Rallye Monte Carlo - 3rd Day - 2nd Loop: Neuville stops Toyota's domination as Ogier reels in 9th Monte win

At the end of the third day, Sebastien Ogier is still the leader of this year's Rallye Monte Carlo with Kalle Rovanpera and Thierry Neuville following him.

Sebastien Ogier remains the top driver on the overall classification and his target for the afternoon loop is to be careful, therefore he dropped some seconds in comparison with his rivals.

Kalle Rovanpera completes the 1-2 for Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC and was lucky in Stage 12 after escaping from a small slide. The Finn driver was the fastest driver in Stage 14 by seconds and reduced his margin from his teammate at 16 seconds.

Thierry Neuville is still third overall and managed to set the benchmark in two stages which means that Hyundai claimed the first stage win for 2023 season. His gap from Rovanpera is at 16 seconds after the end of SS14.

Elfyn Evans keeps his fourth place and was able to increase his gap from Ott Tanak who follows the Toyota driver on the overall classification.

The Estonian driver completes the top five and estimated that the power steering issue might be temperature-related as he said at the end of Stage 12.

Takamoto Katsuta holds his sixth place overall despite the fact that he struggled in Stage 13 due to understeer.

Dani Sordo lost more ground to fight for the sixth position as he sometimes had hybrid power whereas some other times he did not have, thus he was out of pace.

Esapekka Lappi follows his teammate on the overall classification and suffered from a right rear puncture in Stage 12. However, he closes in on Sordo's place as their gap is at 2,6 seconds.

Watch below the stage times:

Watch below the overall classification after SS14: 

Photo Credits: Toyota

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