Sun 15:02 - Until then
Keep an eye on wrc.com for all the latest news and analysis, and don't forget WRC+ All Live for stage recaps and lots of exclusive extras from Turkey. Bye for now!
Sun 15:00 - We will return
On 4 October to bring your the latest updates from Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, the 11th round of the 2018 WRC season.
Sun 14:58 - Finish control
That's all of the 17 stages at Rally Turkey complete so this is where we'll end our live text service.
Sun 14:57 - WRC Drivers’ Standings
1. Neuville 177pts, 2. Tänak 164pts, 3. Ogier 154pts, 4. Lappi 88pts, 5. Latvala 75pts 6. Mikkelsen 75pts.
Sun 14:54 - WRC Manufacturers’ Standings
1. Toyota Gazoo Racing 284pts, 2. Hyundai Motorsport 279pts, 3. M-Sport Ford World Rally Team 244pts, 4. Citroën Total Abu Dhabi 169pts.
Sun 14:37 - Text break
A brief admin pause now. We'll be back shortly with the full Rally Turkey results and championship standings.
Sun 14:35 - Junior WRC update
Emil Bergkvist has completed the Live TV Power Stage to win the Junior WRC category at Rally Turkey.
Sun 14:33 - Rally Turkey WRC 2 result
WRC 2 after SS17: 1. Kopecký 4h17m49.7s 2. Tempestini +1m11.9s 3. Ingram +1m56.1s 4. Kajetanowicz +2m48.7s 5. Heller +7m41.2s.
Sun 14:29 - Tänak reaction
"The rally was so difficult. On Friday, we knew if we were in the top-five or -six we would be really happy. But we also knew this is not the event where the fastest guy wins; it would be the smartest. We managed to do the rally without any issues. It's been a great effort from the team so we're very happy. Now it looks interesting for the championship. We'll keep pushing."
Sun 14:24 - Rally Turkey result
Turkey after SS17: 1. Tänak 3h59m24.5s 2. Latvala +22.3s 3. Paddon +1m46.3s 4. Suninen +4m10.9s 5. Mikkelsen +7m11.7sec 6. Solberg +13m40.6s.
Sun 14:20 - Turkey Power Stage
1: Neuville 4m59.58s (5 points) 2: Ogier +1.6s (4 points) 3: Tänak +3.8s (3 points) 4: Latvala +6.4s (2 points) 5: Evans +7.9s (1 point).
Sun 14:15 - Tänak wins Rally Turkey!
The Toyota driver completes the final stage safely to win his third event in a row. He's also third quickest in the Power Stage so claims 3 extra points. Job done.
Sun 14:12 - SS17: Latvala
He goes third fastest so far. He should be second overall. "I'm quite satisfied. The main thing was to get second place in the rally. It's great for the team – absolutely fantastic."
Sun 14:08 - SS17: Paddon
He's through safely. He ends the rally in third place and is Hyundai's top finisher. "Really happy to be on the podium for the first time this year. It's been a tough rally and weekend for the team."
Sun 14:03 - SS17: Suninen
He's 22.0sec off Neuville's pace and that means he'll finish at least fourth overall. "It's been a great weekend. My first target was to try and manage the car and I did. We need some more pace to fight for the podium next year."
Sun 14:00 - SS17: Mikkelsen
The Norwegian can only go fifth fastest. "It was very important to take the manufacturers' points and not risk anything. I took it very safe and drove clever."
Sun 13:55 - SS17: Solberg
The Skoda Fabia R5 driver completes his comeback WRC event and will finish at least sixth overall.
Sun 13:53 - SS17: Ogier
He completes 1.6sec slower than Neuville. It won't be a maximum Power Stage haul for the Frenchman. "It was completely flat out. I knew there was not so much we could do because I think we are missing some pace but I did everything I could do with a puncture on the rear left. "
Sun 13:49 - SS17: Ogier
He's currently 1.2sec down on Neuville as he enters the final sector of the stage!
Sun 13:48 - All eyes on Ogier
The world champion is approaching the end of the Power Stage. How will he respond to Neuville's blistering time?
Sun 13:47 - SS17: Evans
He's 7.9sec slower than Neuville in this one.
Sun 13:44 - SS17: Al Qassimi
A solid run from the Citroën driver who looks set to claim some manufacturers' points. "One of the toughest rallies I've experienced during my career. It wasn't easy but this is part of the game."
Sun 13:41 - SS17: Neuville
He stops the clocks at 4m59.58s to go fastest by 11.0s! That was a big push. "That was absolutely flat out. We are fighting for the championship with some hard guys to beat but we deserved the win to be honest. We were leading the rally and were by far the fastest. But a small issue meant we stopped. I'm disappointed for the whole team but we win together and we lose together."
Sun 13:37 - SS17: Neuville
The championship leader is racing towards the Power Stage finish. What can he salvage from his troubled Rally Turkey?
Sun 13:36 - SS17: Østberg
He's the first World Rally Car driver to complete and goes 15.0sec faster than Kopecký. "The driving wasn't so bad but it was more slippery than expected. I think it's a positive end to a quite disastrous weekend."
Sun 13:33 - SS17: Kopecký
The Skoda Motorsport driver wins WRC 2 and takes his fifth maximum score of the season! "We had some good luck and some bad luck here. But that's five wins in a row this season and the title is really close."
Sun 13:29 - SS17: Tempestini
He now goes fastest in his Citroën C3 R5 to finish at least second in WRC 2. "We are really happy. It was a really hard rally with difficult stages for us and the car. I'm quite happy with our pace and the result."
Sun 13:27 - SS17: Ingram
The Briton reaches the finish in 5m33.8s to claim a WRC 2 podium. "It's been an unbelievable experience. It's my first WRC event in an R5 car so to do this is incredible. The strategy paid off!"
Sun 13:19 - SS17 is LIVE
A slightly different running order for this one as WRC 2 runner Chris Ingram heads into the Power Stage first!
Sun 13:13 - Points are the prize
Remember, the five fastest drivers score bonus championship points in the Live TV Power Stage. We're expecting a big push from title chasers Seb Ogier and Thierry Neuville.
Sun 13:08 - Stage info: Marmaris 2 (7.14km)
The final stage is a re-run of this morning's Marmaris 1 test. It has a unique start – a winding run through big concrete barriers at a bus station car park! But reality returns shortly afterwards as the test reverts to gravel for a 2km climb on a rough, twisty and narrow road. It remains technical for another 2km before speeds rise and the roads become smoother and more flowing. The finale brings competitors to within touching distance of the service park.
Sun 13:05 - Welcome back
To our Rally Turkey text service. The Live TV Power Stage is up next. Andreas Mikkelsen leaves the line at 13.18.
Sun 12:42 - Text break
A brief admin pause now as we prepare for the Live TV power Stage, where title chasers Neuville, Ogier and Tänak will all be desperately trying to steal bonus points from one another. Back very shortly...
Sun 12:38 - Junior WRC update
Further to our earlier update, overnight leader Ken Torn has now completed SS15 – but losing more than 20 minutes has handed the category lead to Emil Bergkvist.
Sun 12:29 - Turkey WRC 2 after SS16
1. Kopecký 4h12m24.1s 2. Tempestini +1m.09.7s 3. Ingram +1m47.9s 4. Kajetanowicz +2m55.9s 5. Heller +7m38.6s.
Sun 12:24 - Itinerary update
The leading crews are now heading back to Marmaris to tackle the Live TV Power Stage. That test – a re-run of this morning's Marmaris 1 stage – starts at 13.18.
Sun 12:15 - Turkey after SS16
1. Tänak 3h54m21.1s 2. Latvala +19.7s 3. Paddon +1m35.4s 4. Suninen +4m02.2s 5. Mikkelsen +7m03.7s 6. Ogier +20m53.4s
Sun 12:09 - SS16: Neuville
He's 1m13.0s slower in this one, but he has his eye on the bigger Power Stage prize. "It's not what we wanted to do but there is only one objective for us. We're going to push now in the Power Stage and see what we can do."
Sun 12:06 - Junior WRC drama
We're heading that category leader Ken Torn has gone off the road 0.6km into SS15. More info as we get it...
Sun 12:05 - SS16: Neuville
The onboard cameras and the split times show the Belgian is taking things very steady in this test. He's clearly protecting the car and tyres ahead of the Power Stage.
Sun 12:00 - SS16: Ogier
The Frenchman is through. He explains his decision to only take one spare tyre this morning – clearly with Power Stage success in his mind. "We have to try everything. We know we are missing some pace compared to the Hyundai. We know it will be hard to win the Power Stage but we have to try everything."
Sun 11:59 - Turkey WRC 2 after SS15
1. Kopecký 4h03m38.5s 2. Tempestini 1m.05.2s 3. Ingram 1m43.4s 4. Kajetanowicz 3m00.2s 5. Heller 7m23.3s.
Sun 11:55 - SS16: Tänak
He's through the penultimate stage and is all set for the Power Stage. Will he be able to claim some extra points in there? "We'll see," he says.
Sun 11:54 - SS16: Evans
The Welshman explains why he started the stage early. "We were asked by the team to do it. That's all really."
Sun 11:53 - Evans clocks in early
The time cards show Elfyn Evans clocked into SS16 early as team strategy comes into play. He'll pick up a penalty that will help team-mate Ogier edge closer to the points. Interesting stuff.
Sun 11:48 - SS16: Latvala
He's through. But he admits it's tough when you've dropped your pace to protect your podium place. "I have to say, you have to put some energy into your concentration. To step down on the rhythm, you really have to work with it."
Sun 11:44 - SS16: Paddon
He takes another step closer to his first podium of the year. "It's a about playing the long game in this rally. When you're in 'no man's land' it can be really hard because you have to look after the car. It can be really painful but it's what you have to do."
Sun 11:39 - SS16: Suninen
He completes safely to remain fourth overall. "I have been trying to be safe but it's hard to drive safely with the good rhythm. We have one stage to go and we bring the car home."
Sun 11:37 - SS15: Kopecký
The WRC 2 leader has completed the second stage of the day in 6m41.0s. He just needs to survive the next couple of tests.
Sun 11:35 - SS16: Mikkelsen
He completes the penultimate stage safely. "Everything is fine. Just getting to the finish is all it's about today." He also confirms his slow time in the previous stage was wrong. Panic over.
Sun 11:28 - SS15: Neuville
He's 34.6sec slower than title rival Ogier in this one. That's a massive chunk of time to lose but he may simply be saving his tyres for the Live TV Power Stage.
Sun 11:26 - SS16 is LIVE
The penultimate stage of Rally Turkey is underway. Andreas Mikkelsen is doing his thing as we type.
Sun 11:25 - Stage info: Gökçe (12.65km)
Set to start at 11.24, SS16 is one of the event’s fastest stages. It is almost 8km before the first real junction tests drivers but that’s not to say the opening two-thirds is plain sailing. It is wide and super-fast with challenging curves, but there’s plenty of exposed bedrock on the surface to test the resilience of the tyres. The road becomes smoother but narrower to the finish.
Sun 11:21 - SS15: Ogier
He's fastest in this one by 3.2sec. He's clearly winding up for a massive attack on the Live TV Power Stage later today!
Sun 11:19 - Turkey after SS15
1. Tänak 3h46m3.9s 2. Latvala +17.6s 3. Paddon +1m24.7s 4. Suninen +3m45.1s 5. Mikkelsen +6m52.8s 6. Evans +16m55.8s #WRC
Sun 11:16 - SS15: Tänak
The rally leader extends his advantage over Latvala to 17.6sec in this test.
Sun 11:14 - SS15: Mikkelsen update
The Hyundai team has confirmed its Norwegian driver didn't have any problems in this test. He's just been driving steadily, apparently.
Sun 11:12 - Turkey WRC 2 after SS14
1. Kopecký 3h56m57.5s 2. Tempestini 1m.03.9s 3. Ingram 1m36.8s 4. Kajetanowicz 3m03.3s 5. Heller 7m02.7s. #WRC
Sun 11:08 - SS15: Latvala
The Finn is fastest by 6.0sec as he looks to keep in touch with team-mate Tänak ahead.
Sun 11:04 - SS15: Paddon
The third-place man stops the clocks 4.9sec faster than Suninen. Just two more stages to go for him.
Sun 11:01 - SS15: Suninen
The Finn's time shows Mikkelsen has had a problem in the Ovacik stage. He's 39.9sec quicker than his Hyundai rival.
Sun 10:58 - SS14: Kopecký
The WRC 2 leader has come through the Marmaris 1 test safely. He remains eighth overall, as well.
Sun 10:57 - SS15: Mikkelsen
The Norwegian is the first may to complete the second stage of the morning. He clocks 7m13.4s.
