Jari-Matti Latvala has rolled out of the Monte Carlo Rally lead on the final stage of the opening day.
The Ford driver was half a minute ahead of title rival Sebastien Loeb's Citroen going into the stage, having jumped from fourth to first with an ideal choice of mixed super-soft slicks and snow tires on the snowy and icy SS2 this morning. But on the repeat run of the stage this afternoon, Latvala rolled his Ford Fiesta.
Ford sources suggest that the Finn will be unable to rejoin, and as there is no superally on this event, Latvala's weekend is over. Latvala and co-driver Miikka Antilla are reported to be unhurt.
Loeb is now set to move into the rally lead ahead of the second Ford of Petter Solberg.