Dramatic victory for Sordo
Dani Sordo claimed his second career victory at Rally Italia Sardegna on Sunday afternoon after final-stage heartbreak for long-time leader Ott Tänak.
Tänak was on course for his third consecutive FIA World Rally Championship victory and the series lead when a steering problem on his Toyota Yaris in the final speed test cost more than two minutes and relegated him to fifth.
Sordo was promoted to the top step of the podium in his Hyundai i20 for his first win since 2013. He finished 13.7sec ahead of Teemu Suninen, who claimed a career-best result in a Ford Fiesta. Andreas Mikkelsen finished third, a further 18.9sec behind in another i20.
Mikkelsen won the live TV Wolf Power Stage to claim five bonus points. Sébastien Ogier scored four in second in a Citroën C3, with Thierry Neuville taking three points in third in an i20. Jari-Matti Latvala, driving a Yaris, and Elfyn Evans, in a Fiesta, took two and one point respectively.
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