Sebastien Ogier is virtually unbeatable with a gap of 3m32.4s ahead of second placed Mikko Hirvonen, unless the Frenchman encounters any problems with the car or alike.
Qatar M-Sport WRT's no.1 driver Mads Ostberg had to retire in the second stage yesterday after his Ford Fiesta RS WRC car alternator generated some issues, which eventually lead to engine failure. Thierry Neuville [like Mikko], encashed on Mads disappointing retirement and settled on third overall.
There was a shuffle-up in the lower point-scoring order too, Dani Sordo now sits in 4th, while Nasser Al-Attiyah moving up to 5th overall. Ken Block, Chris Atkinson, Guerra, Martin Prokop and Evgeny Novikov are the finishing top ten in descending order respectively.