Ogier kicked off the rally past times winning SS1 although the Frenchman did acknowledge that he wasn’t happy amongst his driving. Evans was the human being to shell inwards the early on stages of Fri forenoon afterwards he won both SS2/3. Meeke was his closest competitor coming inwards 2nd piece Toyota Yaris WRC slotted inwards third. Ogier overshot a corner in addition to damaged role of his aero piece eventual rally winner, Neuville, finished 6th amongst a troubled front end correct damper.
Evans continued to dominate through SS4/5 rallying across the Calamuchita Valley. The Ford driver won both stages beating Latvala in addition to Mads Ostberg. After running potent inwards the opening stages, Meeke retired inwards Santa Rosa afterwards misjudging a bump in addition to launching his machine into the wild. His swain Citroen C3 driver Craig Breen likewise retired afterwards this phase amongst transmission problems.
Holding commencement put through the adjacent 2 stages, Evans won SS6/7 but Ostberg managed to boundary into 2nd dropping Latvala into third. Neuville was even thus battling problems inwards his Hyundai i20, mainly overheating, something that Latvala was familiar amongst inwards the same San Agustin stage.
Neuville managed to brand a comeback on SS10 afterwards catching upward amongst Evans whose atomic number 82 was right away over a minute. Ogier on the other mitt was farther downwards inwards sixth, The SS12 phase from Los Gigantes to Cantera El saw things plough some when Evans suffered a dull puncture allowing Neuville to grab upward properly. Ostberg remained 3rd piece Tanak led Ogier to consummate the transcend five.