The Belgian Thierry Neuville (Hyundai) prevailed in the Sardinia Rally, seventh date of the 2018 tournament of the WRC, with only seven tenths of advantage over the French Sebastian ogier (M-Sport Ford).
"I can not believe it! We knew we had to give it our all and it was a really fantastic fight with Sébastien. The difference in the end was very small and we gave absolutely nothing. We kept pushing as hard as we could without doing silly things. Fighting Séb is one of the hardest things out there, so this is a beautiful victory. ", explained Neuville, who was the fastest in nine stages, of the 20 that made up the race.
“I have to thank the entire Hyundai Motorsport for giving us a great car this weekend. Without them we could not have done this. Starting by opening the road on Friday put us at a disadvantage. The rain helped a bit, but we never gave up and can share one of the best victories of our career. Leading both championships gives us all the motivation we need for the second half of the season. ", Agregó.
Finnish Esapekka Lappi (Toyota) completed the podium ahead of the New Zealander Hayden Paddon (Hyundai) and Norwegian Mads ostberg (Citroën).
The next date on the calendar will be with a classic: The Rally Finland, to be held from July 26 to 29.