After 19 special stages and almost 145 kilometers we have 29 competitors at the finish of Rally Germany. Of course not all of them did it by plan, just 14 drivers made it without any bigger time penalties. German roads were great for Oscar Estévez, Portuguese driver took his 2nd win in a row and 3rd overall with a WRC car.
Oscar had almost 2 minutes advantage before last day so he didn't need to push, but rally leader thought differently and won all the last day stages except the most important one. Mateusz Przyszlakowski was the fastest guy in the last stage which was a Power Stage. This was a little win for him after unlucky first day then he crashed and wasn't able to fight for the win. Meanwhile Oscar finished 2nd in this stage and added 4 points more to his already achieved 25 points, Juan Marzoa set the 3rd fastest time in SS19 and finished 2nd in overall standings with 2min 25.75sec gap from Oscar. Arnas Kerbelys was 4th in Power Stage and had to please himself with just 2 points from Germany after a nice win in Rally Finland. Paulo Tempera grabs the last point from Power Stage finishing 5th and completes the Portuguese-Spanish top 3 in Rally Germany by finishing 3rd overall with 3min and 34.54sec gap from rally winner.
Second place in Germany was a good result for Juan Marzoa, Spaniard increased his championship lead to 55,5 points as this was not so great rally for Libor Tomecek. Czech driver took 6 points and remains 2nd in overall standings, but Paulo Tempera got closer to Libor as he finished 3rd and fight for 2nd place now very intense.
WRC 2 drivers finished just the same as they are in WRC 2 standings. Kirill Kolomiets was a bit cautious in last stages and lost in three of them to his main opponent Tomasz Rajewski, but Pole was very nervous in the last one and made some mistakes so Kirill kept his 1 minute advantage and won his 4th event this season. "Nice rally, thanks to organisers! It's not my favorite surface ant I don't know how to run on it, so my target on rally was keeping on the road ant see what happen. It's so many fast guys here, but unfortunately they have a problems, so I can grab a win. Yehaaa it's a WIN!!! :)VerHa",- this is how happy Kirill was after his victory. Paulius Butmanas also had a nice last day and kept his 3rd place, of course his Subaru Impreza lost a lot time for R5 guys. Now Kirill Kolomiets levels up with Jyrki Niemela by won events number and cut 13 points from Jyrki's lead in championship standings. So before Rally Turkey Ukrainian driver is just 5,5 points from Finn and the fight for 3rd place is also very alive, while 4 drivers are in close battle.
Maciej Mynarski was leading WRC 3 classification both days, buf the last one was very bad for him. Mynarski had 17 seconds lead over Maciej Zawisza, but in very fist stage of last day he made a mistake that cost him almost a minute. After that Mynarski pushed hard and won next two stages and got closer to new class leader Zawisza. Mynarski was loosing 28sec but then again he made a mistake in the last stage and after leading the whole rally finished 2nd with 1 minute loss to Maciej Zawisza who took his 4th win this season. Justyna Rajewska took her 2nd podium and 3rd place in a row, she lost over 3 minutes to a class leader. This victory let Maciej Zawisza jump to first place in WRC 3 standings pushing down Mariusz Domanus to 2nd place with 11 points gap. Oscar Estévez who now competing with WRC cars still keeps 3rd place in this classification after he took 8th wins here.
Rally Turkey is next and fight for champion name is not over jet. Nevertheless Juan Marzoa is leading with a quite a big gap, but we haven't seen Juan winning the event for a wile.