Rally Croatia: Decided On the Final Corner - Day 3 Highlights | WRC 2021

Datum objavljivanja: 25. Tra 2021.
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Frenchman clinches 51st career win to move top of the WRC standings.
Sébastien Ogier claimed a breathtaking last-gasp victory at the Croatia Rally on Sunday afternoon in the third closest FIA World Rally Championship finish in history.
After a remarkable final day to Croatia’s maiden WRC appearance, the world champion relegated Toyota Yaris team-mate Elfyn Evans in the final kilometres to win the three-day rally by 0.6sec.
Thierry Neuville finished third in a Hyundai i20, 7.5sec further back, but the facts do scant justice to the drama of a rally that will live long in the memory.
The trio fought tooth and nail from Friday’s start on Croatia’s slippery roads near Zagreb. After trading places on several occasions, the final day opened with Ogier leading Evans by 6.9sec, despite a second leg puncture, and just over 10sec blanketing the three drivers.
The drama unfolded when Ogier was involved in a road traffic collision en route to the opening speed test. Nobody was injured but the impact damaged the Yaris’ bodywork and the crucial aero package.
Evans capitalised on Ogier’s problems to win the first two tests and the Welshman started the final 14km live TV Wolf Power Stage with a 3.9sec advantage, as Belgian Neuville still chased both.
Interim times revealed Ogier closing on the Welshman before Evans slid wide onto a grass verge near the finish. It was the break Ogier needed and he scorched across the finish to record his 51st career victory, seal a Toyota one-two and regain the championship lead.
“The emotion for us now is super strong,” admitted Ogier. “It’s been a crazy rollercoaster for us between the puncture and the issue this morning. I was glad to be still in the rally honestly. I guess that’s why we do this sport, for this emotion.”
Neuville encountered his fair share of troubles during the weekend, including a poor tyre choice, spin and a missed junction in that final stage that meant the Belgian had to settle for third.
Ott Tänak finished fourth after never feeling totally comfortable with his i20 but the Estonian had more than 90sec in hand over Adrian Fourmaux in fifth. It was a hugely impressive top-level debut for Fourmaux, who twice set second fastest times in his Ford Fiesta.
Takamoto Katsuta scored his third consecutive sixth place finish in another Yaris.
The championship heads to the first of a series of four gravel rallies at Vodafone Rally de Portugal next month. Matosinhos hosts the event on 20 - 23 May.
Final positions
1. S Ogier / J Ingrassia FRA Toyota Yaris 2hr 51min 22.9sec
2. E Evans / S Martin GBR Toyota Yaris +0.6sec
3. T Neuville / M Wydaeghe BEL Hyundai i20 +8.1sec
4. O Tänak / M Järveoja EST Hyundai i20 +1min 25.1sec
5. A Fourmaux / R Jamoul FRA Ford Fiesta +3min 09.7sec
6. T Katsuta / D Barritt GBR Toyota Yaris +3min 31.8sec
FIA World Rally Championship (after round 3 of 12)
1. S Ogier 61pts
2. T Neuville 53pts
3. E Evans 51pts
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  • What a rally! This one came down to the very last corner. Let us know what you think of our highlights and what we can do better for the next round 👇

    • Highlights is good for quick results check, but i will still watch WRC on Red Bull TV later today. Can we get back the original WRC format on Red Bull TV please, with Mike Chen, he's the best.

    • Awesome coverage man. Just wish it was longer but hey its better than nothing so many thanks.

    • We need to see highlights for the wrc2 and other top privateers.

  • Thank god for Red Bull Rally and Dirtfish!

  • Still can't believe WRC came to my country lol

  • love the highlights, keep it up!

  • 日本のトヨタ、三菱、スバルが韓国HYUNDAIに負けてるなんて悔しい、韓国はラリーでは成績が良いかも知れないが市販車は糞、ただメカニックが良いだけ、トヨタ、スバル、三菱も韓国なんかに負けてほしきないですね

  • great highlights

  • I still don't know why HRwiki suggested one of these too me yesterday but damn I'm glad it did! What a finish! Heartbreaking for Evans but very gracious Good job, mate!.

  • Great highlights boyzz

    • disappoint our entire community. This is not good for our community and our beloved sport.

  • da, izazovi sudar u gradu, pregazi murjaka i dobiješ mjesec dana zabane vožnje u hvatskoj. Volio bi vidit šta bi se desilo nekom od nas da to napravimo hahaha

    • Best Rally with beautiful landscape

  • Good-I enjoyed that. Nice balance.

  • Greetings from Croatia!

  • Yeah i don't understand how Ogier is getiing penalized for that accident since it's clearly the BMW driver fault, The BMW driver was what appears to be a bus lane or perhaps a bus stop, was overtaking on the right AND overspeeding. Atleast on France Road Rules point of view

  • The presentation is super.

  • Elfy Evans sfigato

  • Sebastien Ogier is not from this world. Best driver in rhe world. Period.

  • nasty corner!!! :D

  • Isn't this the second time that Evans finishes 2nd by 6 tenths on the last stage?

