Fastest at Shakedown, fastest at SSS1 Karlstad - Thierry Neuville was red hot on Valentine's Day!
“The car feels really, really good so it was really enjoyable to drive”.
The winner from 2018 showed everyone that he’s all in to defend his title. Drving head to head with Sebastién Ogier he topped the Frenchman and the rest of the field on Karlstad SSS1.
Ogier was second fastest and Andreas Mikkelsen had a good run when finishing in third.
In WRC2 there was was a Finnish double with Eerik Pietarinen and Jari Huttunen in first and second, ahead of Mads Östberg in third. The Norwegian was not a happy camper though, really not giving any love to his car. How fast can he be tomorrow, on home turf, after a night’s tweeking in the service park? We’ll just have to wait and see.
In Junior WRC we have a Swedish double, though in first and third with Dennis Rådström on top and Tom Kristensson in third. In between, in second place, we have Latvia, represented by Martins Seks.
Tomorrow we head for Norway and the first leg of the SS stages.
Until then, a good night to you all!