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Sun 15:35 - Until then
Keep an eye on for all the latest wrc news and don’t forget WRC+ the online home of stage footage, highlights shows and onboards. Bye for now!

Sun 15:33 - We will return
On 29 September for the championship's tenth round: Tour de Corse - Rallye de France

Sun 15:32 - Rally complete
And that's where we'll end our live text service from Germany

Sun 15:31 - WRC news report
Our end of rally report - Ogier ends his winless streak - is published now. Click here to read it.

Sun 15:28 - WRC manufacturers' standings
1. Volkswagen Motorsport: 256 points, 2. Hyundai Motorsport: 201, 3. M-Sport: 122, 4. Volkswagen Motorsport II: 121, 5. Hyundai Motorsport N: 96, 6. DMACK: 64, 7. Jipocar Czech National Team: 18, 8. Yazeed Racing: 4

Sun 15:26 - Power Stage result
1: Neuville 7m54.9s (3 points) 2: Latvala +2.5s (2 points) 3: Ogier +2.6s (1 point)

Sun 15:12 - WRC Drivers’ Standings
Top 10: 1) Ogier 169 points, 2) Mikkelsen 110, 3) Paddon 94, 4) Neuville 94, 5) Latvala 89, 6) Sordo 86, 7) Ostberg 78, 8) Tänak 52, 9) Meeke 51, 10) Breen 25

Sun 14:07 - Germany WRC 3 FINAL
1.Tempestini 3:21m12.4s, 2.Koci +17.0s, 3.Andolfi +1m30.3s, 4.Folb +2m05.3s, 5.Martel +2m34.7s

Sun 14:07 - Germany Junior WRC FINAL
1.Tempestini 3:21m12.4s, 2.Koci +38.9s, 3.Folb +2m12.8s, 4.Martel +3m05.0s, 5.Dubert +6m17.1s

Sun 13:05 - Text break
A brief admin pause now while we grab some driver quotes. We'll be back soon with the full results and championship standings

Sun 13:04 - Germany WRC2 FINAL
1.Lappi 3:09m03.5s, 2.Kopecky +1m07.4s, 3.Kremer +1m33.8s, 4.De Mevius +2m36.1s, 5.Loubet +3m42.0s

Sun 12:59 - Germany FINAL
1.Ogier 3:00m26.7s, 2.Sordo +20.3s, 3.Neuville +20.4s, 4.Mikkelsen +27.2s, 5.Paddon +3m34.8s

Sun 12:57 - SS18: WRC 2 Kopecky
Through cleanly and that's second place for Jan - a great recovery after losing a stack of time in the opening day.

Sun 12:56 - SS18: WRC 2 Lappi
The Finn wins the WRC 2 category. "The result is perfect and I hope with Jan we get a 1-2 for Skoda. Okay. a bad start on Friday but yesterday was the best tarmac day of my career I think. I'm very proud of what we have achieved."

Sun 12:54 - Ogier's reaction
"It feels great, I was missing it [winning] a lot - it's been such a long time. I took the chance here, it's a really good result for the championship. A very exciting battle with Andreas, Thierry and Dani - we had to push to beat them. This win is for [departing team boss] Jost - I told him I'd try and do this for him!"

Sun 12:49 - Ogier wins!
Third quickest on the Power Stage and Seb and Julien take the win in Germany by 20.3sec from Sordo. It's their first WRC victory since Sweden!

Sun 12:46 - SS18: Sordo
2.6sec SLOWER than Neuville on stage but Sordo keeps second position by one-tenth! "That was close. I'm happy." he says - looking stunned.

Sun 12:43 - SS18: Neuville
A new fastest time, 2.5sec up on Latvala, and that seals third spot - at least - for the Belgian. "That's good news - now we have to see what Dani does. It was a good run, quite clean, I felt comfortable. Thanks to the team - we can be pleased with this result."

Sun 12:40 - SS18: Mikkelsen
He gives it everything - and a bit more. Second quickest, 2.9sec slower than Latvala and he completes with the right-rear wheel flaming - looks like some grass and debris in there. "We lost the brakes completely," Mikkelsen says before driving away in a cloud of fire extinguisher powder. The fire marshals have everything under control.

Sun 12:36 - SS18: Paddon
Second quickest so far, 3.4sec slower than Latvala, and it's fifth overall for the Kiwi. "The result is okay - fifth is probably where we would have ended up without our problems. Okay, we have some work to do with our speed but it looks like a great team result this weekend."

Sun 12:31 - SS18: Ostberg
Two-tenths slower than his team-mate Camilli here and it looks like sixth place for Mads this weekend. A disappointing rally for Norwegian. "This stage was okay. The end of the rally, not so much to do. I just tried to enjoy it."

Sun 12:27 - SS18: Tanak
Second quickest so far for Tanak - another of our Rally 2 re-starters. "I had a very good run - quite on the limit here. It's been a positive event for our tyres. I enjoy driving on Tarmac. Good learning and happy to be on the pace. All very positive for the future."

Sun 12:23 - SS18: Latvala
We're expecting a flier here from Latvala as he tries to salvage some points after his day one retirement. And it looks good - he's 10.1sec quicker than Camilli. "I tried to push quite hard. It's difficult to say how I did in the cuts - some were quite nasty. It's easy to make a mistake."

Sun 12:19 - SS18: Camilli
He's though in 8m07.5s and that's another useful dose of experience for the Frenchman who crashed out of the opening day. "Not an easy weekend but we are here. The confidence is back and the Power Stage was good. My car just a little too low in the dirty sections but I'm happy. Thanks to the team for their work."

Sun 12:09 - SS18: LIVE
Camilli is underway. And from the look of his onboard camera it's a dry road.

Sun 12:07 - Start intervals
World Rally Cars will go at four-minute intervals

Sun 12:05 - SS18: Start order
A few tweaks to today's order to suit the live TV schedule. Here's how the WRC runners will line up: 1. Camilli, 2. Latvala, 3. Tänak, 4. Østberg, 5. Paddon, 6. Mikkelsen, 7. Neuville, 8. Sordo, 9. Ogier.

Sun 12:03 - Watch SS18 LIVE
WRC users can watch the Power Stage live. Our streaming service is up and running.

Sun 10:37 - SS17: Stage times
All competitors have been awarded the same 9m36.5s time as Eric Camilli - the only driver to compete the stage.

Sun 10:27 - Next stage: 1208hrs
The rally closing Power Stage (SS18) is due to start on schedule at 1208hrs

Sun 10:26 - SS17 update
Rally organisers have confirmed the stage was cancelled because spectators were in a restricted zone. Organisers have appealed to all spectators to use only the designated areas and to follow the instructions of event marshals.

Sun 10:12 - Regroup schedule
Cars will be held at the regroup until they leave for the Power Stage from 1130hrs.

Sun 10:10 - Cars re-routing
Cars are heading to the pre-Power Stage regroup via an alternative route.

Sun 10:07 - SS17: Stage cancelled
Rally organisers have cancelled it on the grounds of spectator safety.

Sun 09:58 - SS17: Camilli
He completes in 9m36s. "It was good. The first pass was not easy, I was too cautious. Now quite a push and I'm happy."

Sun 09:51 - SS17: Paused
Camilli has started the stage but Latvala is held on the start line. More info when we get it.

Sun 09:34 - Next stage: 0947hrs
That's Camilli's start time for the repeat of Dhrontal.

Sun 09:33 - Germany Junior WRC after SS16
1.Tempestini 3:02m34.9s, 2.Koci +25.2s, 3.Folb +2m19.4s, 4.Martel +2m57.9s, 5.Dubert +6m20.2s

Sun 09:31 - SS16: JWRC Martel
16sec off the pace here and Romain's challenge for the junior podium looks to be over. The gap ahead to Folb now up to 38.5s. "We went wide and off the road. That's it," he says.