  • Idiots is face diapers

  • Nice performance great relly in Croatia..see you in next year 🔥

  • I really have a Bad time trying to understand the tons of info WRC channel display without any direction

  • comportement de délinquant et délits de fuite de force.... sur le policier! merite l'eclusion totale du wrc ! hrwiki.info/plane/video/iMexldWZbYKUu3Y

  • terećenja Hrvatske

  • It's impossible to forget the 0.2 second win of Jordan's Rally when Seb Ogier did the impossible when Jari-Matti Lattvala (now his boss) had one of his most impressive rallies ever. BUT. Here's something that's been bothering me all day long. The FIA has regulations for all motorsport events, especially F1 and WRC ones. One that is ABSOLUTELY clear is that when cars are on liaison, they must obey the local laws. I know both Seb and Jari-Matti and I'm disturbed. Seb disregarded local authorities and even tried to run over a uniformed policeman. If this happened in France or the UK or Spain, he would be behind bars for 24 to 72 hours at least. This is not good at all for all of us. If he can create such a messy thing (he actually seemed to make that car crash on purpose) and is not punished, we can do whatever we want because we're in a competition. Seb, you disappoint our entire community. This is not good for our community and our beloved sport.

    • @Red Bull Rally In the end, this kind of behavior is something we don't want to see in one of the most open sports in the world. It tarnishes others' efforts.

    • He was fined €5000 for leaving the scene of the accident and handed a one rally suspended ban, which will be enforced if he commits a similar offence in the next six months. He was also fined €2000 for ignoring a red traffic light shortly after the accident. Ogier acknowledged he was fortunate the collision did not cause more damage. “Luckily the impact was straight on, maybe one of the strongest points of the car,” he said. “It damaged a bit the cosmetic but behind it, the wheel was straight and the roll cage was untouched and even the door, the foam protection, was in it so the safety was still there.”

  • Best Rally with beautiful landscape

  • Rally Kumrovec - Dakar

  • Osmanagicu eno i u Hrvatskoj, Hrvatska Piramida Mora na 0:05

  • dramatic


  • This is what rallying is about

  • Best Rally in WRC calendar 😍

    • I live near,the sound of wrc cars is fantastic.

    • I'll take Safari or Acropolis over Croatia any day.

  • Bilo je super!

  • The best coverage on the planet

  • Mighty GR Yaris

  • Lol.... Sebastian had public crash and go through red light in Zagreb and still win :D

  • superb! thanks for all the highlighs, love ya!

  • Excellent coverage. Congrats !

  • Ожье супермен

  • Open it with some trumpets if it’s so epic

  • Thank you Red Bull and thank you Seb Ogier that was fantastic 👏👍

  • I still don't know why HRwiki suggested one of these too me yesterday but damn I'm glad it did! What a finish! Heartbreaking for Evans but very gracious Good job, mate!.

  • Amazing

  • hrwiki.info/plane/video/e6-psc7JnqaBz2U

  • Yeah. Redbull was better channel 👍. Thanks

  • When are y'all coming to Nigeria🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬

  • When is Greensmith going to start delivering? A few drivers in WRC2 who would be more deserving of a full time seat at WRC

  • Gutted for Elfyn Evans.

  • It was not a bad finish for Thierry Neuville at the very least....third place in three rallies it was better results than DNF. Mind you Richard Burns back in 2003 finished the first six rallies in points and even he led the Championship standings at that time

  • Fantastic!!!! Not only the rally itself, but your coverage was superb as well


  • I was following this channel for a while now...so happy and proud to see our country here on red bull rally...i will never forget this...Greetings from Zagreb and come back next year! 🇭🇷🇭🇷

  • The best of the best thank ye

  • Toyota all the way

  • Incredible rally!! Great video I am enjoyed it a lot

  • Very nice commentary and highlights,keep up with this good effort thanks for the amazing videos🙌🏻🏁

  • One question for active WRC fans. What do you think about slippy and technical rally Croatia?

    • Seems to be all about getting the flow right, very like rally Ireland

  • Fantastic...

  • Ogier simply the best, I wish Loeb stayed few years more then we would have seen some incredible fights. Despite promising new blood Ogier is still unbeatable at tarmac, only at gravel and snow other drivers can compare to him (same goes for Loeb).

  • Imagine Ogier getting arrested during a stage

  • What a fantastic rally. Brilliant roads brought out the best in everybody. Just the last corner robbed #EE33, was that his only mistake on the whole rally. Absolutely loved it all, wish I was there. Well done Team Toyota. Where Toyota leads others follow.

  • Thank you to all the relly drivers for coming to our country Croatia🇭🇷🇭🇷🇭🇷🇭🇷🇭🇷Congratulation to the winner Sebastian Origer👋👋👋👋👋💖💖🇭🇷🇭🇷🇭🇷🇭🇷💖💖

  • Champions step up when they need to.....

  • Great

  • For a long time, Wrc officials had made the WRC hidden from fans. now it's changed and a great pleasure for it!

