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Katsuta retires after SS1 crash – WRC Rally Spain

Takamoto Katsuta is forced to retire from WRC Rally Spain on the road section after hitting an armco barrier in the opening stage of the rally.

The Toyota-driver went too fast into a tightening right-hander and hit an armco barrier which damaged the front-left of his Yaris WRC.

Katsuta managed to complete the stage but was not much later forced to retire on the road section.

The 28-year-old reacted to WRC.com: “Unfortunately we hit the barrier. I misunderstood something from the pace notes and I expected an easier corner but it tightened a lot. I am very sorry for the team and Aaron [Johnston – co-driver] because we came here for the speed and unfortunately it ended by my mistake. To be honest I have not much to say.”

It’s yet to be confirmed if Katsuta will restart tomorrow.

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