Nikolay and Yaroslav finished the first section in the 2nd position overall, leading 2.8 seconds to the Frenchman Stephane Consani. At the same time, despite challenging conditions and the non-perfect choice of tires, the crew managed to win SS3.
The road began to dry out to the second loop, and the morning choice of tires was ideal then. Having changed the settings during the service, our crew began to attack, having won the SS5 and closed the gap from the leader to 1.3 seconds. Unfortunately, on the SS6 Nikolay hit the bank, and the car went off the road.