Suninen's crash caused by following a very tight line in Chile

Teemu Suninen admits that he was a few centimeters too tight with his line in Stage 15 and led him to crash at Rally Chile, but he is looking forward to Central European Rally.

The Finn driver was in second place overall at the end of Stage 14 and his position was under threat by Thierry Neuville as their gap was at 6,7 seconds before the start of Stage 15. However, he hit a tree stump and broke the front right suspension of his i20N resulting in going off the road. This could be his first podium finish with Hyundai at the top level, but now he has another chance to achieve it as the Alzenau-based team confirmed that he will compete at Central European Rally with the third i20N.

"I would like to say a big thank you to the team", Suninen said. 

"It was a great rally and a nice battle with Thierry, but unfortunately our hard work came to an end because of a very small mistake. 

"I was just a few centimetres too tight with my line and hit a tree stump, which was game over. 

"Thankfully we are unhurt. 

"I’m very sorry to the entire team that we were unable to bring home the podium for them this weekend. 

"We hope to be able to put that right in a few weeks at Central European Rally".

Photo Credits: Hyundai

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