Rally Estonia Andreas Mikkelsen Retains WRC2 Lead
Day three of Rally Estonia has come to an end. Andreas Mikkelsen would retain the WRC2 class lead after the day.
SS9, MÄEKÜLA 1
Oliver Solberg secured the stage win on SS9 in marginal fashion. Solberg set a time 1.6 seconds faster than Andreas Mikkelsen to take the stage win. Mikkelsen ran a good stage and made up time towards the end of the stage. Solberg’s lead proved to be too much and Mikkelsen had to settle for second. Sami Pajari rounded out the top three times on the stage, finishing 0.3 seconds slower than Mikkelsen.
SS10, OTEPÄÄ 1
Oliver Solberg would repeat his earlier success on the day and also take the stage win on SS10. This time around Solberg extended the gap a bit posting a time 4.3 seconds faster than second place man Gus Greensmith. Georg Linnamäe finished with the third fastest time on the stage, 0.1 seconds slower than Greensmith. The chase came down to the wire between Greensmith and Linnamäe.
SS11, MÄEKÜLA 2
Oliver Solberg continued his dominance and also secured the stage win on SS11. Solberg would set a time 2.4 seconds faster than Sami Pajari. Andreas Mikkelsen rounded out the top five on the stage, 0.3 seconds slower than Pajari.
SS12, OTEPÄÄ 2
Oliver Solberg was on fire winning SS12 to sweep the morning loop of stages. Solberg finished with a time 4.4 seconds faster than Sami Pajari and Miko Marczyk to take the stage win.
SS13, ELVA 1
No one anticipated this Sunday’s string of wins from Solberg. Solberg secured yet another win in SS13. Solberg posted a time 2.3 seconds faster than Sami Pajari to take the stage win. Egon Kaur finished in third 1.2 seconds behind Pajari. No major incidents had plagued the day.
SS14, KANEPI 1
Oliver Solberg would also take the stage win on the 14th stage of Rally Estonia. Solberg finished with a time 5.8 seconds faster than Miko Marczyk to take his sixth consecutive stage win. Andreas Mikkelsen finished with the third fastest time on the stage, 0.9 seconds slower than Marczyk.
SS15, ELVA 2
No one had any answers for Oliver Solberg as he would again take the stage win. Solberg set a time 3.1 seconds faster than Sami Pajari to take the stage win. Egon Kaur rounded out the top three times on the stage, finishing 0.1 seconds slower than Pajari.
SS16, KANEPI 2
It wasn’t until Stage 16 that we finally had somebody other than Oliver Solberg take the stage win. As Sami Pajari finished the stage win a time 0.5 seconds faster than Oliver Solberg to take the stage win. Miko Marczyk set the third fastest time on the stage, 2.5 seconds slower than Solberg. Solberg was still very much in the fight for the stage win but Pajari was able to edge him out.
SS17, TARTU VALD 2
In refreshing fashion Andreas Mikkelsen took the stage win on stage 17. After Solberg dominated the field for the majority of the day. Mikkelsen would set a time 0.1 seconds faster than Oliver Solberg to end the day. Sam Pajari finished 0.6 seconds slower than Mikkelsen to secure P3.