Katsuta now up to second place, 14.6 seconds behind leader Rovanperä, with Evans 7.8 seconds behind in third & Tänak in fourth, only 2.9 seconds behind Evans.
no thats wrong.
Originally Posted by AndyRAC
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However, once the 48-year-old completed Stage 4 the engine on his hybrid Rally1 Ford Puma cut out, before a small fire broke out in the engine bay that co-driver Isabelle Galmiche promptly extinguished.
With the engine out of action, Loeb engaged electric power to navigate the road section back to the service park, but ran out of battery power and was forced to pull over five kilometres shy of service.
Loeb said there was no warning of the engine issue before it struck.
“We were going normally, we went to the stop control and the engine stopped,” Loeb told Autosport.
“We tried to restart and it didn’t restart, and there was smoke coming out of the bonnet. I opened it and there was a little fire.
“We then used electric mode and we did 10kms. We had no battery any more and the car stopped 5km from service.”