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After an action packed opening on Friday, the Day 2 progressed through the mid-day after a service before SS9, the longest stage(s) of the rally, which is again repeated late today. Until SS8 the overall results looked almost the same with Sordo getting to the 3rd overall status since Latvala did a mistake on SS8 & hence, lost more time.
The drama unfolded for the top 5, when the second overall Petter Solberg, despite slower than the leader managed knocked off his right rear wheel onto a rock on the side of the road & decided to watch others speed off. Thierry Neuville, the fourth placed Belgian went off & ended his day then and there.. Dani Sordo had a puncture of an worn out tire and had to change in the stage and lost about 2 vital minutes. Mikko climbs to third overall.
Down in the PWRC, Kosciuszko takes the lead from Guerra at the end of SS9 & Aska is in third overall. In WRC Academy, Evans tops the list while Suarez and Reeves are in second and third.