SS6: Elsi 2, 11.65km
Elsi has been revised and lengthened from last year, with much of it driven in the opposite direction. A tricky left corner soon after the start sets the tone for what is a highly technical stage and a new section in the middle is just as tight and twisty. Visibility is good in parts where the forest has been harvested, but most areas have low vision due to thick vegetation.

SS7: Penmachno 2, 16.19km

SS8: Slate Mountain, 1.60km
A revised version of the fan-friendly stage around a slate quarry that was driven for the first time in 2018. It is technical and quite rough in parts with many bumps and surface changes to keep drivers on their toes.

The Frenchman was fifth at the midpoint service in Llandudno after a rain-soaked morning, but as the sun came out this afternoon, so his pace moved up a level.

Meeke was third in Elsi and fourth in Penmachno in his Yaris.

Both the Finn and co-driver Miikka Anttila escaped unhurt but the stage was halted as organisers sent in rescue crews and all drivers from Evans onwards will be awarded notional times for the test.

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