The main battle will be on Day 3

Without big changes on Day 2 on 25. Kennards Hire Rally Australia 2016. Some stage wins Volkswagen and Hyundai crews but Mikkelsen is still on lead. But now just with two seconds ahead Ogier. Paddon overtaked Neuville for P3, Sordo (P5) got 20 seconds penalty and he is now just 1,4 second ahead Ostberg (P6). Latvala is now on 11th place overall, two minutes behind Lappi – the leader in WRC2.

Overall standings after SS18:

1. Mikkelsen Andreas – Jæger Anders ( Volkswagen Polo R WRC ) 2:15:06.2
2. Ogier Sébastien – Ingrassia Julien ( Volkswagen Polo R WRC ) +2.0
3. Paddon Hayden – Kennard John ( Hyundai NG i20 WRC ) +12.0
4. Neuville Thierry – Gilsoul Nicolas ( Hyundai NG i20 WRC ) +33.8
5. Sordo Dani – Martí Marc ( Hyundai NG i20 WRC ) +59.2
6. Østberg Mads – Fløene Ola ( Ford Fiesta RS WRC ) +1:00.6
7. Camilli Eric – Veillas Benjamin ( Ford Fiesta RS WRC ) +1:21.7
8. Tänak Ott – Mõlder Raigo ( Ford Fiesta RS WRC ) +2:19.9
9. Bertelli Lorenzo – Scattolin Simone ( Ford Fiesta RS WRC ) +4:56.6
10. Lappi Esapekka – Ferm Janne ( Škoda Fabia R5 ) +5:22.7