Ogier Leads Rally Italy

Erstwhile rally leader Jari-Matti Latvala hit trouble on the last of Saturday's stages in Sardinia on in the lengthy Monte Lerno stage when he hit a rock and damaged a wheel, forcing him to fit a spare and losing two minutes in the process. This followed Latvala's engine stalling earlier towards the end of the Monte Olia test and his misery was further compounded by Ogier winning both of second loop's stages and the championship leader now has a 1m40.2s advantage over the rest of the field.

Following Latvala's misfortune, Mads Ostberg has moved up to second overall with Andreas Mikkelsen fourth and Elfyn Evans moving up to fifth after M-Sport Ford team-mate Robert Kubica stopped on SS12 one kilometre from the finish after an accident and the team reported he had lost his front right wheel.

Leading positions after SS13:

Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap
1. Sebastien Ogier VW 3h30m15.8s
2. Mads Ostberg Citroen +1m40.2s
3. Jari-Matti Latvala VW +2m01.5s
4. Andreas Mikkelsen VW +2m37.8s
5. Elfyn Evans M-Sport Ford +4m24.3s
6. Martin Prokop Czech Ford +5m26.1s
7. Henning Solberg Solberg Ford +6m09.6s
8. Khalid Al Qassimi Citroen +15m05.2s
9. Lorenzo Bertelli FWRT Ford +16m08.1s *
10. Bernardo Sousa Sousa Ford +17m32.4s *

* WRC2

8th June, 2014