Jari-Matti Latvala fought to the end, but it simply wasn't enough to take the FIA World Rally Championship title fight to the final round.
Hayden Paddon secures his maiden stage victory and builds confidence in his only tarmac event of the year as he finishes ninth.
Sebastien Ogier still holds the top spot as we head into the final day.
The Finn currently holds fifth place overall and is in the hunt for a coveted podium position.
The Spanish round of the 2014 WRC season is underway.
WRC Spain his first appearance with the series in over a year.
Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo will once again represent the Hyundai Motorsport team, while Hayden Paddon will score points for Hyundai Motorsport N.
Robert Kubica adopted a near-perfect strategy for the event.
Volkswagen Motorsport continues to run 1-2, but the margin has widened between the teammates.
The Welshman was running in a strong fourth place...
The Hyundai Shell World Rally Team have shown a steady rate of improvement during the opening day of Rallye de France, round 11 of this year’s FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).