Leading positions after 22 stages of the San Remo rally: 1 C Sainz Subaru 4:55:08 2 D Auriol Toyota +38 3 M Biasion Ford +51 4 B Thiry Ford +1:28 5 C McRae Subaru +1:37 6 G Cunico Ford +2:25 7 J Kankkunen Toyota +4:16 8 A Schwartz Mitsubishi +4:27 9 P Longhi Toyota +8:23 10 M Wilson Ford +10:02

From the start of today, the final one, Sainz's Subaru developed a misfire and the team has been frantically trying to correct matters, changing the fuel tank, pumps and electronics. There are 4 stages left and Auriol is on track to catch Sainz on the final stage.

A further report will follow in a few hours.