After the rain at Scrutineering the day gone by, the climate for the first day of motion on the Lahti Historic Rally used to be warm and sunny, with the thermometer hiking to 23 levels in the afternoon.
The #101 Audi quattro A2 of Ville Silvasti and Risto Pietilainen performed the first day on the head of the chief board and after finishing the six particular levels the Finns, who had posted the quickest time on five of the levels, had been main by 52.5 seconds, with the #104 Audi of Kari Kivenne and Hannu Kemppinen, who had field the exclusively time on SS3, in 2d place.
The #109 Ford Escort RS1800 of Ernie and Karen Graham had been main the Class 2 entry in 8th overall, the British crew 45 seconds before the #118 Ford Escort 1300 GT of Mika Karpiola and Mika Karpiola, with Will Graham and Michael Johnston in third place in the #111 Ford Escort RS1600.
The terminate EHRC Class 3 entry used to be the #117 Volvo 244 of Siegfried and Renate Meyr, the German couple finishing the day in 9thoverall. The Class is headed by the #106 Volvo 242 of Jarno Gronholm and Joose Kojo in third overall.
Class 1 seen the dinky Alfa Romeo Guilietta t.i. of Teuvo Hamalainen and Pirjo Rosberg carry out the day on the head of the sphere in 18th overall. The Finns, who’re participating of their first EHRC occasion this season, are 57.9 seconds before the #121 BMW 2002Ti or Sverre Norrgard and Anni Villikka.
Day 2 of the Lahti Historic Rally will feature six more levels, starting at 09h04 (Native) 08h04 (CEST) tomorrow morning.
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