Sun 10:56 - Turkey after SS14
1. Tänak 3h39m37.9s 2. Latvala +15.1s 3. Paddon +1m16.6s 4. Suninen +3m32.0s 5. Mikkelsen +6m35.0sec.
Sun 10:52 - SS14: Østberg
"The feeling with the car is good with the same set-up as Friday which was nice. There was no driving for me yesterday so I relaxed so I can build up the power today."
Sun 10:49 - SS15 is live
Andreas Mikkelsen has just started the second stage of the morning. Standby for more info as we get it...
Sun 10:47 - SS14: Neuville
The championship leader has clearly pushed hard in Marmaris 1! He's fastest by 4.9sec – great prep for the Power Stage. "Every point is important. We look forward and we go for the Power Stage points."
Sun 10:43 - Stage info: Ovacik (8.05km)
SS15 is just about to get underway. Ovacik is one for the downhill specialists as all but the opening 500 metres descend. The first 0.5km is rough and bumpy through a series of hairpin bends, before the entire nature of the test changes. It opens out, with enticing corners which will encourage drivers to attack before a final section through a quarry to the finish.
Sun 10:40 - SS14: Ogier
The world champion gets a good first sight of the Live TV Power Stage route at competitive speed. He's fastest by 2.2sec. "I think it's pretty short today. It was hard to accept yesterday's problems as we fought so hard and I made such a silly mistake on a slow corner. The only explanation I have is that my brain wasn't working properly for a short time."
Sun 10:35 - SS14: Evans
The Welshman has little to fight for after his troubles in Turkey so far. But he still goes fastest by 1.1sec. "It's just a case of getting through."
Sun 10:32 - SS14: Tänak
The rally leader is fastest by 2.0sec on the cleaning road to extend his overall lead to 15.1sec. "I'm focused hard. Let's see how it goes. It looks like Jari-Matti doesn't want to slow down too much!"
Sun 10:30 - Tyre info
Ogier is the only one that's taking a risk this morning. He's taken five of Michelin's hard compound LTX Force tyres, while all of his rivals have opted for six.
Sun 10:28 - SS14: Latvala
The Finn goes fastest by 4.1sec as he looks to catch leader Tänak. "We're playing safe – our tactic is to be smart."
Sun 10:24 - SS14: Paddon
The third-place man safely navigates his way through and is 3.5sec faster than anyone else so far. "The plan is to just cruise. But even when you're taking it easy there's still a lot of things that can happen with the big rocks on the road. You need to stay absolutely focused."
Sun 10:19 - SS14: Suninen
The M-Sport driver completes 0.02sec slower than Mikkelsen. "It was a nice stage – it has a bit of everything. It will be a challenging one for the Power Stage."
Sun 10:16 - SS14: Mikkelsen
He completes in 5m25.0sec. "We go full safety mode today. It's very important to salvage the points. No risk. Proper Sunday cruise."
Sun 10:14 - SS14: Suninen
The Finn is the next man into the 7.14km test.
Sun 10:09 - SS14: Live
Mikkelsen is into the opening stage. Let's see how the fifth-place man gets on.
Sun 10:07 - SS14: Standby
We're watching the countdown on WRC+ All Live. Mikkelsen will leave the line at 1008hrs
Sun 10:01 - Stage info: Marmaris 1 (7.14km)
Today's opener features a unique start – a winding run through big concrete barriers at a bus station car park! But reality returns shortly afterwards as the test reverts to gravel for a 2km climb on a rough, twisty and narrow road. It remains technical for another 2km before speeds rise and the roads become smoother and more flowing. The finale brings competitors to within touching distance of the service park.
Sun 09:58 - It's almost time
The first stage at Marmaris 1 will get underway in 10 minutes.
Sun 09:57 - Start intervals
Because of the risk of dust in Turkey, the World Rally Cars start at four-minute intervals.
Sun 09:57 - Sunday's running order
We're in reverse classification order today. The World Rally Car runners will line up: 1.Mikkelsen, 2.Suninen, 3.Paddon, 4.Latlava, 5.Tänak, 6.Evans, 7.Ogier, 8.Al Qassimi, 9.Neuville, 10.Østberg, 11.Solberg.
Sun 09:55 - Weather
It's another glorious day in Marmaris with lots of warm sunshine and blue skies. The sun put his hat on at 0649hrs and the current temperature is 23°C. Crews will face temperatures of around 32°C as the morning progresses.
Sun 09:52 - Sunday's vital stats
Start: 1008hrs. Number of stages: 4. Stage distance: 34.98km. Finish: 1415hrs
Sun 09:51 - Look out for...
Some more thrills and spills. The first two days of Rally Turkey have been action-packed and it wouldn't be altogether surprising if the tough gravel stages throw up a few more surprises today.
Sun 09:50 - Junior WRC update
Last night's results have been amended and we have a new category leader: Ken Torn. The Estonian was given 30sec back by the event Stewards after they discovered he unfairly lost time in dust from Julius Tannert's car on SS10 yesterday. That means's he's overtaken Emil Bergkvist at the top of the Junior WRC leaderboard and now holds a 25.3sec advantage going into today's stages. Torn had initially been caught in Tannert’s dust on SS10 which cost him valuable time to Bergkvist. The incident was looked into by the event Stewarts and Torn was given 30 seconds back.
Sun 09:42 - Sunday's itinerary
The last four stages account for 34.98km of competitive action. The crews will hope they can ease themselves into the final day with a incident-free run through the 7.14km Marmaris 1 test, before they move on to tackle the Ovacik and Gökçe stages that measure 8.05km and 12.65km respectively. The final throw of the dice will come when they return for a second run through Marmaris 2 which hosts the Live TV Power Stage.
Sun 09:41 - The plan for today
It's Sunday – the day an action-packed Rally Turkey reaches its conclusion. Today's route encompasses four special stages, two of which are a short drive south of the Marmaris service park, while the other pair are slightly further north.
Sun 09:40 - We're live
On wrc.com and the WRC app, bringing you text updates from the 10th round of the 2018 season.
Sun 09:39 - Good morning
Welcome back to Rally Turkey for the final, and decisive, day of action.
Sat 17:39 - Until then
Keep an eye on wrc.com for all the latest news and analysis, and don't forget WRC+ All Live for stage recaps and loads of exclusive extras from Turkey. Bye for now!
Sat 17:38 - Join us on Sunday
When the rally resumes for the decisive, final leg. Just four more stages and 34.98km of competition await - including the Live TV Power Stage. The first of two runs through the 7.14km Marmaris test gets the action underway at 1008hrs. Don't miss it!
Sat 17:35 - Leaders through
And that's where we'll end our live text coverage today
Sat 17:33 - Turkey WRC2 after SS13
1. Kopecký 3h51m28.4s 2. Tempestini +44.5s 3. Ingram +1m32.3s 4. Kajetanowicz +3m08.3s 5. Heller +6m59.1s. Kopecký retakes the lead
Sat 17:29 - Ogier's exit 3/3
"Earlier today we fought really hard to get back in the race. It was a hard time and we made it back to service and we were still in the fight for really good points. So when you see what happens, we are out of the rally, it seems that things really don't want to go my way for the moment. But, you know, that's motorsport. You have bad days. I'm sure good days will come again."
Sat 17:28 - Ogier's exit 2/3
"[It happened at the] exit of almost a hairpin, a very short distance to another very tight corner, so I had almost no speed. But I didn't listen well to the notes of Julien and I braked too late. Even with little speed, off the line, I just slid a bit wide and stopped on a tree, but with no damage. I drove backwards, then when I moved forwards the ground was so soft the car just went down and stuck."
Sat 17:28 - Ogier's exit 1/3
"The only damage you can see on the car happened when we pulled it back onto the road! Otherwise there was no damage at all except a mirror. One of the most silly mistakes I've done in my career."
Sat 17:14 - Turkey after SS13
1. Tänak 3h34m22.5s 2. Latvala +13.1s 3. Paddon +1m10.5s 4. Suninen +3m22.2s 5. Mikkelsen +6m25.4sec.
Sat 17:12 - SS13: Mikkelsen
He completes and holds fifth place tonight.
Sat 17:10 - SS13: Ingram stops!
The WRC 2 leader lost a minute to his rivals between the 12km and 16km splits. Kopecky retakes the lead.
Sat 17:02 - Mikkelsen update
In stage. He started at 1649hrs
Sat 16:57 - Ogier update
Seb finally returns to the service area. His car was driveable, but was beached off the road in SS11.
Sat 16:54 - SS13: Evans
Second quickest to Tanak, 2.1sec off the pace. "If we'd had a run like this yesterday, it probably would be looking pretty good. We've just tried to look after the car today, with as little risk as possible but still keeping a nice rhythm. Okay, it's been frustrating at times, but we're here with no trouble."
Sat 16:48 - SS13: Latvala
Safely through Saturday's final stage, 5.1sec slower that Tanak to slot second overall. So it's a Toyota 1-2 overnight, with Tanak holding a 13.1sec lead over Jari-Matti. "I knew before the stage that my tyres were worse than his. With what I had, I'm quite satisfied with the job I did."
Sat 16:41 - SS13: Tanak
The Estonian completes, and that looks like the overnight lead settled. "Let's see where Jari-Matti comes, but this has been quite a surprising rally. A lot happening but we knew it would be tough. We didn't have performance so we just had to keep it on the road - and that's what we've been doing. Now we need a 1-2 finish in this rally."
Sat 16:36 - SS13: Paddon
Safely through and that's third place secured for Paddon tonight. "We just stuck to our plan, kept doing the same thing and it's working. We'll drop some time here because our rear tyres were nearly bald. I said I'd try a different approach here. I've learned from my mistakes, going off too hard and too fast, it's difficult to hold back, but it's working."
Sat 16:30 - SS13: Suninen
"Fourth place is pretty good but it's been a tough day. It's been pretty safe, but okay young drivers always want more pace! This part of the learning."
Sat 16:19 - Breen on C3 blaze 3/3
"We couldn't do anything. The extinguishers were no use. I'm gutted for everyone. It sounds pathetic but I love my rallying and I've destroyed a car. I can't believe it."
Sat 16:17 - Breen on C3 blaze 2/3
"It was the same again at the end of the stage. When we stopped it cooled down, all the heat had dispersed from the centre of the car and we thought everything was fine. Then it [the fire] just flew up from the rear right."
Sat 16:16 - Breen on C3 blaze 1/3
"I have no idea what happened. We had a bit of smoke in the stage (SS11), and we stopped several times to check there was no fire. There was nothing. Every time we stopped the smoke went down, so we thought it was just heat."
Sat 16:14 - SS13: LIVE
Suninen in stage!
Sat 16:02 - Turkey after SS12
1. Tänak 3h19m45.0s 2. Latvala +8.0s 3. Paddon +52.3s 4. Suninen +3m10.1s 5. Mikkelsen +5m39.0sec. Mikkelsen drops to 5th (transmission).
Sat 15:59 - SS12: Mikkelsen
The Norwegain recaptures the spirit of the 1970s with his real-wheel drive World Rally Car. It looks a proper handful. He completes 39sec off the pace, drops from 4th to 5th and isn't in the mood to chat at the stage end.
Sat 15:52 - SS12: Solberg
Lying sixth overall in his R5-spec Skoda Fabia. "With Andreas' problems maybe I'll gain one more place," he says. "I'm happy with everything this weekend. Still more stages to go, so I'm concentrating on keeping the car on the road - and no punctures!"
Sat 15:48 - SS12: Mikkelsen
Underway at last in a cloud of dust (from the rear wheels only...)
Sat 15:42 - SS12: Evans
Second quickest and satisfied with his midday service work. "I must have put the wishbone on right, otherwise it would have fallen off!"
Sat 15:38 - Mikkelsen update
The Norwegian has reached the SS12 arrival control but has not checked in.
Sat 15:34 - SS12: Latvala
Fastest so far, 5sec up on his team-mate Tanak. "The car is fine now, it was just overheating, now it is working really, really well. I thought I drove carefully here, so the time is a surprise. It seems the other drivers were more careful. Let's wait until the end of the day before we think about team orders."
Sat 15:31 - SS12: Tanak
"On this event anything can happen and you have to stay focused. I sacrificed this stage, with only slick tyres at the rear from the previous stage. Now for the long one we have nice tyres so I hope we can have a good run there."
Sat 15:28 - SS12: Paddon
0.3sec quicker than Suninen. 'It's amazing out there. We're trying to keep a clean, smooth rally. It doesn't matter what Andreas does. The tyres are getting quite worn now so we're taking it easy."
Sat 15:23 - SS12: Suninen
"Just driving through. Of course I try to keep the pace and do as good a job as possible. Still we are missing a bit. Fourth or fifth place would be okay."
