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Classics: WRC Rally Monte-Carlo 2022: Sebastien Ogier takes the lead!

2022 WRC car from Hyundai will look "significantly different" as a prototype

 2022 WRC car from Hyundai will look The emergency vehicle from Hyundai for the Rally World Championship (WRC) 2022 will look "significantly different" as the prototype based on the words of MotorsportChef Andrea Adamo i20, with which the work team of the South Korean manufacturer currently promotes developing for the new Rally1 regulations. © Motorsport Photo "I believe the only thing we have kept are the rims," ​​says Adamo the English-speaking edition of ''.

The duel of the rally legend Sebastien Loeb (Ford) and Sebastien Ogier (Toyota) sat on Saturday morning at the Rally Monte-Carlo, season opener of the Rally Championship (WRC) 2022, with the better end for the reigning World Champion Ogier.

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with best times in the rating tests 10 and 11 Ogier released his namesake at the top of the overall standings. After 11 out of 17 WP, Ogier has a lead of 5.4 seconds to Loeb. The fight for the victory will thus become a duel of the two Sebs.

Results WRC Monte Carlo

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Because after the hitherto third-placed Elfyn Evans slipped at the eleventh WP from the street, Craig Breen (Ford) as a new third already has 1: 07.5 minutes behind Ogier . Fourth is Thierry Neuville (Hyundai, +1: 53.8), followed by Kalle Rovanpera, Takamoto Katsuta (both Toyota) and Ott Tänak (Hyundai).

Thierry Neuville: Hyundai also after departing the team boss on course

 Thierry Neuville: Hyundai also after departing the team boss on course © Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai I20 N Rally1 in Test Drives After the farewell to Andrea Adamo, the post of team boss in the WRC plant team of Hyundai is currently vacant. Serious impact on the preparation of the team at the start of the season of the Rally World Championship 2022 (Rally Monte-Carlo, 20 to 23 January) does not have this after the assessment of Thierry Neuville.

Evans slips from the road

as a special challenge proved the eleventh WP "Saint-Geniez - Thoard 1", in which in place for the first time real "Monte" conditions with icy roads prevailed. These were spurred for some drivers. Tänak slipped in a link curve first on the inside just slightly past a hillside and then banged outside in the embankment, obviously a cooler being damaged.

Elfyn Evans Qui A Fait Une Sortie de Route.

Alors Qu'il Était 3ème au Général Derrière Ogier et Loeb Suite a Cette Sortie Red Flag #rallyemontecarlo

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Worse got angry Evans but on a dry portion. In a right turn, the Welsh slipped down with his Toyota from the street and a slope down. The car had an externally undamaged, but the desperate Evans could not liberate from his own.

Rally Monte Carlo: Early duel between Ogier and Loeb

 Rally Monte Carlo: Early duel between Ogier and Loeb The Rally World Cup is started with a duel of its French part-time stars in the new season. © Provided by Rally Monte Carlo: Early duel between Ogier and Loeb The Rally WM is started with a duel of its French part-time stars in the new season. Series world champion Sebastien Ogier was just before Rekordchampion Sebastien Loeb at Start on Thursday evening in Monte Carlo - in the further course of the year, there will probably be this duel.

Also at the tenth WP "Saint-Jeannet / Malijai 1", some participants came into problems. On the one hand it caught Gus Greensmith (Ford). First, the Briton, who had won a rating test on Friday for the first time in his WRC career, about misfires of the engine. Then Greensmith also started a tire of tire on the right, as a whole, he lost more than one and a half minutes.

Hyundai with other problems

for Hyundai, this WP was also dramatically. First, Oliver Solberg was afraid of a right turn and slipped away from the track with his car. Only after half an hour the Hyundai was moved back to the street, and Solberg continued his journey.

Neets Neuville. First, the Belgians conceded a time penalty of ten seconds because he opened a minute late at the beginning of the WP. Then, at his Hyundai i20 N Rally1, a technical defect occurred. "Something is broken during the exam. The car pulls to one side, it runs," said a visibly depressed Newville, but then continued, but lost more time.

On Saturday afternoon, the Rally Monte-Carlo rates from 14:08 clock two further rating tests.

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