Rally Poland - 2nd Day - 2nd Loop: Mikkelsen leads a five-car battle overnight, two stages cancelled

At the end of Friday afternoon, Andreas Mikkelsen remains the leader of Rally Poland with Kalle Rovanpera and Elfyn Evans following him.

Andreas Mikkelsen holds his lead after the end of Friday afternoon and dropped many seconds in Stage as the balance of his i20N was a bit strange with the soft tyres on the rear. 

Kalle Rovanpera gained two places and is now second overall while he stole Mikkelsen's lead for 0,2 seconds at the end of Stage 5 as he was the fastest driver there.

Elfyn Evans does the 2-3 for Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT and is behind his teammate for only 0,2 seconds before the start of Saturday. However, it must be mentioned that Evans was ahead of Rovanpera for only one tenth of a second after SS6 while he dropped to fourth after SS5.

Adrien Fourmaux stole the fourth place from Martins Sesks at the end of SS8 and was the fastest driver in Stage 7.

Sesks dropped from second to fifth overall and set the third-fastest time on the opening stage of Friday afternoon. Furthermore, it must be mentioned that the Latvian driver will chase to get his fourth place back from Fourmaux as their gap is only at 0,2 seconds.

Gregoire Munster do the 4-5-6 for M-Sport Ford, but he reported a small problem with the braking in Stage 6.

Thierry Neuville and Takamoto Katsuta are in seventh and eighth place overall respectively with the first one being the fastest driver in SS6. On the other hand, Katsuta set the fastest time on the superspecial stage which was held at Mikolajki Arena.

Stage 6 and Stage 7 were cancelled for safety reasons, but some drivers managed to complete these stages whereas others received notional times.

Watch below the stage times:

Watch the overall classification after the end of SS8:

Photo Credits: Hyundai

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