Suzuki and Andersson enjoy trouble-free day two in Jordan
P-G Andersson re-started the second day of Jordan Rally and set top 10 times on all but one of the day's eight stages in a solid display of consistent pace from the Swede. The double Junior Rally Champion's Suzuki SX4 WRC ran without any technical faults for the duration of the day, despite continued searing temperatures closing on 40 degrees beside the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the earth's surface.

Car news - Suzuki SX4 WRC n.12 (Andersson):
The Suzuki World Rally Team has been pleased to bring the SX4 WRC of P-G Andersson through a trouble-free day on one of the toughest ever rounds of the World Rally Championship. Andersson reported no problems on day two and was quick enough to post sixth fastest time in the penultimate test - the second run through Shuna, the longest stage of the day. Andersson's hopes of a top finish were blown when he slid off the road on the opening stage of the event, but after a strong day behind the wheel of the SX4 WRC, he is in a confident mood ahead of the final day of the inaugural Jordan Rally.

Driver news:
P-G Andersson: "Today has been really good. I was a little bit steady with my pace after I had made a mistake yesterday - there was no way I wanted to do that again. When I came out of the first stage, I could see that my pace had been much too quick yesterday - I learned a great deal about driving on this surface today. The car has been very good. We had some small issues on the downshift, but that was really a minor transmission thing. I am pleased for the team and for myself that we have been able to come through today with some speed and no trouble. I had to think of today as a new day and forget about what happened yesterday, but it's a real shame - we could have had a good finish here without the problem on day one. Okay, that's the sport sometimes."

Team news:
Paul Wilding, Suzuki World Rally Team manager: "Today has been really encouraging for the team. You have to remember that these stages are very, very tough and the drivers are here for the first time. It's certainly not an easy event and running that bit further back on the road, P-G has been confronted by some fairly big rocks. But he and Jonas have come through all of that without any trouble. The car has performed really well all day - we haven't done anything to the car. We made some small adjustments to the settings at service, but they were about fine-tuning the car to the conditions, nothing else. It's been good to see the speed coming from the car. Now we're looking forward to tomorrow - although that's certain to be another big challenge, particularly the Jordan River stage."

Day 2 Leaderboard
1. D Sordo/M Marti 2h29.02.9s
2. J-M Latvala/M Attila +8.5s
3. M Hirvonen/J Lehtinen +10.4s
4. C Atkinson/S Prevot +2m02.5s
5. U Aava/K Sikk +3m07.2s
6. M Wilson/S Martin +4m56.5s
7. H Solberg/C Menkerud +5m10.9s
8. F Villagra/J Perez Companc +6m 56.3s
9. K Al-Qassimi/M Orr +7m 10.5s
10. G Galli/G Bernacchini+11m29.7s

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