Citroen's Dani Sordo has revealed a problem with his co-driver's door contributed to his roll on Rally Argentina on Thursday.

Sordo was running seventh overall after SS2, but went out in the first-run through the 51.88 km Ascochinga-Agua de Oro test, SS3, when Carlos del Barrio called the wrong pacenote after he got distracted by the half-open door. Although the Spaniard could continue, he lost over 7 minutes, as the off damaged the power steering on his DS3 WRC car.

Sordo also later picked up a 50-second time penalty when he was late leaving the mid-day service, as the extensive repairs took longer than the allocated time. The Spaniard eventually concluded the leg in tenth place.

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"I wasn't comfortable on SS2, which I thought was very slippery. But it was much better on the next stage [SS3]. Unfortunately, there was a problem with Carlos' door. It affected his concentration and he didn't give me the right pace note," Sordo explained.

"It's really disappointing, but that's life. We are still in the rally and we will keep going now to try and secure the best possible result."