Sebastien Ogier has closed the gap on his Finnish teammate.
The Volkswagen boys are once again on form topping leg one of Rally Poland.
As more competitors dropped out of the tough rally, Ogier stayed clear to maintain a dominant advantage in leg two.
The Frenchman leads by 26.1 seconds.
Having started joint fifth overall this morning, Mads Østberg moved ahead of Mikko Hirvonen and Ott Tanak to grab third place at Rally Sweden.
With just over sixty kilometres of timed stages, day one of Rally Sweden was the shortest leg on this year’s calendar.
Six of seven stage wins go to Wolfsburg.
The Volkswagens dominated the first leg of Rally Sweden.
Ogier has edged a step closer to victory in this year’s Rallye Monte-Carlo after a nearly perfect second day performance.
Day two of the “Monte” also dominated by extreme weather conditions.
Both Hyundai Motorsport i20 entries out of the rally on first day.
Sébastien Ogier, Julien Ingrassia are at the top of the leader board in the Rally Spain after the first of three days.
Dani Sordo/Carlos del Barrio and Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena are fighting at the front.
The Volkswagen pairings of Latvala/Anttila and Ogier/Ingrassia have gradually worked their way up the overall standings.
Jari-Matti Latvala holds the best finish for the Volkswagen team after first two days of action in Rally France
Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena returned with Citroen for Rallye de France - Citroen's and Loeb's home race.