Ogier clear in Italy after Tänak nightmare

Sébastien Ogier is on course for a remarkable victory at Rally Italia Sardegna after Saturday’s gruelling second leg decimated his challengers to leave Toyota Gazoo Racing first and second. The FIA World Rally Championship leader will start Sunday’s final leg with a 38.9sec advantage over Yaris World Rally Car team-mate Elfyn Evans after a disastrous day for Hyundai Motorsport’s Ott Tänak and Dani Sordo. Tänak was 40sec clear when he thumped a rock and shattered his i20 World Rally Car’s rear left suspension this morning. His demise left Ogier ahead after he had earlier relegated Sordo from second. The only alarm was two big impacts this morning with big rocks in the middle of the road that I couldn’t avoid, which lifted the front of the car.”.

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