SHOWS: NEAR TRIER, GERMANY (AUGUST 23, 2019) (ERC - SEE RESTRICTIONS) 1.
VARIOUS OTT TANAK (8, TOYOTA YARIS) 2.
AERIAL OF TANAK 3.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) TOYOTA YARIS DRIVER OTT TANAK SAYING: "It's really nice, that's exactly what we expected you know, fast stages and small gaps." 4.
VARIOUS THIERRY NEUVILLE (11, HYUNDAI i20) 5.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) HYUNDAI DRIVER THIERRY NEUVILLE SAYING: "We had a great day in the car, I felt quite comfortable, especially this afternoon but yeah, it's difficult to fight against him, we are going to see, yeah we are going to see." 6.
VARIOUS SEBASTIEN OGIER (1, CITROEN C3) 7.
ON-BOARD WITH OGIER AND HIS CO-DRIVER JULIEN INGRASSIA 8.
ON-BOARD WITH OGIER (POINT OF VIEW THROUGH WINDSCREEN) AS HE DRIVES INTO FIELD AND REJOINS ROAD 9.
KRIS MEEKE (5, TOYOTA YARIS) 10.
ON-BOARD WITH DANI SORDO (6, HYUNDAI) i20), HAS GEARBOX PROBLEM 11.
AERIAL OF SORDO SLOWING 12.
ON-BOARD WITH SORDO STORY: Championship leader Ott Tanak of Estonia holds a narrow advantage over Belgium's Thierry Neuville in the WRC Rally Germany after day two.
Toyota Yaris driver Tanak won four of the six speed stages on Friday (August 23) to lead Neuville by 2.8 seconds.
Tänak led after Thursday's curtain-raiser but Neuville, driving a Hyundai, overtook him on the opening stage.
The Estonian then regained the lead and although Neuville kept the pressure on, Tanak fended off the Belgian's challenge.
World champion Sebastien Ogier of France was third, 22.1 seconds behind Tanak.
The Citroen C3 driver failed to keep pace after having problems with understeering and later driving into a field.
Britain's Kris Meeke battled for fourth place with Dani Sordo of Spain.
On the penultimate stage, Sordo moved ahead of Meeke but dropped back to ninth place after the gearbox of his Hyundai i20 jammed in first gear.