Thierry Neuville set the pace in the Wales Rally Power Stage, while Sebastien Ogier was 6.5 seconds up on Jari-Matti Latvala to extend his overall lead to 26 seconds with just three stages to go.

Neuville completed the repeat-run through the 7.52 km Clocaenog test - ran on Thursday evening as SS3 - in 4 minutes 18 seconds.

That left him 0.5 seconds up on team-mate, Evgeny Novikov, while Mads Ostberg claimed the final Power Stage point and was third, thereby giving the Qatar M-Sport squad a clean sweep of the top-three.

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Drivers reported the test was extremely slippery, with Andreas Mikkelsen suffering a fifth gear spin: "I am lucky to be here," conceded the Volkswagen Motorsport II pilot at the finish. That error now leaves him 17.5 seconds off Ostberg and seemingly ends his hope of taking fourth place overall.

Latvala also lost time after stalling at a junction - hence Ogier took so much time out of the Finn.

In terms of the overall standings, post-SS19, Ogier and Latvala remain 1-2, with Neuville, 52.8 seconds back in third. Ostberg holds P4, 19.7 seconds off Neuville, with Mikkelsen fifth. Then comes Martin Prokop and Dani Sordo, in sixth and seventh, followed by WRC2 runners, Elfyn Evans, Jari Ketomaa and Mark Higgins, who round out the top ten.

The event now concludes with two-runs through the 2.18 km Kinmel Park test (SS20 and SS21) and a dash through the 4.58 km Great Orme stage (SS22), the test where Ogier famously crashed out in 2011, when he hit a wall and ripped a wheel off - although then it was the opening test and was actually run in the reverse direction...

Kinmel Park 1 is scheduled to start at 12.03 hours local time.

Wales Rally GB: Overall standings after Stage 19 (Top 10):

1. Sebastien Ogier Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC 2hrs 57m 47.6s M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC +00m 26.0s M
3. Thierry Neuville Qatar WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +01m 18.8s M
4. Mads Ostberg Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +01m 38.5s M
5. Andreas Mikkelsen Volkswagen Motorsport II Polo R WRC +01m 56.0s M
6. Martin Prokop Jipocar Czech National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC +07m 19.2s M
7. Dani Sordo Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT DS3 WRC +08m 17.2s M##
8. Elfyn Evans Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta R5 +10m 44.2s WRC2
9. Jari Ketomaa Ford Fiesta R5 +11m 47.3s WRC2
10. Mark Higgins Ford Fiesta R5 +12m 26.1s WRC2

Others

11. Eyvind Brynildsen Ford Fiesta R5 +15m 34.0s WRC2
12. Tom Cave Ford Fiesta R5 +17m 51.4s WRC2
13. Edoardo Bresolin Ford Fiesta RRC +19m 16.4s WRC2
14. Michal Solowow Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +19m 43.9s

Rally de Espana: Power Stage / SS19 (Top 3):

1. Thierry Neuville Qatar WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4m 18.0s M
2. Evgeny Novikov Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +00m 00.5s M*
3. Mads Ostberg Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +00m 00.5s M

NOTE: Top three finishers in Power Stage are awarded bonus points. 1st = 3 points; 2nd = 2 points; 3rd = 1 point

WRC2 standings after Stage 19 (Top 3):

1. Elfyn Evans Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta R5 3hrs 08m 31.8s WRC2
2. Jari Ketomaa Ford Fiesta R5 +01m 03.1s WRC2
3. Mark Higgins Ford Fiesta R5 +02m 01.9s WRC2

WRC3 standings after Stage 19:

1. Jukka Korhonen Citroen DS3 R3T 3hrs 41m 49.4s WRC3
2. Keith Cronin Citroen DS3 R3T +07m 38.4s WRC3

Notable retirements:

DNS. Nasser Al-Attiyah Qatar WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC Did not start - hand injury M

SS4. Robert Kubica Abu Dhabi Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC Crashed M*
SS6. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT DS3 WRC Crashed M

SS11. Evgeny Novikov Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC Crashed M*
SS11. Robert Kubica Abu Dhabi Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC Crashed M

*denotes re-started under the Rally 2 regulations;
##Started with a 5 minute penalty;
M denotes Manufacturer entry;

all times unofficial