Fiesta RS driver, the Belgian Thierry Neuville was right on Dani's tail, since the over night leadership commanded a mere 0.8 seconds. In the first run of SS Dhronthal, Sordo literally flew through to take the stage win and also increased his chances by another 2.2s, with a 3s separating the Fiesta RS driver. Ogier surprised everyone by dropping nearly 12s to the rally leader, although he was expected to go all out for the bonus points in the re-run being the 'Power Stage.' Latvala completed the stage, and Mikko settled with being 5th quickest, to hold his 3rd position intact.
In WRC-2, Kubica was almost 10s quicker to Evans and Paddon was comfortably in 3rd overall.
Power Stage was the ultimate showdown to the rally, along with some extra championship points at disposal. Ogier was expected to be the claimant and he did whisk away those top 3 points with the stage win, although it was Dani Sordo who was second quickest who with additional 2 points took the Rally victory. After Loeb's retirement, Citroen team seemed to have caught in a landslide without any good results, but now they had the moment to finally jump off their seats & rejoice with two cars finishing at the podium, with Mikko taking the final podium step.
Latvala completed third quickest through the stage to claim the final bonus point, and Thierry Neuville the weekend's brave young driver seems to have encountered some issue to not be competitive and slips off the top 5 in the stage results, with 32s down to Ogier, however he retains his second podium spot. Job well done! Robert Kubica wins the WRC-2 class, Elfyn Evans & Hayden Paddon complete the top three, respectively.
For the next round, WRC travels across the Indian ocean to Rally Australia in second week of September.