Overcoming earlier issues, Ott Tänak and Elfyn Evans recovered strongly to secure fourth and sixth place overall.
Having to contend with inconsistent grip levels through the morning loop, Ott Tänak and Elfyn Evans bided their time.
As the event continues, Tänak and Evans will be looking to improve their pace further.
Pontus Tidemand beat the entire field to claim an early and immensely popular lead.
The Swedish fixture offers a unique challenge but the compacted ice and snow also offer a surprising level of traction.
M-Sport World Rally Team’s Elfyn Evans and Ott Tänak made a promising start to the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship at Rallye Monte-Carlo this week.
Ott Tänak and Elfyn Evans encountered some set-backs today.
The M-Sport pair end the day in fourth and sixth places.
The M-Sport cars will go into the 2015 season with a new look.
The Finns were locked in an intense battle for the final podium positions throughout the weekend.
Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia claimed their eighth win of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship season on Wales Rally GB, Volkswagen Motorsport’s 12th victory of the season
Wales Rally GB brings some of the most challenging conditions of the year and today’s action proved to be no exception.
Next week’s event marks Mikko Hirvonen’s last appearance at the pinnacle of the sport.
Driving to the splits of his rival, Mikko Hirvonen reinforced his lead to bring home a thoroughly deserved podium.
As the event enters its final phase, Mikko Hirvonen has established a 30 second cushion over fourth-placed.
The Finn currently holds fifth place overall and is in the hunt for a coveted podium position.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Spanish fixture is the FIA World Rally Championship’s only true dual surface event of the season.
Mikko Hirvonen and Elfyn Evans were locked in their own intense battles.
The Welshman was running in a strong fourth place...
The British team embarks on the final pure asphalt event of the year...
Both Ford Fiesta RS WRC drivers remain on course for a solid result.
Rally Australia marks M-Sport’s 250th WRC event
Elfyn Evans had been locked in an intense battle with team mate Mikko Hirvonen.
Mikko Hirvonen and Elfyn Evans are locked in an intense duel.
Mikko Hirvonen and Elfyn Evans are locked in an intense battle for the final podium positions.
It was a somewhat frustrating weekend for home hero Hirvonen.
It was a frustrating morning for home hero Mikko Hirvonen.
Mikko Hirvonen and co-driver Jarmo Lehtinen made a solid start to their home event.