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Rally Deutschland: Red Bull Skoda leg one summary

A very positive first day for the Red Bull Skoda team at the OMV ADAC Rally in Germany Andreas Aigner (AUT)/Klaus Wicha (GER) hold a solid eight place after Leg One Mattias Ekstrom/Jonas Andersson (SWE) improve to P12 with top ten times By...

A very positive first day for the Red Bull Skoda team at the OMV ADAC Rally in Germany

Andreas Aigner (AUT)/Klaus Wicha (GER) hold a solid eight place after Leg One

Mattias Ekstrom/Jonas Andersson (SWE) improve to P12 with top ten times

By now, Sebastien Loeb (FRA) clearly dominates the rally ahead of his Citroen team mate Sordo (ESP). Third is Toni Gardemeister (FIN) in another Citroen.

In the morning of the first day, a strong upward trend for Red Bull Skoda was already beginning to show compared to the past rallies. After four stages, Andreas Aigner was seventh and Mattias Ekstrom fifteenth.

In the afternoon, Andreas Aigner even managed a fifth-best time on SS5, subsequently he finished in eleventh, tenth and seventh. Overall this adds up to P8: "This has been the best day in my rally career so far. The right tyre choice throughout and the experience gained in extensive testing helped me a lot. Now I've plenty of self-confidence for tomorrow, I'll go confidently into the tough 'Panzerplatte' stages."

A strong improvement in the afternoon for Mattias Ekstr

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Series WRC
Drivers Mattias Ekström , Sébastien Loeb , Toni Gardemeister , Klaus Wicha , Andreas Aigner
Teams Citroën World Rally Team