Sun 09:21 - Germany WRC2 after SS16
1.Lappi 2:51m02.4s, 2.Kopecky +1m07.4s, 3.Kremer +1m31.0s, 4.De Mevius +2m27.8s, 5.Loubet +3m25.0s

Sun 09:18 - Germany after SS16
1.Ogier 2:42m52.7s, 2.Sordo +20.3s, 3.Neuville +23.0s, 4.Mikkelsen +24.4s, 5.Paddon +3m31.5s. Neuville up to third

Sun 09:12 - SS16: WRC 2 Kremer
"All okay for us. A lot of loose gravel on the road near the end.:

Sun 09:12 - SS16: WRC 2 Kopecky
"I was hoping for rain, so I have a different strategy [to team-mate Lappi] and four soft tyres. They were moving about a lot here and I had to be careful to look after them."

Sun 09:10 - SS16: WRC 2 Lappi
Cleanly through. "It was good. The grip was good all the way through."

Sun 09:09 - SS16: Ogier
Fourth fastest on stage and Ogier's rally lead over Sordo stands at 20.3sec with two stages to go. "Okay for us. We pushed a little bit more than the first stage - we try to control the gap. I'm looking forward to the finish line now, that's no secret."

Sun 09:06 - SS16: Mikkelsen
Two seconds slower than Sordo here and Mikkelsen slips to fourth position. "I'm really on the limit everywhere. It's hard for me to do much more than that. I think the two spare wheels are hindering me a bit. I can't drive quicker."

Sun 09:04 - SS16: Sordo
Slower than his team-mate Neuville by four-tenths here and he stays ahead in the overall standings by 2.7sec. "The battle will go all the way," he says. "Not the fastest stage for me - I didn't have a lot of confidence in the dirty places."

Sun 09:02 - SS16: Neuville
Quickest so far. Enough to take Mikkelsen? "I don't know. I did a good stage but I could have been more on it in some places."

Sun 09:00 - SS16: Paddon
Fastest though so far. "A bit drier than the first one. Not bad. Trying to continue working on what we did yesterday afternoon - learning some things for Corsica."

Sun 08:58 - SS16: Ostberg
"We are just cruising. Nothing more to say."

Sun 08:56 - SS16: Tanak
1.6sec off Latvala's stage time. "I pushed to the maximum to try and learn the car and the tyres. Quite a surprise to be so close [to the other times]. I'm happy with that."

Sun 08:54 - SS16: Latvala
5.6sec quicker than Camilli. "A good stage and I know I can improve for the second run. I'll be definitely pushing for full Power Stage points here this afternoon."

Sun 08:52 - SS16: Camilli
"Only the final two corners were damp. Everything was okay. We pushed more than the previous stage."

Sun 08:47 - SS16: Road conditions
Zero car drivers report a largely dry road with damp patches near the finish.

Sun 08:00 - Stage info: SS16
Sauertal 1, 14.84km. Sauertal runs in the same format as 2015. It starts among the fields on a narrow road before joining wider asphalt and dropping into Trierweiler village. After leaving the village it speeds up and alternates between narrow and wide roads to the finish, via many junctions. An ultra-fast 2km section provides the finale.

Sun 08:00 - Next stage: 0842hrs
That's Camilli's start time for the Sauertal stage - to be run later as the Power Stage. Recce notes coming up. We'll resume our text service when the stage goes live.

Sun 07:58 - SS15: JWRC Koci
Not the best start for the Slovakian who was trying to close the 17sec gap on category leader Tempestini. "We spun twice. Now I think it's stupid to push hard to try and catch him." The gap between them is now 24sec.

Sun 07:54 - Germany WRC2 after SS15
1.Lappi 2:42m34.6s, 2.Kopecky +1m05.4s, 3.Kremer +1m26.2s, 4.De Mevius +2m21.2s, 5.Loubet +3m13.6s

Sun 07:52 - Germany after SS15
1.Ogier 2:34m53.0s, 2.Sordo +22.1s, 3.Mikkelsen +24.6s, 4.Neuville +25.2s, 5.Paddon +3m29.1s. Sordo up to second

Sun 07:49 - SS15: Suarez
Second quickest in WRC 2 and trying to motivate his navigator. "Not such a great stage - I'm waiting for my co-driver to wake up. He has to."

Sun 07:46 - SS15: WRC 2 De Mevius
"My pace notes are too fast. Not the same as yesterday."

Sun 07:45 - SS15: WRC 2 Kremer
2.4sec slower than Kopecky here. He had to stop and reverse during the stage.

Sun 07:45 - SS15: WRC 2 Kopecky
4.5sec quicker than Lappi here and the gap between them stands at 1m05.4s. "I'm on a different strategy than my team-mate - we have soft tyres all around. Maybe we will have rain later?"

Sun 07:43 - SS15: WRC 2 Lappi
The category leader through safely. "Very safe. Maybe too safe. My info said it was completely dry but it wasn't. It was a bit slippery."

Sun 07:41 - SS15: Ogier
A modest sixth fastest here and Ogier's rally lead over Sordo is 22sec. Sounds like he gave away more time than he expected to. "It's all fine. We have to push a bit more in the car and it will be okay."

Sun 07:39 - SS15: Mikkelsen
6.1sec slower than Sordo on stage and that drops him to third position, behind the Spaniard. "I did a good stage but I struggled with the feeling of the brakes towards the end - I'm trying some new pads."

Sun 07:37 - SS15: Sordo
The second of the trio of drivers battling for third place. And this is a great start - quickest so far. "In some places it was wet and the tyres were hot. I enjoyed it though - I tried to do my best. I'm just focusing on my driving."

Sun 07:35 - SS15: Neuville
He's been off. The front wing is damaged and Neuville is straight out to have a look at a rear wheel. "A bit wide in the very last corner. Other than that okay."

Sun 07:32 - SS15: Paddon
"Quickest of the five drivers through so far. "Some small damp patches to watch but no problems. I'm trying a new set-up. I have to get used to it."

Sun 07:31 - SS15: Ostberg
"We took it very steady. No drama. Trying a few small things with the car, a few diff changes to find more confidence. They felt quite good."

Sun 07:29 - SS15: Tanak
Rejoining today after his alternator-related retirement yesterday. Quickest so far on stage. "Quite good. Half of the stage was quite damp but the grip was okay."

Sun 07:27 - Tyre info
Update on the numbers and compounds (Hard or Soft) chosen by the Michelin runners for today's stages. Ogier/Mikkelsen/Ostberg: 3H

Sun 07:26 - SS15: Latvala
6.3sec quicker than Camilli and he explains the reason for a slow opening split. "We had a small spin in a tight corner."

Sun 07:25 - SS15: Camilli
First to complete in 9m55.8s. "Conditions are good - just some damp at the end. I enjoyed. Good to open the road because it's clean compared to yesterday."

Sun 07:15 - Stage info: SS15
Dhrontal 1, 14.79km. Dhrontal has a reputation for providing drama. Two years ago Jari-Matti Latvala’s victory dreams ended here and Thierry Neuville saw his hopes of a win disappear in this stage the previous year. It’s a mix of vineyards and open sections, mainly on narrow roads. The first part is highly technical with many tight junctions while the second part is open and wider.

Sun 07:14 - Up first: SS15
The Dhrontal stage is live. Camilli started at 0713hrs. Stage notes coming up.

Sun 07:12 - WRC Live
Our online radio coverage is live. Becs Williams is back in the studio and reporters Emyr Penlan and George Donaldson are out in the stages. You'll find a link in the LIVE section.

Sun 07:12 - Time zones
All times quoted here are local. Germany is currently in Eastern European Summer Time. UTC/GMT +2 hours.

Sun 07:12 - Start intervals
World Rally Cars will go at two-minute intervals

Sun 07:11 - Stéphane Lefebvre
Today's only WRC non-starter following yesterday's huge shunt. Yesterday evening The Frenchman thanked well-wishers via Twitter, saying: "I have no enough words to say to you how many your lovely messages make us feel better. We hope to be back soon."

Sun 07:10 - Sunday's start order
After two days in championship order, we swap to reverse rally classification today. Here's how the WRC runners will line up: 1. Camilli, 2. Latvala, 3. Tänak, 4. Østberg, 5. Paddon, 6. Neuville, 7. Sordo, 8. Mikkelsen, 9. Ogier.

