SS15: Rossetti regains Ypres top 10 spot
Andreas Mikkelsen has been the fastest
Andreas Mikkelsen has recorded his second fastest stage time of the GEKO Ypres Rally in his ŠKODA UK Motorsport Fabia Super 2000 as Luca Rossetti moves into the top 10 in his Abarth Grande Punto.
Norwegian Mikkelsen, 22, was 6.6s quicker than event leader Freddy Loix through the 12.33-kilometre Watou stage. Loix’s overall advantage to Bryan Bouffier is now 1m41.8s.
Fifth-fastest time for Rossetti has elevated the Italian into 10th position in his Abarth Grande Punto (pictured). Guy Wilks was sixth quickest but reported making a few mistakes in his Peugeot UK 207.
Bernd Casier elected not to start the stage due to his powersteering problems and has retired from the rally, handing fourth place to Michal Solowow in the process.
Overall positions after SS15
|1||Loix Freddy / Miclotte Fréderic||Škoda Fabia S2000||2h04m05.6s|
|2||Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier||Peugeot 207 S2000||+1m41.8s|
|3||Weijs Hans / Degandt Bjorn||Škoda Fabia S2000||+3m11.3s|
|4||Snijers Patrick / Gitsels Johan||Mini John Cooper Works S2000||+4m31.5s|
|5||Sołowow Michal / Baran Maciej||Ford Fiesta S2000||+4m56.0s|
|6||Kruuda Karl / Järveoja Martin||Škoda Fabia S2000||+5m34.3s|
|7||Wilks Guy / Pugh Phil||Peugeot 207 S2000||+6m03.0s|
|8||Van Eldik Mark / Buysmans Robin||Škoda Fabia S2000||+6m19.0s|
|9||Ten Brinke Bernhard / Thierie Davy||Škoda Fabia S2000||+6m26.0s|
|10||Gardemeister Toni / Suominen Tapio||Škoda Fabia S2000||+6m40.3s|
|11||Rossetti Luca / Chiarcossi Matteo||Fiat Grande Punto S2000||+6m56.1s|
|12||Barrable Robert / Connolly Damien||Škoda Fabia S2000||+6m58.1s|
|13||Andersson Per Gunnar / Axelsson Emil||Proton Satria Neo S2000||+7m02.8s|
|14||Maurin Julien / Ural Olivier||Ford Fiesta S2000||+7m47.2s|
|15||Langenakens Jonas / Beernaert Nico||Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X||+8m17.9s|