Dani Sordo recovered from his opening day late tyre puncture to go seventh after Day 2 of the 2016 Tour de Corse – Rallye de France.
The #4 Hyundai driver set the seventh and fourth quickest times in the morning stages.
But when the rain came in, the Spaniard was fourth in SS7 and contributed to his team-mate Thierry Neuville’s stage win with a 1-2 in SS8 in second, leaving him behind his team-mate Hayden Paddon in sixth.
Sordo said post-Day 2 in Corsica “We wanted to put the puncture from yesterday behind us and quickly get back into the competitive rhythm.
“The morning went OK. We were out of the mix, so we tried a different suspension, which made the car a bit softer. The car felt good and the times helped us to move up a few positions. The final stage was difficult in places.
“We had chosen all hard tyres, so I was pleased we could finish second. We are not too far off the top-six, but we have a very long stage to start on Sunday. That will be important to get right if we are to pick up a good collection of Championship points this weekend.”