Evans passes Sordo for second on Acropolis

There has also been a change of leader in WRC2 due to a notional time adjustment


Elfyn Evans has moved into second on Acropolis Rally Greece, after winning the opening stage of Sunday morning.

The Toyota driver started the final day five seconds adrift of Hyundai’s Dani Sordo, and was fastest through Tarzan by nine seconds over Sordo to make it a Toyota 1-2.

Saturday retiree Thierry Neuville returned to the action and was third fastest in his Hyundai i20 N Rally1, with M-Sport’s Ott Tänak 16.2 seconds off the pace in fourth.

Rally leader Kalle Rovanperä was only eighth fastest through, and a massive 31.2s slower than team-mate Evans, but he was taking it easy and still has a gap up front of 1m38.2s.

The battle for seventh place overall and the WRC2 lead changed hands before SS13 even began, as revised notional times for Andreas Mikkelsen and Adrien Fourmaux shuffled the order.

Greensmith was moved to the front past Mikkelsen, but on Tarzan he struggled with his “driveshaft and front diff about to go” and dropped 10.9s to Mikkelsen and six seconds to Fourmaux.

With two stages to go he leads Mikkelsen by 1.1s, with Yohan Rossel 1m10.4s back in third.