Rally Croatia: High Speed Highlights From Day 1 | WRC 2021

Datum objavljivanja: 23. Tra 2021.
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Thierry Neuville leads the Croatia Rally after a pulsating opening leg.
This morning’s four special stages belonged to the Belgian. He won three to lead this third round of the FIA World Rally Championship by 7.4sec at mid-leg service in his Hyundai i20.
World champion Sébastien Ogier fought back this afternoon when the tests were repeated. He won three in a row, the middle of which marked his 600th WRC stage victory, to overhaul Toyota Yaris team-mate Elfyn Evans for second.
Neuville ended 7.7sec clear of the Frenchman, with Evans three-tenths back in third.
Such was the fast and furious pace at Croatia’s WRC debut that both Neuville and Ogier survived close calls. Neuville’s i20 was pitched onto two wheels after hitting a bank in the final test, while Ogier escaped after clouting the banking in the opener.
Kalle Rovanperä suffered more than both. The youngest driver ever to lead the WRC at 20 drifted wide on a right bend 5.4km into the opening Rude - Plešivica test where Ogier was so fortunate. His Yaris plunged down a bank, coming to rest against a tree and the car was damaged too severely to restart tomorrow.
“It was the last downhill section which was really slippery. I lost the car already in the entry of the corner, I never made the proper racing line and we went straight off. A bit too much speed and understeer and that’s the result, my mistake,” Rovanperä admitted.
Although it was dry and warm, the stages south-west of capital city Zagreb became increasingly slippery as drivers cutting corners dragged gravel onto the asphalt. Rovanperä’s demise left Neuville to open the roads with the best grip.
“It was a tough day for everybody,” said Neuville. “This morning when Kalle went off, our main goal was to try to benefit from a good road position and try to make some gap to the others which we managed to do. This afternoon I tried to extend, but struggled a bit in some places when there was a lot of gravel.”
Evans was sandwiched by Neuville and Ogier before sliding to third in the closing stage, having prevented a Neuville clean sweep this morning by winning SS3.
Ott Tänak was the only driver to choose Pirelli’s hard compound P Zero tyres solely this morning and the Estonian could not get the best out of them in his i20. Set-up changes improved his feeling this afternoon and he won one stage, without ever being comfortable.
He ended fourth, 31.9sec behind Neuville and 22.9sec clear of a deflated Craig Breen, who never found his rhythm on his first all-asphalt WRC rally since 2018.
Adrien Fourmaux was buzzing after an impressive drive to sixth in a Ford Fiesta in his top-flight debut.
Saturday’s second leg is the longest of the weekend at 121.92km. It is based in the same area as today, traversing stunning springtime scenery in the Žumberak nature park. Four morning stages are repeated in the afternoon after service in Zagreb.
Leading positions after day 1
1. T Neuville / M Wydaeghe BEL Hyundai i20 55min 36.8sec
2. S Ogier / J Ingrassia FRA Toyota Yaris +7.7sec
3. E Evans / S Martin GBR Toyota Yaris +8.0sec
4. O Tänak / M Järveoja EST Hyundai i20 +31.9sec
5. C Breen / P Nagle IRL Hyundai i20 +54.8sec
6. A Fourmaux / R Jamoul FRA Ford Fiesta +1min 14.7sec
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  • For a long long TOYM!

  • Greatings from Zagorje

  • Greetings from Croatia!

  • 95% of comments: hurr durr WRC HRwiki sucks, this is so much better 5% of comments: about the actual rally

  • I do love the WRC, but it is sad that we only have 3 cars in the competition. Hopefully the 2022 rules will bring in some more manufacturers.

  • Najgore staze koja sam ikad gleda...

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    • Staza na kojoj vještine vozača dolaze do izražaja

  • Drivers from rally say that Croatia is one of the difficults roads in the world of rally championship.

    • @Nikol Kuhar so you can drive rally aswell

    • And here I am learning how to drive on those roads lol

  • Adrien is just having fun, prop to him

  • How is it that Red Bull have far more content on their channel than WRC themselves??? You get 90 secs max to describe the days action. We had far better coverage back in late 1990s/2000s Keep it up Red Bull!!!!!

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  • With 7 sec lead, Thierry stands a chance if Ogier and Evans somehow crash / slow down each other as they fight for second place.

  • MSport are so good at finding talent

  • I hope the WRC comes to the USA. A great rally would be in Texas during the fall. To see these guys fight the dirt and sand and water. Outstanding.

  • My listening is very poor on english, but redbull video's post is easy to understand, thank you a lot!!

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  • "samir you are breaking the car" Samir " Shut up"

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  • Terrifyingly fast.

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  • great rally, intresting, cause tarmac is in croatia, chalenging, on some part is one, few meter further is diferent, i live there so i know... wtg wrc Croatia

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  • Rovanpera blew it. Not championship material. Ogier is

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    • Pretty uneducated statement

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  • Yaris GR

  • Cheers from Croatia

  • I 💙 the in depth coverage

  • Mike Chen's been lifting iron 💪

  • Croatia very beautiful

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  • awesome rally!

  • I would like to see Neuville winning this rally, as well as driver and manufacturer championship

  • It is, extremely fast and so much can be lost in split seconds. Money on EE to be on the money with his style.

  • The best rally in wrc 2021 calendar

    • @Ted Black sounds like a grand experience.

    • @sebastian drozd DRODZ? What nationality is this? I still enjoyed Rally Croatia. I just love WRC. But it's always good to see a new event on the calendar and judging by the first one, I think it will definitely be back again next year.

    • @Lucas Thompson cool. Just being a spectator is a rally on its own... inaccessible dirt roads, deadly wildlife perched at the best viewpoints....a challenging experience..

    • @Ted Black definitely adding that to my list of rallies to compete in when I get the cash 😂😂

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  • Mm

  • Red Bull posting better WRC content than the WRC channel lol

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    • I didn´t notice until I saw your comment

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    • They own the WRC channel


  • I think Thierry will keep cool and maintain his lead, but anything can happen tomarrow.

  • I hope Elfyn Evans wins!!

  • Will Thierry Neuville still be leading at the end of the day tomorrow?

  • WRC needs a USA round.

    • Impossible, too many right turns

    • @Ian Sargent off roading is a completly different thing... WRC rallies are so called flat rallies, roads can be gravel, muddy ,with rocks and bumps..but these are still roads... next you have Cross country rallies aka Baja...and next off road rallies ...trail rallies. Europe is a land of motorsports including rallies.all oldest, fastest, and thoughest, most well known rallies are placed in Europe.

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    • In USA people don't know anything about real motorsport, so it would be a bad rally, if people in USA wants to go to a rally they should travel to Mexico, Argentina or Europe

    • Yanks will not like walking and standing.. and pushing cars during recovery operations ... things what are conected with beeing a rally fan. hrwiki.info/plane/video/jNuJuMeUjXKHxJg