Sun 07:10 - Weather
Another overcast morning in Trier with roads damp after light overnight rain. The current temperature of 14˚C is expected to rise to 20˚C later. Rain possible throughout the day.

Sun 07:10 - Sunday's itinerary
Features two stages that will be run twice. The 14.79km Dhrontal, famous for its long sequences of hairpin turns, gets things underway, before the 14.84km Sauertal test near the Luxembourg border. The second pass of Sauertal will act as the rally-closing Power Stage.

Sun 07:10 - Coming up today
Sunday is the third and final day of the competition.

Sun 07:09 - Welcome back
To our live text coverage from ADAC Rallye Deutschland

Sat 19:27 - Until tomorrow
Keep an eye on the news section for our end of leg reports and don’t forget WRC+ where you'll find stage footage, highlights shows and onboards. Bye for now!

Sat 19:26 - Service Park TV
Don't forget you can watch teams re-prep their cars in tonight's service via our live stream cameras. You'll find a link in the LIVE section

Sat 19:24 - We will return
On Sunday from 0713hrs (local) when the opening Dhrontal stage kicks off.

Sat 19:24 - Join us on Sunday
For the rally's third and final leg. Coming up: four stages, 59.26 kilometres and the bonus point Power Stage. Will a 33sec lead be enough for Ogier to claim another home rally win for Volkswagen? We'll find out soon

Sat 19:21 - Leaders through
And that's where we'll leave our live text service for tonight.

Sat 19:17 - Germany WRC 3 after SS14
1.Tempestini 2:42m41.4s, 2.Koci +17.0s, 3.Andolfi +1m30.3s, 4.Folb +2m05.3s, 5.Martel +2m34.7s

Sat 19:13 - Germany Junior WRC after SS14
1.Tempestini 2:42m41.4s, 2.Koci +17.0s, 3.Folb +2m05.3s, 4.Martel +2m34.7s, 5.Dubert +4m04.6s

Sat 19:10 - Germany WRC2 after SS14
1.Lappi 2:32m26.7s, 2.Kopecky +1m09.9s, 3.Kremer +1m28.3s, 4.De Mevius +2m14.3s, 5.Loubet +2m53.8s. Kopecky up to second

Sat 18:58 - Germany after SS14
1.Ogier 2:25m10.5s, 2.Mikkelsen +33.4s, 3.Sordo +37.0s, 4.Neuville +37.4s, 5.Paddon +3m33.9s. Sordo up to third

Sat 18:54 - SS14: WRC 2 Kopecky
2.5sec quicker than Lappi here and Jan is back up to second position in WRC 2. "The tyre wear here was an unknown so I was not pushing - just keeping it nice and smooth. Being back in second place is good for the team."

Sat 18:51 - SS14: WRC 2 Loubet
Reports a spin near the end of the stage.

Sat 18:50 - SS14: WRC 2 Lappi
31.1sec quicker than Kremer and seemingly surprised by his pace. "I've never driven this type of rough stage with the soft compound tyre so I took it easy because I didnlt want to destroy them. Okay, if the time is good, then that's good."

Sat 18:48 - SS14: WRC 2 Kremer
"Really difficult, really slippy. We drove it slowly but for us I think it's okay."

Sat 18:47 - SS14: Latvala
Sixth-fastest and rather annoyed. "This was not good to drive, I didn't get a good feeling with the car at all. Understeering and glazed brakes - I couldn't get any feeling for the brakes. A really bad drive. I'm not happy at all."

Sat 18:44 - SS14: Camilli
"Happy to finish this day. The time is not really good, slower than Mads, and we need to understand why. Maybe it is more difficult for me because I didn't drive this one earlier. A good feeling with the car and we keep learning."

Sat 18:40 - SS14: Sordo
Second quickest so far and he takes third place from his team-mate Neuville. "Okay, not by much, but it's difficult to take time here. I am happy to be third. I've enjoyed the fight and the car is perfect." Neuville will start Sunday's leg just four-tenths behind.

Sat 18:38 - SS14: Ostberg
54.7sec off Ogier's leading pace. "It went wrong all the way - I struggled a lot. I didn't cool my brakes enough before the start so I knew it was going to be tough. I slowed down to protect them."

Sat 18:36 - SS14: Neuville
4.3sec quicker than Mikkelsen here and Thierry is just 4sec behind in the standings. "An okay stage but I started understeering towards the end and lost my confidence." And what about the fight for second place with Mikkelsen and Sordo? "It's going to be a tough battle tomorrow - it will be tight."

Sat 18:33 - SS14: Paddon
"A trying day, mentally quite tough. I'm a competitive guy but I have a lot to learn. I've learned a lot in today's conditions."

Sat 18:32 - SS14: Mikkelsen
13.1sec than Ogier and philosophical about losing his tyre gamble. "I had to try something different, but in the forest sections it was hard to be confident with the lack of grip. I couldn't have done much more. It looks like the battle with Thierry will go tho the wire tomorrow."

Sat 18:30 - SS14: Ogier
He's though and has stretched his rally lead to more than 30 seconds. "We had a different tyre choice to Andreas and I think we managed the softs pretty well. A clean stage. I hope this puts us in a comfortable position tomorrow but there are still 60km to go - and another tricky vineyard stage."

Sat 18:23 - SS14: Splits watch
Ogier the fastest man on stage - 12sec up on Mikkelsen at the 24km split.

Sat 18:22 - SS14: Splits watch
Mikkelsen's gamble on hard tyres doesn't seem to be paying off. Neuville is 2sec quicker to the 15.9km split. Mikkelsen's second place is under threat here.

Sat 18:20 - SS14: Road conditions
The sun is out and the road is drying quickly - it's currently 50/50 wet and dry.

Sat 18:12 - SS14: LIVE
The second pass of the 40km Panzerplatte - today's final stage - is underway. Ogier started at 1758hrs.

Sat 18:10 - Germany WRC2 after SS13
1.Lappi 2:07m43.5s, 2.Kremer +57.3s, 3.Kopecky +1m12.4s, 4.De Mevius +2m02.7s, 5.Loubet +2m26.6s

Sat 18:08 - Germany after SS13
1.Ogier 2:01m56.5s, 2.Mikkelsen +20.3s, 3.Neuville +28.6s, 4.Sordo +32.3s, 5.Paddon +3m08.9s

Sat 18:00 - SS13: Latvala
"I tried too much - I touched the chicane near the end and lost a little time."

Sat 17:58 - SS13: Camilli
"A good stage and a good feeling with the car. I will try to manage my soft tyres on the next stage - my first time managing them in these conditions. "

Sat 17:52 - SS13: Ostberg
"Tricky conditions with the sun. Still lost of damp sections."

Sat 17:50 - SS13: Neuville
Fastest so far. "Very good. I'm happy with that. I hope the roads stay wet for my soft tyres."

Sat 17:49 - Weather update
Rain and clouds clearing. Sun out. Roads drying.

Sat 17:48 - SS13: Paddon
"A good warm up for the next one. Soft tyres should be correct - the sun will dry the roads quickly but under the trees it will stay wet."

Sat 17:47 - Tyre info
Update on the numbers and compounds (Hard or Soft) chosen by the Michelin runners for the second Panzerplatte loop. Latvala/Ostberg: 4S&2H. Ogier/Camilli/Paddon/Neuville: 5S. Mikkelsen: 4H&2S. Sordo: 4S&1H

Sat 17:45 - SS13: Mikkelsen
"It was fine, no problems."

Sat 17:44 - SS13: Ogier
"It was okay, just an appetizer for the big one. Soft tyres here were the right choice."

Sat 16:47 - Next stage: 1740hrs
That's Ogier's start time for the Arena Panzerplatte Super Special. We'll take a live text break until then.

Sat 16:45 - Up next: Tyre zone
Crews are back in St Wendel to fit fresh rubber for the two Panzerplatte stages that follow.

