Rally Sweden: BREAKING NEWS Neuville out

After leading the Rally Sweden for most of the stages from the start. disaster struck Thierry Neuville in his Hyundai WRC just before the end of day three when his car went off the road and broke a steering wheel. It was the second consecutive disappointment for the Belgian who was also leading the Rally Monte Carlo when he broke a wheel on the penultimate stage.

He was leading the rally from Jari-Matti Latvala by 51 seconds when the accident happened on the last stage of the day. With four stages left tomorrow Jari-Matti Latvala in a Toyota Gazoo Yaris has taken over the lead and starts the last day tomorrow 3.8seconds ahead of Ott Tanak in a M-Sport Ford Fiesta RT-RS WRC.

It is going to be a nail-biting finish. Tanak won four stages this afternoon to breathe down Latvala’s neck. Latvala was fighting Neuville for first with Ogier now third with the demise of Neuville and Meeke’s crash earlier in the afternoon.

Tanak will be doing his best to give M-Sport their seconde consecutive win after Sebastien Ogier won the Rally Monte Carlo, while all eyes will be on Latvala to see if he can give Toyota their first win since returning to the World Rally Championship.