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Sordo won the opening day of the Rally RACC Catalunya - Costa Daurada

Sordo won the opening day of the Rally RACC Catalunya - Costa Daurada

Tarragona. Rally Cataluña Costa Dorada. Rally de España 2009 Absolute command of Spanish Dani Sordo (Citroen C4 WRC) in the eleventh round of the WRC, 45 RACC Catalunya-COSTA DAURADA, Rally of Spain, whose first day at PortAventura started today and leaving a favorable balance Citroën as a the second position of Sébastien Loeb, join the fourth and fifth of Petter Solberg and Sebastien Ogier, interspersed in third place Ford's Mikko Hirvonen. The RallyRACC began with a loop composed of three different sections, The Mussara (20,48 km), Querol (21.26 km) and El Montmell (24.14 km), to which the 70 participants were allowed to take two past, all under a climate of dry weather and sunny with little wind at the start of the day, along with some moisture present in the first loop because of rain Thursday night. Setting clear intentions from the start Citroën, Dani Sordo started the rally without hesitation imposed on the first pass through the stages, while his teammate at Citroën, Sébastien Loeb, was second in the first by Mikko Hirvonen (Ford ), but the situation changed towards the following, where Loeb and was placed ahead of Hirvonen, thus forming a double Citroën head would no longer be disturbed in the rest of the day. Hirvonen started a little cautious not to feel entirely confident with the humidity of the first round of the stages subsequently situation contrasted with the improvement of the timesheets in the second passes, which had fewer differences than those recorded during the morning, domain where the Citroën was almost absolute, since the first and second place Sordo and Loeb added the superb performance of Petter Solberg at the premiere with the Citroen C4 WRC, besides the recovery of Sebastien Ogier (Citroen) In the second loop, Sordo won the first leg, while Loeb was imposed in the following two scoring his first stage victory of the RACC, which served to close in the overall standings, Sordo, ending the day 1.9 seconds apart . Mikko Hirvonen (Ford) could not stand the pace of his head and was somewhat let down ending the stage more than half a minute of the Citroen, which otherwise have to Petter Solberg and Sebastien Ogier two squires perfect fourth and fifth , while Jari-Matti Latvala (Ford) had a good day on the tarmac de Tarragona. In paragraph Junior, Martin Prokop (Citroen) leads the ranking followed closely by Hans Weijs (Citroën). This first day has had the competitive presence of various dignitaries, including the two candidates for president of the FIA, Jean Todt and Ari Vatanen, who after visiting the career office had submitted their nominations at a press conference. It has also been in the service park the last winner of cycling's Tour de France, Alberto Contador. Tomorrow, second day of this interesting RACC Catalunya-COSTA DAURADA, with three double pass special as are El Priorat-La Ribera del Ebre (38.27 km), Les Garrigues (8.60 km) and fills (17.12 km), which recorded a total of 128 km against the clock. The day starts at 8:00 pm to finalize the basis of 17:41, all in the PortAventura theme park. 45 provisional rankings after the first day RallyRACC 1-Dani Sordo-Marc Marti (Citroen C4 WRC) 1:10:45.3 2-Sébastien Loeb-Daniel Elena (Citroen C4 WRC) 1.6 3-Mikko Hirvonen-Jarmo Lehtinen (Frod Focus RS WRC 2009), 34.2 4-Petter Solberg, Phil Mills (Citroen C4 WRC) at 59.7 5-Sébastien Ogier-Julien Ingrassia (Citroen C4 WRC) at 1:22.9

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