Kris Meeke has retired from second place on the 2016 World Rally Championship season-opening Monte Carlo Rally.
The PH Citroen driver had been WRC champion Sebastien Ogier's main rival throughout the event so far.
They swapped the lead repeatedly through Thursday evening and Friday before Ogier's Volkswagen began to make a break.
Meeke remained within half a minute of Ogier, but ended Saturday's penultimate stage concerned about his car after going off the road briefly.
He then officially retired at the regroup before the following Sisteron stage due to gearbox problems related to the incident.
Meeke's exit leaves Ogier with a massive 2m17s lead and just four stages to go before the finish on Sunday lunchtime.
There remains a close battle for second place, with Thierry Neuville and the new Hyundai closing to within 30 seconds of Ogier's VW team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen by commandingly winning SS11.
Jari-Matti Latvala had begun the day in third, but retired with damage following an incident on the first stage of the afternoon.