Sat 15:16 - Mikkelsen update
After working on his car he is still driving the liaison section to SS12. He'll miss his start time.
Sat 15:12 - SS12: LIVE
Suninen underway. His start time: 1510hrs
Sat 15:11 - SS12: Suninen
Helmet on, he's moving to the start control. Looks like we'll be underway very soon.
Sat 15:09 - SS12: Delay
A small pause until the stage gets underway. We'll keep you posted.
Sat 15:01 - SS12 Standby
Crews approaching the start of Datça. Suninen's start time: 1508hrs
Sat 14:59 - JWRC update
Julius Tannert rolled out of the lead of the Junior WRC category in SS10. The German dropped over three minutes completing the stage and slipped to third behind new leader Emil Bergkvist and second-placed Ken Torn.
Sat 14:52 - Turkey WRC2 after SS11
1. Ingram 3h26m44.7s 2. Kopecký +29.6s 3. Kajetanowicz +1m00.5s 4. Tempestini +1m08.3s 5. Heller +6m23.2s. Kajetanowicz up to third.
Sat 14:47 - All over for Breen
Craig's C3 caught fire after SS11 and has been completely destroyed. Crew are fine. Ott Tanak used his extinguisher to help, but in vain.
Sat 14:32 - Turkey after SS11
1. Tänak 3h11m06.1s 2. Latvala +13.0s 3. Paddon +49.9s 4. Mikkelsen +1m05.9s 5.Suninen +3m07.4sec. Ogier stops (off road) Mikkelsen mechanical problem.
Sat 14:32 - Tanak takes the lead!
The Estonian becomes the rally's fourth leader of the day following dramas for Neuville, Mikkelsen and now Ogier. Here's how our new WRC leaderboard looks.
Sat 14:25 - Mikkelsen update
Hyundai parked by the roadside, Andreas and co-driver Anders have the spanners out. The sump shield has been removed and is covered in oil. This, and rear-wheel drive only, suggests a front diff problem.
Sat 14:22 - SS11: Evans
Completes second quickest to stage winner Tanak, who takes the rally lead!
Sat 14:19 - Ogier update
No movement. Ogier's car remains parked on stage.
Sat 14:18 - Latvala update
Having completed the stage, the Finn stops to work on his car at exactly same place as Neuville this morning.
Sat 14:17 - SS11: Mikkelsen
Disaster! A few spins and stalls approaching the stage end. He completes with the loss of 1m40sec - and the lead of course. The tyres look worn but okay. Andreas is fuming and not in the mood to talk. Onboard conversations suggest his car has rear-wheel drive only.
Sat 14:12 - SS11: Latvala
"Incredible the conditions on the stage. We had a rear puncture and hydraulic pressure problems. Now we are losing time. Let's see what the hydraulic pressure does."
Sat 14:11 - SS11: Ogier update
He has gone off on the road - just. His Fiesta is parked against a tree on the outside of a left-hand corner. Seb and co-driver Julien are out of the car, but the car looks stuck!
Sat 14:08 - SS11: Mikkelsen
WRC TV crew reports a deflated right-rear tyre / wheel damage on Mikkelsen's car. He's pushing on for now.
Sat 14:06 - SS11: Tanak
"It was really tough and hard for the tyres. It felt like the rear damper was a problem. We will have to check now."
Sat 14:05 - SS11: Ogier
Reported stopped at 19.8km!
Sat 14:04 - SS11: Breen
He completes with the loss of almost 6min. What happened? "I have no idea. A couple of kilometres in we began to get smoke in the car. Later I had to stop because I physically couldn't see. We have to go and take a look now."
Sat 14:01 - SS11: Paddon
The Kiwi arrives earlier than expected, having passed Breen in stage. "Really hard on the tyres, you could feel them change at about 15km. I didn't manage them the best."
Sat 14:01 - Breen update
He has passed the 31km split and has dropped more than 5min.
Sat 13:58 - SS11: Splits watch
Slow splits for rally leader Mikkelsen. He's about 15sec slower than other drivers so far to the 12km split.
Sat 13:55 - SS11: Suninen
First to complete. How was the road on the repeat pass? "It was clean, a narrow clean line. A lot of tyre wear though, I was trying to save the tyres."
Sat 13:53 - Breen update
He stops again at 22km but leaves the engine running. Both drivers jump out, have a look under the bonnet, then leap back in and get underway again - but at reduced speed.
Sat 13:49 - Breen update
Craig now holding his door ajar where possible to try and clear smoke from the cockpit.
Sat 13:45 - Breen update
Up to speed again with smoke continuing to billow from under the dash. Side window flaps are open but it looks pretty unpleasant in there. As well as reading notes, Scott has his phone out - it looks like he's composing a text message to the team.
Sat 13:41 - Breen update
Craig stopped around halfway through the stage to investigate. He and co-driver Scott both got out to look under the car, then hopped back in. Puffs of smoke still visible in the onboard footage as they set off again.
Sat 13:37 - SS11: Breen
WRC All Live pictures showing clouds of something inside the cockpit of the C3. Perhaps dust, but it looks more like smoke.
Sat 13:28 - Tyres
No variation in the afternoon tyre choices. All Michelin WRC drivers left service with six hard compound LTX Force tyres
Sat 13:26 - SS11: LIVE
Suninen in stage
Sat 13:26 - Evans in service
The Welshman and his co-driver Dan Barritt helped service their own car as mechanics were assisting on Ogier's car. Evans replaced the front wishbone while Barritt fitted mud flaps. Top work!
Sat 13:23 - Welcome back
All set for the repeat loop?
Sat 12:52 - Next stage: 1324hrs
That's when the afternoon loop of stages kicks off with the repeat of Yeşilbelde. Can this rally get any more dramatic? We'll find out after a short break.
Sat 12:43 - Turkey WRC2 after SS10
1. Ingram 2h57m29.7s 2. Kopecký +1m10.8s 3. Tempestini +1m45.2s 4. Kajetanowicz +1m49.4s 5. Heller +5m46.1s. Kopecký loses lead (driveshaft)
Sat 12:41 - Kopecky drama in SS10
A broken driveshaft costs the Czech driver the category lead. He completes with his Skoda in rear-wheel drive only, and loses more than 1m30s to the leaders. He drops to second place, 1m10s behind new WRC 2 leader Chris Ingram.
Sat 12:18 - Ogier in service 3/3
And the car? "I thought I would have to do the stage in rear-wheel drive. I was very surprised that it worked. Not every bolt was tight there was a question mark whether it would hold."
Sat 12:18 - Ogier in service 2/3
What caused the problem? "It happened in the middle of the road, over a crest, it looks like a hole in the road or something. I didn't even see it."
Sat 12:17 - Ogier in service 1/3
"I thought I would never make it. We struggled so much to put the wishbone back - it was just too tight in the subframe. I fought like hell, I was so close to giving up because I had no energy."
Sat 12:08 - Turkey after SS10
1. Mikkelsen 2h43m17.5s 2. Tänak +36.3s 3. Latvala +38.4s 4. Ogier +46.1s 5.Paddon +1m12.0sec.
Sat 12:04 - SS10: Ogier
What a recovery! Having fixed his car, Seb bags fastest time on SS10 to slot fourth in the overall standings. He's only 7.7sec off the podium places. "Still it's really good," he says. "It was a big fight. We made it at the last minute and I'm happy to be here!"
Sat 12:01 - Lappi update
His car has slipped further off the road. No way for them to get it out now. They'll need a crane.
Sat 11:53 - Ogier update
Repair holding well and he's showing great pace in SS10. Seb is quickest so far to the 8.2km split.
Sat 11:52 - SS10: Mikkelsen
Quickest so far. "Everything to play for. I tried to give it some more in this stage - hopefully we can make a bit of a difference."
Sat 11:50 - SS10: Latvala
8sec slower than his team-mate Tanak here and Jari-Matti slips behind in the overall standings. "I tried, but this stage was difficult to remember. I should have watched it yesterday evening. Instead, I was concentrating too much on the first stage."
Sat 11:47 - SS10: Ogier
Underway in stage. Looks like he arrived six minutes late - so that's a 1min penalty.
Sat 11:44 - SS10: Tanak
Quickest so far, despite carrying a mechanical problem. "I picked up a steering column issue on the previous stage, this stage was better, I can drive."
Sat 11:42 - Lappi update
The car appears to be stuck fast. Not enough spectators at the scene to pull it back onto the stage. No evidence of work to try and shift it.
Sat 11:40 - Ogier update
En route to SS10. Estimated to be five minutes from the start control.
Sat 11:36 - SS10: Lappi
He's in trouble! He has clipped a bank and the Yaris has drifted wide to the edge of steep embankment. Looks like it's beached, nose first, Italian-Job style. Lappi gets out to investigate, co-driver Janne Ferm has jumped into the driver's seat.
Sat 11:33 - SS10: Breen / Suninen
Both clear the stage. Breen is quickest by 10.7s. "Tough, but I'm just trying to go through with a good rhythm. One of these days we'll be back with a good road position and I can go hammer and tongs!"
Sat 11:28 - Ogier update
Sat 11:27 - Ogier update
Seb and Julien still working on the car. Evans and Solberg have left the scene.
Sat 11:26 - Turkey WRC2 after SS9
1. Kopecký 2h40m55.9s 2. Ingram +45.3s 3. Tempestini +2m39.4s 4. Kajetanowicz +3m08.9s 5. Heller +6m16.7s. Ingram penalties removed
Sat 11:18 - Turkey after SS9
1. Ogier 2h28m35.4s 2. Mikkelsen +7.5s 3. Latvala +32.4s 4. Tänak +38.4s 5.Paddon +1m05.3sec. Ogier suspension damage
Sat 11:15 - Stage info: SS10
Içmeler 1, 20.37km. Three asphalt sections interrupt the gravel in Içmeler, which is one of the rally's faster stages. There is a lot of gravel on the surface which will clean to expose the bedrock beneath and provide a tough test for tyres in the second pass. It is quick most of the way until the final kilometres which are twisty and uphill.
Sat 11:14 - SS10: LIVE
Ogier's drama aside, Suninen is underway on the next test. Stage notes coming up...
Sat 11:12 - Ogier update
It looks like Seb couldn't get the new wishbone in place. Henning Solberg, another top notch mechanic, is also on the scene and offered advice which seems to be working.
Sat 11:09 - Neuville reacts
After his miserable luck earlier, can he believe what he is seeing? "It could be a turnaround again. But neither Seb nor me deserve this luck today. It should have been a good fight. It looks like nothing is over until the finish line."
Sat 11:02 - Meanwhile...
Back in service, Neuville and the M-Sport Ford team are transfixed by the WRC+ All Live coverage.
Sat 10:59 - Ogier update
Ogier's team-mate, and ace mechanic, Elfyn Evans has arrived on the scene. He can't touch Seb's car, but he can offer advice.
Sat 10:54 - Ogier update
Seb has parked the fiesta on the liaison section to SS10 to make repairs. He and Julien have removed the front-right wheel. A new suspension wishbone is brought out of the boot.
Sat 10:48 - SS9: Ogier
He completes 18sec slower than Mikkelsen. What happened? "I don't know, I have something broken," Ogier says. Meanwhile Neuville has arrived back in service and is watching Ogier's drama on WRC+ All Live. "If it's a steering arm he can fix it," he says.
Sat 10:46 - SS9: Ogier
The new rally leader is not driving at full speed. His car appears to have front-right suspension / steering damage!
Sat 10:44 - SS9: Mikkelsen
Fastest through so far, 1.8sec up on Tanak. "I'm trying to drive like I feel, fast but within my limits. It's tricky with so many stones coming out - the second pass will be tricky for sure. I'm trying to keep the pressure on. I'm really sorry for Thierry. They were going at an incredible speed and taking some risks."
Sat 10:40 - SS9: Latvala
2.7sec slower than Tanak here. "The engine stalled in one of the hairpins. I don't know why it stalled, I wasn't in the wrong gear. That cost about four seconds. It could have been good - it was an important stage for us."
Sat 10:35 - SS9: Tanak
Quickest though, but far from satisfied. "We need to keep going. We are fourth so we cannot be happy."
Sat 10:31 - SS9: Paddon
"We stalled the car coming down to the hairpins, lost a few seconds there. It's very loose and on the medium tyres we've lose the balance of the car a bit."
Sat 10:30 - Neuville out
Confirmation from Hyundai. Neuville is returning to service. Retired from the day.
Sat 10:29 - SS9: Lappi
The Finn 4.6sec slower than Breen and struggling to find anything positive to say. "A nice view close to the end? A lot of loose gravel, very twisty. I don't know. I'm frustrated, but you can only laugh. There is always something."
