Rally Sardinia - 3rd Day: Ogier loses Sardinia win by Tanak in Powerstage for 0,2s

At the end of Sunday, Ott Tanak wins Rally Italia Sardegna for a third time in his career as Sebastien Ogier and Dani Sordo complete the podium positions.

Ott Tanak is the winner of Rally Italia Sardegna and takes his first victory of the season with Hyundai after Sebastien Ogier's puncture on the final stage of the event. He managed to cut Ogier's lead from 17,1 to 6,2 seconds at the end of SS15 by setting the fastest time there. Moreover, he remained second on SuperSunday standings despite the fact that he cut Neuville's gap to 0,2 seconds after the end of Stage 17, but he also took four points in Powerstage for the championship.

Sebastien Ogier slipped behind Tanak in Powerstage as the Frenchman suffered from a puncture and lost 6,4 seconds in PS while his lead was at 6,2 seconds after the end of Stage 15. 

Dani Sordo does the 1-3 for Hyundai Motorsport in one of his favorite rallies in the calendar as he has won this event twice with the i20.

Elfyn Evans could not improve and catch Sordo on the classification, therefore he finished fourth overall which is a great result for him considering how he was struggling with his Yaris on the first two days of the rally.

Gregoire Munster completes the top five and is the top M-Sport Ford driver for the first time during this season, but he suffered from a throttle sensor issue in Stage 15 and was able to extend his advantage over Sami Pajari who was the winner of WRC2 class and finished sixth on the overall classification.

Adrien Fourmaux finished outside the top ten after his retirement on Friday and the issues he faced with his Puma on Saturday, but he made a mistake in Stage 13 today as he missed a pacenote and went wide in a right hander 6.1 Km into SS13.

Takamoto Katsuta and Thierry Neuville restarted today under the SuperRally regulations after their retirements on Satuday due to transmission issues and an accident respectively. The Belgian driver topped the SuperSunday standings and the Powerstage points scoring twelve points for the championship in order to limit the damage on WRC title bid.

Watch below the stage times:

Watch below the overall classification after the end of Rally Sardinia:

Photo Credits: Hyundai

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