Looks like Marcus is a man of his word and is on maximum attack. 12secs up on the first stage over, of all people, Atkinson. And 18secs ahead of Loeb. Let's hope there's going to be a good fight over the next 3 days.
Garet is having a real good run and is now less then 2 Sec/km off Sebs pace. He is not getting a tv mention because oif the paying / team entries in Sardinia. So anyone who complained about his "soft" 6th in Mexico can go hide, and he hope he gets a softer result and more coverage in Japan, forget about the whole Mac Hale thing and think about the good he can do for Irish Rallying on the world scene. I really hope he picks up a point or two this weekend.
Gareth's ability to get cars to the finish is notable. I am sure the WRC bosses are keeping an eye on him. Him and the legions of Finns & Spaniards that are vying for the few seats available. Unfortunately.