Petter Solberg's early lead in Rally Mexico has disappeared already after the Ford driver suffered a puncture on the event's first full-length stage.
Solberg had started the day in front after winning Thursday night's street stage, but he picked up a puncture just four kilometers in today's El Cubilete opener, costing him 54 seconds and dropping him to 13th.
"We also had a spin as I tried to push through the puncture. It was just on a right-hand corner," said Solberg.
Mikko Hirvonen leads the rally for Citroen, ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala (Ford), Sebastien Loeb (Citroen), and Citroen's impressive Junior team driver Thierry Neuville.