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Sébastien Ogier blitzed his rivals to win Thursday night’s opening speed test of RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada in Barcelona
Last to start of the top seeds, Ogier headed long-time leader Thierry Neuville by 2.1sec through the 3.20km asphalt stage in a Volkswagen Polo R, with team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen a further 0.8sec behind.
Speak to the drivers about the route of last year’s Neste Oil Rally Finland and they’ll tell you it was probably the best ever.
This year organisers have made a few tweaks and brought back a WRC legend to try and raise the bar even higher. If there is one stage that defines Finland’s round of the WRC it’s the super-fast roller-coaster ride that is Ouninpohja. After a sabbatical last year it returns this time in its full, uncompromising 34.39km format and back in its traditional spot in Friday’s itinerary,
“As well as the tests, we have extensive facilities and rigs in-house which we can use, so we are flat-out using all options and all possibilities.”