Sat 16:43 - Germany WRC2 after SS12
1.Lappi 2:05m53.3s, 2.Kremer +52.7s, 3.Kopecky +1m11.9s, 4.De Mevius +2m01.0s, 5.Loubet +2m22.7s

Sat 16:40 - Germany after SS12
1.Ogier 2:00m06.9s, 2.Mikkelsen +19.8s, 3.Neuville +30.2s, 4.Sordo +33.5s, 5.Paddon +3m08.4s. Tanak stops

Sat 16:37 - SS12: WRC 2 Kopecky
Two-tenths slower than his Skoda team-mate Lappi. "When it's so slippery like this I think the Finns are more used to this! I overshoot a junction and stalled on the previous stage. It looks like Esapekka pushed hard here."

Sat 16:34 - SS12: WRC 2 De Mevius
"In these conditions I am always braking too early. It's a problem."

Sat 16:34 - SS12: WRC 2 Lappi
16sec quicker than Kremer here. "It's good but I think my team-mate [Kopecky] will be faster - he's the one I'm watching."

Sat 16:32 - SS12: WRC 2 Kremer
"We're doing what we can against the factory drivers."

Sat 16:30 - SS12: Latvala
"I have to be cautious in the muddy cuts - that's one of the things about running so far back. I'm learning more about the conditions."

Sat 16:29 - SS12: Camilli
"A good stage for us. I hoped the time would be better but I know where I can improve. We have more confidence in the car now and that is the most important thing."

Sat 16:26 - SS12: Sordo
Sordo loses 2.7sec to Neuville in the see-saw battle for third. "I didn't feel very good in here. Some stages are better than others - it's like that. Let's see how we go on the next one."

Sat 16:25 - Tanak out
Unable to fix the alternator problem, Ott has not started SS12. He's heading back to service instead. He had been in fifth place.

Sat 16:20 - SS12: Neuville
Quickest so far but Neuville is furious. "The bonnet is open on one corner and it was lifting like hell. I had to slow sown in many places to avoid a crash."

Sat 16:19 - SS12: Paddon
"When you're on the right tyre it's easier. I'm still trying different techniques on each corner. Having studied the videos I know we're losing time in the slow corners - but we're improving."

Sat 16:16 - SS12: Mikkelsen
One-tenth up on Ogier. "There is not so much cutting here, no mud surprises and that helped. It was a good stage, pushing as hard as we dare. No problems."

Sat 16:15 - SS12: Ogier
"It is completely wet now. At least we have the right tyres and I know what to expect."

Sat 16:15 - SS12: LIVE
We're straight to the repeat of the Bosenberg stage now.

Sat 16:12 - Germany WRC2 after SS11
1.Lappi 1:57m53.1s, 2.Kremer +35.9s, 3.Kopecky +1m11.7s, 4.De Mevius +1m35.6s, 5.Loubet +2m01.1s

Sat 16:10 - Germany after SS11
1.Ogier 1:52m22.2s, 2.Mikkelsen +19.9s, 3.Neuville +32.0s, 4.Sordo +32.6s, 5.Tanak +2m07.3s

Sat 16:08 - SS11: WRC 2 Kremer
"It was okay but very slippery. I will keep trying to push but the other guys are factory drivers. A lot depends on the long Panzerplatte stage."

Sat 16:05 - SS11: Latvala
"I took it cautiously. No risks on the road. Sometimes the dirt was okay, in others it was more difficult."

Sat 16:03 - SS11: Tanak
26.9sec off the pace here and Tanak reports a worrying problem. "Alternator," is all he says as he drives off.

Sat 16:00 - SS11: Sordo
Second quickest here and he's just six-tenths behind Neuville's third place. "We are a long was down the start order and the road is covered in mud - it's difficult to do a good time from this position"

Sat 15:57 - SS11: Ostberg
"Quite slippery and wet. Tricky. Soft tyres were the right ones."

Sat 15:56 - SS11: Neuville
Shaking his head, "It was okay but on one hairpin I braked too late. That cost me maybe half a second. Otherwise it was good. Ogier's time is hard to believe."

Sat 15:54 - SS11: Paddon
"We're trying different things in each corner - trying to adapt to having one wheel in the mud and collecting data for later."

Sat 15:52 - SS11: Mikkelsen
6.3sec slower than Ogier. "It's really difficult now. I'm feeling the punishment of being second on the road in these conditions. So much mud and no grip. Not a perfect stage from me either."

Sat 15:50 - SS11: Ogier
His car on soft tyres all round. "More tricky than this morning, much wetter and more mud in the cuts. My lead looks okay - let's see how it looks at the end."

Sat 15:38 - Weather update
Heavy rain on the Freisen-Westrich stage since the earlier pass. It has stopped now.

Sat 15:36 - Tyre info
Update on the numbers and compounds (Hard or Soft) chosen by the Michelin runners for first two afternoon stages. All drivers have taken five soft compound tyres except Ogier who has four softs and one hard.

Sat 15:08 - Lefebvre update
Further statement from ADAC Rallye Deutschland organisers on the condition of Stéphane and his co-driver Gabin Moreau: 'The driver and co-driver of car number 10 were taken to hospital and examined after their accident in SS10. The examinations revealed fractures and internal injuries, so they will need to stay for residential treatment. According to the doctors, their injuries are not life threatening.'

Sat 13:58 - Lefebvre update 2/2
Twitter update from Stéphane Lefebvre's official feed: '@SLefebvreRallye and @moreaugabin were taken conscious to the hospital after their crash at #RallyeDeutschland. More updates ASAP'

Sat 13:57 - Lefebvre update 1/2
ADAC Rallye Deutschland organisers confirm no spectators were involved in Lefebvre's incident in SS10

Sat 12:36 - Next stage: 1538hrs
That's Ogier's start time for the repeated Freisen-Westrich stage. We'll take a text break until then.

Sat 12:11 - SS10: Update
Stage stopped and competitors are making their way back to Trier for the midpoint service. Clerk of the Course will award notional times for drivers that didn't complete the stage.

Sat 11:45 - SS10: Lefebvre
The Frenchman crashed at the 12.4km point. Medical team in attendance. More info as we get it.

Sat 11:29 - SS10: Yellow flag
Stage paused. More info soon

Sat 11:29 - SS10: Tanak
Suffering on his soft tyre choice. "If you have no rubber you have to drive on the rims. We had no chance here."

Sat 11:26 - SS10: Ostberg
43sec off the pace. "Quite bad. I was on full softs, I had info for rain but it was 98% dry."

Sat 11:23 - SS10: Neuville
11.7sec off Ogier's stage leading time and Thierry looks completely exhausted. "We lost the power steering 4km before the finish. The car was undriveable on these roads. We're lucky to be here."

Sat 11:21 - SS10: Paddon
"Mainly dry. We completely got our tyre decisions the wrong way round today. But in weather conditions like this it's always a 50/50 call."

Sat 11:19 - SS10: Mikkelsen
13.5sec SLOWER than Ogier - and that's the lead gone again. "I had a crossed tyre set-up - and that meant oversteer one corner then understeer the next. Not the perfect choice."

Sat 11:17 - SS10: Ogier
First to complete in 23m09.8s. "Once again I was wrong with the tyre choice! It was drier than we expected. I did what I could with the tyres I had."

Sat 11:09 - SS10: Wet or dry?
Almost completely dry according to the zero car drivers.

Sat 10:56 - Stage info: SS10
Panzerplatte Lang 1, 40.80km. The longest stage of the rally and one of the toughest of the season with 96 junctions packed into less than 41km. The surface changes constantly and many roads are lined with hinkelsteins, massive concrete kerbs designed to keep tanks on the military tracks. It has everything – wide, narrow and mid-sized roads and surfaces ranking from smooth asphalt to cobbles. Slippery sand coats the surface in the dry while in the wet conditions are treacherous.

Sat 10:56 - SS10: LIVE
Ogier started Panzerplatte Lang at 1051hrs

Sat 10:55 - Germany after SS9
1.Mikkelsen 1:20m11.8s, 2.Ogier +0.3s, 3.Neuville +15.4s, 4.Sordo +18.2s, 5.Tanak +57.1s

Sat 10:54 - SS8: WRC 2 Suarez
"We spun and I think we have a rear diff problem now." He leaves the control with a metal pole jammed in the rear suspension.

