CER - 4th Day: Neuville takes his 2nd win of the season, Rovanpera wins the 2023 WRC crown

At the end of the final day of Central European Rally, Thierry Neuville wins his second event of the season with Kalle Rovanpera and Ott Tanak following him.

Thierry Neuville becomes the first WRC driver who wins this brand-new event of World Rally Championship, the Central European Rally, and his target was to get safely throughout the four Sunday stages.

Kalle Rovanpera remained in second place overall, as he did not want to push since Elfyn Evans's retirement in Stage 11, and clinched his second consecutive title in World Rally Championship with Toyota.

Ott Tanak completes the podium and reported at the end of Stage 16 that he lost the gear knob resulting in losing time.

Sebastien Ogier keeps his fourth place overall and managed to gain six places in total after his puncture in Stage 3. He was the fastest driver in SS15 and SS17 and finished behind Tanak for 15,8 seconds.

Takamoto Katsuta completes the top five and left Teemu Suninen behind for 18 seconds.

The Finn driver did not manage to close his gap from Katsuta, as the last one was faster in all stages today, and finished only in sixth place overall on his first tarmac outing with the Hyundai i20N Rally1.

Gregoire Munster is the second-best M-Sport driver on the overall classification and took the seventh position on the standings. 

Pierre-Louis Loubet lost the eighth position over Adrien Fourmaux and Nicolas Ciamin and is tenth overall as he dropped many seconds since Stage 16 where he went off the road into a field and broke the transmission of his Puma.

Elfyn Evans restarted today under the regulations of Super Rally and lost his chance to fight for this year's title after his accident in SS11. However, he was the fastest driver on the first pass from Powerstage and took the five extra points from PS.

Watch below the stage times:

Watch below the overall classification after the end of Central European Rally:

Photo Credits: Hyundai

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