Rally – WRC – Sweden

Elfyn Evans (Yaris) left Ott Tänak in Friday's third special stage of the Rally Sweden on Friday. He won in SS 4 and ahead of Kalle Rovanperä (Yaris) by seven seconds and nine tenths overall before the afternoon super special, last event of the day. ES 4 Nyckelvattnet 1 (18.94 km) This time, world champion Ott Tänak was unable to keep pace with Elfyn Evans and conceded eight seconds five tenths to the Welsh driver which only Kalle Rovanperä resisted in SS 4 (2''6). Sébastien Ogier (3rd at 8''2) is fourth overall at 16''4 before the afternoon super special (2.8 km sprint), last event of the day. The young Finn Rovanperä remains on the lookout (at 7''9 in general) .ES 3 Finnskogen 1 (20.68 km) Already winner of ES 2 which opened the day of Friday of the Rally of Sweden, Elfyn Evans has was beaten by nine tenths of a second by Ott Tänak (Hyundai) in the following special stage, which was exceptionally contested with new tires in view of the racing conditions. The Estonian world champion is now close behind Evans in the standings, only two tenths behind. Evans is also ahead of Kalle Rovanperä (Yaris, 3rd) by five seconds and Sébastien Ogier (Yaris, 4th) by eight seconds and two tenths. ES 2 Hof Finnskog 1 (21.26 km) After a chaotic first day on Thursday, the Rally of Sweden really started on Friday with the success of the Welsh driver Elfyn Evans (Toyota Yaris) in ES 2 in 9'43''9. He beat world champion Ott Tänak (Hyundai) by one second and one tenth, young Finn Kalle Rovanperä (Yaris) by two seconds and Sébastien Ogier (Yaris) by two seconds and nine tenths. The winner of the Monte Carlo rally, the first in 2020, the Belgian Thierry Neuville (Hyundai), finishes fifth at four seconds and four tenths. Rally Sweden: all rankings