Sat 10:52 - Germany after SS8
1.Ogier 1:18m22.8s, 2.Mikkelsen +0.2s, 3.Neuville +15.7s, 4.Sordo +16.2s, 5.Tanak +57.0s

Sat 10:50 - SS9: Lefebvre
Another fastest time for the Frenchman.

Sat 10:48 - SS8: WRC 2 Lappi
"Even it it's a short stage you need to be awake here. My position now is good - the others have to try and catch me."

Sat 10:47 - Tyre info
Update on the numbers and compounds (Hard or Soft) chosen by the Michelin runners for the Baumholder section. Lefebvre: 5H. Mikkelsen: 4S&2H. Ogier/Latvala: 3H&3S. Neuville: 3S&2H. Sordo: 4S&1H. Paddon/Ostberg: 5S. Camilli: 4S&2S.

Sat 10:46 - SS9: Sordo
Frustration for the Spaniard. "We stalled the engine on the start line. The clutch has always felt strange on this rally. We lost three seconds minimum."

Sat 10:45 - SS8: Latvala
"Quite okay. A little mistake on a left-hander but I'm happy."

Sat 10:43 - SS9: Mikkelsen
Five-tenths quicker than Ogier here and he retakes the rally lead by a slender three-tenths.

Sat 10:42 - SS9: Neuville
"Better. A good clean run." Will it be enough to keep Sordo at bay?

Sat 10:40 - SS9: Paddon
"I tried to get a bit more into the tarmac settings we practiced before the rally - a little bit better."

Sat 10:39 - SS8: Lefebvre
"Not so bad. Even on four hard tyres." Indeed it's not - that's the quickest time so far on SS8.

Sat 10:37 - SS9: Ogier
He's back again after the second pass as SS9. What tyres will you pick for the next long stage? "A good question. I don't know yet, I have to call my team."

Sat 10:35 - SS8: Sordo
A great run from Dani who almost catches Neuville's third place. The gap now just half a second. "Good weather because we have soft tyres. I want more rain."

Sat 10:33 - SS8: Ostberg
"Okay, of course the rain has made it more slippery but no drama."

Sat 10:31 - SS8: Neuville
"I went off and lost five or six seconds in the grass. I braked too late and couldn't make the turn."

Sat 10:30 - Weather update
Light rain now at Baumholder

Sat 10:29 - SS8: Paddon
"Trying to get a feel for the grip before the long one. Not too bad at the moment but it will get worse."

Sat 10:28 - SS8: Mikkelsen
Four-tenths slower than Ogier here - and that's the lead lost. There is some light damage to the front-left of his Volkswagen. "Everything is fine. We have to get going." The leave the line in a hurry to to change both front wheels.

Sat 10:25 - SS8: Ogier
First through in 1m49.5. "It has started raining now not so easy. Very slippery, I took it easy."

Sat 09:41 - A quick text break
Until Panzerplatte. We'll be back in time for the start at 1022hrs.

Sat 09:40 - Stage info: SS8
Arena Panzerplatte 1, 2.87km. A short stage for the fans and a warm-up for the drivers on the daunting Baumholder military ranges ahead of the monster test to follow. The roads are wide and there is a mixture of surfaces, covering smooth and broken asphalt, cobble stones and bumpy concrete. There are many junctions and although much of the stage is new from last year, the roads are not.

Sat 09:40 - Next stage: 1022hrs
That's Ogier's start time for the Arena Panzerplatte Super Special. Some notes on that stage coming up shortly.

Sat 09:27 - Up next: Fresh rubber
Crews are en route to a tyre fitting zone at St. Wendel. After that, it's off to Baumholder and the Panzerplatte complex

Sat 09:25 - Germany WRC2 after SS7
1.Lappi 1:20m38.3s, 2.Kremer +20.9s, 3.Kopecky +1m11.6s, 4.De Mevius +1m19.8s, 5.Loubet +1m35.3s. Mistake for Kremer.

Sat 09:22 - Germany after SS7
1.Mikkelsen 1:16m33.1s, 2.Ogier +0.2s, 3.Neuville +11.1s, 4.Sordo +16.8s, 5.Tanak +57.4s

Sat 09:21 - SS7: WRC 2 Kopecky
Second quickest and he moves ahead of De Mevius into third place. "Difficult to find the right rhythm in there."

Sat 09:18 - SS7: WRC 2 De Mevius
"I had a spin on this previous stage. In this one I couldn't attack. No feeling. Not so good."

Sat 09:18 - SS7: WRC 2 Lappi
29.3sec quicker than Kremer and Lappi takes the lead. "It's been a good morning the tyre choice was perfect, no mistakes, car is good. I had huge grip."

Sat 09:16 - SS7: WRC 2 Kremer
He's through - but it looks like his lead is gone. "We went straight on at a junction, we stopped and had to reverse. Our soft tyres had no grip. Terrible."

Sat 09:14 - SS7: Latvala
Second quickest, nine-tenths slower than stage winner Ogier. "A better stage. The confidence is growing. Even on mixed tyres I had a good feeling."

Sat 09:13 - SS7: Camilli
That's his second stage completed. "A little bit better than the previous one but driving these conditions on this soft tyre is not easy. We are learning."

Sat 09:10 - SS7: Lefebvre
"Better than the first stage but my pace-notes weren't the best. I can lift my pace a little for the repeat."

Sat 09:08 - SS7: Tanak
A strong time - second quickest to Ogier - but Tanak isn't getting carried away. "Can't say I'm happy [with the time] but we've been pushing really hard. Tricky. We had a good run."

Sat 09:06 - SS7: Sordo
5.9sec off the pace and his car is missing its front-left wing. "I lost a little time - not a lot - clipping a bale. A difficult stage. Wet in places and the car moves a lot on these hard tyres. I didn't drive very well."

Sat 09:04 - SS7: Ostberg
16.8sec off the pace. "I went off under braking. A car in front pulled a lot of gravel on the road and I had no chance to slow down."

Sat 09:02 - SS7: Neuville
"No problems for me. I struggled for traction in the bumpy sections but other than that a good run."

Sat 09:00 - SS7: Paddon
13.4sec off Ogier's pace. "Difficult to get any confidence with three hard tyres. We're doing what we can."

Sat 08:58 - SS7: Mikkelsen
He completes 5.6sec slower than Ogier - which keeps him in the lead by just two-tenths. What happened? "We went straight on at a junction and had to reverse. We pushed hard after that to recover the time loss. That's a shame but we are still in the fight."

Sat 08:56 - SS7: Ogier
"Not much drier here [than the previous stage] but we did a good job in tricky conditions. If Mikkelsen is slower then that's good news for me because he has the better tyres here."

Sat 08:54 - SS7: Splits watch
Mikkelsen 8.6sec SLOWER than Ogier at the opening (5.3km) split.

Sat 08:53 - Germany after SS6
1.Mikkelsen 1:08m44.9s, 2.Ogier +5.8s, 3.Neuville +12.3s, 4.Sordo +16.5s, 5.Tanak +1m00.9s

Sat 08:51 - Stage info: SS7
Bosenberg 1, 14.45km. Another country test which is similar in nature to the previous stage. After starting among the fields, a new opening 4.23km section leads onto more familiar roads. It contains a mix of wide and narrow roads across both open fields and tree-lined sections, interspersed with junctions that demand hard braking.

Sat 08:51 - Up next: SS7
Straight over to Bosenberg now, which went live at 0846hrs. Stage notes coming up...

Sat 08:49 - SS6: Latvala
The second Rally 2 entry. "Not easy. We have two hard tyres and two softs and the conditions were worse than I expected. I expected dry. It took some time to find a good feeling."

Sat 08:48 - SS6: Camilli
Back after his opening stage exit on Friday and building experience is the name of the game today. How was it? "Good but not easy. That's life. I didn't push."

Sat 08:45 - SS6: Lefebvre
Grass sprouting from the front of his soft-shod DS 3. "Very, very difficult. I tried to push but I had two big moments - big slides - and they cost me time."

Sat 08:43 - SS6: Tanak
"Getting dirty in places. We didn't know what to expect in here. It was really tricky but we were safe."

