WRC Greece: Tanak podium hopes dented by water pump issue
M-Sport driver Ott Tänak started the day in fourth place, but encountered a water pump issue during the tyre fitting zone, resulting in a late departure and a penalty of 3 minutes and 40 seconds. This added to the team’s difficulties, as Pierre-Louis Loubet was unable to start the first stage due to a technical problem. Tänak proceeded to stage four, but it was canceled due to safety concerns caused by spectators moving into dangerous areas. Sebastien Ogier of Toyota achieved the fastest time in the stage before its cancellation, placing him second overall, 2.4 seconds behind leader Thierry Neuville. Kalle Rovanpera dropped to third, while Elfyn Evans and Esapekka Lappi share fourth place, and Dani Sordo moved up to sixth. Two more stages remain in the afternoon.