Ogier drops back with tyre problem
|By Matt Beer||Saturday, April 17th 2010, 13:18 GMT|
Sebastien Ogier has lost the lead of the Rally of Turkey after having to stop and change a tyre on stage 15.
The incident cost the Citroen Junior driver over three minutes, dropping him from the rally lead to a distant fifth place.
"I had a problem with a tyre - like an explosion on a very high speed section," Ogier told World Rally Radio.
"It was impossible to control the car. I went off a little bit, we changed the tyre and restarted."
Ogier had led the rally since the opening morning, and until the tyre damage the young Frenchman was staying comfortably ahead of the works Fords and Citroens, and Petter Solberg.
Sebastien Loeb has now taken the lead of the rally, ahead of Solberg and Mikko Hirvonen.