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Rally Sweden: Hanninen out, Kubica gets stuck

Juho Hanninen goes out in SS12; Robert Kubica loses over 10 minutes...
Hyundai's Juho Hanninen has retired from day two of Rally Sweden, joining team-mate, Thierry Neuville on the sidelines.

Hanninen had been running sixth overall in the new i20 WRC following the morning loop. However the Finn pulled off the front right wheel on the repeat-run through the 15 kilometre Lesjofors stage and was unable to continue. Ironically the same test also claimed Neuville this morning when he hit a rock and damaged the front right wheel carrier.





Meanwhile, former F1 man Robert Kubica also hit trouble in SS12 and got stuck in a snow bank. He had been running tenth in his RK M-Sport WRT Fiesta RS WRC and while he managed to get going again, he has lost over 10 minutes.

At the front, Jari-Matti Latvala extended his lead to 6.6 seconds, with team-mate and nearest rival, Andreas Mikkelsen reporting the water temperature on his Polo R WRC was worryingly high at the stage end. Mads Ostberg remains third, but Ott Tanak is now fourth, with Mikko Hirvonen dropping to P5. Hirvonen, however, had to slow for both Hanninen and Kubica.

Elsewhere, Sebastien Ogier was quickest and now moves up to P11 after his error in SS8 this morning, 23.8 seconds off Craig Breen.

Kris Meeke, Pontus Tidemand, Henning Solberg and Elfyn Evans fill the other top-ten positions in six through to nine respectively.



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Juho Hanninen (FIN), Tomi Tuominen (FIN), Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
Juho Hanninen (FIN), Tomi Tuominen (FIN), Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
Juho Hanninen (FIN), Tomi Tuominen (FIN), Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
Juho Hanninen (FIN), Tomi Tuominen (FIN), Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
Juho Hanninen (FIN), Tomi Tuominen (FIN), Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
Juho Hanninen (FIN), Tomi Tuominen (FIN), Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport

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