WRC Wales Rally GB: Neuville loses wheel in SS3

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville loses a wheel in third stage of Wales Rally GB
Thierry Neuville has retired from day one of Wales Rally GB after losing a wheel on his Hyundai i20 WRC in SS3.

Neuville, who has been demoted to Hyundai's second team for this event in a bid to re-build his confidence, stopped 10.3 km into the 30.23km Myherin 1 test.

Early reports suggest he went wide and clipped a tree.

The Belgian had been running seventh overall post-SS2, posting a ninth quickest in the first test of the day and a fifth best in the second.

Meanwhile, team-mate Kevin Abbring was also forced to retire in SS3, when a temperature warning light came on just 2km from the end. He was unable to re-start his i20 WRC.

by Rob Wilkins

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Thierry Neuville, Nicolas Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport)

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November 13, 2015 12:09 PM

Don't know what has happened to him. Gone from a potential World champion to an also ran. And as ever with the WRC on here, a sad lack of interest. Why? Why isn't it getting interest from Motorsport fans? 20 years ago the old RAC was the biggest event in UK Motorsport. Sad to see.

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