Rally France: Saturday's opening stage cancelled due to damaged course

The fourth stage of Rally France has been cancelled because of damage caused by torrential rain in Corsica.

Poor weather conditions in France has continuously hampered the 11th round of the World Rally Championship.

The 43.69 km stage of Casamozza-Ponte Leccia was cancelled yesterday due to severe flooding on the course.

It was scheduled to be the opening stage for day two, but the organisers have announced that they will not hold the stage because of "damaged caused by landslides".

After the two stages yesterday, M-Sport's Elfyn Evans took a 18.7s lead over Hyundai's Kevin Abbring while Volkswagen's Jari-Matti Latvala finished third.

Early leaders Sebastien Ogier and Robert Kubica had a dismal final stage on Friday, the Frenchman subsequently retiring on a road section with a gearshift problem and will start today under Rally 2.

Meanwhile, Kubica ended up fifth overall and is 40.3s off the leader.

The second day of Rally France will now start at 10:08 local time with the 36.43 km Francardo-Sermano stage.

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Event Rallye de France
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