Rally Finland - 3rd Day - 1st Loop: Tanak heads a four-car fight, Breen retires

At the end of the morning loop of the third day, Ott Tanak remains the leader of Rally Finland with Esapekka Lappi and Kalle Rovanpera following him.

Ott Tanak is still leading Rally Finland despite the fact that he did not be able to take a stage win in the first three stages of the loop as he was not comfortable with his i20N. However, he responded back in Stage 14 and set the fastest time there.

Esapekka Lappi remains second overall, but his gap from the first Tanak is now increased to 9,5 seconds. The Finn driver mentioned a lack of grip in Stage 11 while he had an overshoot in the next stage.

Kalle Rovanpera stole the third place from Elfyn Evans and was the fastest driver in Stage 12 and 13 . However, he said at the end of Stage 14 that he was off the road as his pace note was a little faster than it was supposed to be.

Elfyn Evans dropped to fourth position at the end of Stage 12, but he set the fastest time in Stage 11.

Thierry Neuville climbed into fifth place after Craig Breen's retirement and Takamoto Katsuta's mistake. However, the Hyundai driver was not happy with his car in Stage 11 after his mechanics changed the diffs on Friday night while he had a huge slide towards the end of SS13.

Takamoto Katsuta comes right behind Neuville for 5,2 seconds and dropped some seconds in Stage 12 as he stalled the engine under braking.

Pierre-Louis Loubet and Gus Greensmith are seventh and eighth respectively.

Loubet damaged the rear of his Puma in Stage 11 as he got back on the throttle in a junction and touched something.

Adrien Fourmaux and Jari Huttunen remain outside the top ten.

Huttunen lost almost one minute in Stage 13 as he faced power steering issues with his Puma.

Craig Breen was forced to retire in Stage 12 after hitting a big rock and a wheel was hanging off his car.

Watch below the stage times:

Watch below the overall classification after SS14:

Photo Credits: Hyundai

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