Unforgiving Day Two for M-Sport as Loeb retires

Unforgiving Day Two for M-Sport as Loeb retires

“I finished the stage but the car stopped just 5kms from the end of the section as we were headed for first service,” Loeb said.

Gus Greensmith from GBR driving FORD

It was a bad day in the office for M-Sport Ford who lost Breen, Sébastien Loeb and Adrien Fourmaux on day two of the grueling WRC Safari Rally in Kenya.

Gus Greensmith was the only M-Sport Ford championship contender to finish the day, but he was almost 15 minutes off the pace after stopping to make stage-side repairs on Kedong 1.

Veteran Sebastien Loeb retired on the transport road section after Kedong 1 and will incur a 10-minute penalty per every stage missed on loop two should his M-Sport mechanics manage to fix the damage well in time for Saturday.

“It’s game over for today. Tomorrow (Saturday), we are not really sure if we can repair and restart the rally. But we will decide what to do later today after we see what we have broken in the car.”

“I finished the stage but the car stopped just 5kms from the end of the section as we were headed for first service,” Loeb said.

SAFARI RALLY KENYA DAY 2 OVERALL

1          (FIN) KALLE ROVANPERÄ       

2          (JPN) TAKAMKTO KATSUTA    +14.6

3          GBR) ELFYN  EVANS     +22.4

4          (EST) OTT TÄNAK         +25.3

5          (BEL) THIERRY NEUVILLE         +57.5

6          (FRA) SEBASTIEN OGIER         +2:08.2

7          (SWE) OLIVER SOLBERG         +4:27.1

8          (POL) K. KAJETANOWICZ         +9:51.1

9          (IRL) CRAIG BREEN      +10:24.6

10        (USA) S. JOHNSTON    +11:04.6

11        (GRC) J. SERDERIDIS    +11:23.6

12        GBR) GUS GREENSMITH         +14:38.2

13        ((KEN) CARL TUNDO   +20:12.1

14        (CZE) M. PROKOP        +21:10.7

15        (ZMB) LEROY GOMES +23:12.1

16        (KEN) AAKIF VIRANI    +23:30.5

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