January 23, 2016 – Volkswagen’s Sebastien Ogier remained in the lead of Rally Monte Carlo on a day that witnessed the unfolding of several dramas, including retirements for Kris Meeke and Jari-Matti Latvala.

Meeke, who was the only man to challenge Ogier during the past couple of days, faced a gearbox issue in his Citroen and was forced to retire after SS12, whilst Ogier’s teammate Latvala damaged his car after going off the road in SS11 (video below).

Jari Matti Latvala crash – SS11 WRC Rally de Montecarlo#wrc #latulasport Momento en el que Latvala sufría este accidente en el SS11 en la misma zona donde se salió Cohete. El finlandés pierde la tercera plaza en favor de Mikkelsen y la cuarta en favor de Thierry Neuville

Posted by La Tula Sport on Saturday, 23 January 2016

 

The dramas helped Volkswagen’s Andreas Mikkelsen move to second place overall, 2 minutes behind the leader, and Thierry Neuville up into third place in the new Hyundai i20 WRC, which took its first stage victory as the Belgian went quickest in SS12 and SS13.

Overall standings after SS13:

POS # DRIVER TIME DIFF PREV DIFF 1ST
1. 1 S. OGIER 3:19:05.7
2. 9 A. MIKKELSEN 3:21:05.4 +1:59.7 +1:59.7
3. 3 T. NEUVILLE 3:21:17.9 +12.5 +2:12.2
4. 5 M. OSTBERG 3:23:31.6 +2:13.7 +4:25.9
5. 8 S. LEFEBVRE 3:26:35.1 +3:03.5 +7:29.4
6. 17 B. BOUFFIER 3:28:18.6 +1:43.5 +9:12.9
7. 12 O. TANAK 3:29:48.0 +1:29.4 +10:42.3
8. 4 D. SORDO 3:29:50.2 +2.2 +10:44.5
9. 35 E. EVANS 3:36:20.2 +6:30.0 +17:14.5
10. 32 A. KREMER 3:38:32.1 +2:11.9 +19:26.4

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