– Yazeed Al-Rajhi finishes fourth, today
– Mikko Hirvonen loses time due to an accident
Following the cancellation of yesterday’s stage, the drivers looked forward to today’s stage from Chilecito to San Juan. At the end of today’s 449-kilometre special stage, Yazeed Al-Rajhi (KSA) / Timo Gottschalk (GER) and their MINI John Cooper Works Rally crossed the line in fourth position, right ahead of their team-mates Orlando Terranova (ARG) / Andreas Schulz (GER).
As the third MINI John Cooper Works Rally pairing, Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) and Michel Périn (FRA), was hampered by several problems, Terranova moved up to sixth position overall, just 2.5 minutes behind Toyota’s Giniel de Viliers.
“In the first part we unfortunately had a puncture that cost us several minutes,