Gigi Galli has crashed out of the Rallye Deutschland in his Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC07 after going off the road around halfway through the 23.04 km Grafschaft Veldenz 2 test.

Galli, who had been running eighth overall, 14 seconds off BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT man Jari-Matti Latvala in P7, went out 11.3 kilometres into SS5 and his Focus ended up on its roof.

The stage was subsequently stopped to allow medical personnel to attend to him and he has since been taken to hospital for checks.

Gigi's co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini has also been taken to hospital in Trier for 'precautionary' checks.

More to follow as we get it...