Robert Kubica Monte Carlo podium dreams ended in a ditch she he lost a battle against the evil Axis of Understeer on Friday's Stage 9.
Meanwhile current World Champion Sebastien Ogier took the lead of the rally after Bryan Bouffier slid off into a field.
Today was much better than yesterday,” said Ogier “Tomorrow will be difficult with some snow expected on the Col de Turini. But for now I can be happy.”
1. Sebastien Ogier VW 3h14m51.3s 2. Bryan Bouffier M-Sport Ford +51.1s 3. Kris Meeke Citroen +1m38.6s 4. Mads Ostberg Citroen +2m48.9s 5. Jari-Matti Latvala VW +6m04.4s 6. Elfyn Evans M-Sport Ford +6m14.5s 7. Mikko Hirvonen M-Sport Ford +6m43.7s 8. Andreas Mikkelsen VW +10m16.9s 9. Jaroslav Melicharek Slovakia Ford +16m00.8s 10. Matteo Gamba Balbosca Peugeot +20m01.4s