Neuville suspects the cause of his retirement in SS10 of Acropolis Rally

Thierry Neuville speculates that the rough conditions affected the suspension of his car which led him to retire in Stage 10 of Acropolis Rally.

Neuville was in first place overall at the end of Saturday morning and had an almost eleven-second lead over Sebastien Ogier before the start of Stage 10. However, the Belgian had to pull over 11.1 Km into SS10 as the front-right suspension broke after his hitting a hole on a muddy section. Finally, Hyundai confirmed that he will restart tomorrow under the regulations of Super Rally.

"We were leading the rally but unfortunately, we were forced to retire for the day on SS10", Neuville said. 

"We were about 11km into the stage, following the line, when we drove over a hole and the suspension broke. 

"We don’t know exactly what broke, I think the accumulation of vibration and shocks throughout the weekend caused a suspension failure after an impact. 

"At the end of the day, this is one of the roughest rallies of the season, and this year it is particularly tough for the cars. 

"It’s very frustrating to be unlucky again this weekend considering all the hard work and efforts everybody puts in to get the best possible result. 

"The performance was there but everything needs to be perfect to score the maximum points. 

"Now, we look forward to the upcoming event to finish on a high on the last three rallies of the season".

Photo Credits: Hyundai


  1. No official confirmation yet that Thierry won't restart


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