Dani Sordo rued a potential podium finish at the 2016 Tour de Corse – Rallye de France as the #4 Hyundai driver finished seventh.
Sordo, who was at one point fighting for the podium in third on Day 1, lost two minutes with a puncture on Friday afternoon.
The Spaniard showed his asphalt driving experience to good effect as he had to settle for seventh, one place behind his team-mate Hayden Paddon in sixth.
Sordo said “A really frustrating weekend for us after the puncture on Friday afternoon. That ended any chance we had of finishing on the podium.
“We have shown on occasions what would have been possible without that two-minute time loss. We’ve had some encouraging stages as well as some difficult ones, but we have to put this down to experience and move on. The next rally is my home event in Spain so I’ll come back fighting!”