How Hyundai's broken record gave Toyota a special Sardinia 1-2
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How Hyundai's broken record gave Toyota a special Sardinia 1-2

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For the second WRC gravel rally in a row, a promising Friday for Hyundai turned into desolation as Toyota gratefully picked up the pieces. This time it was championship leader Sebastien Ogier who took full advantage after Ott Tanak and Dani Sordo retired to score a memorable victory, having swept the road on the first two days

They say that lightning never strikes twice, but it did for Hyundai on Rally Sardinia as victory slipped from its grasp in brutal fashion for the second consecutive event, leaving Sebastien Ogier and Toyota to clean up the spoils.

Sardinia is known as a car-breaker, with its rough, narrow, gravel stages offering the sternest of tests for both driver and machine. This was evident from a simple glance at the results sheet – only four WRC cars completed the 20 stages on the Mediterranean island, such was the high attrition rate.

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