Sat 08:42 - SS6: Sordo
"On hard tyres it was very difficult. I tried to do my best. Many corners were so dirty and slippery - more gravel than mud."

Sat 08:40 - SS6: Ostberg
Enjoying the conditions with his all-soft tyre choice. "Quite nice. A bit more slippery and some mud on the road - I like that." He is 9.6sec slower than stage leader Mikkelsen.

Sat 08:38 - SS6: Neuville
6.4sec slower than Mikkelsen here and his car is carrying a lot of grass. "I went off into a field but I didn't lose much time, maybe two seconds. I'm on a cross tyre combination and maybe softs would have been better."

Sat 08:36 - SS6: Paddon
15.3sec slower than Mikkelsen and Hayden's Hyundai has some panel damage to the front-right corner. 'Plenty of hay bales in there," he explains. "We only have one soft tyre and we should have taken four. I can't afford to make any mistakes today so I took it nice and easy."

Sat 08:34 - SS6: Mikkelsen
1.5sec quicker than Ogier and happy with his soft tyre call. "I think soft was the correct choice but still it's hard to make a difference. He [Ogier] is cutting so much the road is covered in dirt."

Sat 08:32 - SS6: Ogier
The champ is though. How was that? "I have a mixed tyre choice, two soft and two hards, and it was the wrong choice. It was dry when I left service but now there is some rain. It won't be good for me on the next stage"

Sat 08:24 - Stage info: SS6
Freisen - Westrich 1, 14.73km. A new stage on country roads starts the second day’s action. It’s fast all the way with a couple chicanes to keep speeds in check. The roads are narrow for much of the test with plenty of opportunities to cut corners, although hay bales have been positioned in places to prevent bigger cuts.

Sat 08:23 - SS6: Live
Ogier started on schedule at 0820hrs. Zero car drivers report stage is 80 per cent wet.

Sat 08:21 - Tyre info
Update on the numbers and compounds (Hard or Soft) chosen by the Michelin runners for the morning loop. And it's an interesting mix. Ostberg/Camilli/Mikkelsen: 5S. Lefebvre: 4S&1H. Sordo/Paddon: 4H&1S. Neuville/Ogier: 3H&2S. Latvala: 4H&2S.

Sat 08:15 - WRC Live
Our live radio coverage is up and running. Becs Williams is back in the studio, while reporters Emyr Penlan and George Donaldson are out in the stages. You'll find a link in the LIVE section.

Sat 08:13 - Time zones
All times quoted here are local. Germany is currently rolling in Eastern European Summer Time. UTC/GMT +2 hours.

Sat 08:12 - Start intervals
World Rally Cars will go at two-minute intervals

Sat 08:11 - Rally 2 restarters
Latvala and Camilli return after retiring on Friday

Sat 08:11 - Saturday's start order
Championship order again today, which puts Ogier through first. Here's how the WRC runners will line up: 1. Ogier, 2. Mikkelsen, 3. Paddon, 4. Neuville, 5. Ostberg, 6. Sordo, 7. Tänak, 8. Lefebvre, 9. Camilli, 10. Latvala

Sat 08:09 - Weather
An overcast morning in Trier and roads are damp after light overnight rain. The current temperature of 15˚C is expected to hit a sticky 24˚C later. Forecast predicts rain showers throughout the day.

Sat 08:09 - Saturday's itinerary
The Freisen-Westrich stage and the Bosenberg test get things underway before the route heads into the military proving grounds at Baumholder. The iconic Panzerplatte will be the scene of five stages: a 2.87km sprint, which will be run three times, and a 40.8km monster that will be tackled twice – once at the end of the first loop and once at the end of the day.

Sat 08:08 - Coming up today
Saturday is the rally's longest and most challenging day. It's nine stages and 148 stage kilometres include the high-speed country roads of the Saarland region and the infamous military proving grounds at Baumholder.

Sat 08:08 - Welcome back
To our live text coverage from the all-apshalt ADAC Rallye Deutschland, round nine of the FIA World Rally Championship.

Fri 19:08 - Until then
Keep an eye on the news section for our end of leg reports and don’t forget WRC+ where you'll find stage footage, highlights shows and onboards. Bye for now!

Fri 19:07 - We will return
On Saturday from 0815hrs (local) when the rally's longest day kicks off with the 14.73km Freisen-Westrich. On the itinerary are nine stages and 148 flat-out kilometres including the infamous Panzerplatte military roads.

Fri 19:07 - Leaders through
And that's where we'll leave our live text service for tonight.

Fri 19:03 - Germany Junior WRC after SS5
1.Tempestini 1:08m11.0s, 2.Koci +12.1s, 3.Folb +1m23.6s, 4.Martel +2m08.1s, 5.Dubert +3m36.8s

Fri 18:58 - Germany WRC2 after SS5
1.Kremer 1:02m45.7s, 2.Lappi +28.4s, 3.De Mevius +1m08.7s, 4.Loubet +1m29.6s, 5.Kopecky +1m34.8s

Fri 18:58 - Germany after SS5
1.Mikkelsen 59m42.6s, 2.Ogier +4.3s, 3.Neuville +5.9s, 4.Sordo +12.7s, 5.Tanak +55.4s. Ogier up to second.

Fri 18:43 - SS5: WRC 2 De Mevius
Third in WRC 2 overnight. "A very nice position. Some good times, some not so good. I'm looking forward to Panzerplatte tomorrow."

Fri 18:41 - SS5: WRC 2 Kopecky
Fastest on stage so far - that's a clean sweep on the afternoon's three stages. "That's good, and the car is okay. It's just a shame about the puncture earlier. Tomorrow we will do our best. If the weather is different if could change everything." He ends the day fifth in WRC 2, 1m32s off Kramer's lead.

Fri 18:37 - SS5: WRC 2 Kremer
The German ends the day with a 27.5sec lead in WRC 2. "A long day tomorrow. Panzerplatte will be tough. Not so easy. For now we are happy to be here and we will keep a maximum attack on Saturday."

Fri 18:35 - SS5: WRC 2 Lappi
"An okay day. Like everybody we struggled in the morning and we had a few spins. The afternoon was better but still safe driving with no risks. Overall okay, our objective was to get through today cleanly."

Fri 18:34 - SS5: Lefebvre
A strong day generally for Stephane who brings his DS 3 home in sixth. He misjudged the pace here though. "I drove too cool - no risks and the time was no good. I need to go faster tomorrow," he says.

Fri 18:31 - SS5: Tanak
Overnight fifth for Ott. "The tyres have performed really well today on a surface where we used to struggle. Now I'm waiting to see how we perform on Panzerplatte."

Fri 18:30 - SS5: Sordo
Third quickest on stage so far and Sordo rounds off day one in fourth position, 12.7sec off Mikkelsen's lead. "A really fun stage. A lot of grip. A good afternoon. I am happy."

Fri 18:28 - SS5: Ostberg
"I tried to improve throughout the day but it hasn't really gone in the right way. Tomorrow's military roads should suit me better." Seventh overnight for Mads.

Fri 18:26 - SS5: Neuville
3.4sec slower than Ogier here, which comes as a shock to Thierry. "One big slide but other than that a very good stage. I don't understand it." He slips behind Ogier to third place.

Fri 18:23 - SS5: Paddon
"We've had moments on nearly every stage today. We're trying to learn more about this surface and find the limits. We've done that today, it was a lively one, now we can continue tomorrow and tidy it up a bit."

Fri 18:22 - SS5: Mikkelsen
Four-tenths slower than Ogier. "No problems here - just slightly wide on one chicane. Overall a good day. I'm looking forward to tomorrow but I must say it will be tricky. Seb will be fast there but we will try to fight."

Fri 18:19 - SS5: Ogier
First to complete the new test in a benchmark 4m40.3s. "A nice, fast stage. A lot of spectators here - good to see. A good concept. For me it hasn't been the perfect day, now I'm looking forward to tomorrow's Baumholder stages."

Fri 16:43 - Stage info: SS5
SSS Ollmuth, 8.21km. A new fan-friendly test in which competitors cover two-and-a-half laps of a circuit before branching off up a steep climb to the finish. It starts among fields and is fast and flowing for the opening 1.8km before a tight hairpin leads onto narrower roads with plenty of junctions. The second and third laps start at 3km and 6km respectively.

