A fourth third place of the season and five extra bonus points from the closing Power Stage: Thierry Neuville still managed to score quite a bit after a difficult Rally of Sardinia.
“We didn’t manage to make everything click all the way through the rally,” said an honest Neuville at the finish. “Luckily we managed to get another podium place out of the fire.”
After Hyundai drivers Tänak and Sordo had to stop fighting on Saturday, world champion Ogier ended up in a seat. After his third win of the season, the Frenchman is now eleven points ahead of Toyota team-mate Evans. Neuville follows in third place on 29 points.