France’s numerous world champion Sebastien Ogier bigger than doubled his finish in nearly half a minute after Saturday’s three morning specials all through the Mexico Rally.
Toyota Yaris driver Ogier, looking out for a sixth Mexico win, took the 13th stage to finish the morning 28.3sec away from Teemu Suninen in a Ford.
Reigning world champion Ott Tanak, driving a Hyundai, is positioned third at 34.9sec with Ogier’s Toyota teammate Elfyn Evans, subsequent at 44.3sec.
Wales’ Evans arrived in Mexico atop the drivers’ standings after success final month in Sweden.
Saturday continues with six ranges with the rally concluding with three extra on Sunday.