On-fire Neuville roars into Rally of Belgium lead


On-fire Neuville roars into Rally of Belgium lead

MIKOLAJKI (Belgium) – Belgium’s on-form Thierry Neuville clinched a dent-night lead in the Hyundai following a curtain-raising super special go beyond 2.5 km at Mikolajki within the Rally of Belgium on Thursday.

Belgian driver Thierry Neuville throughout the Rally of Belgium on June 30, 2016 in Mikolajki

Seventh on the planet championship standings, Neuville won the final rally within the series at Sardinia three days ago and completed this special in 1min 46.2sec.

Norway’s Andreas Mikkelsen inside a Volkswagen was second at .2sec, Estonian Ott Tanak was third for Ford at .3sec and protecting champion and current runaway leader Sebastien Ogier of France was 4th at .4sec.

Stage 1 results:

1. Thierry Neuville-Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL/Hyundai i20) 1:46.2, 2. Andreas Mikkelsen-Anders Jaeger Synnevaag (NOR/VW Polo-R) at .2, 3. Ott T?nak-Raigo Molder (EST/Ford Fiesta RS) .3, 4. Sébastien Ogier-Julien Ingrassia (FRA/VW Polo-R) .4, 5. Jari-Matti Latvala-Mikka Anttila (FIN/VW Polo-R) .7, 6. Stéphan Lefebvre- Gabin Moreau (FRA/Citro?n DS3) .9

Special offers: Neuville 1 (ES1)

World championship standings


1. Sebastien Ogier (FRA) 132 pts, 2. Dani Sordo (ESP) 68, 3. Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) 67, 4. Mads Ostberg (NOR) 58, 5. Hayden Paddon (NZL) 57, 6. Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) 56, 7. Thierry Neuville (BEL) 48, 8. Ott T?nak (EST) 26, 9. Kris Meeke (GBR) 34, 10. Eric Camilli (FRA) 22, 11. Stephane Lefebvre (FRA) 10


1. Volkswagen Motorsport, 178 pts, 2. Hyundai Motorsport, 108, 3. M-Sport (Ford), 90, 4. Hyundai Motorsport 2, 76, 5. VW Motorsport 2, 70, 6. Dmack (Ford), 40, 7. Jipocar (Ford), 18


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