Rally Estonia - 2nd Day - 2nd Loop: Three stage wins put Rovanpera ahead of Evans on Friday frantic afternoon

At the end of the second day, Kalle Rovanpera tops Rally Estonia overall classification with Elfyn Evans and Ott Tanak following him.

Kalle Rovanpera moves up to first place overall after Ott Tanak's time penalty at midday service and Elfyn Evans's mistake and was the fastest driver in the last three stages of this afternoon loop. Finally, it must be mentioned that Rovanpera did not have so much rain in comparison with his rivals who struggled in these wet conditions.

Elfyn Evans lost the lead over his teammate at the end of Stage 9 as he was in the bushed right at the start of SS9. However, he set the fastest time in Stage 6.

Ott Tanak completes the top three and ldropped some seconds in Stage 7 as he missed a junction. In addition to that, a pipe came off the heater in Stage 9 and Martin Jarveoja was using his foot to hold the heater ducting up to the windscreen. The Estonian crew lost 23,4 seconds there.

Esapekka Lappi stole the fourth place from Thierry Neuville at the end of Stage 6 and Toyota mechanics repaired the braking issues that he faced in the morning loop.

Thierry Neuville completes the top five and his target is to be consistent with the intention of taking some places back from the frontrunners.

Adrien Fourmaux remains sixth overall and had a spin in junction and had to use the reversu to go back in Stage 8 resulting in losing 20 seconds. 

Takamoto Katsuta moves ahead of Pierre-Louis Loubet and is now seventh overall despite the fact that he had a big hit on the front right in Stage 7 and after that incident his Yaris could not go straight.

Gus Greensmith, Pierre-Louis Loubet and Andreas Mikkelsen complete the top ten.

Greensmith had a slow puncture in Stage 6 resulting in dropping 37,1 seconds and having knocked a tyre off the rim. In addition to that, he complained of an odd feeling aboard his Puma in Stage 7 and was inspecting an issue with the suspension geometry.

Loubet dropped from sixth to ninth at the end of Stage 9 as he rolled in a ditch in that stage dropping more than two minutes. However, he lost some seconds in the last three stages as he had no wipers and was struggling in rain.

Oliver Solberg dropped outside the top ten after hitting a tree stump or a rock with the front right in Stage 7 and was driving slowly due to the fact that the steering wheel was damaged. However, he was working on his car for the next stages, but the problem remained. In addition to that, he suffered from a front left puncture in Stage 6.

Craig Breen will restart on Saturday under the regulations of Rally2.

Watch below the stage times:

Watch below the overall classification after SS9:

Photo Credits: Toyota

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