“This morning has been pretty good. On the first stage [SS8] the conditions were really tricky, but other than that it’s been OK. For me, there is already a lot of gravel out on the stages. It is not so rutted, but you can see a gravel line emerging through the snow. Obviously, the grip is good, but it’s already really tough on the tyres.

“We can still take the fight. The pace is there and we’re not taking any unnecessary risks. We just need to keep it on the road and take the time back a little here and a little there with no silly mistakes. The car feels really good, so there is no need for us to make any changes in service.”





Latvala 1:14:02.3

Mikkelsen +1.6

Ostberg +26.6

Mikko +33.8

Tanak +42.9

Hanninen +1:09.2

Tidemand +1:53.9

Meeke +1:55.3

Solberg +2:14.9

Kubica +2:34.0

Evans +2:34.1