Tanak charges ahead in France

Ott Tanak (driving a Ford Fiesta S2000) is leading the chargers in the SWRC category of the WRC Rallye de France. Behind the Estonian (who is mentored and managed by former WRC ace Markko Martin) is the Skoda Fabia S2000 piloted by Eyvind Brynildsen and the similar Ford Fiesta S2000 of Martin Prokop. However, barring a mechanical fault with Tanak’s car, his near two-minute lead over the rest of the field will be converted into another Class win this weekend.

Overnight Day One Standings:
01) O. Tanak – Ford – 01h 27m 05.7s
02) E. Brynildsen – Skoda + 01m 48.7s
03) M. Prokop – Ford + 01m 57.5s
04) J. Hanninen – Skoda + 02m 24.5s
05) B. Sousa – Ford + 02m 55.1s
06) H. Gassner jr – Skoda + 03m 09.8s
07) J. Maurin – Ford + 04m 17.5s
08) N. Al-Attiyah – Ford + 39m 48.4s