Rally Spain - 3rd Day: Neuville wins as the championship battle goes on in Monza

At the end of Rally Spain, Thierry Neuville took a dominant win there with Elfyn Evans and Dani Sordo completing the podium positions.

Thierry Neuville claimed his second win in Spain and he almost retired from Powerstage as he faced starting issue with his i20 and his co-driver, Martijn Wydaeghe, had to push their car into the regroup. This incident happened after the Stage 16 and before the start of the Powerstage. He set the second fastest time in PS and he took the four extra points from it.

Elfyn Evans remained in second position overall and he looked a little distracted at the end of Stage 15 as he had to do some changes to his Yaris after the end of this stage. Finally, he scored three points in Powerstage as he set the third fastest time there.

Dani Sordo completes the podium setting the fastest time in Stage 14, 15 and 16 resulting in beating Sebastien Ogier in their fight for the third place. Also, he was the fastest driver in Powerstage and he scored the five extra points.

Ogier dropped a place and he finished fourth overall as he was slower than Sordo today, therefore he has to defend his championship from Evans in the final round of WRC, in Monza. He took only two extra points from Powerstage as he was fourth fastest there.

Kalle Rovanpera completes the top five and there was a damage to the rear right wheel in Stage 15 as he went a little wide in the last corner of SS15 while he scored only one point in Powerstage.

Gus Greensmith finished in sixth position overall being the best driver for M-Sport Ford.

Oliver Solberg comes right behind Greensmith and he reported understeer at the end of Stage 16. It must be mentioned that Rally Spain was his first tarmac event inside in a WRCar.

Nil Solans finished eighth overall in his WRC debut with the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC of 2C Competition.

Adrien Fourmaux and Takamoto Katsuta remained outside the top ten after the problems they faced in Spain.

Watch below the stage times:

Watch below the overall classification after the end of the race:

Photo Credits: Hyundai

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