Ford in front in Finland
- 19th August 2006, 7:31pm
Chris Atkinson's wretched luck continued with a gearbox problem reducing him to only third gear, and after completing three stages he had dropped 13 minutes. After a gearbox change, he resumed the rally intent on moving back up the field. He currently sits in 13th place.
Atkinson's team-mate, Petter Solberg, was forced to retire on SS11 after he hit a rock face, causing his Subaru to spin and then roll. Solberg and co-driver Phil Mills both escaped unharmed, however their car suffered extensive damage.
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