Sat 10:23 - SS9: Breen
Craig completes 9sec quicker than Suninen - but it could have been better. "I missed a hairpin and had to reverse. Not a good morning but I tried my best."
Sat 10:19 - Neuville update
Sat 10:19 - SS9: Suninen
"It was an okay stage for me. A lot of loose gravel and I struggled on downhill braking, but we were okay."
Sat 10:18 - Turkey WRC2 after SS8
1. Kopecký 2h31m44.5sec 2. Ingram 1m52.3sec 3. Tempestini 2m50.9sec 4. Kajetanowicz 3m 28.4sec 5. Heller 6m11.8sec. Road penalties for Ingram.
Sat 10:13 - Stage info: SS9
Datça 1, 10.70km. Datça could become Rally Turkey's signature stage. There are stunning picture postcard views of the Mediterranean in the second half of the test but it also offers so much more. Fast and flowing roads, tight and twisty sections, rough and smooth gravel and an amazing descent towards the sea mean this has the makings of a classic.
Sat 10:12 - SS9: LIVE
Meanwhile, Suninen is already underway on the next test. Stage notes coming up...
Sat 10:11 - Neuville update
Nuts tightened and wheel replaced at the front, attention now turns to the right-rear before they attempt the drive to SS9.
Sat 10:08 - Neuville update
Rear-left wheel is back on. Thierry now trying to manhandle the new front hub into place. Cries of frustration from the Belgian while Nicolas tries to move the components with a ratchet strap.
Sat 10:02 - Neuville update
Thierry and Nicolas have assembled a complete-looking strut and are trying to secure it to the front left. They are looking pretty cool and calm in the circumstances. Team engineers are monitoring their progress via WRC All Live coverage.
Sat 09:55 - Neuville update
The car is jacked up and there is a lot of nothing in the front left wheel arch. The wheel and the remains of the strut have been removed. The spring popped off in the stage. Thierry is at the rear left corner. Looks like they are trying to take suspension parts from the rear to swap to the front.
Sat 09:50 - Neuville update
Thierry and Nicolas working on the car on the road section after SS8.
Sat 09:49 - Turkey after SS8
1. Ogier 2h19m48.2s 2. Mikkelsen +25.5s 3. Latvala +45.9s 4. Tänak +54.1s 5.Paddon +1m14.5sec. Neuville plunges to 9th (suspension)
Sat 09:44 - SS8: Neuville update
He drives away from the stage end to consider his options. Meanwhile, there is a huddle of anxious-looking engineers at Hyundai's service base in Marmaris.
Sat 09:41 - SS8: Neuville
He completes with the loss of 1m56s to Ogier. He looks stunned. What happened? "I don't know. Something has broken. We didn't hit anything, I just don't know. Unlucky, really unlucky."
Sat 09:37 - SS8: Ostberg
Stopped in stage. Turbo.
Sat 09:37 - SS8: Neuville update
We're watching a sorry looking i20 making its way slowly through the stage. The front-left corner skimming the ground. A few kilometres still to go.
Sat 09:34 - SS8: Ogier
Comfortably the quickest man on the stage, Ogier gives a shrug when he hears about Neuville's problem. "It's part of the game," he says. "I think I had a good stage but I was struggling for grip."
Sat 09:31 - SS8: Neuville in trouble!
About 8km to run and the front-left damper has punched through the bonnet of his Hyundai! This could be a disaster for the rally leader
Sat 09:29 - SS8: Mikkelsen
"I had some moments early in the stage. My pace notes were too aggressive, I don't know why. After that I had to ease off."
Sat 09:28 - SS8: Latvala
7.4sec slower than his Toyota team-mate Tanak here and Latvala's advantage in the classifications is trimmed to 8.2sec. "The car doesn't turn, I'm really struggling," he says. "By accident I also turned off the anti-lag system for a while. I'm not happy. What can I do about it? Let's see."
Sat 09:22 - SS8: Tanak
Quickest so far but is it a gamble to carry only one spare wheel? "I don't think so. It's much smoother today, the road has a hard base. The target is to perform, still it's pretty difficult, hard to enjoy. Let's say I don't have full control yet."
Sat 09:19 - SS8: Paddon
First big evidence of the cleaning effect - Paddon a massive 27sec quicker than Lappi. "It's a different rally compared to yesterday. A lot looser and no rocks or things to avoid. I'm trying to be really tidy but I can feel I'm losing time in the twisty stuff. Something to work on."
Sat 09:15 - SS8: Lappi
16sec quicker than Suninen, but frustrated about the spin/stall early in the test. "It's the same problem as always. The car doesn't downshift, we stall and then it doesn't restart."
Sat 09:12 - SS8: Breen
He completes 11.9sec slower than Suninen. There is bodywork hanging loose from the front-left corner, but nothing serious. What happened? "I heard a pace note wrong - a right not a left - I had to spin the car. I stalled, then had to turn the car around. Not great."
Sat 09:06 - SS8: Suninen
First to complete. How was it as first car in the running order? "A lot of cleaning I think. A lot of loose gravel - wheelspin in third and fourth gears. The road was smooth, not rough at all, but lots of loose gravel."
Sat 09:02 - Tyres
Morning loop choices confirmed. Most of the Michelin WRC drivers have the same package of six hard compound LTX Force tyres. The exceptions are Paddon, who has 4 hard and 2 mediums, and Ogier/Tanak who both have five hard tyres.
Sat 08:56 - SS8: Lappi
Half spin and a stall for Lappi at approx 13km. He stopped for about 5sec.
Sat 08:53 - SS8: Splits watch
Early leader Breen has dropped 15sec between the 7.25km and 12.32km splits. His car looks to be going well on the WRC+ All Live feed - but there is some light damage to the front bodywork. Suninen meanwhile has passed the 18.78km mark.
Sat 08:45 - Start intervals
Four-minute intervals between the World Rally Car runners. Breen and Lappi underway in SS8 now.
Sat 08:38 - SS8: LIVE
Sat 08:37 - Tidemand out
A bitter blow for the WRC 2 title hopeful. He won't start today after breaking his suspension yesterday. His Skoda sustained damage to its chassis that could not be repaired.
Sat 08:32 - SS8 Stage conditions
WRC TV crew reporting damp sections under the trees near the start.
Sat 08:29 - Stage info: SS8
Yeşilbelde 1, 34.24km. It's a tough start to Saturday with another long and demanding test. It runs alongside the coast at the start and finish, with dramatic views to the sea below in the final few kilometres. It's open and smooth initially before becoming rougher, but it's not until the midpoint that drivers encounter a straight worthy of the name.
Sat 08:28 - SS8: Standby
We're watching the countdown on WRC All Live. Suninen on stage at 0835hrs
Sat 08:26 - Saturday's running order
Drivers tackle stages in reverse classification order today. Here's how the world rally car runners will line up: 1.Suninen 2.Breen, 3.Lappi, 4.Paddon, 5.Tänak, 6.Latvala, 7.Mikkelsen, 8.Ogier, 9.Neuville, 10.Østberg, 11.Evans, 12. Al Qassimi
Sat 08:23 - Weather
Another beautiful day in Marmaris with sunshine and blue sky. Sunrise was at 0649hrs and the current temperature of 23°C in service should hit 32°C later.
Sat 08:20 - Saturday's vital stats
Start: 0742hrs. Number of stages: 6. Stage distance: 130.62km. Finish: 2100hrs
Sat 08:19 - Look out for...
A gentler ride today? Perhaps. Today's stages are smoother than Fridays. Pretty views too as rally route takes in the stunning coastline west of Marmaris.
Sat 08:19 - Saturday's itinerary
Those six special stages make up a total distance of 130.62km, marginally shorter than Friday’s distance. A trio of stages each run twice either side of service. The 34.24km Yesilbelde and 10.70km Datça stages will take in scenic coastal sections, followed by the 20.37km İçmeler test that will run right past the service park.
Sat 08:16 - So, what's happening?
It's Saturday. The second full day of the rally. And on today's agenda are six more special stages in the rugged countryside west of Marmaris.
Sat 08:15 - We're live
On wrc.com and the WRC app, bringing you text updates about all the on-stage action
Sat 08:15 - Good morning all
And welcome back to Rally Turkey
Fri 18:19 - Don't worry
We'll be back bright and early tomorrow, for another six stages of action at Rally Turkey
Fri 18:19 - Goodbye for now!
With the Junior WRC class runners completing their day, we'll take this time to sign off the Live Text for today!
Fri 18:18 - Junior WRC standings after SS7
1. Tannert 2h 12m 08.1sec 2. Torn +7.9sec 3. Bergkvist +32.9sec 4. Fernandez +3m 36.2sec 5. Rådström +5m 58.8sec 6. Williams +10m 40.3sec
Fri 18:14 - SS7: Devine
Callum Devine was second overall in the Juniors but he's stopped on stage and the crew are OK.
Fri 18:12 - SS7: Banaz
Bugra Banaz is the fifth of the Junior WRC Championship competitors to finish the day, he's 1m 00.8sec down on Torn in the stage time. And he's 13m 19.3sec off the lead of Tannert overall.
Fri 18:04 - SS7: Torn and Tannert
Ken Torn is the next through to complete the stage. He is 18.9sec faster than Bergkvist and he's closed up to just 7.9sec behind Julius Tannert in the overall classification.
Fri 17:52 - SS7: Bergkvist and Rådström
The top two in the Juniors have finished the opening leg of the rally. Bergkvist is 4.4sec quicker on the stage and overall, he has a lead of 5m 25.9sec over Rådström.
Fri 17:41 - Junior WRC
The Junior WRC field is just starting the final test now. Julius Tannert remains in the lead, with a 15.1sec advantage over Callum Devine
Fri 17:30 - WRC 2 standings after SS7
1. Kopecký 2h 02m 53.8sec 2. Ingram +16.3sec 3. Tempestini +2m 37.9sec 4. Kajetanowicz +3m 28.5sec 5. Heller +5m 02.1sec 6. Cukurova +7m 04.3sec
Fri 17:22 - SS7: Ingram
Ingram slips to second, but the Brit should be pleased with his performance on his WRC 2 debut as a clean run has allowed him to move his way up the order.
Fri 17:19 - SS7: Tempestini and Kajetanowicz
Another two WRC 2 entries have put times on the board. The first is Kajetan Kajetanowicz who finished 3.5sec slower than Kopecký. The second is Simone Tempestini who was 7.5sec down.
Fri 17:13 - SS7: Heller
Pedro Heller is the next to make it through to the end of the stage, and he is 42.3sec down on Kopecký
Fri 17:08 - WRC standings after SS7
1. Neuville 1h 52m 28.2sec 2. Ogier +0.3sec 3. Mikkelsen +2.6sec 4. Latvala +16.3sec 5. Tänak +31.9sec 6. Paddon +35.1sec
Fri 17:03 - SS7: Tidemand
Oh dear, oh dear. Tidemand has stopped at the 4.1km mark. More on that as we get it.
Fri 17:02 - SS7: Kopecký
Jan Kopecký completes the loop and he puts in an 11m 05.0sec for the rest of the WRC 2 field to aim at.
Fri 16:56 - SS7: Paddon
Hayden Paddon rounds out the manufacturer entries as he puts a time on the board which is 14.3sec down. Is he happy with how that went? "Really tough conditions. We're driving to a plan and trying to preserve the car but it is frustrating to see the other crews going so fast when taking risks."
Fri 16:52 - SS7: Suninen
The M-Sport Ford driver completes the afternoon loop of stages and he drops 18.9sec. He tells Colin: "There is a lot of things I've learnt, but then there are things where I should be better. It's homework for next year."
Fri 16:48 - SS7: Breen
Breen reaches the end of the stage now and he is 14.8sec down. He says: "I had another puncture on the last stage, so we had three completely destroyed tyres and one that was relatively okay."
Fri 16:42 - SS7: Breen
First split time on the board for Breen has just popped up and he is 5.3sec slower than Tänak at the 5.95km mark.
Fri 16:40 - Junior WRC update
An update on the Junior WRC, Jean-Baptiste Franceschi, David Holder and Enrico Oldrati have been forced to retire after various issues on SS5.
Fri 16:37 - SS7: Breen
Irishman Breen has just started this stage now, thanks to the gap created by Evans and Ostberg having issues on the previous stage. He has started 12 minutes after Latvala
Fri 16:36 - SS7: Latvala
Jari-Matti Latvala is the next man to end his day off now and he is fifth-quickest - 9.1sec down. He tells Colin: "It has not been an easy day, but at the end of the day we've had no problems. I think we'll end up about 16sec off the lead which is not too bad."
