Sébastien Ogier now has a commanding lead after the second day of Wales Rally GB but it is the incredible battle for the remaining podium positions that has captivated all today. Mikko Hirvonen and Kris Meeke have been trading times and positions and at the end of the day the battling rivals are split by just 3.4 seconds after nearly 260 kilometres of competition.
With the FIA World Rally Championship titles provisionally settled, the leading contenders are flat-out to the finish line on the final round of the series, Wales Rally GB. Sébastien Ogier has a slim advantage after the opening day of competition, but team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala is hot on his heels, just 6.6 seconds adrift after 145.78 competitive kilometres. In his final outing in the WRC, Mikko Hirvonen is on track to achieve his goal of a swansong podium, the Finn third in the Ford Fiesta RS WRC.