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Rallye Deutschland: Citroen JWRC leg two summary

Tonight the C2 Super 1600s still dominate the Juniors category exactly. Like Sebastien Loeb and Francois Duval in the WRC competition, Dani Sordo and Kris Meeke hold on the top two positions. The gap between both drivers is tiny but their cushion...

Tonight the C2 Super 1600s still dominate the Juniors category exactly. Like Sebastien Loeb and Francois Duval in the WRC competition, Dani Sordo and Kris Meeke hold on the top two positions. The gap between both drivers is tiny but their cushion on their chasers is thick.

Yesterday, Dani won four stages and Kris two. Today, Kris equalled his team- mate's record on the event by being the quickest four times (two fastest times for the young Spaniard). Guy Wilks, one of their main rivals also set a fastest time this afternoon.

On the technical side, the day went really well. The only problem experienced by the Kronos team's cars was on the brakes with a long pedal at the end of the stages.

The other problem of Dani had nothing to do with his C2 but with himself. Carlos Sainz' protege is fighting against the flu thanks to some antibiotics. "I'm extremely tired, admitted the young Spanish driver at the last service. "But if my day was difficult on a physical point of view, it was excellent on a sporting side. The fight with Kris is tight but we are quite far in front of our rivals. It really underlines the car's potential and it's interesting for the coming events on tarmac. This said, the most important for us is to finish the rally without making any mistakes and to keep our first place."

Tonight Kris Meeke lies only 11,7 seconds behind his team-mate. The young driver from Ulster was keen on insisting he never tried to tempt the devil. "When you drive competitively on a terrain like the Baumholder's military camp, you can only be careful. The changes of road surface and grip vary every meter and you really have to be 100% focused. I really paid attention all the time. I made a mistake in Sardinia and in Finland and my only aim is to avoid making a third one here. I drove at a pace I felt right and confident. I will try to do the same tomorrow and keep it till the finish line."

Behind the wheel of the third C2 Super 1600 serviced by the PH Sport team, Conrad Rautenbach was less lucky than the two leaders. The third tarmac rally of his short career ended up in the first passage of Panzerplatte (stage 8). After a long slide, his car hit the side of the road and rolled. Carl Williamson, his co-driver was brought to hospital for some checks. He suffers from bruised ribs.

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Series WRC
Teams Williams , Citroën World Rally Team