Rally Sweden - 2nd Day - 2nd Loop: Rovanpera stays in front, drama for two M-Sport drivers

At the end of the second day of Rally Sweden, Kalle Rovanpera remains on the top of the overall classification with Elfyn Evans and Thierry Neuville following him.

Kalle Rovanpera remains in the first position overall despite the fact that he dropped time in Stage 11, but he extended his lead over Elfyn Evans as the first one was the fastest driver in Stage 12.

Elfyn Evans completes the 1-2 for Toyota and he was only 1,2 seconds behind Rovanpera at the end of Stage 11 as the Welsh driver set the fastest time in that stage. Finally. he finished Stage 13 in style as he ran wide and over the banking on the outside of the final corner resulting in causing blackout.

Thierry Neuville completes the top three despite the mistake he did in Stage 12. More specifically, he touched a snow bank and he lost two or three minutes due to this contact. Despite the fact that he lost time in Stage 12, he managed to steal the third place from Esapekka Lappi at the end of SS12.

Esapekka Lappi dropped one place and is now fourth overall. His gap from the third place is at seconds.

Takamoto Katsuta completes the top five and he had to slow down in Stage 13 as Fourmaux pulled over his car.

Gus Greensmith is sixth overall and he said at the end of Stage 11 that he lost five seconds there due to the fact that he stalled at the start of SS11.

Ott Tanak remains outside the top ten and he did a mistake in the last stage of the day as he slid wide into a snow bank and he had to stop and to reverse.

Oliver Solberg is outside the top ten as he received a 2:40.0 time penalty for starting 16 minutes late in Stage 13. The young star stopped on the road section before the start of Stage 13 as he was working on his Hyundai i20N Rally1 as he might face a throttle issue after the end of Stage 12. In addition to that, he dropped more than one minute in Stage 13.

Adrien Fourmaux dropped outside the top ten at the end of Stage 13 as he stopped 2.5 Km into that stage. However, he made it to the finish line of SS13 and he dropped more than four minutes as he drove very slowly and the engine of his Puma was misfiring.

Craig Breen was forced to retire in Stage 12 as his Puma's engine has cut out less than two kilometers after the start of SS12. He used the EV mode to move his car and park it in a safer place further down the stage.

Watch below the stage times:

Watch the overall classification after SS13:

Photo Credits: Toyota

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