JWRC sensational Sebastien Ogier also had a day to forget and he retired after SS4. Like Khalid, Ogier, plans to re-join on day 2.
The action now continues on Saturday and again it comprises two identical loops of three stages, split by a return to Olbia for service.
The opening stage is based in the same territory as today, while the other two are slightly further inland in the Gallura region. After leaving Olbia at 08.00 hours [local time], drivers will cover 135 kilometres of competition before returning for the final overnight halt at 18.44 hours [local time].