Petter Solberg was able to continue in the Acropolis Rally after fixing the damage from his stage six accident during the remote service before Friday's final loop.
The Norwegian's Ford had a heavy impact on a section of the Drossohori stage that appeared to have been washed away by recent rainfall, with Solberg comparing the drop in the stage surface to driving off a steep curb. The rear of the Ford's underside was damaged in the incident, which also broke a wheel and punctured a tire.
With only a 15-minute remote service between stages, there were concerns that Solberg might struggle to get out of service in time, but ultimately the repairs were completed comfortably.
"Everything is OK," Solberg said. "The impact a knocked the rear diff up into the subframe and the propshaft was touching the subframe.
"We'd lost some bolts but the boys fixed it and we got a spacer in to put some space between the subframe and the diff. None of this was a problem but if we hadn't put the spacer in, it might've been."
Volkswagen Skoda drivers Sebastien Ogier and Andreas Mikkelsen also had scares at the same spot, with Mikkelsen's Fabia sustaining a broken fan as a result, although he was close enough to the end of the stage to reach the finish without problems.