Ford's Jari-Matti Latvala has joined Sebastien Loeb on the sidelines in Sardinia after crashing out in the second test of the day.
The Finn, who was down in sixth following the first two stages on Thursday, after his decision to run first on the road backfired, was third quickest in the opening test this morning.
However, in the next one, the 14.12 kilometre Castelsardo test (SS4), he hit a bank at high-speed and burst the radiator on his Fiesta RS WRC car. Although he continued briefly, he went off again and was forced out.
It is not yet known if he will be able to re-start on Saturday under the Rally 2 regulations.
More to follow...