Thierry Neuville and Nicholas Gilsoul were in troubles before SS9 of 53. RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada: “We lost hydraulic pressure at end of the stage before. Then the car would not start and I had to drive quickly to the start of SS9. I spun on the road section and hit the rear.”
They lost their fifth place overall and “fall” on P8 with also 30 seconds penalty due late at time control.
Now is Meeke on the lead ahead two M-Sport’s drivers – Tanak on P2 and Ogier on P3. Sordo lost his second place with two little slower driving on SS8 and SS9. Mikkelsen dropped down on P5, but just because of still learning of new car.
Latvala had to retired yesterday on SS6 due oil leaking from his Toyota Yaris WRC.
Teemu Suninen is still on lead in WRC2. Jan Kopecky improved his time after being in dust on yesterday’s stages. He won all three today’s morning stages. Valeriy Gorban lost a lot of time this morning and he is now just 36.5 seconds ahead Jean-Michel Raoux in WRC Trophy section.