Two different privateer drivers have set fastest stage times with Pirelli tyres on the same event.
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.
Wales Rally GB brings some of the most challenging conditions of the year and today’s action proved to be no exception.
Mikko Hirvonen and Elfyn Evans were locked in their own intense battles.
The Welshman was running in a strong fourth place...
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.