Dayinsure Wales Rally GB


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Fri 09:24 - SS2: Mikkelsen –
The VW driver is the second quickest through the short Sweet Lamb stage so far. Crucially, he's 12s faster overall than Thierry Neuville – his closest rival for runners-up sport in the drivers' standings.

Fri 09:20 - SS2: Ogier –
The rally leader has gone 3.3s faster than any of his rivals so far in Sweet Lamb. He's pushing hard.

Fri 09:19 - SS1: WRC 2 Assen
"The stage was okay but the fog was really difficult. The most difficult stage of my career, I would say." The Fiesta R5 driver is fifth quickest so far.

Fri 09:16 - SS1: WRC 2 Kopecky
The Skoda Motorsport driver is 22.3s slower than title rival Suninen. "We took it quite carefully because there was lost of fog." Not a great start.

Fri 09:15 - SS1: WRC 2 Lappi
Damage to the rear of the WRC 2 title chaser's car and he's 15.7s slower than Suninen. "I slightly went wide and there was a tree. But it was a slow corner and everything is working okay. But really hard to find the correct rhythm."

Fri 09:13 - SS1: WRC 2 Suninen
"So hard to drive in these conditions. Some drivers can push and take some big risks to claim some time. But I was quite safe."

Fri 09:12 - SS1: Gilbert –
The young Frenchman is driving a DS 3 WRC for the first time this weekend. He's 15th quickest.

Fri 09:11 - SS1: Al Rajhi –
The Fiesta RS WRC driver completes 2m 22.6s slower than the ultimate pace.

Fri 09:09 - GB overall after SS1:
1.Ogier 18.07.0s 2.Tänak +7.6s 3. Paddon +8.0s 4. Breen +8.1s, 5. Mikkelsen +11.5s

Fri 09:05 - SS1: Bertelli –
The Italian completes 1m 11.7s slower and is 13th overall. "Very tricky. The balance of the car is not good. Not been a good stage for me – way too slow."

Fri 09:03 - SS1: Lefebvre –
The Frenchman goes 12th fastest as he returns to action for the first time since his accident at Rallye Deutschland. "The middle of the stage was very difficult. For the first one I'm not pushing."

Fri 09:01 - SS1: Camilli –
The Frenchman completes 39.7s slower than Ogier and is 11th fastest so far. "Not easy. I tried to do my maximum on this stage."

Fri 08:59 - SS1: Breen –
The Citroën ace is fourth fastest. A great start for the Irishman. "That was the worst stage I've ever driven in my life. Someone up there was looking after me. I was driving like an idiot. But I'm happy with that time!"

Fri 08:57 - SS1: Meeke –
The Briton is 11.7s slower than Ogier and fifth fastest so far. "Thought I'd have dropped more time – hellishly slippery. Perfect conditions if you're the first on the road."

Fri 08:54 - SS1: Tänak –
The DMACK driver is second fastest. "Muddy like hell in there. Cars in front are generating so much loose mud it's really hard to drive. Tried to do my best but the fog was really difficult."

Fri 08:53 - SS1: Østberg –
The M-Sport World Rally Team driver has also struggled in this one, he's 32.2s off the ultimate pace. "Very tricky conditions in there, not easy to find a rhythm. Hard stage to start the rally with. Difficult to find the pace."

Fri 08:51 - SS1: Latvala –
The Finn is 16.4s slower than his team-mate at the finish. But he has an explanation for his lack of pace: "Driving in a big fog and I'm here to drive for the manufacturers' championship, Don't want to take any risks in the tricky conditions."

Fri 08:49 - SS1: Sordo –
A disappointing start for the Spaniard who is 34.3s down at the end of the stage. "Really difficult. Lots of fog and slippery. Really, really bad and I feel bad in the car."

Fri 08:47 - SS1: Paddon –
He's the closest to matching Ogier's pace as he completes only 8.0s down on the current pacesetter. "Wasn't the best stage because the car was moving around a bit."

Fri 08:44 - SS1: Neuville –
He's 22.3s down on Ogier. "Not confident. There was some fog and I struggled too much. I don't feel the limit of the grip and I slide around – the car is too hard."