Fri 16:32 - SS7: Mikkelsen
Mikkelsen has had a spin on this stage as he loses 11.4sec to Tänak. He's also dropped behind Neuville and Ogier to third in the overall standings. He had a bit of a hairy arrival through the flying finish as well. He says: "I had really, really bad tyres on this last stage. So I did a good stage time with the tyres I had left!"
Fri 16:28 - SS7: Lappi
The second Toyota of Lappi is the next to greet Colin Clark at stop control. The Finn ends the opening leg of the rally with a stage time just 2.6sec down. "On the long one I had a horrible set-up, then I made opposite changes and that got better. I went lower on the rear suspension for this stage."
Fri 16:23 - SS7: Tänak
The Estonian has had a far better run on this stage, at the final split he is 5.1sec quicker than Ogier and he extends that to 6.1sec at the end. He says: "I did something very different now, it is working here but it is something we can't use in the rough. I went lower in the ride height."
Fri 16:20 - SS7: Ogier
Ogier reaches the end of the stage and he seems to have potentially backed off a bit, he's only 0.8sec quicker than Neuville at the end of this test. That's left him 0.3sec behind in the overall standings after a full day of action! "It is close. Nice to be here honestly. For us, the only shame is the dust in the morning which cost us a lot of seconds but I am generally happy for my day."
Fri 16:16 - SS7: Neuville
Neuville completes the stage in a time of 10m 29.2sec. What does he say at stage end? "I had to put it in reverse gear so I lost more or less 6 or 7 seconds in the stage. Ogier had a good run through on the first stage but then we pulled it back on the second."
Fri 16:14 - SS7: Tänak
The winner of the last two rallies seems happier on this test, at the opening split he's 0.8sec faster than Ogier.
Fri 16:14 - SS6: Heller
After his problems earlier in the stage, Pedro Heller crosses the finish now 3m 11.4sec down.
Fri 16:10 - SS7: Ogier
Ogier is onto the stage and at the first split he's 5.2sec quicker than Neuville after the latter's half-spin.
Fri 16:09 - SS6: Tidemand
On SS6, Pontus Tidemand has lost a bit of time. He's 59.6sec down on team-mate Kopecký
Fri 16:07 - SS7: Neuville
Oh no! Neuville has a half-spin, the car just didn't want to turn in for the right-hander. We'll have to wait and see how that affects his time.
Fri 16:06 - SS7: Neuville
Neuville gets the final stage of the day underway now, what will see on this test?
Fri 16:04 - SS6: Kopecký
Jan Kopecký is the first of the WRC 2 runners to reach the stop control and he is looking good on the splits. At the 7.79km timing line he is 12.0sec faster than Tidemand.
Fri 16:01 - SS6: Heller
Pedro Heller has stopped at the 6.4km mark
Fri 15:58 - SS6: Paddon
Paddon will be the last of the WRC cars to come through the stage, he's 17.5sec down on his fellow Hyundai i20 driver. "It is obviously just the way it. The conditions are quite bad and it is hard to drive. You just have to play the sensible game."
Fri 15:55 - SS6: Suninen
Teemu Suninen's onboard shows just how bumpy this stage is as he hits a particularly rutted section. He finishes 31.4sec down on the fastest stage time. He says: "I was just a bit carefully. There was two cars I had to slow down a bit for. When I drive flat out I can go well, but I have never been in these conditions before so I don't know the limit on the tyres or the cars."
Fri 15:50 - SS6: Breen
Craig Breen makes it through to the end of the stage now and he's 21.9sec off the pace. Scott Martin is banging his helmet between the flying finish and stop control, could the pair have an intercom problem? "Mads and Elfyn both off, I had to slow down quite a bit for the both of them. It's an absolutle war zone. I'm just trying to enjoy it now."
Fri 15:46 - SS6: Østberg
Wait a minute! Mads has stopped on stage as well. It looks like he has a suspension issue as well. Mads and co-driver Torstein Eriksen are getting out to inspect the car.
Fri 15:41 - SS6: Evans
Ah no! Drama for Evans, the onboard shows Elfyn running over a rather large rock and it spins him round! It looks like the suspension has broken and he's stuck in the middle of the road. He's reversing it up a bit as he tries to get to the side of the road.
Fri 15:38 - SS6: Latvala
Latvala hasn't had the quickest of runs through this stage either, it seems like starting first on the road is actually a benefit on this test! He completes 13.0sec down. He tells Molly: "I must say, Thierry had an amazing stage. When it is very loose then maybe our car isn't the best to drive in these conditions. When it is cleaner and faster our car is very good. But the rally is very long so let's see what will happen."
Fri 15:34 - SS6: Mikkelsen
Andreas Mikkelsen is the next driver to put a time on the board and he can't get near the fastest stage time either, he's lost 18.5sec to Neuville. He's only 1.9sec ahead of the Belgian now. "We had a rear-right wheel issue. It looks like I was being too careful as well."
Fri 15:30 - SS6: Lappi
Lappi has put in a decent time on this stage after struggles on the previous, he was up at the opening split but completes in a time 8.7sec down after losing quite a bit of time in the last quarter of the test. He is the second-fastest through though. "I'm doing all that I can, but I cannot do any better. I know what is wrong, but I don't want to say! I have a hunch but cannot fix it!"
Fri 15:26 - SS6: Tänak
The Estonian gives his Yaris one final push as he completes the stage in a time 15.8sec down on Neuville. What does he say? "It is a high-grip road but we have absolutely no grip. Even worse than in the morning, difficult to understand."
Fri 15:22 - SS6: Ogier
At 17.88km Ogier has dropped 7.5sec. Come the flying finish and he's lost more time - finishing with a deficit of 8.8sec. That's allowed Neuville to move ahead by 1.1sec. He says: "We are now I guess very close to each other. I didn't expect it to be so tough in this one. In these conditions anything can happen."
Fri 15:18 - SS6: Neuville
We'll shift our focus entirely onto SS6 now and Neuville is at the end of stage, talking to Molly Pettit. "In the tough parts you have to push to get a good time. Ogier surprised us by pushing a lot harder than expected so we had to respond."
Fri 15:17 - SS5: Tempestini
Simone Tempestini also completes the first stage of the afternoon loop and he's 3m 50.2sec down on Heller. He's slipped to fifth in the standings as it stands, undoing his good work from this morning.
Fri 15:16 - SS6: Lappi
Esapekka Lappi seemed pretty dejected after the SS5, but at the opening split of this stage he's 0.2sec quicker than Neuville.
Fri 15:15 - SS5: Ingram
Ingram's had no problems on this stage and he's only 0.9sec slower than Pedro Heller. However, his clean run has propelled him into the class lead! He's 6.3sec ahead of Tidemand
Fri 15:13 - SS6: Tänak
Tänak is slower than Neuville, the Belgian dominated this stage in the morning and he seems to be doing it again. Tänak is 0.7sec slower at the opening split.
Fri 15:12 - SS5: Kajetanowicz
On the previous stage, Kajto has come to the stop control now and he's 2m 47.3sec slower than Pedro Heller.
Fri 15:11 - SS6: Ogier
He is losing a touch more time on the penultimate stage of the day. At 7.79km Ogier is 2.3sec down.
Fri 15:07 - SS6: Ogier
Ogier is 0.6sec slower at the opening split. Will we see the same sort of push from the Frenchman in the latter sections of this test?
Fri 15:05 - SS6: Neuville
While we keep track of WRC 2 on SS5, Neuville is already onto the second run of Ula
Fri 15:02 - SS5: Heller
Pedro Heller quickly follows Tidemand through to stage end. The Chilean is 2m 05.1sec quicker but he's still behind the Fabia R5 pair in the standings.
Fri 15:02 - SS5: Tidemand
Pontus Tidemand has also reached the stop control and he's only 22.3sec quicker after his own wheel dramas
Fri 15:01 - SS5: Kopecký
The championship leader has reached the end of the stage now. "Anything can happen in any moment. Okay it can all happen for everyone. We changed two wheels at the same time, both on the front so we have no spares."
Fri 14:59 - SS5: Tempestini
The Romanian has now got going again, it was a puncture for him.
Fri 14:57 - SS5: Kajetanowicz and Tempestini
More drama for the WRC 2 field - Kajetanowicz had a brief stop but restarted and Simone Tempestini has also stopped at the 17.6km mark.
Fri 14:50 - WRC standings after SS5
1. Mikkelsen 1h 25m 38.9sec 2. Ogier +12.7sec 3. Neuville +20.4sec 4. Latvala +21.5sec 5. Østberg +22.1sec 6. Paddon +30.6sec
Fri 14:48 - SS5: Tidemand
More drama! Pontus Tidemand in the second Skoda Motorsport Fabia R5 is shown climbing back into the car, he's not had to replace a wheel as well has he? The drama is getting a bit too much!
Fri 14:47 - SS5: Paddon
Hayden Paddon completes this dramatic rollercoaster of a stage now, and does it in a time 21.1sec down on Ogier. How did he find that? "Incredible rough, testament to the cars to hold up to it. Toughest conditions I've been in. Some guys are taking some risks, I take my hat off to them."
Fri 14:43 - SS5: Suninen
Teemu Suninen has really pulled out probably the drive of the day - if not the rally - he completes the stage just 2.7sec down on his team-mate. He didn't even do a pre-event test and he's already looking really strong in these conditions! He tells Colin: "That was a good time, but the stage is crazy bumpy. A lot of hits to the car and the body, I hope my stomach is okay! The car is working really nicely in the rough places, it is really strong."
Fri 14:40 - SS5: Breen
Craig Breen completes the stage and he's lost a big chunk of time as well, he's 45.3sec down at the flying finish. The Irishman looks frustrated as he comes up into stop control. He's down to just the wheel on the rear-left. How did that happen? "Slow puncture. I was in the middle of the road. I was praying it wouldn't go down and then it just went. I don't believe it. I did 25km with a puncture." A very emotional Craig Breen and you can't help but feel sorry for him, he was going so well this morning.
Fri 14:37 - SS5: Kopecký
It looks like a wheel change for the Czech driver, All Live shows him strapping himself back in. He sportingly lets Tidemand through before getting back onto the road. Unfortunately for him, the dust is too thick, so he's going to have to slow down.
Fri 14:36 - SS5: Østberg
Mads has lost quite a bit of time as well, at the final split he was 21.0sec down and at the finish he's eventually lost 24.8sec. He's got a front-left puncture, it's delaminaited. "I think I have a slight idea of how it happened. Just from the road, just a little bit shocked about what I just experienced. Impossible to judge what I'm trying to do."
Fri 14:34 - SS5: Kopecky
The Skoda Motorsport driver has stopped at the 10.9km mark
Fri 14:31 - SS5: Evans
Suninen's M-Sport Ford team-mate Elfyn Evans was on for a corker of a stage, but he's had an alarm go off on the dash - it looks like a wheel issue! He's completed 22.2sec down, an absolute shame for the Welshman who was on to almost match Ogier. What does he tell Colin? "I don't know how it happened. It was extremely rough in the middle and then it deteriorated."
Fri 14:29 - SS5: Al Qassimi
Khalid Al Qassimi has stopped at the 8.5km mark
Fri 14:28 - SS5: Suninen
Go on Teemu! The M-Sport Ford driver has reached the 18.2km split 5.2sec up on Ogier - this could be a huge time from the Finn!
Fri 14:27 - SS5: Latvala
Latvala has finished as the best of the Toyotas on this test by some margin. He's the first driver to finish within 10sec of Ogier - 9.2sec down. He tells Colin: "For us the traction was better than in the morning loop, but it was so, so rough in some places. But I am satisfied with the time.
Fri 14:23 - SS5: Mikkelsen
Ogier has really turned it on in the second part of this test. Mikkelsen was right on the pace this morning but now he can't match the Frenchman. He finishes the stage 10.9sec slower, the second-fastest stage time. The difference between them overall is now 12.7sec. "We were taking it so careful in there, it is so tricky. It is really hard to judge how rough it is, you just have to count on experience!"
Fri 14:19 - SS5: Lappi
Esapekka Lappi comes through to the end now in the second Yaris WRC. He's 31.1sec down, that's almost a second a KM. What does he tell Colin? "It went worse, we had a lot less grip than in the morning. It seems the changes I made don't work at all. I can't drive at all."
Fri 14:15 - SS5: Tänak
Ott reaches the end of the stage now, that early stall has cost him. He's 20.9sec down to the reigning champion. He's not happy at stage end: "Just not our rally."
Fri 14:12 - SS5: Evans
Evans is doing well here, the road seems to be cleaning more than in the morning. At 12.73km he's 2.5sec up on his team-mate
Fri 14:10 - SS5: Ogier
He's on a charge here, he drops into the 27mins with a time that is 18.2sec quicker! That is massive, and moves the Frenchman ahead in the overall standings with an advantage of 7.7sec. He tells Colin: "That's good! Without dust the stage is much more enjoyable. Really, really, bumpy. In this section whatever you do there is risks for sure."
