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Ten thousand spectators celebrated the first clear best time by Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson in the special show stage in the centre of Cordoba, marking the start of the Rally Argentina. The Swedes were already the fastest in the shake down on Thursday morning. However, the rally gets going for real on Friday, with the first special stage on around 20 kilometres of Argentine gravel.

Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson, ŠKODA FABIA R5, ŠKODA Motorsport. Rally Argentina 2017

Together with co-driver Jonas Andersson, the ŠKODA works driver is placing his faith in the ŠKODA FABIA R5 that he already drove to victory in the Rally Mexico. If Tidemand secures a top result in Argentina, he’s poised to take over the lead in the World Rally Championship (WRC 2).

2018 Rally Argentina – WRC2 standings after Day 1:
1. Rovanperä / Halttunen (FIN/FIN) ŠKODA FABIA R5
1:57,5 min
2. Tidemand / Andersson (SWE/SWE) ŠKODA FABIA R5 +2.0 sec
3. Greensmith / Craig (GB/GB) Ford Fiesta R5 +2,7 s
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