With two rides for the bow in the Monte Carlo, Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC), the gap with leader, Sébastien Ogier (Citroen C3 WRC) is reduced to 3.2 seconds. Ott Tänak (Toyota Yaris WRC) continues his rise in the rankings and is now third.
The klassementsritten on the final day there are dry and all the riders are on the same tires. The battle for the victory is a fight of man against man. Ogier, at Neuville, where the Belgian is a small psychological advantage by Ogier, Sunday two times to beat. The time Neuville thereby achieved, however, was very minimal. At 31.99 miles, he picked up 1.3 sec back. The difference with Ogier, is 3.2 sec. “It is a big fight. On the last trip, I was not really satisfied,” said Neuville on arrival. “It is difficult. The car is not 100%.”
Ott Tänak draws the line on Saturday and also won Sunday, the two klassementsritten. Tänak has moved to the stage, to the detriment of Loeb (Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC), who is now fourth and Latvala (Toyota Yaris WRC) fifth.
There remains the riders have two klassementsritten. The rally ends just after noon with the powerstage.