Monte Carlo Rally - Latest

The Hyundai of Thierry Neuville continues to make the running and currently leads after SS:4 from Tanak and the Toyota of Hanninen. Kris Meeke, who was holding second at the time, looks as if he is out of the rally after his Citroen went off and damaged the front suspension.
A spectator died from injuries sustained on stage 1 Thursday evening when Hayden Paddon lost control of his Hyundai i20 under braking for an icy left-hander just over half a mile from the end of the Entrevaux-Ubraye test and slid sideways up a bank on the outside of the corner hitting the spectator.
A statement from the event organiser said: "The Automobile Club de Monaco regrets to advise further details following incident of the car #4 in SS1. The spectator was transported by helicopter from the stage to hospital in Nice but sadly died. An investigation has commenced into the incident and all involved parties will provide assistance to the authorities. Everyone associated with the event extends their deepest sympathies and condolences to the families, friends and individuals affected."
The Hyundai team issued its own statement, its wording reflecting the ongoing nature of the investigation into precisely what happened. "The team and crew have pledged their full support to the event organisers and authorities to understand the full details. Hyundai Motorsport extends its condolences to the family, friends and individuals affected."

Results at SS4

1. Neuville
2. Tanak +25.8s
3. Hanninen +45.3s
4. Ogier +54.3s
5. Latvala +1m09.1s
6. Sordo +1m17.6s
7. Breen +1m35.0s
8. Mikkelsen +3m10.8s (WRC2)

20th January, 2017