Denis Krotov and Konstantin Zhiltsov. Krotov, who also performed fifth in 2019, made a each day originate and fourth thru the second piece moved the MINI crew from seventh to sixth total. This day, they’ve any other time moved up the leaderboard with one other fourth quickest time as the crews powered their plan thru the 331 kilometre piece from Kenderly again to Aktau.

Ronan Chabot and Gilles Pillot are sixth earlier than Miroslav Zapletal and Marek Sykora, who had been succesful off the rostrum, in fourth, final day outing in Kazakhstan. Austin Jones, who is at display veil main the T4 standings courtesy of the class victory on the outlet spherical in Spain, is having one other large match and is eighth total. The American, co-pushed by Gustavo Gugelmin, is once extra the pacesetter in his Can Am Maverick X3 and despite struggling with putting dirt within the first piece, the crew claimed the T4 stage capture and sixth space total. They adopted a conservative components over the first piece of the Marathon Stage to lead particular of mechanical problems and misplaced out to class stage winner Amos Eugenio in SS2 by succesful a minute. This day they had been any other time succesful on the again of the Italian however possess a 38 minute profit within the class.

Cristina Gutierrez, at display veil topping the T3 classification, is any other time operating properly and the Spaniard is ninth total and heads T3 in Kazakhstan. 2nd after the outlet leg, due to a puncture and penalty, she and co-driver François Cazalet overhauled Pavel Lebedev in SS2 to capture an profit of larger than 19 minutes into this day’s piece. On the other hand, they dropped over 15 minutes this day, lowering their profit greatly.

Vladimir Vasilyev, reigning champion of the 2020 FIA World Cup for Unhealthy-Nation Bajas, suffered extra disappointment after retiring from the first spherical in Spain final month; he mute large penalties with turbo problems within the first piece.

Two extra selective sections remain sooner than the pause in Aktau on Sunday June 13.

Partial Unofficial Classification after Leg 3


Mathieu Serradori/Loic Minaudier

Century CR6

9hr 24min 16sec


Yazeed Al Rajhi/Dirk von Zitzewitz

Toyota Hilux Overdrive

9hr 24min 38sec


Lucio Alvarez/Armand Monleon

Toyota Hilux Overdrive

9hr 40min 23sec


Mattias Ekström/Emil Bergkvist

MINI John Cooper Works Buggy

9hr 52min 07sec


Denis Krotov/Konstantin Zhiltsov

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

9hr 57min 33sec


Ronan Chabot/Gilles Pillot

Toyota Hilux Overdrive

10hr 25min 16sec


Miroslav Zapletal/Marek Sykora

Ford F150 Evo

10hr 34min 18sec


Austin Jones/Gustavo Gugelmin

Can Am Maverick X3 (T4)

10hr 46min 05sec


Cristina Gutierrez/François Cazalet

OT3 OT3 (T3)

11hr 02min 20sec


Pavel Lebedev/Kirill Shubin

Can Am Maverick (T3)

11hr 05min 54sec

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