Friday | 18 Sep 2020

WRC 2 in Turkey: Fourmaux flies to impressive Friday lead

Adrien Fourmaux claimed back-to-back stage wins during the opening leg to chalk up a strong lead in the WRC 2 category at Rally Turkey on Friday.

Undeterred by a lack of gravel experience, the Frenchman cruised to the end of the day without dramas to claim a 23.0sec lead in his Ford Fiesta R5.

“Honestly, I was just trying to be comfortable and be careful in the places where it was rough. The pace notes weren't so bad for our first time here. Let’s see - the rally is very long," said Fourmaux. 

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Eyvind Brynildsen was second in a Skoda Fabia Rally2. It was clear to see how much the Norwegian was enjoying his second outing of the year despite taking a slightly conservative approach on the opening Içmeler speed test. 

“The conditions are the same for everybody, but I was more controlled and faster on this one I think. I am going to try and keep staying on the road because it's such good fun!”

Pontus Tidemand had high hopes of a win this weekend to try and bolster his championship hopes. However, a rear-left puncture means the Skoda man will have his work cut out on Saturday and he trails Fourmaux by 24.2sec. 

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