Rally Sardinia - 2nd Day - 2nd Loop: Ogier distances Tanak with three stage wins, Katsuta retires

At the end of Saturday, Sebastien Ogier bounces back and retakes the lead from Ott Tanak in Sardinia with Dani Sordo following them.

Sebastien Ogier moved up to first place at the end of Stage 9 and was the fastest driver in the first three afternoon stages resulting in extending his lead over Ott Tanak to 17,1 seconds.

The Estonian driver slipped behind Ogier as Hyundai told him to drive safe and to retain his position after Thierry Neuville's retirement in Stage 8.

Dani Sordo does the 2-3 for Hyundai Motorsport and had a damage in the front wheel in Stage 9, but he will give a fight with Elfyn Evans for the lowest place of the podium tomorrow.

Evans remains fourth overall and still was struggling with his Yaris on the stages, but his target is to gain one more place and to score some points on SuperSunday otherwise he will drop to third on the championship championship at the end of the sixth WRC round. However, he took his first stage win of the weekend in Stage 12.

Gregoire Munster overtook Sami Pajari on the classification and is now in fifth place overall.

Adrien Fourmaux is still outside the top ten and received many time penalties after the fitting tyre zone as he was working on his Puma and started the stages very late. Moreover, he had a tyre damage three or four kilometers before the end of Stage 11.

Takamoto Katsuta was forced to retire from the third place in Stage 9 due to a transmission issue and pulled off the stage into an access road around four kilometers into SS9.

Watch below the stage times:

Watch below the overall classification after the end of SS12:

Photo Credits: Toyota

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