Rally Sweden - 3rd Day - 1st Loop: Lappi alone at the head of the order after Katsuta's mistake

At the end of Saturday morning, Esapekka Lappi remains out in front with Adrien Fourmaux and Elfyn Evans following him.

Esapekka Lappi is still the leader of Rally Sweden and now has a comfortable lead as his margin from the second Adrien Fourmaux is more than one minute.

The M-Sport Ford driver climbed to second place at the end of Stage 10 and was the fastest driver in Stage 11.

Elfyn Evans gained two positions since Friday and is now third while he overtook Oliver Solberg on the classification after the end of SS10. However, he dropped some seconds in Stage 11 as he lost power due to the fact that he scooped a snowbank on the inside of a corner and it must have gone into the intake.

Solberg follows the Toyota driver for 44,9 seconds, but his fourth place is under threat by Thierry Neuville.

Neuville completes the top five and climbed from tenth to sixth after the end of SS10. His morning was difficult as he had no traction in Stage 9 while he tried some different settings on the next one. In addition to that, he lost the intercom in the last section of SS11.

Sami Pajari, Roope Korhonen, Georg Linnamae, Mikko Heikkila and Lauri Joona complete the top ten.

Gregoire Munster remains outside the top ten and had no hybrid power in Stage 10.

Ott Tanak and Kalle Rovanpera restarted under the SuperRally regulations and set the fastest time in SS9 and SS10 respectively. However, Rovanpera lost time in Stage 11 as he stalled his Yaris and had no power for the last few hundred meters.

Takamoto Katsuta was chasing Esapekka Lappi for the lead of Rally Sweden as their gap was at 0,9 seconds after SS9, but the Japanese driver had to retire in SS10 when he hit a snowbank and his car got stuck.

Watch below the stage times:

Watch below the overall classification after SS11:

Photo Credits: Hyundai

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