Fri 14:08 - SS5: Latvala
Latvala continues to lower the splits in the first half of this test. At 12.73km he's 2.1sec quicker than the joint time for Ogier and Neuville
Fri 14:07 - SS5: Neuville
Thierry Neuville completes the stage, his time more than 30sec quicker than it was on the first run of this test in the morning.
Fri 14:06 - SS5: Tänak
Ott Tänak still can't quite match the pace of the leaders. He's 5.2sec down at 25.52km.
Fri 14:03 - SS5: Evans
The M-Sport Ford crew worked tirelessly to repair Evans' Fiesta during the midday service and he's using those new parts well - he's only 0.7sec down on Neuville at the first split.
Fri 14:02 - SS5: Ogier
Ogier is continuing to extend his advantage over Neuville. At the 25.52km split he's 8.9sec up on the Belgian
Fri 14:00 - SS5: Latvala
The Finn is quick! He's 0.2sec up at the opening split point and then 0.5sec up at the second
Fri 13:59 - SS5: Mikkelsen
Andreas Mikkelsen has broken the timing beam at two splits now. At 5.28km he's 1.2sec slower than his team-mate Neuville - still the second-fastest to that point though
Fri 13:56 - SS5: Ogier
This is the Ogier we know! The Frenchman has gone a massive 5.9sec faster than Neuville at 18.2km. The cleaning effect is really making its presence felt in this rockier section of the stage
Fri 13:56 - SS5: Lappi
Esapekka can't match the fastest splits on this stage. He's at the 8.09km split 6.1sec slower than the rest of the field.
Fri 13:53 - Tyres for this afternoon
News from Michelin is that all the crews have taken six hard compound tyres for this loop
Fri 13:51 - SS5: Ogier
The M-Sport Ford man is pulling the time back now, at the 12.43km split he's level with Neuville's time
Fri 13:49 - SS5: Tänak
Stall for Tänak! When he braked for the corner the engine just stalled, that will cost him some time. Indeed, at the 5.28km split he's 3.9sec down
Fri 13:48 - SS5: Tänak
Ott Tänak makes it three different manufacturers onto the stage and at the first split he matches Neuville's time.
Fri 13:47 - SS5
Just a note, the crews have four minute gaps between them this afternoon.
Fri 13:45 - SS5: Ogier
The Frenchman still can't match Neuville's pace, he's 2.0sec down
Fri 13:43 - SS5: Ogier
Ogier is the next onto the stage and at the first split he's 1.2sec slower than Neuville.
Fri 13:37 - SS5: Neuville
The clock hits exactly 13.37 and Thierry Neuville blasts off into the 38.10km test!
Fri 13:36 - Stage info: SS5
Çetibeli 2, 38.10km Friday afternoon starts with a repeat of the longest stage of the weekend! It’s rugged and tough with both fast and slow sections, add in plenty of rocks lining the road and there’s a good chance some drivers won’t make it out intact. There are so many changes between flowing wide roads and twisty tracks that it is impossible to remember them all and accurate pace notes are essential.
Fri 13:33 - Welcome back!
After midday service, we're getting ready for the second run of Çetibeli. If you missed it this morning, a stage guide is coming up!
Fri 12:14 - Technical break
With Tannert through, we'll take a short break, but don't worry we'll return for the start of SS5 at 13.37.
Fri 12:13 - SS4: Tannert
Julius Tannert is the next to come through and the German is 5.1sec slower than Torn. His lead is now just 6.2sec.
Fri 12:11 - SS4: Torn
Estonian Ken Torn has gained a position in the Junior WRC standings, he goes 3.2sec faster than anyone through the stage and he leapfrogs Bergkvist by 0.6sec.
Fri 12:08 - SS4: Franceschi
After being forced to change a puncture on SS2, Jean-Baptiste Franceschi has lost more time on this stage - he's 46.3sec off the pace in the junior category
Fri 12:05 - SS4: Rådström
The Swede, currently second in the championship, has extended his advantage over championship leader Emil Bergkvist. Rådström is 2.4sec quicker than his countryman on this test
Fri 11:58 - SS4: Junior WRC
Looking at the Junior WRC category - which is having its season finale this weekend - Julius Tannert has an 8.1sec lead after SS3, with Dennis Rådström second and Emil Bergkvist third.
Fri 11:57 - SS4: Solberg
Big respect for Henning Solberg, he's not entered in the WRC 2 class this weekend, but he's actually the fastest of the R5 runners in his Skoda Fabia R5. At the end of the morning loop he's 2.9sec quicker than class leader Kopecký in the overall standings
Fri 11:49 - WRC 2 standings after SS4
1. Kopecký 1h 00m 12.9sec 2. Tidemand +5.0sec 3. Tempestini +43.1sec 4. Ingram +2m 02.9sec 5. Avci +2m 54.1sec 6. Kajetanowicz +2m 59.6sec
Fri 11:37 - WRC standings after SS4
1. Mikkelsen 57m 33.2sec 2. Breen +6.3sec 3. Østberg +8.2sec 4. Neuville +13.1sec 5. Paddon +20.4sec 6. Latvala +23.2sec
Fri 11:36 - SS4: Ingram
Chris Ingram has completed his first morning loop in the WRC 2 class and he's not doing too badly at all. He's jumped ahead of Kajto in the standings and is now fourth, having completed the stage 26.5sec down.
Fri 11:30 - SS4: Tempestini
Simone Tempestini is third in the standings and he is safely in that position now as he loses just 16.5sec to Tidemand on this stage.
Fri 11:28 - SS4: Kajetanowicz
I don't think Kajto will need to do any weightlifting for a while, he's 1m 36.1sec down as he powers his Fiesta through the flying finish.
Fri 11:22 - SS4: Heller
Pedro Heller, who had power steering issues on SS3, will be pleased to have made it to the end of the morning loop and be able to head back to service. He's 41.2sec slower than Tidemand on this test.
Fri 11:16 - SS4: Tidemand
Tidemand has smashed the target on this stage, he lowers the WRC 2 benchmark by 4.0sec. Kopecký's lead is down to 5.0sec.
Fri 11:15 - SS4: Kopecký
Jan Kopecký also finishes the morning loop and he will be looking to extend his lead. However, through the splits Tidemand is taking time out of him. He says: "This stage was really technical, really twisty, all the way down from the start to the finish. Maybe the softer compound would be better because it is very slippy now."
Fri 11:12 - SS4: Al Qassimi
Sheikh Khalid is the 12th and final of the manufacturer entries through to the end of the morning loop and he is 58.2sec down.
Fri 11:09 - SS4: Paddon
Hayden Paddon is also through to stop control and he's dropped a bit of time as well - 8.5sec slower than team-mate Mikkelsen. He adds: "Everything looks okay visual. We'll check it out with the guys back in service. I thought this stage went alright but then the time isn't great. Not getting any gain with the road condition."
Fri 11:06 - SS4: Suninen
The Finn makes it three Fiestas home, 9.6sec off the pace. "There is no knowledge of how hard we can drive the car in these conditions. These cars are taking a lot of hits but there is a limit - I just hope I don't find it on this rally."
Fri 11:04 - SS4: Breen
Craig Breen finishes off his morning and he has lost 9.7sec on this stage. That's dropped him to second overall - 6.3sec behind Mikkelsen. What's his view? "Just a little bit too cautious in places. I'm just conscious this Friday curse is hanging around. I had a big impact at the start on the front-left and I thought I might have had a puncture but everything seems okay."
Fri 11:00 - SS4: Østberg
Mads' good morning continues on this test, he's fourth-fastest on the stage - 3.1sec down - and he is second overall as it stands. He says: "The stage is okay, a little bit smoother. The soft tyre of Andreas can help him in here. The time is not so bad, the conditions are quite unpredictable. It is about tuning the driving for the different stages. I'm surprised about the lack of drama so far."
Fri 10:58 - SS4: Evans
Elfyn is thankfully onto the stage after his dramas on SS3, but he's losing time. At the middle split he's 50.6sec down. In the end, he crosses the flying finish 1m 44.5sec down. The door squeaks open on his Fiesta and he tells Julian: "We were told to carry on. Reminds me of the R2 days, so some good memories at least!"
Fri 10:52 - SS4: Latvala
Jari-Matti has lost 9.3sec at the final split and he crosses the line 11.4sec down on Mikkelsen. A shake of the head from the Finn at stage end "I don't understand. I thought I had a good run. I don't have a chance. I'm absolutely amazed. Lacking grip is one issue."
Fri 10:49 - SS4: Mikkelsen
Andreas has snatched away the fastest stage time! Albeit only by 0.1sec, but that's a great run for the Norwegian who is topping the overall times as it stands. Julian comments that Andreas' medium tyres are looking in good condition: "I think the last stage made the difference, I really tried to save them on that one. I think mediums were the correct choice."
Fri 10:46 - SS4: Lappi
Esapekka not quite matching the pace on this stage, he's 7.9sec down. How did he find this test? "I need to be faster, but I cannot be. I don't have any grip. I was on the clean line, but I can't do any better. The time wasn't good."
Fri 10:43 - SS4: Tänak
Ott Tänak can't match Ogier's pace, he's 4.5sec down as he reaches stop control for SS4. He tells Julian: "This one was quite smooth roads, nothing too special." Short and sweet from the Estonian!
Fri 10:40 - SS4: Ogier
Ogier also reaches the end of the morning loop and he is 2.5sec quicker than Neuville. He says: "We tried, but we didn't have the best conditions for us in the morning. The dust on the first stage wasn't great, on the second stage we tried to push but Thierry went even faster."
Fri 10:37 - SS4: Neuville
Thierry Neuville reaches the end of the morning loop and he is relatively happy with the way things have gone: "We were helped by the dust at the start of the first stage. I feel this stage was my best, less big stones on the road but more sand."
Fri 10:34 - SS4: Tänak
Tänak has put a time on the board for the opening split and he's 0.3sec down on Ogier 3.6km in.
Fri 10:32 - SS4: Ogier
Switching to Çiçekli and at the 3.6km split Sébastien Ogier is 1.1sec quicker than Neuville. At the second split he extends that to 2.2sec.
Fri 10:29 - SS3: Kajetanowicz
The European champion has reached the end of the stage now, and he's 43.9sec down.
Fri 10:27 - SS3: Heller
An update on Heller - he had power steering issues on SS3.
Fri 10:25 - SS3: Heller
Just as Thierry Neuville gets SS4 underway, Pedro Heller completes SS3. The Chilean is 1m 33.3sec down on the fastest WRC 2 time after his early troubles.
Fri 10:24 - Stage info: SS4
Çiçekli 1, 12.57km Çiçekli is incredibly twisty and relatively slow, so drivers must keep an eye on engine temperatures and tyre wear at the end of a long, hot loop. Two newly-graded sections are likely to dig up with the passage of each car but it’s the constant corners that characterise this stage - and offer a real chance for drivers to make a difference.
Fri 10:22 - SS3: Kopecký and Tidemand
The top two have reached the end of the stage now and Kopecký is 6.9sec faster than Tidemand. The gap between the pair in the standings is 9.0sec now.
Fri 10:18 - SS3: Evans
WRC+ All Live speaks to M-Sport Ford team principal Malcolm Wilson, who says the team will have to retire Elfyn after his troubles on this test. He adds: “I wish I knew exactly what the problem is, it looks like it is pointing towards a rear differential problem. It looks like he hit a rock and smashed the casing. We’re going to have to retire him. It is going to be a very tough three days, I think the winner will be the guy who preserves the car the best.”
Fri 10:14 - SS3: Al Qassimi
Al Qassimi completes the manufacturer entries through to the end of the stage. He's 1m 26.7sec slower than Neuville. He tells Chris the stage was very bumpy as the pair head into stop control. He echoes those thoughts to Colin: "Quite difficult stages. The second stage I did a few changes to help with the driving. But it is a long day."
Fri 10:11 - SS3: Heller
In WRC 2, Pedro Heller stopped at 2.9km but he seems to be going again now. At the 3.91km split he lost 21.3sec to Kopecký.
Fri 10:09 - SS3: Paddon
Hayden Paddon makes it three Hyundais through to stop control and he is 7.7sec down. "Really rough, it's not really sweeping. There are some big rocks on the top. The car felt weird on this one, like something is broken or I've bent the rear arm or something."
Fri 10:06 - SS3: Suninen
Teemu Suninen powers to the finish in a time 13.5sec slower than Neuville, who probably can't believe his luck that he's still the fastest man on this test having started first on the road. Teemu says: "It is really tough, but the beginning of the stage was better than the one before. The car is working nicely but I'm struggling with the pace."
