WRC: Sebastien Ogier takes slender lead in Rally of Poland
Last Updated: 27/06/14 11:45pm
Sebastien Ogier claimed a narrow lead over Andreas Mikkelsen after the second day of the Rally of Poland.
The Volkswagen team-mates traded the lead four times on a day of tough conditions, with two afternoon stages cancelled by race organisers due to heavy rain and fast deteriorating surfaces.
Mikkelsen had nudged ahead going into the final Mikolajki 2.5km special but reigning world champion Ogier bested his colleague to regain the overall lead by 0.9seconds.
Citroen driver Mads Ostberg moved up to third place, a distant 18.6 seconds behind Mikkelsen but also a handy 12.5 seconds in front of Jari-Matti Latvala in fourth.
Kris Meeke sits in fifth with Juho Hanninen sixth but all of the top six drivers are covered by only 46.8 seconds ahead of a busy Saturday that includes 10 stages.
The seventh and eighth stages were called off by organisers, who released a short statement reading: "There were a number of spectators standing in unsafe places and the condition of the track surface had deteriorated badly."
Standings after stage 10 (of 24):
1 S Ogier (Fra) Volkswagen 47mins 22.4secs
2 A Mikkelsen (Nor) Volkswagen +0.9secs
3 M Ostberg (Nor) Citroen +19.5
4 J-M Latvala (Fin) Volkswagen +32.0
5 K Meeke (Gbr) Citroen +40.0
6 J Hanninen (Fin) Hyundai +46.8
7 M Hirvonen (Fin) Ford +1:06.8
8 R Kubica (Pol) Ford +1:16.1
9 E Evans (Gbr) Ford +1:21.4
10 T Neuville (Bel) Hyundai +1:22.8