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2021 WRC - Rally Estonia - Kalle Rovanperä (right) and codriver Jonne Halttunen (left) - DPPI Media / N. Katikis

Rally Estonia leader Kalle Rovanperä created respiratory dispute between himself and Craig Breen after a fair correct searching Saturday morning carried the Finn larger than half of a minute definite.

The 20-year-historic restarted this seventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship with an 8.5sec again over the Irishman after Friday’s opening leg and stretched that to 35.7sec after four gravel tests end to Tartu.

Rovanperä made a sensational originate up in his Toyota Yaris, marvelous the opening Peipsiääre scuttle take a look at and distancing third-fastest Breen by 14.3sec.

2d fastest in Mustvee and Raanitsa widened the margin extra sooner than Breen regained a few tenths in the morning’s last Vastsemõisa take a look at, as Rovanperä indicated the time had advance for a extra measured system.

Breen became as soon as removed from disheartened on only his third time out of the season in a Hyundai i20. His efforts were enough to a shrimp bit delay his again to 46.3sec over i20 crew-mate Thierry Neuville in third.

The Belgian remained embroiled in a duel with championship leader Sébastien Ogier. Neuville became as soon as decided to provide protection to his slender in a single day again and traded times across the morning sooner than returning to mid-leg provider in Tartu with a 4.5sec lead.

Ogier became as soon as cautious by the unique stages north of Tartu but his scuttle became as soon as enough to widen the gap to Yaris crew-mate Elfyn Evans to 23.2sec. Evans became as soon as happier alongside with his car’s balance but admitted he became as soon as soundless lacking the edge to match the scuttle of those forward.

Teemu Suninen retained sixth in his Ford Fiesta, no matter a gap stage dawdle into the woodland, with Pierre-Louis Loubet seventh in an i20.

Alexey Lukyanuk continued to develop his FIA WRC3 again in eighth overall with FIA WRC2 leader Andreas Mikkelsen ninth in a Toksport-entered Škoda Fabia Evo. Mads Østberg (TRT Citroën C3) became as soon as delayed after stopping at the scene when Nikolay Gryazin rolled his Movisport Polo GTI, but the Norwegian will derive the time to suit into 10th.


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