Day two: 98.06 miles; 6 stages
Weather: sunny 14 to 27 celsius Latvala crashes out of the second run of Los Gigantes. His 15-second lead comes to nought as Paddon moves to the front, to lead a WRC round for the first time since Sardinia last season. Ogier is still second, but he’s complaining bitterly about the cleaning effect on the first run through the stages and drops back from the lead fight in the Los Gigantes 20-miler. Second time through, he’s marginally happier. But still wants to go home. A fight for fourth between Mikkelsen and Sordo has become a bottom-step podium tussle on the final day. The Spaniard closed the gap to his Norwegian rival to 12s, but it’s at 17 going into the final day. Ostberg is a comfortable fifth overnight, almost three minutes down on Sordo, but four ahead of Ligato – the Argentinian feeling more and more at home in his Ph-sport-run Citroen DS 3 WRC. Comfortable and homely as he might be feeling, Ligato will need to keep an eye in the mirror tomorrow, with Neuville and Solberg just 4.8s down on him on Saturday night. Thierry and Henning are tied on time in seventh.