The pilot factory team Volkswagen Sebastien Ogier maintained the lead after the second complete race day of the Rally of Corsica, the 11th stage of the world championship.
On Saturday riders, as before, had to pass four special stages. Ogier won the sixth and seventh stages. The same time with the current world champion for the sixth SU showed his teammate Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen.
Temporary handicap between Ogier and the closest chaser, and them before the final day Corsican race is Belgian Thierry Neuville at Hyundai, is not significantly increased and is 46.5 seconds.
Mikkelsen climbed to the third position, leaving behind another member of the Volkswagen team Jari-Matti Latvala. Mikkelsen walked Latvala at the first stage, and the next three brought the advantage to 33 seconds.
The first six short Craig Breen and Hayden Peddon.
Briton Kris Meeke was fastest on the first Saturday SU ahead of Ogier and Mikkelsen on 17 seconds. But the next SU he had an accident and fell out of the race.