Neville should now look behind as ahead, as championship leader Calais Ravanpera won Arganil’s second pass in tough conditions.
While the first on the road had its flaws on the soft loose gravel in the morning, the rough, stony evolution of the stages from Friday morning returned to the young Toyota pistol.
“I saw Kalle tires before the stage,” Neville added. “They look much better than I do. We took it 10 seconds, now we lost a little, but we have to be good to the last. “
Ott Tenak joined Auger in getting a second puncture in successive stages, his back left descending. But instead of stopping to change that, as he did at Arganil, the 2019 world champion just reached the finish line, losing another minute and a half.