Fri 16:42 - Next stage: 1812hrs
A break now until Friday's final test, the Ollmuth Super Special, gets underway. We'll leave things with some stage notes and will return to cover the stage.

Fri 16:34 - Germany WRC2 after SS4
1.Kremer 57m46.7s, 2.Lappi +27.5s, 3.De Mevius +1m03.4s, 4.Loubet +1m22.8s, 5.Kopecky +1m38.5s. Puncture for Suarez

Fri 16:28 - SS4: WRC 2 Rendina
The Italian crashed on the previous stage and it looks like another lively outing here. His Skoda reaches the line with the front bumper missing, most panels bent and the boot wide open. "We have many problems in here," explains co-driver Emanuele Inglesi. "The car is now not good to drive."

Fri 16:23 - SS4: WRC 2 Ptaszek
"A puncture. We stopped to change the wheel. Nothing special."

Fri 16:22 - SS4: WRC 2 Suarez
He loses 2m36sec and second place. What happened? "A puncture and a spin. It's part of the game. This can happen." He's dealing very well with the disappointment.

Fri 16:15 - SS4: WRC 2 Kopecky
Quickest again but still down in the dumps after his time loss earlier. "I'm disappointed after the puncture. Okay, the rally is long. We'll keep going and see what happens."

Fri 16:12 - SS4: WRC 2 Kremer
2.1sec slower than Lappi. "A small technical problem from the engine. It is down a bit on the rev limiter - not a big problem I think. Just one stage to go today, then I can restart this rally again tomorrow."

Fri 16:09 - SS4: WRC 2 Lappi
"I improved a lot. No spins this time. We are not on the limit."

Fri 16:07 - SS4: Lefebvre
Fifth quickest but the Frenchman was hoping for more. "Not so good. I tried to push but I made a lot of mistakes."

Fri 16:04 - SS4: Tanak
Sixth quickest so far. "A very good run. Nice and clean. Trying to push to the limit in places."

Fri 16:03 - SS4: Sordo
Second quickest, 1.7sec off Ogier's pace, and Sordo slots fourth and right in the thick of the lead fight. "A very nice stage. I think we have lost the oil in one of our front dampers."

Fri 16:00 - SS4: Ostberg
"Better. No problems this time through. A clean run with no risks."

Fri 15:59 - SS4: Neuville
4.4sec slower than stage leader Ogier. "I spun in a very tight hairpin right," he explains. "I lost, I guess, five seconds. The handbrake turn was nice but I caught a front wheel on the inside and that spun us around."

Fri 15:57 - SS4: Paddon
18sec off the leading pace for Hayden and his battered Hyundai. "After the day we've had we backed off here to get a clean run. Still learning, still a lot to improve."

Fri 15:55 - SS4: Mikkelsen
6.7sec slower than Ogier here and that leaves him 4.7sec ahead in the standings. "I did a good stage but I have to be patient with the set-up here. If I push too much I struggle with understeer."

Fri 15:53 - SS4: Ogier
First to complete. l'm happy with my drive. For sure we are very clean, no moments. I'm not taking too many risks and at the moment it seems that Andreas and Thierry are faster."

Fri 15:44 - SS4: LIVE
We cross over now to the repeated Moselland test. Ogier, Mikkelsen and Paddon are in stage.

Fri 15:42 - Germany WRC2 after SS3
1.Kremer 42m43.6s, 2.Suarez +26.2s, 3.Lappi +29.6s, 4.De Mevius +54.2s, 5.Loubet +1m10.0s

Fri 15:39 - SS3: WRC 2 Suarez
Fourth quickest on stage keeps him second in class. "We did a stage without taking risks. We are happy to be here and still learning."

Fri 15:38 - SS3: WRC 2 Bonato
Loses more than 2min stopping to change a puncture.

Fri 15:37 - SS3: WRC 2 Loubet
He spins in the stage but his car looks unscathed. "I braked too late. Stupid mistake."

Fri 15:35 - SS3: Kopecky
Quickest so far, 4.6sec up on Kremer, but Kopecky is still smarting after his earlier problem. "We lost time earlier with the puncture so this time doesn't solve anything," he says. "We continue to do our best and we will see, this is a long rally."

Fri 15:32 - SS3: WRC 2 Kremer
"Not so bad, but too slow through the last four kilometres where it was very tricky and slippery. I have to keep the car on the road."

Fri 15:30 - SS3: WRC 2 Lappi
"No spins this time so better than this morning. Not maximum attack but pretty okay. I don't have much experience in these conditions so I need to learn."

Fri 15:29 - Germany after SS3
1.Mikkelsen 40m37.9s, 2.Neuville +5.2s, 3.Ogier +11.4s, 4.Sordo +16.3s, 5.Tanak +40.4s

Fri 15:27 - SS3: Lefebvre
"I tried to push but it's very easy to make a mistake here. I think the next stage will be better."

Fri 15:25 - SS3: Tanak
"A good run although it's getting warm and slippy now."

Fri 15:24 - SS3: Sordo
"Tricky but drier than this morning. Okay, a lot of mud in the stage but the grip is better."

Fri 15:23 - SS3: Ostberg
"It was okay. No problem."

Fri 15:23 - SS3: Neuville
Just 2.5sec slower than Mikkelsen. "I changed the car set-up in service and it took time to get used to it, but it's okay. I think I can go deeper in the cuts."

Fri 15:21 - SS3: Paddon
Hayden completes 26sec slower than Mikkelsen and his car looks battered with extensive front and rear panel damage. "A big moment - I was lucky to get away with it," he explains. "We were fast downhill in sixth and went off onto the grass - then back the other way, and back again. It's the biggest moment I've had and got away with. We are lucky to be here."

Fri 15:16 - SS3: Mikkelsen
4.6sec quicker than Ogier and Mikkelsen is 11.4sec ahead in the overall standings. "A really good stage. Not bad for a Norwegian! Too careful near the end but overall I'm pleases. I was just under the limit, I'm really happy."

Fri 15:13 - SS3: Ogier
Slower that his team-mate but not sounding too concerned. "Not such a bad stage for me - Mikkelsen must have driven quite well. The car is okay but I must be missing some speed. We have to find it."

Fri 15:12 - SS3: Splits watch
Mikkelsen 5.3sec quicker than Ogier at the final split.

Fri 15:09 - SS3: Paddon
WRC TV crew reports his car has front-left damage and is missing its rear bumper.

Fri 15:06 - Weather update
Cloudy with hazy sunshine. Temperature now 25˚C.

Fri 15:05 - Stage report
Zero car drivers report more mud on the Mittelmosel route than on the earlier pass. "It's like ice," says one.

Fri 15:03 - Welcome back
The repeat loop is underway.

Fri 12:01 - Next stage: 1458hrs
That's Ogier's start time for the repeat pass through Mittelmosel. We'll take a live text break until then.

Fri 12:00 - Up next: Service
After just two stages, cars are en route to Trier for the 30-minute midday service. Ogier is due in at 1237hrs.

Fri 11:45 - Germany WRC2 after SS2
1.Kremer 29m00.1s, 2.Suarez +19.2s, 3.Lappi +28.3s, 4.Bonato +32.8s, 5.De Mevius +34.9s

Fri 11:39 - Germany after SS2:
1.Mikkelsen 27m40.3s, 2.Neuville +2.7s, 3.Ogier +6.8s, 4.Sordo +10.3s, 5.Tanak +24.6s. Ogier missed hairpin

Fri 11:37 - SS2: WRC 2 Suarez
Thumps in a joint-quickest time - matching Kremer's 15m10.6s. That slots him second in class, 19.2sec behind Kremer.

Fri 11:32 - SS2: WRC 2 Kopecky
1m42s off the pace. "I'm having no luck in WRC 2 this year. We got a puncture - I don't know why. A stone maybe. Disaster."

Fri 11:31 - SS2: WRC 2 Al Kuwari
He completes more than 5min off the pace. What happened? "A puncture. We lost a lot of time."