Fri 10:03 - SS3: Evans
Evans is working on the car on the road section after the finish.
Fri 10:03 - SS3: Breen
Craig Breen has also lost some time as well in the final sections of this test as he drops 4.3sec to Neuville. He still has a 3.4sec lead though. He tells Colin: "Worse than I expected since the recce, I backed off quite a bit. Rhythm was okay at the start. There is still quite a long way to go."
Fri 10:00 - SS3: Østberg
Mads Østberg is the second-fastest through this stage, he's just 2.1sec down on the Belgian. "It is getting tough, the start is quite nice but the end is not so easy. The times are quite close, which surprises quite a bit on a stage like that."
Fri 09:58 - SS3: Evans
Elfyn Evans completes the stage in his M-Sport Ford Fiesta and he is 32.3sec slower than Neuville at the end. Has he had a problem? "We have an issue, we're going to look at it now. I don't know what it is." All Live shows quite a bit of fluid on the floor as the Welshman pulls away from stop control.
Fri 09:54 - SS3: Latvala
Jari-Matti is yet another driver to lose time on the final split after quicker splits on the first three-quarters of the stage. He's 7.5sec down at the end of the test. The Finn drops behind Neuville in the overall standings as well. "I started to back off, I didn't very, very well at the end. I was too cautious towards the end. That's where all the time was lost."
Fri 09:51 - SS3: Mikkelsen
Mikkelsen was 1.9sec up on his team-mate at the 12.04km split but he's lost time towards the end - he crosses the flying finish 2.9sec down on Neuville. What does he tell Colin? "I tried to save the tyres a bit for the next stage so we'll see what I can do there. The stage is very bumpy, I think the second pass will be extra challenging. I'm trying to be a bit cautious when I can."
Fri 09:48 - SS3: Lappi
The young Finn completes the second stage on Friday now, 10.3sec down on the fastest stage time so far. "It gets really tough in the end, I wanted to be safe and get through to the end. Clearly I was too slow, but what can I do?"
Fri 09:45 - SS3: Tänak
Tänak was quicker through the first three splits but on the fourth he was 2.2sec slower than Neuville and at the finish line he's 4.1sec down. He tells Colin: "It seems when it gets rough I can't any grip. It is skipping on the big stones and not really absorbing anything."
Fri 09:42 - SS3: Ogier
Sébastien is through the flying finish in his Fiesta and he is 2.6sec down on Neuville. How did he find this test? "It was okay because it was later in the day - there was not as much dust on this one. I tried, I don't know why we were slower than Thierry."
Fri 09:39 - SS3: Neuville
Championship leader Thierry Neuville is through to stop control and he puts a 16m 14.8sec on the board. He tells Colin Clark: "It's horrible conditions to be first on the road. There are no lines and the wheels are spinning. It is more dry on this one, I try to do a good stage, the feeling was quite okay but there is a huge amount of cleaning."
Fri 09:38 - SS3: Mikkelsen
Andreas, meanwhile, has made a lightning start - that early fire alarm not causing any lasting mischief - as he goes 0.4sec faster than Tänak at the opening timing split.
Fri 09:37 - SS3: Tänak
No such issues for Tänak as he takes 2.2sec out of Neuville at the third split point on this test.
Fri 09:36 - SS3: Ogier
Ogier can't quite match Neuville's pace on this test, at 12.04km he's 0.8sec down.
Fri 09:35 - SS2: Kajetanowicz
Just a note on Kajto, he lost power steering on SS2. He's working on it during the road section and hopes a reset will fix the problem.
Fri 09:34 - SS3: Lappi
The second Yaris of Esapekka Lappi has got underway and he's 0.9sec slower than Tänak.
Fri 09:30 - SS3: Tänak
Ott Tänak is in the green, timeswise at least, he's 1.3sec quicker than Neuville at the opening split.
Fri 09:27 - SS3: Ogier
The M-Sport Ford driver passes the 3.91km split and he is 0.2sec slower than Neuville
Fri 09:26 - SS2: Greensmith
An update on Greensmith, he went off the road on the outside of a left hand bend.
Fri 09:24 - SS3: Neuville
On a dry-looking Ula, Thierry Neuville is well underway.
Fri 09:23 - SS2: Tempestini
Simone Tempestini completes the first stage of this Friday morning and he's lost some time towards the end of the test - he's 0.5sec slower than Kopecký on the stage but he's moved up to third in the WRC 2 standings.
Fri 09:21 - SS2: Kajetanowicz
Back on SS2 though, Kajetan Kajetanowicz has lost 43.9sec to the leaders.
Fri 09:20 - Stage info: SS3
Ula 1, 21.75km Another long test that begins with twists and turns on roads that alternate between bumpy and smooth. A couple of small crests hide corners immediately afterwards that could pose problems, before the stage opens out and becomes quicker at 8km. A very rocky section at 16.5km leads into a fast finale with a couple of tricky bends just before the finish.
Fri 09:16 - SS2: Heller
Pedro Heller is the next through to complete the stage and he's 1m 17.9sec down on the WRC 2 leader
Fri 09:14 - SS2: Tempestini
Simone Tempestini is on a strong charge here, at 25.52km he's 6.0sec quicker than Kopecký
Fri 09:09 - SS2: Bostanci
Murat Bostanci has stopped 4.2km into this test.
Fri 09:09 - SS2: Tidemand
Skoda Motorsport team-mate Pontus Tidemand is through to stop control in his Fabia R5, he's 0.7sec slower than the Czech. How does he find being back competing in WRC 2 for the first time since May's Vodafone Rally de Portugal? "It was very careful. So careful in the beginning, the next stage should be cleaner so I'll push on that one!"
Fri 09:06 - SS2: Kopecký
With the WRC crews through, the focus shifts to the battle at the top of the WRC 2 drivers' standings. The first through is Jan Kopecký. He tells Julian: "It is quite tricky, especially now because there is no wind at all. In some places I was completely lost in the dust even despite the three minute gap. No big push as this rally is really long."
Fri 09:05 - WRC standings after SS2
1. Breen 30m 38.7sec 2. Mikkelsen +4.8sec 3. Østberg +10.7sec 4. Paddon +11.9sec 5. Latvala +12.0sec 6. Neuville +18.2sec
Fri 09:04 - SS2: Al Qassimi
Sheikh Khalid is guided to the end of the stage by Chris Patterson and he is 2m 51.2sec down as he gets to grips with the C3 on these stages. He tells Julian: "It is really bad. It is damp quite from the rain but we're just driving with a cruising balance. I think we need to adjust the car a little bit for some of the corners."
Fri 08:58 - SS2: Paddon
Hayden Paddon is the 11th car through to stage-end and he's 4.8sec down - the second-quickest time on this test. He says: "Really difficult, as I'm sure everyone is saying. It is really hard to gauge the speed when it is so tricky. Nice to come in and know we've not dropped a whole lot."
Fri 08:56 - SS2: Suninen
Teemu Suninen was quicker than Breen at the start, but he's lost time as the stage went on. He breaks the timing beam at the flying finish 29.9sec down. "No problems. It is difficult to find a driving rhythm when there are a lot of rocks. I was looking after the tyres as well, but now we are a lot of time behind the fastest time."
Fri 08:53 - SS2: Breen
The second Citroën of Craig Breen has made a lightning start to the rally! He's 7.3sec quicker than anyone. It's a breath-taking time and he's got a 4.8sec advantage at the top of the overall leaderboard as well! He tells Julian: "Flat to the square, right! I came to the end and I didn't even know what minute I was on. It was just a survivors stage, keeping it in the middle. Just listening to what Scott says and hope for the best!"
Fri 08:50 - SS2: Østberg
Cracker of a time for Mads, he's only 2.0sec slower than his countryman. That's put him second overall at the moment. "I struggled a lot in the dust. I cannot clear my window, it just leaves like a blue film on the screen. With the dust I couldn't clean it off and I lost the rhythm. The feeling was okay."
Fri 08:47 - SS2: Evans
Elfyn's lost some more time as he reaches the end of this test. He's 34.6sec off Mikkelsen's stage time. He says: "We lost the intercom initially, we managed to get that back. In the dust I could see nothing and I just went into the bank. On the intercom I felt a small impact and it went off, and then Dan fiddled with the connections and we got it back."
Fri 08:46 - SS2: Greensmith
Greensmith has stopped 5.2km into this stage
Fri 08:44 - SS2: Latvala
Jari-Matti greets Julian at the end of the stage now and he's comfortably second-fastest - just 3.2sec off Mikkelsen. How did he find the conditions? "It is quite okay, but a lot of dust. I was struggling to see. It started at 8km and carried on until almost 30km."
Fri 08:41 - SS2: Mikkelsen
Blimey Andreas! The Hyundai driver has blitzed this stage, he's 10.3sec to the good over team-mate Neuville. What's his secret to such a good time on this test? "I don't see anything, there were some sections in there you had to stop. I hope we get a bigger gap for the next one."
Fri 08:38 - SS2: Lappi
The Estonian's Toyota team-mate Esapekka Lappi puts a time on the board now and he is second-fastest! Just 3.4sec off the pace. "Let's say the last 10km were nice, really nice. But the beginning was so slippy, and in the middle it was like a wall of dust. There are so many rocks on the side of the road."
Fri 08:35 - SS2: Tänak
Ott Tänak follows Ogier through to stop control and his time is 14.5sec down. What does he tell Julian? "It is so much dust. Really no chance to drive. So much dust in many, many places."
Fri 08:33 - SS2: Ogier
The reigning champion reaches the flying finish now. He's 6.0sec down. "So much dust! We cannot see anything, only the start and end is damp. The rest has really bad dust. At least I'm happy to only lose 5sec, I was expecting to lose 20 or more."
Fri 08:31 - SS2: Lappi
Esapekka Lappi has reached 30.32km of this picturesque stage and he's 7.7sec down on Neuville. He's pulling back some time after a slow split - 11.2sec off - at the 25.52km split point.
Fri 08:29 - SS2: Neuville
Neuville is the first to reach the end of this rugged stage. What does he tell Julian Porter at stage-end? "First we had the fire alarm in the hotel in the morning and we had to evacuate. Then to start the day with this test is demanding. At a few points we had to really slow down. Our car works well in these conditions, but I could have done better.
Fri 08:26 - SS2: Evans
Elfyn Evans is well into this 38.10km stage and at the fourth split he's 19.7sec down.
Fri 08:25 - SS2: Tänak
Tänak is continuing to lose some pace in the latter half of this opener, at 25.52km he's the slowest of the three cars at that split. His time is 14.4sec slower than Neuville's.
Fri 08:23 - SS2: Østberg
Mads Østberg is onto the stage and he's clocking some great times through the first few split points, he's the quickest of the WRC crews at the 5.28km split
Fri 08:22 - SS2: Latvala
Jari-Matti Latvala is a flying Finn on this test, on the third of nine splits he's 1.7sec quicker than anyone.
Fri 08:21 - SS2: Mikkelsen
My word, Andreas Mikkelsen! He's 6.2sec up on Neuville at the fourth split. The Norwegian does have a better road position and medium tyres though.
Fri 08:19 - SS2: Tänak
Ott's dropped a bit of time at the 18.2km split point, he's 5.7sec down on Neuville having only been 0.6sec slower at the previous split
Fri 08:17 - SS2: Lappi
Esapekka Lappi is on a charge too, he's 0.1sec up on Neuville at 12.73km
Fri 08:13 - SS2: Mikkelsen
Indeed, he's tackling this bumpy stage very well. At the second split he's 0.5sec faster than Neuville!
Fri 08:13 - SS2: Mikkelsen
Great opening split from Mikkelsen, who is using his road position and softer tyres to good effect. He's only 0.2sec down on team-mate Neuville 3.18km in to the stage
Fri 08:11 - SS2: Ogier
Ogier is pulling back time to Neuville, at 12.73km he's 4.0sec down
Fri 08:10 - SS2
The stage has dried up after the opening kilometres and at 9.5km there is hanging dust.
Fri 08:08 - SS2: Tänak
Ott Tänak is well into this tough test now, at the 5.28km split he's 0.3sec down on Neuville
Fri 08:07 - Tyre info
Tyre information is in from Michelin: All WRC crews have taken six hard compound tyres except Ogier who has 4 hard and 2 medium, and Andreas Mikkelsen who has taken 4 mediums and 2 hards
Fri 08:03 - SS2: Ogier
At the first of nine splits on this test, Sébastien Ogier is 3.5sec down on Neuville
Fri 08:01 - SS2: Neuville
Thierry Neuville takes to the stage now. It was an early start for the Hyundai man, as the team's hotel had a fire alarm at 5.15 this morning, the top floor was filled with smoke but thankfully no one was hurt!
