Thierry Neuville maintained his Rally of France lead amid intermittent rain and fog on Saturday morning.
Although the Belgian's M-Sport Ford was not fastest on any of the three stages as the recovering Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier took the wins, he still extended his overall advantage to 13.1 seconds. It had been as high as 16sec before a small error on the loop-closing Soultzeren stage cost Neuville a little time.
Jari-Matti Latvala is now second, edging his Volkswagen ahead of Dani Sordo's Citroen by 1.1sec during the morning.
Loeb's farewell World Rally Championship event got a bit tough when he spun on the exit of a hairpin on SS9. That cost him 10sec and briefly dropped him behind new champion Ogier, who won the first two stages as he made up for his disappointing Friday.
Loeb's Soultzeren win swapped their positions again, meaning the Citroen driver finished the morning 19.8sec off the lead and 5.6sec behind third-placed Sordo, with Ogier another 3.6sec back.
An over-cautious start from Evgeny Novikov looked like it might put his sixth place in jeopardy, but he then responded to pull away from Mikko Hirvonen, Mads Ostberg and Andreas Mikkelsen again.
Robert Kubica continues to lead WRC 2 by three minutes.
Leading positions after SS10:
Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap
1. Thierry Neuville M-Sport Ford 1h41m57.8s
2. Jari-Matti Latvala VW +13.1s
3. Dani Sordo Citroen +14.2s
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen +19.8s
5. Sebastien Ogier VW +23.4s
6. Evgeny Novikov M-Sport Ford +1m52.0s
7. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen +2m19.9s
8. Mads Ostberg M-Sport Ford +2m28.6s
9. Andreas Mikkelsen VW +2m34.2s
10. Martin Prokop Czech Ford +4m20.1s