Rally Estonia - 3rd Day - 2nd Loop: Tanak dominates as Rovanpera closes to his first win

At the end of third day of Rally Estonia, Kalle Rovanpera remains first as Craig Breen and Thierry Neuville complete the 2-3 for Hyundai.

Kalle Rovanpera has still a comfortable lead at the end of day 3 and he was very cautious during the stages, because dust was hanging.

Craig Breen is second and he was not able to take some time off from Rovanpera, so their gap was increased. However, he clipped a rock on the last day of day 3, but fortunately his car was undamaged.

Thierry Neuville completes the top three and he did some changes to the settings of his i20 after the Service Park being the fastest driver on Stage 17. However, WRC TV crews reported a smell of oil when he passed their location on SS14.

Sebastien Ogier follows him and he lost some time in comparison with Neuville as he was a bit slower on these stages. Actually he was more worried about the condition of his tyres and for that reason he stepped out of his Yaris at the end of SS14 to look after his tyres.

Elfyn Evans remains fifth, but he still does not feel comfortable inside his Yaris blaming his driving style.

Teemu Suninen is sixth overall and he reported an issue with the sixth gear at the end of Stage 16.

Pierre-Louis Loubet comes right behind not taking any risks as he wanted to avoid possible mistakes.

Ott Tanak is outside the top ten, but he managed to set the fastest times on SS14, SS15 and SS16. It is worthy to be mentioned that he continued to start on Stages after Ogier, but he started after Neuville on Stage 17 as he did not want to raise more dust for his teammate helping him in this way with his fight with Ogier.

Gus Greensmith is another driver who is outside top ten and he had a problem with the streering wheel which had an impact on the centre differential after leaving the Service Park. On Stage 15, he ran wide and he overshot a junction losing more time.

Watch below the stage times:

Watch below the overall classification after SS18:

Photo Credits: Toyota

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