Mads Ostberg led the Rally Australia on Thursday night after the first three stages. Sebastien Ogier was 10th, just behind Thierry Neuville & em, his main rival for the title.
ES3: Sherwood 1 (28.68 km)
At the end of the third stage, the Australia Rally has a new leader. Norwegian Mads Ostberg (Citroën) defeated Esapekka Lappi from Finland and Jari-Matti Latvala. He was the fastest in the SS3, beating Craig Breen by 5 & # 39; & # 39; 9 and Hayden Paddona from Australia at 6 & # 39; & # 39; 6. Lappi finished fifth and Latvala sixth. On the side of the candidates for the championship title, Ott Tänak was the best (4th place). Thierry Neuville and Sébastien Ogier were far behind (9 and 10). In the provisional general classification, Mads Ostberg is 5 & # 39; & # 39; 4 in front of Lappi and 5 & # 39; & # 39; 8 for Latvala. Tänak is the sixth (+ 7 & # 39; & # 39; 8), Neuville, ninth (+ 19 & # 39; & # 39; 2) and Stallion, the tenth (+ 27 & # 39; & # 39; 6).
ES2: Coldwater 1 (14,12 km)
Jari-Matti Latvala joined Esapekka Lappi at the top of the Australian Rally at the end of the second stage. He dominated ES2 in 7 & # 39; 56 & # 39; & # 39; 3 and caught 1 & # 39; 2 for his compatriot after the first stage. Craig Breen was the second fastest in SS2 (+ 0 & # 39; & # 39; 5) and third in Lappi. Sebastien Ogier, he took a lot more, in 11th place (+ 10 & # 39; & # 39; 7). Thierry Neuville, who is three points behind the Frenchman at the World Championships, finished 10th on 6 & # 39; & # 39; 7. In the provisional general classification, two candidates for the world title are in the same places. Neuville runs a stallion by 4 & # 39; & # 39; 5. Ott Tänak, who can also win the title, is the fifth, 3 & # 39; & # 39; 4 of the two leaders.
ES1: Orara East 1 (8.77 km)
Esapekka Lappi (Toyota) took the lead of the Rally Australia, the last round of the World Cup, after the first stage, which took place on Friday in the Arara forest. He took over Estonian Ott Tänak from 0 & # 39; & # 39; 8 and countryman Jari-Matti Latvala from 1 & # 39; & # 39; 2. Belgian Thierry Neuville (Hyundai) and Sébastien Ogier (Ford) took fifth and eighth place respectively in class 2 & # 39; & # 39; 2 & 2 & # 39; & # 39; 6. A few drops fell, while most pilots crossed the line. The stallion, who opens the road, hopes that the rain will fall on the rest of the seven specialties of the day to increase traction, which would reduce the five-time world champion against competition. Irishman Craig Breen, eleventh time, said he hit and probably killed a small kangaroo during this first stage.