Fri 07:57 - Weather
It’s been raining overnight and that means the stages aren’t going to be kicking up much dust this morning. That could benefit Thierry Neuville as our road sweeper for today.
Fri 07:55 - Stage info: SS2
Çetibeli 1, 38.10km What a way to start a brand new rally – with the longest stage of the weekend! It’s tough with both fast and slow sections, add in plenty of rocks lining the road and there’s a good chance some drivers won’t make it out intact. There are so many changes between flowing wide roads and twisty tracks that it is impossible to remember them all and accurate pace notes are essential.
Fri 07:49 - Start list
1. Neuville 2. Ogier 3. Tänak 4. Lappi 5. Mikkelsen 6. Latvala 7. Evans 8. Østberg 9. Breen 10. Suninen 11. Paddon 12. Al Qassimi
Fri 07:47 - Friday’s itinerary
The 38.10km Çetibeli stage drops crews in at the deep-end with the longest test of the day greeting crews nice and early - with the first car due at 7.58 local time. The loop continues on to Ula (21.75km) and then the 12.57km Çiçekli test. A trip back to the service park splits up the day before the three stages are repeated on the afternoon, starting at 13.37.
Fri 07:45 - Junior WRC title decider
Jean-Baptiste Franceschi has got the first one point bonus for a stage win (a maximum of 17 are available in Turkey) as he leads the Junior WRC class by 1.8sec. Emil Bergkvist, who leads the championship as it stands, is second with local favourite Bugra Banaz 0.9sec down in third. Ken Torn is fourth while Callum Devine is fifth. Second-place in the championship is Dennis Rådström and he’s currently in P6.
Fri 07:41 - WRC 2 state of play
Kajetan Kajetanowicz leads the way in the support category standings after his fastest time on SS1 also put him fifth in the overall standings. Championship leader Jan Kopecký is second, with close rival Pontus Tidemand nipping at his heels 1.4sec behind. Simone Tempestini is fourth, while Gus Greensmith is fifth and WRC 2 debutant Chris Ingram is sixth.
Fri 07:39 - How’s it looking?
After the first stage last night, Andreas Mikkelsen holds a 2.5sec lead over Citroën’s Craig Breen. Ott Tänak is third and Thierry Neuville is fourth. After a small mistake on the opening test, Seb Ogier is 14th overall and will be looking to quickly move back up the order.
Fri 07:36 - We’re live
On the WRC App and on wrc.com. Remember, you can also watch all the action, and onboards, by heading over to WRC+ All Live.
Fri 07:33 - Tekrar hoşgeldiniz!
Turkish for welcome back! Hello to the second day of Live Text from Rally Turkey
Thu 21:16 - On that note...
We'll call it a night from here in Marmaris. We'll be back bright and early for the start of SS2 at 07.58!
Thu 21:14 - WRC 2 standings after SS1
1. Kajetanowicz 2m 07.0sec 2. Kopecký +0.3sec 3. Tidemand +1.7sec 4. Tempestini +3.9sec 5. Greensmith +4.5sec 6. Ingram +5.6sec
Thu 21:13 - WRC standings after SS1
1. Mikkelsen 2m 03.9sec 2. Breen +2.5sec 3. Tänak +2.8sec 4. Neuville +3.1sec 5. Lappi +3.5sec 6. Østberg +3.9sec
Thu 21:12 - SS1: Ingram
The young Brit is making his WRC 2 debut this weekend in a Fabia R5 and he's 5.6sec down - sixth fastest in class.
Thu 21:09 - SS1: Bostanci
Murat Bostanci led this rally for a time when it was part of the Turkish championship last year, but on the Super Special he can't find the same pace. He's 6.5sec down at the finish.
Thu 21:05 - SS1: Tempestini
Simone Tempestini is the only Citroën C3 R5 driver on the rally this weekend and he's pushing it as hard as he can. Across the flying finish he's 3.9sec slower than Kajetanowicz
Thu 21:03 - SS1: Kajetanowicz
European champion Kajetan Kajetanowicz has put in a great time. He's 0.3sec faster than Kopecký at the flying finish - fifth overall.
Thu 21:00 - SS1: Heller
Chilean Pedro Heller completes the rally-opening test in a Fiesta R5. He's 7.4sec down on the fastest time in the support class.
Thu 20:57 - SS1: Greensmith
Third in the championship ahead of this rally is Gus Greensmith and at the end of the first stage the Brit, and co-driver for this weekend Alex Gelsomino, is 4.2sec down on the championship leader
Thu 20:54 - SS1: Tidemand
This is Pontus' first rally since Portugal in May, but he's showing no signs of being rusty as he loses just 1.4sec to Kopecký at stage-end. He adds: "We need to be very clever and try to survive, that is the key point for everyone here. I'm trying to save the tyres here because we might need them for later in the rally."
Thu 20:52 - SS1: Kopecký
The WRC 2 championship leader is through to the end of the stage now and he goes fifth fastest overall in his Skoda Fabia R5. He tells Molly: "We would like to somehow enjoy this rally. The conditions will be really tricky but hopefully we are ready for this."
Thu 20:49 - SS1: Al Rahji
Yazeed Al Rahji completes the stage in his previous generation Fiesta WRC and he's 10.9sec down. He's giving his thoughts on the rally: "The rally is very different, it will be very rough. But it should be a very nice weekend."
Thu 20:45 - SS1: Neuville
Championship leader Thierry Neuville rounds out the manufacturer entries to take to the Turkey Full Speed Super Special Stage and he's 3.1sec off Mikkelsen's stage-winning time.
Thu 20:42 - SS1: Ogier
The reigning champion is the next of the drivers' standings front runners onto the stage. Seb is a bit nose-heavy over the jump and that mistake has cost him quite a bit of time. He's 7.5sec down, the third-slowest of the crews who have completed the stage. He tells Molly: "I had a massive kick on the jump and I couldn't brake for the corner."
Thu 20:38 - SS1: Tänak
The form man Ott Tänak crosses the finish line and he's 2.8sec off the pace.
Thu 20:35 - SS1: Lappi
The Finn is onto the stage now. At the first split he's 2.4sec off the pace and then loses a touch more time as he crosses the line 3.5sec down.
Thu 20:31 - SS1: Mikkelsen
Andreas Mikkelsen is the next to show off his skills in front of the passionate rally fans who have gathered in every viewing spot they can find on this stage. He goes to the top of the times by 2.5sec! He says: "Really looking forward to it, hopefully our luck has changed now and we can have a good event. That would be nice."
Thu 20:28 - SS1: Latvala
Jari-Matti Latvala is the first Toyota Yaris WRC driver onto this test and he can't match Breen's early stage time. He breaks the timing beam at the flying finish 1.5sec down
Thu 20:25 - SS1: Evans
That's the third-fastest time for Elfyn Evans as he starts, and then completes, Thursday's stage. He's 1.8sec down on Breen.
Thu 20:22 - SS1: Østberg
Mads makes it three Citroëns to complete this opening sprint. At the 1.5km split he's 0.5sec up on his team-mate, but he's lost time towards the end and he crosses the line 1.4sec down.
Thu 20:19 - SS1: Breen
Craig Breen is the fourth driver onto the stage in his C3. He's 1.2sec quicker than Suninen at the split and extends that to 2.8sec as he crosses the flying finish
Thu 20:16 - SS1: Suninen
The first of the M-Sport Ford drivers on to this test is Teemu Suninen and at the mid-stage split he's 2.0sec up on Paddon. Across the line, that advantage has increased to 4.3sec. The Finn is the fastest so far.
Thu 20:14 - SS1: Paddon
The Kiwi is the next to tackle the streets of Marmaris. He's 4.3sec faster than Al Qassimi in his Hyundai i20.
Thu 20:12 - Tyre update
Just an update on the info for tyres: Mikkelsen is using five medium compound tyres.
Thu 20:11 - SS1: Al Qassimi
Al Qassimi completes the stage now, cheered all the way by the thousands of rally fans who have come out to see the action on the Mediterranean coast.
Thu 20:09 - SS1: Al Qassimi
Sheikh Khalid gets the competitive action underway as he powers his C3 onto the 2.00km stage
Thu 20:08 - Weather
Much like the liquorice sweets, there’s been allsorts weather-wise today. Sunny skies, rain and thunder & lightning. That mixed bag of conditions are continuing this evening
Thu 20:04 - Tyres
All the crews have taken five Michelin hard compound tyres for SS1
Thu 20:01 - Start list
1. Al Qassimi 2. Paddon 3. Suninen 4. Breen 5. Østberg 6. Evans 7. Latvala 8. Mikkelsen 9. Lappi 10. Tänak 11. Ogier 12. Neuville
Thu 19:58 - Stage guide
SSS Turkey Full Speed, 2.00km Thursday night’s curtain-raiser speeds through Marmaris’ picturesque marina area. The spectacular all-asphalt test features roundabout donuts, a jump, tight hairpin bends and big crowds!
Thu 19:56 - Junior WRC absence
One notable absence from the final round is Terry Folb. The Frenchman was sixth in the standings but surgery on a torn clavicle ligament after a mountain biking accident has ruled him out. Luca Bottarelli is also missing the final round of the year
Thu 19:54 - Junior WRC
As well as championship battles in the other two classes, it is a crucial weekend for the FIA Junior WRC Championship. This is the last event of the year for the juniors and any of eight drivers could walk away from this double-points round with the title. Despite not taking a win this season, three podiums in four events has moved Emil Bergkvist into the lead - 14 points ahead of countryman Dennis Rådström. Jean-Baptiste Franceschi is third, 26 points behind, and Ken Torn is fourth - with a 39-point deficit. Julius Tannert, Callum Devine, Enrico Oldrati and Bugra Banaz are also theoretically in with a chance of securing the title, but would need luck to go their way.
Thu 19:51 - WRC 2 crews
Unbelievably, this is the first time in 2018 championship top two Jan Kopecký and Pontus Tidemand will tackle the same rally. The pair head a 15-car WRC 2 entry in their Skoda Motorsport Fabia R5s. Gus Greensmith, currently third in the championship, will compete in Marmaris alongside a new co-driver as Craig Parry recovers from a pre-event testing accident in Germany. Greensmith will be joined instead by Alex Gelsomino. Murat Bostanci heads a six-strong field of Turkish entries to the event, and he has good form on this rally - he was leading before a crash when this event was a round of the Turkish championship last year.
Thu 19:47 - Runners and riders
For Turkey’s return to the calendar, 13 WRC cars have made the trip to the coastal resort, three for each of the four manufacturers and one privateer effort. There are M-Sport Ford Fiestas for Ogier, Elfyn Evans and Teemu Suninen. Thierry Neuville and Andreas Mikkelsen are joined in Hyundai i20s by Hayden Paddon as he continues his part-season campaign. Toyota Gazoo Racing has Yaris WRCs for form driver Ott Tänak, Jari-Matti Latvala and Esapekka Lappi while Citroën has Craig Breen, Mads Østberg and Khalid Al Qassimi behind the wheel of C3s. Yazeed Al Rahji rounds out the field in his previous-generation Fiesta WRC.
Thu 19:45 - This evening
The action proper gets started with the 2.00km Turkey Full Speed Super Special Stage in downtown Marmaris.
Thu 19:43 - What’s happened today?
Kicking off the on-stage action was shakedown and championship leader Neuville was the fastest through the 4.70km test in his Hyundai i20. Ogier finished second in his M-Sport Ford Fiesta, 1.6sec down on the Belgian. Jari-Matti Latvala was 2.1sec down in third while fellow Toyota driver Ott Tänak was 3.7sec off Neuville’s benchmark time. Elfyn Evans and Esapekka Lappi rounded out the top six.
Thu 19:40 - Manufacturer standings
Things are closing up in the manufacturers’ championship as well. Hyundai currently leads with 254 points, but Toyota is just 13 behind now, having overhauled M-Sport Ford at ADAC Rallye Deutschland. The British team are on 224 points with Citroën fourth on 159 points.
Thu 19:37 - What’s the state of play?
Heading into the 10th round of the season, Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville has a 23-point lead over Sébastien Ogier in the drivers’ standings. The Frenchman is having to keep looking over his shoulder as well though, as Ott Tänak has won the last two rallies and is now just 13 points behind Ogier in third.
Thu 19:35 - We’re live
On wrc.com and the WRC app, bringing text updates about all the on-stage action from the gravel test which is making its return to the calendar after an eight-year absence.
Thu 19:32 - Hello Live Texters
And welcome to live coverage of the return of Rally Turkey!