Neuville strengthens his lead, Sordo takes third place


The last day started with Dani Sordo-Cándido Carrera (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC) setting the fastest time in the first two stages, Santa Marina (9,10 km) and Riudecanyes (16,35 km), which allowed him to overtake Sébastien Ogier-Julien Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC) in the overall standings.

Ahead of them, Thierry Neuville-Martijn Wydaeghe started the day with a very consistent performance at the wheel of their Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, strengthening the provisional lead they have since stage 5, during the first day.

Elfyn Evans-Scott Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC) keep their second place just before the second and last loop that will take place after the Service at PortAventura World (9:14), starting at  10:29 for Santa Marina and 12:18 for Riudecanyes. This stage will be the last of the rally and it will also serve as Power Stage, awarding extra points for the top 5 drivers.

The Spanish duo Nil Solans-Marc Martí keep delivering a consistent performance, although they lost some time trying to get to the sixth place, and they are now eighth.

Provisional standings after TC15 (2 to go)
1-Thierry Neuville/Martijn Wydaeghe (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC), 2h18'56.4
2-Elfyn Evans/Scott Martin (Toyota Yaris WRC), +20.6
3-Dani Sordo/Cándido Carrera (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC), +39.0
4-Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (Toyota Yaris WRC), +40.6
5-Kalle Rovanperä/Jonne Halttunen (Toyota Yaris WRC), +1'25.4