Its Volkswagens Jari Matti Latvala how set the fastest time in the 4km Qualifying stage before Rally Argentina this morning.
The Finn went 0.035 seconds faster than Citroen’s World Champ, Sebastien Loeb. Latvala will get first choice for road position this evening for Day 1 of Rally Argentina.
In manufacturer terms, Volkswagen and Citroën share the top 5 places. With Qatar M-Sport seeming to be off the pace of the fastest drivers, however the qualifying stages aren’t always representative of the Special Stages used for the rally.
The drivers get their pick of where to start at 1300 local time. The opening Super Special gets under way at 1603 at the Super Especial Branca Unico – 6.04km.
Latvala, Loeb, Ogier, Sordo, Hirvonen, Østberg, Neuville, Novikov, Mikkelsen, Prokop, Kosciuszko, Pozzo.