Volkswagen’s Jari-Matti Latvala leads the way by 11 seconds in Rally Portugal after Friday’s stages, while Sebastien Ogier languishes down in sixth after a tough opening loop.
Kris Meeke continues to lead Rally Argentina at lunchtime on Day 2, but Citroen teammate Mads Ostberg has carved into his advantage.
Citroen’s Kris Meeke took control of Rally Argentina as his Volkswagen-mounted rivals fell by the wayside on the opening day.
Citroen’s Kris Meeke survived a puncture to lead Rally Argentina, having capitalized on Sebastien Ogier’s earlier exit, but Jari-Matti Latvala has halved his lead.
It is the first time the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team has finished on the podium this season.
Rivals not only crash out but will rejoin to run ahead of the World Champion tomorrow to make his life even easier.
Ott Tanak’s car sinks to the bottom after scary crash, but both he and co-driver manage to swim to safety.
The two Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team crews will change continent for the next round of the WRC calendar. Rally Mexico will be held on 5-8 March.
Final-stage drama spells another victory for two-time World Champion, as young Norwegian teammate fails heroically.
Mikkelsen takes 3s lead into powerstage – but lost 3.8s on previous run through it.