SS12: Myherin 1, 22.91km
SS13: Sweet Lamb Hafren 1, 25.65km
While the Estonian was made to work hard for every tenth of a second through the muddy mid-Wales forests, home hero Elfyn Evans was in dominant form to claim a clean sweep of speed test wins.
Andreas Mikkelsen retained fifth as both Hyundai i20 team-mate Craig Breen and teemu suninen hit trouble.
Breen dropped almost five minutes after a spectacular roll in Myherin and conceded more seconds in Sweet Lamb Hafren as he battled for visibility with a cracked windscreen. The Irishman admitted an over optimistic pace note was to blame.
Evans (below) swept by both into sixth, closing to within 4.6sec of Mikkelsen after winning all three stages. Having restarted more than 48sec behind Meeke, the Welshman arrived at Newtown just 24sec adrift.