Jari-Matti Latvala admits that he will need 'something out of the ordinary' if he is to secure a Wales Rally GB hat-trick on the final day of the event on Sunday.

The Volkswagen driver will go into the final six stages having failed to close on team-mate Sebastien Ogier on day three, with the pair split by 20.3 seconds with just over 50km of competitive stages left to run.

Speaking at the end of Saturday's stages, Latvala admitted he hadn't been happy with his performance on the morning run through the stages and said he now felt it could be a step too far to think he could win the event for a third straight year unless Ogier hits problems.

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"Our goal for today was to push hard again and put some pressure on Seb," he said. "I don't think I'm a morning person though and we had a bit of a slow start and it was only after my mid-morning coffee that the speed improved!

"Dyfnant was the best stage today and if I could go like that in every stage tomorrow then I think we would have a chance, although I think Seb had backed off a bit when we went though there today. A lead of 20 seconds means he can control things and barring something out of the ordinary, we won't make up that ground.

"However, we'll keep pushing hard to keep it exciting and if I'm being honest, I think I'd like to try and get the win on the event more than I want to take second in the championship."