    • @Thomas Vleminckx therefore, this sport loses the interest of fans. World Cup information cannot be paid. do you think sponsors give money to sports to earn WRC +? sponsors are interested in attracting as many audiences as possible. WRC + does the opposite.

    • Because you're supposed to pay for WRC+.

  • 🙏🏾 Love from Hindustan

  • Уместо победничког пехара победници су добили стилизовани знак словенских руна слово "Ц" што значи зло! Instead of the winner's cup, the winners received a stylized sign of Slavic runes with the letter "C", which means evil

    • Btw.. To je slovo iz glagoljice a ne Slavenska runa🤣🤣🤣 zašto komentiraš nešto ako nemaš pojma šta komentiraš..smiješan si🤭🤭🤭

  • Greetings from 🇭🇷, come back next jear!

    • Okay, i will repair this shit, Greetz from Osijek, Croatia, come back next year!! :D

  • Hopefully it wasn't the "Bicycle mistake at the end of the race video" type of deal with Elfyn. Either way, good job to both and all of the contestants. And DAMN FINE JOB for Red Bull Rally for its coverage!!!!

  • Hope WRC comes back next year too, such an amazing event.

  • great job, keep going!

  • Watched all your highlights because I couldn't watch the full race coverage this weekend. Great work and great mix of racing footage and verbal coverage

  • Neuvilee maybe slipped first place with that slide... All in all congrats to all drivers. All the best regards from Croatia . Tnx for your entertainment and hope to see you next year with even more drivers 💪💪🚗

  • I do like the coverage, well done.

  • The coverage was outstanding I really appreciate being able to see WRC again great job

  • Still can't believe esapekka lappi and mads ostberg are not in top tier cars.

  • Good Battle, thank you Redbull Motorsport 🔥🔥

  • Amazing coverage. Red Bull is one of the few, if not the only, large corporations I respect. They sponsor good stuff all around and give people lots of entertainment and opportunities for the athletes / pilots. Here's to Red Bull.

    • & it’s for this reason I now buy their product👍

  • The average person can relate to rally racing more than other types. Trying not to be late for work, or needing to rush home before the babysitter has to leave, everyday experiences like these. 😂😂

    • Yeah you are going to work through the forest. Right...

    • While getting kids addicted to their "poison", but that's ok....you must have been born after 1990....tick tock....

    • Story of my life :) :)

  • 1. Red Bull 2. Dirtfish 3. WRC

  • Great coverage the best coverage of wrc

  • Ogier ran from the Croatian police to get to a race, theres a video.

    • @Tamara J Yes but also, when a policemen stops you and your buddy says problem is dealt with, you still have to stop because its a police. Misunderstood for sure.

    • He didn't run, one officer said to let him go and the other didn't hear it or something like that but there was a person left there to deal with it.

    • Here it is - hrwiki.info/plane/video/iMexldWZbYKUu3Y

  • Daamn...Ogier is a legend. Well done Evans both of you will continue dominate. Congrats Toyota

  • Excellent coverage.👍

  • Ogier idiot causes accident because he didnt look into his mirrors without signaling his turn and then almost runs over an officer and drives off

    • You should teach him how to drive, and maybe, since you seem so smart, how to pilot a car... As a former amateur, I tried to be very cautious between special stages, as there was never shortage of idiots wanting to "compete" with you.

  • Fantastic rally last day. Elfin must be the most unlucky driver ever.Ogier brilliant . Scott Martin looked devastated on the podium. Roll on next rally.

  • 1:02 NANI?!? Gutter run technique?!!

  • No thanks

  • stats comment :)

  • first 14 seconds andi see my boi ott

  • Ogier's got something pending with the police .....

  • Great video!

  • great highlights

  • Even police can't stop Ogier! 😁

    • even your mom can stop you

    • Sad je Šaškin reka da su Ogier i ovaj lik s kime se sudarija išli na večeru :D

    • @pleter925 Pa mislim kriv je i Ogier ali da ovaj lik u bembari nije nagazio za njim imao bi vremena usporiti.

    • Dobro će najebat kad naši počnu pisat prekršaje

    • @Zoran Novosel a zasto je kriv onaj u bmwu?

  • 👍... 🇭🇷

  • againts...🌍🌏....TOYOTA..👍👍👍👍....GAZOOOO🌍🏁🇨🇿

  • I'm sorry, but pronouncing Hyundai as Hi-Yun-Die is totally wrong ... Its Hyon-Dae

  • Fantastic highlights of the rally

  • I guess you're not gonna show that moment when Seb Ogier decided to assault a police officer that was blocking his way!

    • Assault? Read police report first!! They said that he can leave, but that one police officer didn't hear that, you ppl have big problem in your heads.

    • @CroBog 01 exactly

    • Naaaah it was not like that, we are all in Croatia laughing at that ;)

    • Who wouldnt?

  • Yes nice highlights. Ogier is king!

  • Way better than the WRC's main channel I've been following for 2 years. I've used dirtfish as an alternative for more coverage but you guys did very well. Please continue

  • Great highlights boyzz