Rally France: SS2 cancelled due to torrential rain

The second stage of Rally France has been cancelled because of a torrential downpour in Corsica that has flooded the roads.

Rally organisers announced the cancellation of SS2 following the conclusion of the opening stage of the rally, explaining in a statement that "the recent torrential rain has damaged the stage and the roads leading to it."

Ex-Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica and 2015 champion Sebastien Ogier were tied for first in the first stage of the day, as Jari-Matti Latvala slotted in at third, 5.8 seconds behind.

Dani Sordo and Mads Ostberg completed the top five, while Thierry Neuville was forced to retire just 1.2km into the stage with broken suspension after hitting a bridge.

Despite topping the times, Kubica was unhappy with the car set-up before the start of the first stage, saying: "Before the stage we had a bit of an issue and I was pretty upset."

"We didn't have the right set-up on the car. It is not easy and this is not driving. It is so difficult as the car is understeering (a lot)," he added.

SS3 is due to start at 14:47 local time.

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Series WRC
Event Rallye de France
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