Rally Poland - 4th Day: Superb Rovanpera takes a marvelous win, Mikkelsen down to 6th

At the end of Rally Poland, Kalle Rovanpera secures a marvelous win despite his lack of preparation with Elfyn Evans and Adrien Fourmaux following him.

Kalle Rovanpera wins for a second time in this season and claimed an unexpected victory considering the fact that Toyota called him at the last minute after Sebastien Ogier's recce accident. The two-time WRC Champion had an overshoot on the penultimate stage of Rally Poland and was comfortable out in front after Andreas Mikkelsen's mistake in Stage 16.

Elfyn Evans does the 1-2 for Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT and lost some seconds in PS as he hot a rock which was on the racing line in an entry of a corner.

Adrien Fourmaux finishes at the lowest place of the podium for a third time in this season and gave everrything to keep Thierry Neuville behind.

The championship leader gained two places today and finished fourth taking advantage over Mikkelsen's mistake. Neuville managed to move ahead of Martins Sesks at the end of Stage 16 and climbed to fourth place on the next one stage while he was the fastest driver in PS taking the five bonus points from it.

Martins Sesks completes the top five on his WRC debut with the non-hybrid Puma Rally1 and overtook Mikkelsen on the classification at the end of SS18 as their gap was at 1,6 seconds after the end of SS17. Finally, it must be mentioned that he reported understeer in Stage 18 as he lost the front splitter.

Andreas Mikkelsen lost four positions today and finished sixth as he suffered from a rear right puncture after his touching a bank in Stage 16. In addition to this, his i20N carried a cosmetic damage to the rear right and dropped time due to the lack of aerodynamics.

Gregoire Munster remains in seventh place overall despite the fact that the left rear tyre was off the wheel in Stage 16, but he was very close on finishing sixth as his gap from Mikkelsen is at 1,4 seconds after PS.

Takamoto Katsuta follows the M-Sport driver for 8,7 seconds and Rally Poland is one event that he wants to forget as he had high expectations from himself.

Ott Tanak restarted today under the SuperRally regulations following his withdrawal yesterday and set the fastest time in SS16 and SS17. Moreover, he tops the SuperSunday standings and scored seven points from it.

Watch below the stage times:

Watch the overall classification after the end of Rally Poland:

Photo Credits: Toyota

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