Fri 11:26 - SS2: WRC 2 Kopecky
Second quickest on SS1, the Czech driver stops for more than a minute early in SS2. He's moving again now.

Fri 11:23 - SS2: WRC 2 Kremer
The category leader through safely. "We lost the brakes for the last 5km - I had to slow. A good time but I think Lappi had problems. Just two stages done - a long way to go."

Fri 11:22 - SS2: WRC 2 Lappi
"Not a normal morning. I don't know what's wrong. I spun twice in here and once on the stage before."

Fri 11:15 - SS2: Tanak
"There was no time for the tyres to cool down between these two stages. Difficult. A few wide moments. I can't push more."

Fri 11:13 - SS2: Sordo
"I don't have a good feeling - a little understeer all the time. I can't push like I want."

Fri 11:13 - SS2: Ostberg
"A lot of issues. Something is wrong with the steering and the handbrake is not working. I'm quite disappointed."

Fri 11:11 - SS2: Neuville
Quickest on stage so far, even with a damaged rear wheel. "I slightly hit a stone by the road. Other that that okay. The beginning was not so good. I was pushing too much in the corner. After that I found a better rhythm."

Fri 11:09 - SS2: Paddon
Rear left puncture. "We locked-up braking in a downhill section. The rear stepped out and hit a drain. We'll be alright to get to service."

Fri 11:03 - SS2: Mikkelsen
8.7sec quicker than Ogier and Mikkelsen takes the lead. "Not a good stage for me. A lot of mistakes so I'm not happy. This stage was run in 2013 and I didn’t do the rally that year. There is so much note information and you have to be so accurate. Sometimes it’s just too much and I can’t get it all into my head. Anyway, service next - a chance to reset, fit some fresh rims and let's go!"

Fri 11:01 - SS2: Ogier
He's though. Why the time loss? "I did a mistake at the beginning. I missed a hairpin and had to go back. It cost me time but it's okay. For sure not a good stage."

Fri 10:58 - SS2: Ostberg
WRC TV crew reports his engine 'sounding rough.' Mads 9.6sec slower than Mikkelsen at the opening split.

Fri 10:57 - SS2: Splits watch 2
Mikkelsen 10.2sec quicker that Ogier at the 17.7km split.

Fri 10:53 - SS2: Splits watch 1
Mikkelsen 7sec QUICKER than Ogier at the opening split at 5.6km.

Fri 10:51 - Stage info: SS2
Moselland 1, 23.38km. The stage is familiar, but driven in the opposite direction to last year. It’s a typical German vineyard test, zig-zagging up and down the hillsides with short stretches of main road to link the narrow service tracks. There is more space on the edges of the roads and that will allow plenty of opportunities for cutting.

Fri 10:50 - SS2: LIVE
Ogier started the Moselland test on schedule at 1044hrs. Stage notes coming up...

Fri 10:49 - Germany after SS1
1.Ogier 13m04.8s, 2.Mikkelsen +1.9s, 3.Neuville +5.5s, 4.Sordo +12.2s, 5.Tanak +13.9s. Latvala and Camilli stop

Fri 10:48 - SS1: WRC 2 Bonato
Considerable front-end damage to his Citroen but mechanically all seems okay. "It happened in a slow section in the vines. First gear."

Fri 10:46 - SS1: WRC 2 Kopecky
Reports a spin. No damage.

Fri 10:44 - SS1: WRC 2 update
More drama in the WRC 2 class: WRC+ live timing shows Giordano stopped at 7.4km and Maurin at 1.6km.

Fri 10:42 - SS1: WRC 2 Kremer
"Hell, it's tricky." A quick time though - 8.8sec up on Lappi.

Fri 10:42 - SS1: WRC 2 Lappi
"At least we are here. Two cars retired. I did a spin - but one 360 here is okay."

Fri 10:41 - SS1: Lefebvre
21.9sec off the pace and sounding frustrated. "Incredible. Camilli and Latvala crashed. I'm braking too early - stupid - I will try to push on the next one."

Fri 10:38 - SS1: Camilli
Stopped on stage. Unconfirmed reports that he has gone off after a hairpin. Car stuck off the road.

Fri 10:37 - Latvala update
Volkswagen confirm a broken gearbox and that's it for Jari-Matti today. He'll be back on Saturday.

Fri 10:35 - SS1: Tanak
"Extremely muddy at the end. The beginning was quite good. Very dirty and muddy in the forest - I couldn't carry any speed there."

Fri 10:33 - SS1: Sordo
"The road is very, very dirty already. After seven cars it's completely muddy. The time is not good but normal in these conditions."

Fri 10:32 - SS1: Ostberg
"I made an early mistake and hit something - I think I have bent something at the rear." He's 21.1 sec slower than Ogier.

Fri 10:31 - SS1: Neuville
5.5sec slower than Ogier and shaking his head. "Horrible. Undriveable. I didn't feel comfortable at all. The time is not so bad considering the slippery road. I have no confidence, the car is moving all over the place. We have to get the car more precise."

Fri 10:28 - SS1: Paddon
Hayden's car carrying a tufts of hay bale and missing a wing mirror. "Very tricky conditions. All the cuts are mud - every time you touch the grass it's slippery. We had a big spin in the vineyards - I was a bit optimistic with one of my notes. I had to stop and turn around and that cost us about 20 sec." 23.1sec slower than Ogier.

Fri 10:25 - SS1: Latvala
WRC+ live tracking shows his Polo R stopped at the 13.7km point.

Fri 10:24 - SS1: Mikkelsen
He's 1.9sec slower than Ogier and both right-hand wheels show signs of damage - the front is visibly buckled. "We touched a bank a little bit. We had a bad vibration after that. Everything is fine. The steering is fine."

Fri 10:22 - SS1: Ogier
First to complete in 13m04.8s and quickest car on stage according to the split times. "Some tricky sections in the forest. I was a little careful - not easy to find the rhythm."

Fri 10:20 - SS1: Latvala
Early drama for VW. Jari-Matti is 1min off the pace at the 11km split. WRC TV crew reports mechanical problem.

Fri 10:13 - Road conditions
Road opening zero car drivers report generally dry but some damp sections under the trees.

Fri 10:02 - Stage info: SS1
Mittelmosel 1, 22.00km. After an initial section among the grapes above the Mosel river, the stage crosses open fields before entering the vines again, dropping downhill through a sequence of hairpin bends. The sections between the bends are very fast with plenty of opportunities for cutting. After 13.10km the stage switches to new roads which are more flowing and with fewer hairpins than the opening section.

Fri 10:00 - First stage: 1006hrs
That's Ogier's start time for the opening Mittelmosel stage. Some notes on that coming up...

Fri 09:59 - WRC Live
Our live radio coverage is up and running. Becs Williams is back in the studio, while reporters Emyr Penlan and George Donaldson are out in the stages. You'll find a link in the LIVE section.

Fri 09:59 - Time zones
All times quoted here are local. Germany is currently rolling in Eastern European Summer Time. UTC/GMT +2 hours.

Fri 09:59 - Start intervals
World Rally Cars will go at two-minute intervals

Fri 09:58 - Friday start order
Championship order today. Which puts current leader Sébastien Ogier through first. Here's how the WRC runners will line up: 1. Ogier, 2. Mikkelsen, 3. Latvala, 4. Paddon, 5. Neuville, 6. Ostberg, 7. Sordo, 8. Tänak, 9. Camilli, 10. Lefebvre.

Fri 09:58 - Weather
An overcast and foggy start in Trier. Visibility so poor that the WRC TV heli is grounded for now. :( The current temperature of 16˚C is expected to hit a sticky 25˚C later. Roads in the opening stage are dry.

Fri 09:58 - Friday's itinerary
A revised 22km version of the Mittelmosel stage kicks things off before a blast through the slightly longer Moselland test. Both stages are repeated in the afternoon after a midpoint service before the day culminates with the brand-new 8.21km circuit stage at Ollmuth.

Fri 09:58 - Coming up today
After Thursday's start ceremony in front of the Porta Nigra gate in Trier, the competitive action gets underway today when crews head into the vineyards of the Moselle region

Fri 09:55 - Good morning
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