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Aug 19

WRC: Neuville out

Neither Neuville nor co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul had any explanation for the breakage

Championship leader Thierry Neuville suffered a crushing blow to his title hopes when he retired from the second leg of ADAC Rallye Deutschland on Saturday morning.

He finished the opening Arena Panzerplatte speed test with the rear left wheel hanging off his Hyundai i20 and parked the car shortly afterwards.

Neither Neuville nor co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul had any explanation for the breakage, which left the hub detached from the suspension upright.

“It was just a slow junction, a left turn with a cut and we don’t understand what happened. We felt a small touch on the rear axle. We probably touched something but we don’t understand right now,” said Gilsoul.

The complete article here on wrc.com

source: wrc.com

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