Fri 08:42 - SS1: Mikkelsen –
He's 11.5s slower than Ogier in the opener. Not a great start. "Really tricky conditions and very much on the safe side. Easy to do a mistake. Wow, that was difficult!"

Fri 08:40 - SS1: Ogier –
"Very difficult, very slippery and visibility is quite bad in the middle with heavy fog. I had some issues with my wipers and couldn't see properly. Difficult stage for me." The Frenchman isn't sure he can fix his wipers without a midday service....

Fri 08:39 - SS1: Ogier –
The Volkswagen ace completes the stage in 18m 07.0s.

Fri 08:35 - SS1: Paddon –
The Hyundai driver is closest to Ogier's pace at the second split, he only 1.4s down.

Fri 08:30 - SS1: Ogier –
The Frenchman is already at the second split and he's 2.7s up on Mikkelsen at that marker.

Fri 08:26 - Service info –
The crews don't have a midday service today but they will have an opportunity to change their tyres in Newtown after SS4.

Fri 08:23 - Split info –
We've got three splits in SS1. The first is at 7.80km, the second at 13.90km and the third at 23.50km

Fri 08:20 - SS1: LIVE –
Ogier is into the stage. Won’t be long to wait until the splits start to filter through and we can see how he’s getting on…

Fri 08:20 - Road conditions –
We're hearing that SS1 is pretty wet this morning and foggy, too. Should make for an interesting start...

Fri 08:19 - Tyre info –
The Priority 1 drivers can use up to 20 tyres on this event. All of the drivers have taken five of Michelin's soft compound tyres into today's stages, apart from Mikkelsen who has opted for six.

Fri 08:13 - Stage info: SS1 - Myherin 1 (31.82km)
This is a classic Rally GB stage – but this year there is a difference: it’s being driven in the opposite direction to normal. It’s a fast and smooth test that features enticing corners early on. It ends with a fast descent through a sequence of wide road hairpins, some of which tighten at the exit, on adverse camber.

Fri 08:11 - First stage: 08.20 –
That’s the time Ogier will leave the Myherin 1 start line to officially get the competitive action underway.

Fri 08:11 - WRC Live –
Don’t forget to listen to Becs Williams as she and her team bring you the latest reaction from the Rally GB stages. The end of stage reporters this weekend are Colin Clark and Trevor Agnew. You can find a radio link in the LIVE section on the homepage.

Fri 08:09 - Time zones –
All times quoted on our live text service are in GMT.

Fri 08:09 - Start intervals –
The World Rally Cars will be spaced two minutes apart, while the rest of the field will run at one-minute intervals.

Fri 08:08 - Who else is running? –
Rally GB is also a round of the WRC 2 series and the final round of the Junior WRC.

Fri 08:08 - Friday’s start order –
The crews will leave the line in championship order today. That means world champion Sébastien Ogier leads the way. The order is: 1 Ogier, 2 Mikkelsen, 3 Neuville, 4 Paddon, 5 Sordo, 6 Latvala, 7 Østberg, 8 Tänak, 9 Meeke, 11 Breen, 12 Camilli, 13 Lefebvre, 14 Bertelli, 15 Gorban, 16 Al Rajhi, 17 Gilbert.

Fri 08:07 - Weather –
Well, it's the first day of Rally GB and it's expected to be dry today. Very strange. And temperatures will be pretty mild as well, hovering around the 13°C mark.

Fri 08:04 - Friday’s schedule –
We kick things off with three stages at Myherin, Sweet Lamb and Hafren, a loop that’s repeated in the afternoon. The Dyfnant stage is also used twice today – once after the first loop and once at the end of the day. Today’s eight stages total 178.22 competitive kilometres.

Fri 08:02 - The plan for today –
Having completed the ceremonial start in Colwyn Bay last night, the crews have left the service park in Deeside this morning and ventured south into mid-Wales where they will tackle eight gravel stages – without the luxury of a midday service.

Fri 08:01 - Good morning –
And welcome to our live text coverage from the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, the penultimate round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship.

Mon 10:38 - Ceremonial Start
Thursday 27th October, 18:30 (local time Wales) @ Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay

Mon 10:37 - Dayinsure Wales Rally BB
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SS3 Hafren 1 (35.14 km)


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