Francois Duval was unable to rejoin following his big off on Friday and his co-driver, Patrick Pivato is currently said to be in a 'stable' but 'critical condition' after suffering a fractured pelvis, fractured tibia and internal bleeding in the incident in SS6.
The action now concludes on Sunday and nine stages make up the final leg's competition. After a 06.00 start from Sapporo, the route again heads south towards the cost at Tomokamai. Competitors face two identical loops of four tests, split by a final pass through the Sapporo Dome super special stage, providing 96.43km of competition. The finish takes place in the Dome at 15.00 [all times local].