Bernardi did not complete the second leg however in the new Suzuki SX4 WRC car - he retired en-route
to SS11 due to engine problems. Prior to that he had set the 16th best time in SS7, the 14th best in SS8, the 12th best in SS9 and the 13th best in SS10.
The action now resumes on Sunday at 07.55 hours local time, when SS13 - the 24.24 kilometre-run through Penitencier-Coti-Pietra Rossa 1, kicks off the third and final leg. Two tests will be run on day 3, both repeated twice, totally around 112 competitive kilometres.