The eight stages contested on Friday in Italy were anything but dull.
Volkswagen's Ogier won the qualifying on the first day, and followed up by taking the first two sprint stages last night. The Frenchman ended the second day still on top.
With five stages in the books, it's currently a VW 1-2 in Argentina.
Leg one continues on Friday with 10 stages.
Hyundai Shell World Rally Team has started its seventh FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) event with a trouble-free opening day in Poland.
Emotional start in Estoril, perfect opening at rally pace in Lisbon
Hyundai Shell World Rally Team have completed Friday with all three Hyundai i20 WRCs after a character building day.
The M-Sport team made a full repair and the popular Pole will restart under Rally 2 regulations tomorrow.
The World Rally Championship started Rally Australia on a new stage in Coffs Harbour with Mikkelsen over Meeke and Latvala.
New stages, new conditions and new challenges were the order of the day, but Kubica took them all in his stride.
Robert Kubica: “We’re not taking any risks and when I don’t feel confident I’m backing off quite a lot."
Volkswagen and the Polo R WRC clinch all four fastest times