Acropolis Rally - 3rd Day - 1st Loop: Neuville climbs the order on a frantic Saturday morning

At the end of the morning loop of the third day, Thierry Neuville is the new leader of Acropolis Rally with Esapekka Lappi and Ott Tanak following him.

Thierry Neuville took the lead of Acropolis Rally at the end of Stage 9 and was the fastest driver in Stages 9 and 10.

Esapekka Lappi stole Ott Tanak's second place at the end of Stage 10 as the last one suffered from some issues with his car.

The Estonian driver completes the top three and was second overall at the end of Stage 9, but he faced some issues with his i20N in the last two stages. More specifically, he reported some differential and transmission issues for Stages 9 and 10 respectively. However, he set the fastest time in Stage 8.

Dani Sordo is in fourth place overall and was lucky to survive a big slide towards the end of Stage 8.

Elfyn Evans is now fifth from eighth overall and took advantage of his rivals' problems.

Gus Greensmith comes right behind the Toyota driver for 3,4 seconds.

Pierre-Louis Loubet dropped second to seventh position overall after the front left puncture he had in Stage 9 resulting in dropping more than one minute. However, it must be mentioned that he lost his second place over EP at the end of Stage 8, therefore he was third after that stage.

Craig Breen, Takamoto Katsuta and Emil Lindholm complete the top ten.

Kalle Rovanpera dropped from ninth to outside the top ten as he drove slowly in Stages 9 and 10. More specifically, he hit something with the rear of his car in Stage 9 resulting in damaging heavily his Yaris. In addition to that, he faced brake issues in Stage 10.

Sebastien Loeb was forced to retire after Stage 8 as he faced a problem with the alternator belt of his Puma. However, he and Isabelle Galmiche tried to repair it, but eventually they decided not to continue for today.

Watch below the stage times:

Watch the overall classification after SS10:

Photo Credits: Hyundai

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