Hayden Paddon writes history as he becomes first New Zealand driver to win a WRC rally. On a thrilling battle with Sebastien Ogier, Paddon emerged on top after winning the power stage. It was a tough start for Paddon on third leg and there was only 2.6 seconds between Ogier and Paddon. But Paddon stormed through power stage and took a emphatic victory. Its also maiden win for new generation Hyundai i20 WRC.
Andreas Mikkelsen finished third, he built a steady pace throughout the rally and was over a minute away from the leader. Dani Sordo who won the opening stage ended up fourth overall, just 11.9 seconds behind Mikkelsen. M-Sport driver Mads Ostberg and Thierry Neuville finished fifth and sixth respectively. Local star Marcos Ligato piloting a Citroen DS3 WRC finished in impressive seventh place. Eric Camilli was relieved to cross the finish line in one piece and was eight overall. Henning Solberg and WRC2 runner Nicolas Fuchs rounded off the top ten finishers. Jari Matti Latvala restarted after a freak suspension failure on leg two. Volkswagen mechanics did a impressive job to fix the car but it was not in a good shape. JML Hit problems in power stage and finally managed to finish the rally.