Safari Rally - 3rd Day - 2nd Loop: Rovanpera reels in his 2nd Safari win, Neuville down to 5th

At the end of Saturday afternoon, Kalle Rovanpera still tops the overall classification of Safari Rally with Takamoto Katsuta and Adrien Fourmaux following him.

Kalle Rovanpera remains the rally leader in Kenya while he ran wide and had no hybrid power in Stage 13.

Takamoto Katsuta moves up to second place after Thierry Neuville's problems in Stage 11 and was the fastest driver again in Soysambu.

Adrien Fourmaux completes the top three on Saturday classification and gave to M-Sport Ford valuable points for the championship. However, he hit a rock in Stage 13 resulting in having a front left puncture and dropping 39,7 seconds.

Elfyn Evans is in fourth place and once again he suffered from a double puncture. The first puncture happened to the front-left tire in Stage 12 while he dropped more than two minutes in SS13 as he stopped to change a rear-left puncture after his hitting a bank. Last but not least, he was the fastest driver in Stage 12.

Thierry Neuville lost three positions and now is fifth as he dropped more than two minutes in SS111 dur to the fact that he stopped twice in the stage and drove on EV mode. However, he and Martijn Wydaeghe worked on their i20N and were running with full engine after SS11, but they stopped 7.7 Km into SS12 and used the EV power again resulting in completing the stage after seven minutes. The potential problem on Neuville's car may be related to the fuel system.

Ott Tanak is just 1,7 seconds behind the ninth Jourdan Serderidis and his car was filled with dust in Stage 11, as his window was falling open, while he set the benchmark on the second pass from Sleeping Warrior.

Esapekka Lappi is outside the top ten and lost more than ten minutes in Stage 13 as he hit two birds resulting in cracking the windscreen and not being able to see the road. In fact, he had to stop twice in the stage and let Tanak and Serderidis overtake him while he had a glass on his eye.

Watch below the stage times: 

Watch below the overall classification after SS13:

Photo Credits: Toyota

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