There's quite a sair fecht going on out there on Rally Poland at the moment with the difference between the two leaders never more than 3 seconds.
Two of Friday’s special stages had to be cancelled in Lithuania due to large potholes and tyre tracks, and also for safety reasons due to the huge numbers of spectators in places.
Sébastien Ogier, Volkswagen Polo R WRC commented: “Obviously, I’m more than happy with today’s outcome. Julien and I are in the lead – albeit only just, with our teammates Andreas Mikkelsen and Ola Fløene right behind us. It’s a shame for the fans that the afternoon stages had to be cancelled, but the organisers made the right decision. The track conditions were very bad – there were deep furrows in the tracks and they were crumbling. Already this morning, there were some sections that were barely passable because they were wet from the night and the morning mist. You can see on the photos that a tractor would probably have been more use than a rally car.”
Overall Classification after Day Two:
1, S. Ogier / J. Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) 47:22.4
2, A. Mikkelsen / O. Floene (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) +0.9
3, M. Østberg / J. Andersson (Citroën DS3 WRC) +19.5
4, J.M Latvala / M. Anttila (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) +32.0
5, K. Meeke / P. Nagle (Citroën DS3 WRC) +40.0
6, J. Hänninen / T. Tuominen (Hyundai i20 WRC) +46.8
7, M. Hirvonen / J. Lehtinen (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +1:06.8
8, R. Kubica / M. Szczepaniak (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +1:16.1
9, E. Evans / D. Barritt (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) +1:21.4
10, T. Neuville / N. Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 WRC) +1:22.8